Browsing: Supply Chain

Keeping an open mind

Logistics contracts could be the ideal test-bed for the new theory of ‘open book costing’. But they must be implemented with a focus not on what costs are but on what they should and could be.

Recipe for success

It may be a low-cost way to high profits. But could your supply chain become part of one of the new ‘adaptive business networks’? That’s the vision of co-authors, Claus Heinrich and Bob Betts

Merging the benefits

Consolidation in the European contract logistics market continues apace. But is it such a bad thing for the customer? Probably not.

Applied intelligence

It’s risky, it’s innovative and it takes strategic change. But in the highly competitive business of electronics components, where in effect ‘all items are slow moving’, the intelligent application of automation gives a cutting edge. Eurodis Electron has

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.

Professor Martin Christopher

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

ELA brings students together – 8th Annual PhD Workshop

Last year 19 PhD students from 11 European countries where brought together by the Research and Development Committee for the 7th ELA Doctorate Workshop. The students were selected by the committee based on three page abstracts of their research proposals

Key Success Factors in Consumer Goods Industry Logistics

Are you active in the consumer goods logistics environment? Then we have good news. The European Logistics Association (ELA), in co-operation with Kurt Salmon Associates (KSA), is to research how well the industry utilises the improvement potential still

What matters to Top Management?

A Survey on the influence of supply chain management on strategy and finance. Results of the ELA/BearingPoint survey.

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.