Browsing: Supply Chain

Identity crisis

Consultants and IT services company, LogicaCMG, has undertaken a study – covering 50 companies in six regions – into the adoption of radio frequency identification technology in European companies. The results point to a very different approach to tacklin

Pain or gain?

The spares and support supply chain has, until recently, been regarded as a painful cost rather than a profit centre. Now the management and technological tools to make the transformation are coming on line.

Joseph Senné

‘We are so poor in Europe, there is a complete lack of understanding of logistics,’ says the European distribution director for Columbia Sportswear Europe

Heading for global integration

Back in the dot-com boom, trading exchanges were going to transform the sourcing and supply chain. Today only a handful survive but global sourcing remains a hot topic.

FOWLER KEEPS ON ROLLING!New vehicles dedicated to retailers

Pre-retail logistics provider DTS Logistics has invested more than £2.5M in expanding its vehicle fleet to support new dedicated contract operations. These include two with high street retailers Woolworths and Rubicon, owner of the fashion brands P

Out of the red

The major car manufacturers rely on a business model unsuited to today’s mature car markets – demand is no longer greater than supply. Clearly, a new strategy to make and supply is required if manufacturers are to pull out of the red.

Shopping for ideas

Though still cost-obsessed, the auto industry’s inbound supply chain has slipped from its pre-eminent position and could now learn a few things from other sectors. Perhaps the delivery standards of supermarkets could apply?

In the spotlight

With little sign that the automotive industry is going to solve its overcapacity problems anytime soon, supply chain efficiency will remain one of the prime areas for maintaining margins – and that means a focus on information visibility.

Flagging up the changes

Manufacturers are going to have to do more to earn a crust from the lucrative auto after-market with the lifting of block exemption. Dealers will be flying their own flags.

Future horizons

The internet could play a bigger part than you think in the car of our dreams. The networked car could soon be a reality. If you’re a manufacturer, dealer or supplier, take a look into the future, imagine this…

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