23 April 2014

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

News

IAG Cargo boosts capacity to Panama
IAG Cargo is increasing the number of flights between its Madrid hub and Panama City, with an additional weekly flight being added to the existing five flights per week from June, before moving to a daily service in July ...

Supply chain disruption costs manufacturers £58m
Large UK manufacturers lost more than £58m dealing with the fall-out from supply chain disruptions in 2013, according to a study commissioned by risk management specialist Achilles ...

New chief for DHL Supply Chain
John Gilbert has taken over as board member for DHL Supply Chain at Deutsche Post DHL. He takes over from Bruce Edwards who is retiring from the business...

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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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