Supply chains are becoming more extended and complex as retailers move to sourcing goods on a global basis. Motivated by lower manufacturing costs, retailers and distributors are now confronted by greater complexity in managing the flow of goods to market
Local sourcing is a relatively new challenge to the supply chains of retailers in the UK, but one which looks set to grow in significance.
Pressure is mounting in the UK for an inquiry into the alleged monopolistic practices of supermarkets. A valid supply chain response must be considered. By Sam Tulip
Retail supply chain systems are becoming more integrated, more extensive and more complex – but are they helping to keep the shelves filled?
While car industry chiefs usually highlight labour costs and productivity as the main drivers of change, the supply chain holds the potential for some big wins
— and ones that are perhaps more immediately
Gazeley and MetLife have formed a joint venture to develop substantial new distribution facilities at Gazeley’s Magna Park UK in Leicestershire and its G.Parks in Bedford and Hemel Hempstead.
‘Water is heavy’, says the supply chain director for water worldwide at foods company Danone
After the shake-out of public trading exchanges, the survivors could be coming into their own.
RFID technology is set to transform the supply chain – once the price is right – and if negative publicity does not stifle innovation