Jonathon Breden debates the growing need for the technology sector to integrate technical activities within the outbound and reverse logistics area of the supply chain. ‘It’s all about logisticians with screwdrivers’.
Logistics contracts could be the ideal test-bed for the new theory of ‘open book costing’. But they must be implemented with a focus not on what costs are but on what they should and could be.
It may be a low-cost way to high profits. But could your supply chain become part of one of the new ‘adaptive business networks’? That’s the vision of co-authors, Claus Heinrich and Bob Betts
Consolidation in the European contract logistics market continues apace. But is it such a bad thing for the customer? Probably not.
It’s risky, it’s innovative and it takes strategic change. But in the highly competitive business of electronics components, where in effect ‘all items are slow moving’, the intelligent application of automation gives a cutting edge. Eurodis Electron has
Warehouse management systems no longer work in isolation. Integrated applications that bring together the benefits of RFID and voice recognition will be the winning formula.
‘Making product available is critical to the way you compete,’ says the eminent British supply chain thinker and academic
Last year 19 PhD students from 11 European countries where brought together by the Research and Development Committee for the 7th ELA Doctorate Workshop. The students were selected by the committee based on three page abstracts of their research proposals
Are you active in the consumer goods logistics environment? Then we have good news. The European Logistics Association (ELA), in co-operation with Kurt Salmon Associates (KSA), is to research how well the industry utilises the improvement potential still
A Survey on the influence of supply chain management on strategy and finance. Results of the ELA/BearingPoint survey.