The public sector is the supply chain’s final frontier but managers are beginning to face up to the task of reform. The stakes are high, but so are the possible gains.
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Bucking the trend to commoditise purchases – including aspects of transport – the supplier relationship management approach shifts the emphasis the other way to leverage benefits in service levels and flexibility. But how does this work in partnerships th
‘Safety is the major concern for us, and it should be for everyone in logistics and supply chain,’ says the logistics manager Europe for BP’s lubricants business.
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Kennet Properties has concluded a second land sale to retailer Lidl on its 33-acre Aztec 406 site at Edmonton, Middlesex, for a record-breaking £1.05M per net developable acre. FPDSavills, which advised Kennet on the sale, says the figure beats the £1M pe
TNT Express Services has won a multimillion pound contract with the National Health Service Purchasing and Supply Authority (PaSA).
The number of companies that will outsource their procurement activities is expected to more than double over the next two years. And the development will occur across geographies, industries and all sizes of company.
The EU’s delightfully-named WEEE recycling directive must be ratified by August and will take effect in 2005. Brace yourself for similar chaos as engendered by that famous directive about fridges – for which the UK government had also failed to plan.
Wanting improvement through the implementation of a network strategy is one thing, but achieving that improvement is another.
A European group is addressing the problems preventing effective supply chain collaboration.