03 September 2014

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

News

Online delivery failures cost retailers £771m
The total cost of failed online deliveries is expected to be some £771 million, according to the IMRG Valuing Home Delivery Review 2014. And that is a fall of 50 per cent over the past two years...

Philip Morris picks Clipper for UK distribution
Cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris has awarded Clipper Logistics a contract to handle the UK storage and distribution of its brand portfolio ...

Norbert completes £452m Jacobson takeover
Norbert Dentressangle has completed its £452m ($750m) takeover of US logistics group Jacobson ...

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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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