Cover story: E-commerce boom: when is the bust?
Retail is being elevated to an online platform as a new generation of techy millennials prefer to scroll for their purchases than browse in store, but does this trend show any signs of slowing and how can retailers and logistics providers ride the wave?
Brexit: time to face the music
This month the UK is set to leave the European Union; it’s finally time to face the music. But what does this mean for logistics? We explore some of the changes companies can expect from a Brexit with or without a deal.
Supply Chain Special:
Winning supply chains reveal their secrets
Innovative strategies to boost competitiveness will be a key focus at The Supply Chain Conference, which takes place in London on 19-20 March.
Penny Ody Column: Reducing the returns merry-go-round
Consumers may expect free and easy returns – but can retailers afford the inherent cost? As many leading chains struggle to maintain profits, should they think the unthinkable?
Awards: Can you beat the best?
It’s time to show you have a supply chain that can take on the best in the world in the Supply Chain Excellence Awards.
Technology: ERP, Jim, but not as we know it?
Enterprise resource planning plays a critical role in supply chain but how are systems adapting to new market challenges?
Forecasting & Planning: Predictions are difficult, especially about the future
The immortal words of the great Yogi Berra have an ever-increasing resonance for managers. Reliable forecasts of demand are foundational to any robust manufacturing or distribution plan. But it was not always thus.
Speculative Development: Is more ever enough?
The amount of speculative development has doubled in the past 18 months but is it enough?
London & M25 East: A Space Odyssey
With increasing demand and no let up on the supply of warehousing in London can the east offer respite for occupiers?