Factory gate pricing is currently being driven by supply chain people interested in efficiencies, but there is now a fear that buyers will hijack the process to create another stick with which to beat suppliers.
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Investing in warehouse automation could be considered a gamble. But with competitive pressures building, getting supply chain costs down is leading many to take the plunge. Is it really that scary?
For some time, international consolidation – with its associated logistics challenges – has been more prevalent among Continental than UK retailers. But do the Europeans really aspire only to match the muscle of the world’s ‘super-shop’, WalMart, or is th
Through computer-to-computer communications, it’s now possible to automate many of the decisions involved in everyday transactions. Web Services are providing those closer connections between trading partners.
Team-building is the name of the game for the head of procurement for the UK’s Great North Eastern Railway
In a world of diminishing carrier options, the new ‘multiple carrier management’ packages will automate the juggling of shipments between a number of distribution companies.
What were the big issues in sourcing and procurement when ‘Logistics Europe’ was first published ten years ago, and what might subsequent trends suggest about the future?
Ten years ago, European harmonisation was set to blow away generations of regulations and national standards. Alan Waller set the scene in the first-ever issue of Logistics Europe and now looks at how the logistics industry has responded to the Single Mar
Take a look back ten years and you’ll notice how much the contract logistics scene has changed. There have been significant challenges, major dilemmas and many surprises – whatever’s next?
The traditional supply chain model is changing, it’s becoming more ‘extreme’. So what will this mean for information technology and the systems needed to support the new model.