23 April 2014

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

News

Predicting the Future
Managing the supply chain would be a whole lot easier if we knew what would happen next, and David Sheldon of Nestlé's global supply chain development will be sharing his experiences of forecasting strategies and collaborative planning at this year's...

Rhenus implements new system worldwide
European logistics specialist, Rhenus Logistics, has implemented Barloworld Supply Chain Software's CAST Aurora system, to optimise the supply chain for its client base ...

Most under-stocked Christmas for years, says KPMG
Retailers has slashed Christmas stockholdings to avoid the deep discounting of previous years when a combination of over ordering and depressed consumer spending left too much surplus stock on the shelves and they had to slash prices to shift it,...

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Viewpoint

It’s supply chain Jim, but not as we know it…
Space trucking became a reality at 3.44am this morning when the SpaceX Dragon freight capsule was launched into space from Cape Canaveral in Florida ...

Efficiency is on the cards
The drive for efficiency in physical supply chains has benefited firms prepared to adopt new models and technology. Meanwhile, the financial supply chain has ground to make up if it is to avoid becoming a significant bottleneck. ...

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Features

Piecing together the plan
Sales and operations planning is a critical process for most businesses - ensuring that corporate aims are put into effect. But just how good are companies at it? By Nick Allen. ...

Cashing in on the chain
Fast conversion of an order into cash requires a rapid chain of events across a supply chain. Next to cash, information is king, says Nick Allen. ...

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Corporate Insight

Technology's Cutting Edge
Unipart Technology Logistics started ten years ago with a contract from computer company Hewlett-Packard to support engineers in the UK with a delivery service. Maurice Daw, managing director of the company, looks at the key trends affecting high...

Part and parcel
Having the right service parts available when customers need them is now critical in maintaining brand image, loyalty and service level agreements. Jasper van der Wulp argues that global operations and just-in-time manufacturing trends are putting an...

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