21 April 2014

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

News

Manufacturers in the dark as to suppliers ethics
More than half of UK manufacturers don’t audit their supply chains in terms of ethical issues like child of slave labour, according to new research from Achilles ...

Campbell names new head of supply chain
Dave Biegger has been appointed as senior vice president, global supply chain, at US-based soup maker Campbell Soup Company, replacing David White, who is retiring from the company...

In-sourcing is key to JCB’s £150m investment
JCB is planning to in-source production of cabs currently made by third party suppliers in Europe, as part of a £150m investment ...

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Viewpoint

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...

The next best place to source components
Is the Far East still the best place to source components? It’s the commonly accepted wisdom, but it is now being challenged in the UK by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders ...

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Features

The visible connection
The holy grail for supply chain management is to gain complete visibility throughout the chain. But to do this a great deal of connectivity is needed across a diverse network of internal operations and processes, as well as external suppliers and...

Hidden links in Asian supply chains
Supply chain visibility is a critical issue in the development of trade between the Far East and Europe but industrial fragmentation can hide the true source of a product. Jiim Ridgwick, who leads Deolitte's Sourcing practice for China provides some...

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Corporate Insight

Understanding critical parts logistics
Maintaining a telecommunications network, IT system or an intricate piece of plant is a critical task for many enterprises. Ensuring that essential spare parts are in stock and available for field service engineers is of vital importance in fulfilling...

Challenges of the healthcare and life sciences sector
Late cancellations meant our November Roundtable discussion, supported by DHL-Exel Supply Chain, was somewhat bereft in quantity, but for quality this meant that our ability to drill down into some of the detail of a very idiosyncratic, not to mention...

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