Browsing: Supply Chain

Supply chain cure-all

As the business pressure builds, pharmaceutical firms are struggling to find new logistics formulae. Is consolidation the remedy?

Europe’s DC hot spots

Traditional distribution hubs in western and central Europe are soon to face stiff competition. Expansion of the European Union in May 2004 is expected to have a significant affect on Europe’s distribution site ‘hot spots’. But many factors come into play

Making space

With manufacturing moving East, storage requirements are shifting from ‘goods for manufacture’ to space for a growing flow of imported products. Patterns are changing, but the trend is for ever more space. Can the developers keep up with demand?

A blurring of the boundaries

With warehouse management systems increasingly expected to contribute to the velocity and visibility of items in the extended supply chain, the boundaries between WMS and ERP are blurring. It’s clear, the warehouse can no longer operate in isolation.

Kim Cartledge

‘Water is heavy’, says the supply chain director for water worldwide at foods company Danone

Net benefits

Wanting improvement through the implementation of a network strategy is one thing, but achieving that improvement is another.

Breaking down the barriers

A European group is addressing the problems preventing effective supply chain collaboration.

The Hodgson diet

The legislator and the consumer are demanding improved food safety. Addressing these demands presents a wider commercial opportunity – to protect consumers and brands, whilst maximising profit in the food supply chain. Here’s a healthy diet for trim figur

Outsourcing enhances performance

The number of companies that will outsource their procurement activities is expected to more than double over the next two years. And the development will occur across geographies, industries and all sizes of company.

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