21 August 2014

Supply Chain Management & Strategy in Europe

Award winning journalism from the UK's leading supply chain magazine.

Awards: shortlisted companies revealed

Awards logo The shortlist for the 2014 European Supply Chain Excellence Awards has been unveiled. More than 70 entries have made it to the final stage of the Awards this year - a record for the Awards...

The Blog

Risk index at an 18 month low
The news is full of conflict at the moment - conflict in Gaza, in Iraq and the Ukraine. And then there is the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. So it would be reasonable to assume that supply chain risk is increasing ...

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White Papers

Choosing the Right LED Product for Industrial Lighting
As the days of cheap and predictable energy costs rapidly recede, the impact of high energy prices on facility budgets is heightening demand for more efficient lighting solutions... ...

12 supply chain forecasting lessons
The amount of information available to forecasters is increasing at a relentless pace. More data from more sources can be harvested to … well … perhaps cause more confusion than ever before ...

Improving forecast accuracy
Improving forecast accuracy is never easy, but is an essential step to lowering inventory levels and the associated carrying costs and scrap. This guide provides a ten point plan for creating more accurate demand information ...

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Corporate Insight

This isn’t just logistics… it’s mission critical logistics
The theory is easy: the right part, the right place, the right time. But achieving that takes real expertise, as a panel of industry leaders made clear at our round table sponsored by Unipart ...

A win-win for buyers and suppliers?
Rosy Hill reports from the Supply Chain Finance Summit ...

Meeting the e-tail challenge
The growth of online shopping is causing a rethink of logistics strategies in the retail sector. And our panel of leading retailers and logistics providers had some very clear views on what needs to happen in our round table sponsored by SEGRO ...

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Features

Test yourself against the best
It’s time to test yourself against the best supply chains in Europe. The European Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2014 are now open for entries ...

Two days of Leading Intelligence
Case studies from Award winning supply chains, presentations from industry leaders and a tiny computer that is taking the world by storm. It must be Supply Chain Standard's 12th annual Logistics & Supply Chain Conference ...

Go large
The concept of big data is becoming increasingly important in the supply chain as organisations seek to make use of the massive amounts of data coming their way from customers. How will ERP systems cope, asks Malory Davies...

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Viewpoint

Disruption is the new normal in retail
Disruption is the new normal in retail – at least that is what the latest Forbes Insight report suggests ...

Food for thought...
The UK government feeds a lot of mouths each year people in schools, hospitals, armed forces, central and local government, government agencies, prisons and courts. The procurement budget for food and catering services is now running at £2.4bn a year ...

Grocery changes challenge supply chains
Over the next five years, the UK grocery market is to grow by 16.3 per cent to £203bn, according to a new five year forecast from the IGD. That sounds very healthy, but that basic figure conceals some trends that will be exercising minds......

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