Browsing: Supply Chain

Maintaining visibility in the supply chain

There is no doubt that information technology continues to form the backbone of any organisation with an evolved logistics operation. The latest breed of logistics software products is providing forward thinking companies with the ability to have greater

Retailer upgrades picking processes

Supermarket giant Tesco can confidently claim to be delivering the goods with its Internet shopping arm having appointed mobile computing specialist Xperience to supply 300 of its largest shops with a state-of-the-art electronic order picking and f

Supply chain visibility leads to new deal

Twinings has renewed its contract with TNT Network Logistics until the end of 2006. TNT Network Logistics manages a supply chain solution including the annual storage and distribution of more than eleven million cases of tea, Options and Ova

3PL makes MoD logistics contract short-list

Exel is a partner in one of two external consortia that have been short-listed to manage the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) new logistics contract that will drive cost savings and service improvements through the supply chains of the Army, Royal Navy

DIY retailers sorts out materials handling needs

Chloride Motive Power (CMP) and Jungheinrich have been selected to meet the materials handling/traction power requirements for a leading DIY retailer. The on-going contract covers 320-plus sites throughout the country.

Winner: NHS Logistics Authority

This sector typically attracts a widely disparate set of entries, and 2004 was no exception. They ranged from airline catering to hospital supplies, and from a privatised utility to a service company for the electronics industry.

Sleeping with the enemy

If supply chain industry players can’t find ways of working together politicians will impose less optimal ‘solutions’

Winner: GlaxoSmithKline

Borealis and Henkel both presented traditional, practical organisations. Borealis, based in Mechelen, Belgium, is a manufacturer and distributor of polyolefins (the monomer being manufactured by another business unit) and a market leader.

Make it simple

Did you know that 44 per cent of IBM’s market capitalisation is driven by the supply chain? Increased product complexity, IT outsourcing and falling prices are putting increasing pressure on the vital area of high-tech logistics.

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