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In the public interest

The public sector is the supply chain’s final frontier but managers are beginning to face up to the task of reform. The stakes are high, but so are the possible gains.

Logistics firm sees 8% better fuel efficiency

Wiltshire-based Rygor Group Services (RGS) is achieving monthly fuel efficiency improvements of up to 8% on some vehicles having implemented BP’s Fleet Performance Management (FPM) solution.

Knowing you, knowing me

Bucking the trend to commoditise purchases – including aspects of transport – the supplier relationship management approach shifts the emphasis the other way to leverage benefits in service levels and flexibility. But how does this work in partnerships th

European partnership formed

Teleroute, the online freight and vehicle exchange for the UK and Europe, and ABX (ABX), a leading provider of logistics services, have signed a European partnership whereby ABX will implement Teleroute products and services in all its European locations.

Anna Cusmano

‘Safety is the major concern for us, and it should be for everyone in logistics and supply chain,’ says the logistics manager Europe for BP’s lubricants business.

Freightliner’s closed train

The first train using Freightliner Heavy Haul’s Fully Enclosed Covered Autoflats has operated consisting of six Covered Autoflats and four TAL wagons, carrying products manufactured by Toyota, Lexus, Mitsubishi and Fiat.

Masterclasses, the VIB way

VIB – Vereniging voor Inkoop en Logistiek International masterclasses in strategic purchasing and supply chain management

Ports expansion welcomed

Associated British Ports (ABP) has welcomed the Government’s response to the House of Commons’ Transport Select Committee’s wide-ranging report on ports.

Acquisitions on the rise

The number of mergers and acquisitions deals undertaken by the largest European logistics companies leapt by 23% in 2003, suggesting that an appetite for acquisitive growth has returned to the industry.

BFG picks Volvos for fuel reasons

The Big Food Group (BFG), parent of Iceland Foods and Booker Cash & Carry, has been supplied with 118 Volvo FM12 4×2 tractor units plus a very special high-spec flagship, an FH12 4×2 Globetrotter with XL cab for its best drivers to use on a rotational bas