18 April 2014

Managing the Supply Chain 

in association with IBM
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ASOS increases logistics investment to boost capacity
ASOS, the online fashion retailer, has accelerated its investment in warehousing both in the UK and Germany and in IT. It will now invest at least £68m in capital expenditure in the current year compared to the £55m previously planned...

Waitrose to open 940,000 sq ft NDC at Milton Keynes
Waitrose is to open a 940,000 sq ft state of the art national distribution centre at Gazeley’s Magna Park scheme in Milton Keynes, in 2015 ...

Logistics industry beams with confidence
The logistics industry saw a boost in confidence in the second half of 2013, compared to the previous six months, according to the latest UK Logistics Confidence Index...

200 industry leaders head to LSC
200 supply chain leaders have now registered to attend this year's Logistics and Supply Chain Conference, which is taking place from 2-3 April at London's ETC Dexter House...

UK moves up to fourth among top logistics performers
The UK has risen from tenth to fourth in the World Bank’s list of top logistics performers as measured by the Logistics Performance Index...

Carlsberg to open major strategic hub in Northampton
Carlsberg is acquiring a new national distribution centre in Northampton, intending to relocate its existing NDC from Swan Valley to a 640,000 sq ft state of the art warehouse in Brackmills, subject to board approval and planning...

Ryder appoints Allen vice-president of engineering
Gary Allen has been appointed vice president of engineering at Ryder. He will report to John Williford,president of global supply chain solutions...

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

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...

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 ...

Planning for the unknown
Successful business decisions rely on good planning and accurate information. The problem is the more distant the planning horizon the more ‘unknowns’ enter the equation. But are there ways of mitigating the risks associated with those unknowns? Nick...

Trains, planes and chains
Hornby is a well-loved brand, and watching the company struggle with supply chain problems in China has been a painful experience for all of us whose childhood toys included its model trains, aeroplanes, and Scalextric sets ...

Hornby on track with supply chain deal
Toymaker Hornby is on track to solving its supply chain problems following a deal to exit trading with a long-standing major supply of model railway product ...

Learn from Europe’s winning supply chains
How does your supply chain compare with the best in Europe? And what lessons are there to be learnt from industry leaders? ...

Study highlights disconnect between SC and strategy
80 per cent of managers do not see their supply chain as an enabler of business strategies, according to Hitachi Consulting’s latest research...

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