Browsing: Supply Chain

Retailers are rightly concerned about that last mile in the home delivery process, and how their goods arrive on our doorsteps.

When it comes to strategic outsourcing, cost and service benefits can be taken for granted – the key factor to look for, argues NICK CULLEN, is innovation.

Bibby Distribution’s parent company has bought a 51 per cent stake in the Costcutter retail group in a deal estimated to be worth about £100m.

Watching the transcontinental trucks thunder down the motorway focusses the mind on all that burning diesel. Can’t we use trains more?

What are the true costs of global sourcing? Research conducted by Cranfield’s Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management for the UK Department of Transport highlights the significant risks and environmental impact of sourcing from distant low-cost

How do you balance ‘lean’ with ‘green’? Consumers want goods that have been ethically sourced and delivered in an environmentally responsible way – however they are not keen on paying extra for them. So to what degree can the FMCG sector accommodate thes

Global sourcing is in danger of being perceived as ‘ungreen’. However, it is possible to source from around the world in ways that are both ethical and sustainable, and to economic advantage. But success depends on well thought-out strategies, robust proc