Browsing: Supply Chain

This sector threw up some very curious combinations and parallels, and as Gordon Colborn notes in his general appraisal, the service element of logistics is becoming increasingly important, even for companies who think their main business lies in manufact

As always there was a crowded field in the Retail and Distribution category, with finalists including Rexel Senate, Deutsche Woolworth, Mexx, Asda, and Sainsburys.
Rexel Senate has 95 UK branches wholesaling and distributing domestic and industrial elect

Traditionally, this is one of the most highly competitive Awards sectors, and this year was no different. For the combination of volumes and complexity, this sector has few rivals, and it has always set the pace for rigorous, data-based supply chain manag

There was strong competition this year in the Award for Fast Moving Consumer Goods/Consumer Packaged Goods between Seiko Optical, Electrolux, Kimberley Clark, and British American Tobacco.

As Gordon Colborn of PRTM has noted in his commentary, directly relevant entries that were of Finalist quality were sparse in this, the first year of our Environmental Improvement Award.

This category might be regarded as almost the entry level for the Awards – after all, if you can’t ship the right goods to the right place at the right time, it would be hard to make any claim to excellence.

Clothing retailers are turning to rapid response supply chains to deliver a cutting edge – leading to 50 per cent reduction in out-ofstocks and a three per cent improvement in margins. This, along with the rising importance of internet sales, is creating

Local sourcing is a relatively new challenge to the supply chains of retailers in the UK, but one which looks set to grow in significance.

Collaboration is paramount if we are to maximise value across the supply chain, says the head of supply chain at the Institute of Grocery Distribution