Browsing: Logistics

Shopping around

As consumers tighten their purse strings, retailers are facing a cold Christmas. Can global sourcing deliver the right goods at the price needed to entice the shoppers back?

Lease or purchase?

The vast majority of MHE equipment is no longer bought outright. We look at the reasons behind this.

Nicky Hartery

‘Inventory is bad,’ says Dell’s vp, EMEA manufacturing and business operations, EMEA, one of the people who oversee the firm’s legendary direct to consumer model

Retailer’s depot staff vote for strike action

As Logistics Manager was going to press, Morrisons said it was in talks with both the TGWU and the GMB over the outcome of their recent ballots, which were “held in pursuit of their desire for joint national bargaining” with the supermarket chain.

European commentary

At the end of August, we once again saw the power of natural events to disrupt the stability of the modern society we all take for granted. This time, even as we extended our sympathy to those involved in Hurricane Katrina, there was a chilling recognitio

FHG joins UK pallet pooling

Pallet pooling services could be the way forward in reducing costs for the future of pallet-based distribution, according to the Faber Halbertsma Group.

A DP / Exel merger – who will benefit?

There is no doubt that there are synergies between the acquisitive Deutsche Post and the UK’s Exel. But, if the deal does go through and Deutsche Post takes over Exel, what will the consequences be for the logistics industry?

Logistics glossary updated

The revised version of the ELA’s ‘Terminology of Logistics’ is now available. In order to work effectively along physical and information chains, logistics professionals use a number of terms that, while in frequent use, are rarely defined.

Going back in time

Spiralling transport costs can force companies to look seriously at their bottom line and consider oother alternatives. For NMHG, barges are the answer.