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
Ten issues the European warehousing industry must address if it is to compete successfully in the sophisticated markets of the future.
The head of supply chain at Sears Roebuck’s philosophy was forged as the logistic commander of Desert Storm
As we all know only too well from ten years of PC upgrades, information technology is a very fast-moving sector. So, what will the next few years have in store for the logistics sector?
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