Consolidation in the European contract logistics market continues apace. But is it such a bad thing for the customer? Probably not.
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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.
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.
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.
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
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?