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Integration Moves into the Middle Ground

Mid-market companies are fast growing enterprises with all the complex issues – albeit on a smaller scale – of larger organisations. Systems integration needs to be a low risk operation. But don’t sell yourself short, you need processes, systems and proce

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Calculating the Risks and Benefits of Automation

Committing to a warehouse automation project requires complete confidence in the forward strategy of the company, a full understanding of present and future supply chain requirements, a detailed knowledge of the product profiles being handled and importan

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Lean, Mean Supply Chain Machine

Unipart has adopted lean logistics as a key element in meeting the very different objectives of customers across a broad range of industries. Nick Allen talks ‘lean’ with eight senior executives from the company

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The challenge of the East

Eastern European countries are some of the world’s most rapidly growing markets with high demand for consumer goods and an expanding manufacturing base – but the logistics infrastructure is often woefully inadequate. Leigh Pomlett highlights some strategi

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A fashion for European expansion

Price deflation, globalisation, rising costs, increasing competition from online operations and supermarkets, and ever-more demanding consumers: it all adds up to an extremely tough trading environment for fashion retailers – but Europe offers significant

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A change of gear

Structural change in the automotive sector is placing a heavy emphasis on the supply chain and increasing dependence on international logistics providers. By Mark Seager

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Catching the wave

Buoyant times lie ahead for sea freight operations, says Chris Fahy. For many years regarded as a largely commoditised activity, concerned only with port-toport operations, sea freight is, at last, winning recognition for the crucial role it has to play i

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