Browsing: Supply Chain

Supply chain in the boardroom

The supply chain is of prime strategic importance to just about every global enterprise. The problem is getting the Board to realise this. Through the international councils of The Conference Board the power of networking can help turn minds – here’s how.

Keeping the shelves filled

Out-of-stocks and product delisting can be the bane of a shopper’s life – they’ve certainly been irritating this summer.

Solutions in Barcelona

More than six hundred logistics professionals recently met in Barcelona to discuss competitiveness

Europe’s top ten

Although becoming the first truly pan-European operator has been on the agenda of logistics companies for some time, the record shows all still falling short. Here, we rank the firms that are racing to secure the top spot.

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

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.

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

Countering the costs

Supply chain costs have been falling consistently for many years, but now startling new survey evidence – from a major Europe wide initiative – reveals the specter of rising logistics costs. What can be done to mitigate the situation?

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