Browsing: Supply Chain

Make it simple

Did you know that 44 per cent of IBM’s market capitalisation is driven by the supply chain? Increased product complexity, IT outsourcing and falling prices are putting increasing pressure on the vital area of high-tech logistics.

Winner: Dell (2)

In recent years the Hi-tech sector has tended to set the standard. This season saw five very different finalists on the shortlist – Chloride Power (jointly with CPG Logistics), Dell, Rockwell Automation, Swisscom Mobile and Computacenter (both the latter

Route map to the promised land

The prophets were wrong. e-procurement (or e-anything) doesn’t change behaviour and success depends not so much on technical excellence as on changing organisational cultures by demonstrating tangible benefits.

Winner: Dell (3)

Whatever the commitment to ‘total supply chain’, there is no doubt that logistics and fulfilment remain the core supply chain competences, and the area where the metrics will make or break an Awards entry.

Charles Davis

‘Expect to see companies moving production back to Europe,’ says the vice-president at AT Kearney

Winner: Rexam Beverage Can Europe

This category produced probably the most closely fought contest among the sector categories and included – Ducati Motor Holdings of Bolgna, Italy, Lafarge Nida Gips (partly French-owned but located in Poland), Philips Lighting in Eindhoeven, the Netherlan

Retail opts for high-bay distribution centres

Distribution property specialist is project managing the construction and fit-out of a new 25,000sq m high-bay distribution centre in Walsall for ‘off-price’ retailer TK Maxx, and acting as tenant’s agent for the completion of a 7,200sq m ex

Retailer improves inventory management with RFID

The Metro Group, the world’s fourth largest retailer and the first to deploy RFID technology across the whole supply chain, has chosen Checkpoint Systems to form part of an RFID solutions team that will help suppliers

Drinks firm in eProcurement deal

Entec International has won a £15M, three-year contract with a leading worldwide drinks group covering the delivery of advanced global eProcurement and logistics solutions.

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