Browsing: Supply Chain

Masterclasses, the VIB way

VIB – Vereniging voor Inkoop en Logistiek International masterclasses in strategic purchasing and supply chain management

In the public interest

The public sector is the supply chain’s final frontier but managers are beginning to face up to the task of reform. The stakes are high, but so are the possible gains.

Knowing you, knowing me

Bucking the trend to commoditise purchases – including aspects of transport – the supplier relationship management approach shifts the emphasis the other way to leverage benefits in service levels and flexibility. But how does this work in partnerships th

A load of rubbish

The EU’s delightfully-named WEEE recycling directive must be ratified by August and will take effect in 2005. Brace yourself for similar chaos as engendered by that famous directive about fridges – for which the UK government had also failed to plan.

Anna Cusmano

‘Safety is the major concern for us, and it should be for everyone in logistics and supply chain,’ says the logistics manager Europe for BP’s lubricants business.

Retailer plans Edmonton distribution centre

Kennet Properties has concluded a second land sale to retailer Lidl on its 33-acre Aztec 406 site at Edmonton, Middlesex, for a record-breaking £1.05M per net developable acre. FPDSavills, which advised Kennet on the sale, says the figure beats the £1M pe

Only a tenth of procurement addressed

Research from Xchanging Procurement Services reveals that e-procurement technology addresses only 10% of the cost savings challenge.

Electrical goods retailer plans major DC in the North

In a major move that will prove pivotal in the continuing development of Comet’s supply chain strategy, the electrical retailer is opening a new distribution centre in Skelmersdale. At 42,780sq m the new site will be the largest Comet building

Retailer aims for “store friendly supply”

Boots the Chemist is moving towards supplying products straight to shelf, says its director of logistics, Peter Scriven. He says the high street retailer has already been trialling the scheme in three stores, although the proposed scheme is very much

Europe in the spotlight

There was a transatlantic flavour to the CLM’s annual conference in Chicago.

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