Browsing: Supply Chain

Winner: Rexam Beverage Can Europe & Asia

Chris Webster described the selection of this year’s
Overall Winner as ‘the toughest I’ve seen during
Capgemini’s years of involvement in the Awards’, a
sentiment echoed by the other judges.

Winner: NHS Logistics Authority

As usual, a very disparate set of entries in this category makes comparisons invidious. The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) entered specifically to gain recognition for the efforts of their team co-ordinating the initial

Winner: Computacenter AG

Computacenter is a familiar name in the ESCE Awards, their UK operation having reached the finals in previous years. This time, however, it was the company’s German Logistics and Service Centre at Kerpen that was under the microscope.

Winner: Rexam Beverage Can Europe

There were three finalists in this category, but the judges also chose to consider the sole finalist in the otherwise week Process Industries category here.

Time to cut the red tape

In recent weeks I have been able to meet a broad cross-section of European logistics professionals during the autumn round of conferences in Central and Western Europe.

Swiss activity

This month acquisition activity has focused around global Swiss logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel International.


Inventory management used to be about lean systems and JIT but accurate real time information is now more essential as demand-driven supply networks come on-stream. Perhaps one day, stock-outs really will be consigned to history.

Give RFID a second chance

After the hype, many feel disillusioned with RFID but the technology continues to move ahead as prices fall and trials proliferate.

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