Browsing: Supply Chain

Integrate to differentiate

Warehouse management systems no longer work in isolation. Integrated applications that bring together the benefits of RFID and voice recognition will be the winning formula.

Retail gets real

Real-time retailing is already having a major impact on supply chains.

Professor Martin Christopher

‘Making product available is critical to the way you compete,’ says the eminent British supply chain thinker and academic

Getting IT together

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.

Richard Abbott

Team-building is the name of the game for the head of procurement for the UK’s Great North Eastern Railway

The price is wrong

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.

Loads of possibilities

In a world of diminishing carrier options, the new ‘multiple carrier management’ packages will automate the juggling of shipments between a number of distribution companies.

Upping the stakes

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?

Diversity challenge

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

Back and forward

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?

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