25 July 2014

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


Ceva opens UAE City of Energy
Ceva has launched its “City of Energy” in the UAE, a multi-customer hub for the warehousing, cross docking, flow management and handling of products destined for the energy sector in the Middle East ...

BIFA names successor to Peter Quantrill
The British International Freight Association has named Robert Keen as its new director general to succeed Peter Quantrill who retires next month...

Amazon moves to two-day delivery across Europe
Amazon is improving its cross-border delivery network to enable products stores in warehouses across Europe to be delivered to UK customers in two days instead of the current three to seven days ...

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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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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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