30 July 2014

The latest supply chain news, views and features for the distribution sector

News

Electric bike maker picks Norbert for European distribution
Australian electric bike maker Dillenger has chosen Norbert Dentressangle to manage its European import, storage and distribution operations...

The Range consults on 775,000 sq ft RDC at Chippenham
Home and leisure retailer The Range has launched a consultation on plans to build an 775,000 sq ft distribution centre in North West Chippenham. The site would also contain a 40,000 sq ft store...

Skechers plans 25,000 sq m extension to EDC
Footwear company Skechers plans to expand its European Distribution Centre in Belgium by an additional 25,000 sq m to a total size of 70,000 sq m...

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Viewpoint

Tiers before bedtime
Almost half of manufacturing executives globally admit that their companies currently do not have visibility of their supply chains beyond Tier 1 suppliers...

What’s wrong with horsemeat?
I suspect that there are plenty of people around the world who are astonished at the furore that has arisen in the UK over the discovery of horsemeat in burgers ...

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Features

Time to ride the cash wave
Rising commodity prices, market volatility and concerns over the stability of the Euro are weighing heavily on corporate supply chains. Cash-flow is still a core concern for many suppliers – and when suppliers face difficulties, buyers need to tread...

ERP: the tangled web
Enterprise Resource Planning systems have served linear supply chains well over the years. But, with the emergence of complex supply chain networks, requirements have changed......

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Corporate Insight

Getting to grips with collaboration
For an older generation, ''collaboration'' has a sinister sound. But in the modern, dispersed and globalised supply chain, collaboration, up and down the chain, or even with apparent competitors, may be desirable or even essential ...

Reducing the risk of sc transformation
Retailers and manufacturers are under immense pressure to increase the performance of their supply chains, so it is not surprising that many resort to tough tactics in response to growing competition. ...

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