Browsing: Supply Chain

Data server

As data capture becomes more widespread in the supply chain, the idea of tracking is increasingly being seen as a way to boost service levels.

Retailer seeks savings with reverse logistics

Mothercare has selected third-party logistics (3PL) group Exel to provide it with reverse logistics services. Exel is managing a returns centre based at Mothercare’s Coventry distribution centre for the retailer and providing a range of services including

In the fast lane

Though build to order continues to elude carmakers, technological developments such as RFID and web-based solutions are speeding up the auto supply chain.

Graham Ewer

We must ensure that what we tackle we can achieve,’ says Graham Ewer, the new president of the European Logistics Association

Eastern promise

With the established European market showing few signs of a substantive upturn, logistics companies are pursuing their growth strategies in faster developing regions. Central and Eastern Europe has been one of the main focal points for investment followin

Simplicity rules, okay

The application may be large or small but the principle in order picking remains the same – keep it simple. Here is an analysis of how two different technologies have been used to best effect, one at German auto parts distributor, ATU and the other at UK

Identity crisis

Consultants and IT services company, LogicaCMG, has undertaken a study – covering 50 companies in six regions – into the adoption of radio frequency identification technology in European companies. The results point to a very different approach to tacklin

Pain or gain?

The spares and support supply chain has, until recently, been regarded as a painful cost rather than a profit centre. Now the management and technological tools to make the transformation are coming on line.

Joseph Senné

‘We are so poor in Europe, there is a complete lack of understanding of logistics,’ says the European distribution director for Columbia Sportswear Europe

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