Browsing: Supply Chain

Beyond the margins

A significant investment into a sophisticated automated national distribution centre for Unilever UK Foods has upped the productivity stakes for the company’s customer service offering. Now both customers and margins can be well served. By Nick Allen

Chemical reaction

Three prominent firms have recently overhauled their planning systems and are reaping the benefits. IKEA has improved forecast accuracy by between 25 and 80 per cent by using a single database and plan. By John Lamb

Paul Reilly

‘I want the best answer quickly,’ says the strategy manager, global supply chain at tobacco giant BAT

Strategic procurement

More than three quarters of UK-based senior procurement managers and executives believe that their function is more strategic than it was two years ago, according to a survey carried out by Kalido,

Forward thinking

Dachser pushes ahead into global forwarding, as Kuehne + Nagel boosts organic growth in Contract Logistics. By John Manners-Bell

Outsourcing opportunities

Two recent reports on European logistics have highlighted the opportunities for third party logistics companies and distribution warehouse developers.

The value map

How do you ensure that transformation projects have the greatest impact on shareholder value? It’s simple, if you have a map – as one major oil and gas company found out when deploying a five year process transformation across 29 countries. By Martyn Watt

£60 Million win for Tradeteam

Tradeteam, part of DHL Exel, has won a four-year contract worth more than £60 million with Mitchells & Butlers which has brand names such as All Bar One, Harvesters and Vintage Inns.

A sea change in demand

n expected 38 per cent increase in trade between the 25 EU member states by 2010 will place a great emphasis on ports and sea motorways. What will be the new pattern of demand for distribution centres? By Simon Lloyd

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