30 August 2014

Managing the Supply Chain 

in association with IBM
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Ebara picks Pull system to reduce inventory
Ebara, the Japanese manufacturer of pumps and other fluid machinery, is aiming to reduce lead times and inventory while improving efficiency by the implementation of a Dassault Systèmes Pull manufacturing solution...

IT security bill continues to rise
Worldwide spending on information security will reach $71.1 billion in 2014, an increase of 7.9 per cent over 2013, with the data loss prevention segment recording the fastest growth at 18.9 per cent, according to the latest forecast from Gartner...

E-commerce to boost India logistics spend by up to $1.9bn
A joint report by the ASSOCHAM and PwC has shown that Indian e-commerce is expected to spend an additional $950 million to $1.9 billion on warehousing and logistics between 2017 and 2020...

Mobile changes the rhythm of retail supply chains
More and more customers are ordering their goods from their mobile phones and that is changing the rhythm of retail supply chains...

Mondelez WTR completes supply chain consolidation
Mondelez World Travel Retail has completed a 14 month consolidation of its distribution centres in Europe, completing the integration of Cadbury and boosting supply chain efficiency...

Dairy Crest picks Proxima for outsourcing contract
Dairy Crest has chosen Proxima, the procurement services provider, to manage some £250 million of spend, focusing on indirect costs in areas such as fleet and logistics, corporate services and supply chain...

Industry leaders to boost investment in supply chain risk management
The majority of companies see supply chain risk management as important to their business, but only seven per cent are generating returns of over 100 per cent on their supply chain risk management investments, according to a study by Accenture...

New president for eBay Enterprise
eBay has named Craig Hayman as president of its eBay Enterprise business, which provides retail-optimised commerce solutions, including the Magento platform, order management, fulfilment, customer care, and marketing solutions ...

ELP calls for inter-parliamentary group on logistics
The European Logistics Platform, which represents some of Europes leading companies and trade associations, has called for an inter-parliamentary group on logistics following a meeting with policymakers in the European Parliament ...

US retailers pick eBay for fulfilment
eBay Enterprise is to provide regional fulfilment services for Walgreens and Paula’s Choice ...

Government opens bidding for £100m reshoring cash
The government has opened the bidding for funding from a £100 million pot of cash aimed at supporting domestic supply chains and bringing manufacturing back to the UK ...

Engineering and manufacturing supply chains are ten years behind
Supply chains in engineering and manufacturing lag ten years behind other industries, such as automotive, according a white paper commissioned by DHL ...

IBP saves US army $4.5 billion
The US army is on target to cut inventory by $4.5 billion by the end of this year as a result of implementing an Integrated Business Planning programme, according to Oliver Wight ...

SAP and IBM collaborate on logistics technology
IBM and SAP are to collaborate on business applications and consulting services for the transport and logistics industry ...

New role for Hammond at UTi
UTi Worldwide has appointed Jeff Hammond senior vice president, global sales, directing the regional sales vice presidents, global vertical market sales leaders, sales operations and the supply chain design and innovation team ...

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