Browsing: Supply Chain

Shopping around

As consumers tighten their purse strings, retailers are facing a cold Christmas. Can global sourcing deliver the right goods at the price needed to entice the shoppers back?

Doctorate Workshop 2005

This summer, the ELA Research and Development Committee brought together 20 PhD students from 11 European countries for a workshop at a beautiful venue in Monchy-St-Eloi, near Paris. Hosted by AFT-IFTM and sponsored by DHL Switzerland, the ninth ELA doc

Nicky Hartery

‘Inventory is bad,’ says Dell’s vp, EMEA manufacturing and business operations, EMEA, one of the people who oversee the firm’s legendary direct to consumer model

Smoothing the global sourcing flow

Sourcing goods from China and the Far East may offer the potential for huge savings, however, there are risks to consider.

Procurement time savings

Birmingham-based technology services provider Probrand has signed three sector leading company’s to its online IT purchasing hub, The IT Index.

Getting results

The first indications of the performance of the European logistics industry in 2004 have been provided by a number of companies releasing their annual results. Overall the sector has experienced a good year, although there are still several underperformin

Better out than in

To gain the benefits of outsourcing, many firms will have either to become more adept at the process as a core competency or be willing to outsource the outsourcing process istself.

Turning point

While car industry chiefs usually highlight labour costs and productivity as the main drivers of change, the supply chain holds the potential for some big wins
— and ones that are perhaps more immediately
realisable.

Ask the students

Papers from the ninth annual PhD workshop available

Centre stage

For years, retailers and their suppliers have been eulogising the need to collaborate – supported by a bewildering array of IT systems and an equally confusing assortment of acronym very little true collaboration has occurred — but finally that looks set

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