23 July 2014

Managing the Supply Chain 

in association with IBM
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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 ...

UPS opens Beijing logistics centre
UPS has opened 65,000 sq ft contract logistics facility in Beijing. The site is 19 kilometres from Beijing Capital International Airport is capable of servicing contract logistics orders with four-hour delivery within the metropolitan Beijing area ...

No surprise at US climb-down on container scanning
The British International Freight Association says it is not surprised that the USA has delayed new rules requiring all cargo containers entering the country to be security scanned prior to departure from overseas for two more years ...

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...

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