Friday 31st Oct 2014 - Supply Chain Standard

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Out Now: November issue of Supply Chain Standard

The November 2014 issue of Supply Chain Standard is out now through the iPad Newsstand. In the issue: Cover Story: Planning: The social dimension Good planning requires access to accurate, timely data. And that’s where social media has a role to play. Analysis: Penelope Ody The mince pies and Christmas cards may have been in […]

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ASOS mechanises picking to cut unit cost

ASOS has launched a mechanised picking solution at its Barnsley warehouse, as part of a plan to reduce its labour cost per unit to 50p. Last year the retailer invested £32.1m  in its global warehousing infrastructure. At Barnsley it has built two extensions, added additional storage and developed our mechanised picking solution to provide capacity […]

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How Ebola is affecting the supply chain

The World Cocoa Foundation has donated $600,000 to fight Ebola in West Africa – money raised by its members, which include  big chocolate makers such as Mondelēz, Nestlé and Hershey. It’s not pure altruism. Almost 70 per cent of the world’s cocoa production comes from West Africa – notably: Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and Cameroon […]

Working capital optimisation still a priority, says report

As the global economy picks up, working capital optimisation will continue to be a high priority for corporate treasurers in 2015, a survey of 78 corporate treasurers and financial managers by Demica, has revealed. It found that treasurers are increasingly looking beyond the traditional forms of finance to explore a wider range of alternative funding […]

Environmental supply chain can drive revenue

The environmental supply chain is an untapped opportunity to capture value and drive top line revenue, according to a white paper commissioned by DHL. It argues that where the supply chain was formerly the weakest link from a sustainability perspective, the new, closed loop environmental supply chain is a business imperative that can reduce carbon, […]