01 September 2014

Transforming Supply Chains 

in association with UNIPART LOGISTICS

Cable unveils £100m for supply chain “reshoring”
The UK government is encouraging manufacturers to “reshore” manufacturing operations with the offer of £100 million support, according to business secretary Vince Cable ...

One size does not fit all, warns Diageo supply chain chief
It’s no use trying to make one size fit all in supply chain, Sue McGeorge, GB supply chain director at Diageo, told delegates at the Logistics & Supply Chain Conference ...

Dell reinvents supply chain to meet new tech demands
Computer giant Dell has been reorganising its global supply chain to meet changing market requirements, Gearoid O'Donoghue, director in Dell’s global procurement organisation, told delegates at the Logistics & Supply Chain Conference ...

A very merry Christmas
Wishing all our readers a very merry Christmas and a happy 2013 ...

£125m supply chain competition opens today
The government’s £125 million Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative, opens for applications opens today - 29th March. ...

Reducing the risk of sc transformation
Retailers and manufacturers are under immense pressure to increase the performance of their supply chains, so it is not surprising that many resort to tough tactics in response to growing competition. ...

Reducing the risk of SC transformation
Once companies have made an initial change investment, how do they optimise their supply chains and continually drive for incremental improvements in people and processes? Sue Pryce shows the way. ...

Speed reading at Waterstone's
Waterstone’s, the UK’s largest specialist book seller, is making a major investment in its supply chain that will cut costs and radically improve the range and availability of books in stores and online. ...

Asos sets the fashion in logistics
Online fashion retailing is booming, but effective fulfilment is critical to meeting customer expectations of keen prices, fast turn-around times and a high level of service. Dan Meadows looks at how investment in logistics paid off for ASOS, one of the...

In Support of a Premium Brand
Unipart Logistics has been distributing Jaguar parts to the company’s dealers since 1984. Mike Varnom, director and general manager of Unipart Aftermarket Logistics explains how the company has kept pace with the iconic auto maker’s...

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...

Sharon And Kevin's 50 Meter Dash
The last 50 metres between the stockroom and a retailer’s shelf remains one of the supply chain’s biggest challenges and contributes to problems of ‘high cost’ and ‘low availability’. Initiatives from the IGD and ECR have resulted in workable standards,...

The Inconvenient Truth of Retail's New Focus
Retailers are shifting their focus away from out of town supercentres to more local stores in the middle of towns and shopping centres. And indications are that we may well be at the beginning of a ‘Convenience shopping’ revolution. But what are the...

Lean, Mean Supply Chain Machine
Unipart has adopted lean logistics as a key element in meeting the very different objectives of customers across a broad range of industries. Nick Allen talks ‘lean’ with eight senior executives from the company ...

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