02 September 2014

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

News

Finance causing tech capability gap
Budget restrictions could be creating a technology capability gap, according to survey by DA Systems into attitudes towards technology amongst firms within the UK transport and logistics industries...

Airbus picks DHL to move components to US plant
Airbus has signed a contract with DHL Global Forwarding for transport of components and general cargo from its site in Hamburg to its assembly plan in Mobile, Alabama...

Ranked: countries most resilient to supply chain disruption
Norway, Switzerland and Canada have come top in a ranking of nations most resilient to supply chain disruption, according to study commissioned by FM Global, the commercial property insurer ...

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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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