Browsing: Supply Chain

Mixed signals

Perhaps the biggest revolution in transport management in recent years has been the emergence of vehicle telematics systems – from vehicle tracking and route finding to load monitoring and traffic information. But, their ability to meet the needs of pan-

Going the extra mile

The criteria by which purchasing managers select warehouse truck fleets are undergoing a radical change. Product is far from the main issue, service and maintenance is what counts, but survey evidence suggests manufacturers need to go that extra mile on s

Antonio Tejón

‘I am an agent of change’ says Danone’s supply chain director, Southern Europe

Wasting time and money?

With dubious EU recycling initiatives looming, returns handling is taking centre stage.

Power games

As just one of a number of sourcing choices, is collaborative supply chain management the universal good it’s cracked up to be? Professor Andrew Cox looks into relationships in supply chain power regimes and comes up with some challenging conclusions

Spare fix

The spare parts aftermarket, or ‘support chain’ is becoming as much about information as it is about mechanical bits and pieces. Are we seeing the emergence of a new model for aftermarket services?

Picking the right strategy

Order picking processes lie at the very heart of the distribution operation. Defining the right parameters and applying the correct technology can make all the difference between commercial success and failure. Make sure you’re a winner.

Red alert overload

Supply chain event management is an important aid to supply chain visibility, but it needs careful implementation to avoid getting overwhelmed with alerts.

Fashion

In the US, retailers and suppliers have long been into Floor Ready Merchandise. But only now are European retailers looking at this practice of improving the flow of product from manufacture to sales floor. Why are European retailers slow on the uptake?

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