Browsing: Supply Chain

Enter the dragon

Companies entering Asian markets have a lot to understand – from political and regulatory issues to physical infrastructure and communications matters – if they are to gain a winning position. So, how do you arrive at a supply chain strategy appropriate t

The clothes line

Led by the new vertical retailers, there is now more demand for services such as price ticketing, reduced packaging, security tagging and packing by store. But are retailers pegging their hopes too firmly on electronics?

Wasting time and money?

With dubious EU recycling initiatives looming, returns handling is taking centre stage.

A private function

Faced with an array of legacy systems across more than 200 companies worldwide – and driven by a need to forge more efficient links with trading partners – consumer products giant, Unilever, has embarked on a technological journey into the world of privat

Mixed signals

Perhaps the biggest revolution in transport management in recent years has been the emergence of vehicle telematics systems – from vehicle tracking and route finding to load monitoring and traffic information. But, their ability to meet the needs of pan-

Going the extra mile

The criteria by which purchasing managers select warehouse truck fleets are undergoing a radical change. Product is far from the main issue, service and maintenance is what counts, but survey evidence suggests manufacturers need to go that extra mile on s

Antonio Tejón

‘I am an agent of change’ says Danone’s supply chain director, Southern Europe

Moving East

Last month the German, central and eastern European markets were the focus of attention for three of Europe’s largest logistics companies. TNT Logistics announced that it had hired three of the top executives from Luxembourgbased Thiel Logistik, including

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