Wednesday 25th Nov 2020 - Logistics & Supply Chain

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Top three supply-chain hurdles holding businesses back

Jérémie Gallien puts the success of firms such as Apple and Zara down to a deep understanding of their supply chain’s function and shares how to rally stakeholders and the individuals providing supply-chain leadership.

Warehouse Mobility Beyond Voice and RF

This new white paper discusses how smart mobile applications are transforming hands-on DC processes and reducing costs, improving efficiency, and adding newfound flexibility to picking and other tasks.

Returns: The dark side of e-commerce

Return handling costs are a global issue. Even where labour is cheap, returns can mean double logistics costs (shipping and reverse logistics), no turnover and disappointed customers.

The Missing Link in Omni-Channel Fulfillment

Download this eBook to learn how retailers, manufacturers and distributors can optimise their hands-on processes with mobile work execution solutions that dramatically improve efficiency without any changes to existing infrastructure or systems of record.

The Human Factor

Recruitment of warehouse staff is an on-going issue, together with that of retention. We asked a group of leading supply chain professionals for their views on creating an environment that allows warehouse staff to perform to the best of their ability, at our round table sponsored by Honeywell. Click here to download the article.

You can’t leave a $400m aircraft sitting idle

Efficient logistics operations are critical to manufacturing high value equipment, and getting it wrong can be very expensive. A panel of industry leaders examined the challenges at our round table sponsored by Unipart.

The challenge of complexity

The development of omni-channel retail is dramatically increasing the complexity of logistics systems. So we challenged a group of leading logisticians to explain how they are mastering this complexity, at a round table sponsored by Honeywell.

How can 3PLs meet the challenge of changing markets?

Third party logistics providers are facing rapidly changing markets as a result of the development of multi-channel in retailing and the globalisation of supply chains. The challenge is to align service offerings to these developments. And that was the question facing a team of third party logisticians in our round table sponsored by Vocollect, part […]

Making the most of supply chain data

The importance of real-time data in logistics has been highlighted by the growth of home delivery. And managing that data is a challenge for logistics professionals, as industry leaders made clear at our round table sponsored by Blackbay. Click on logo to download a PDF of the article.

E-commerce gives logistics a voice at the top table

How do you configure a retail logistics operation to make the most of the opportunities available with e-commerce – and provide the flexibility and agility to handle changes in the future? That was the question facing a team of retail experts in our round table sponsored by Vocollect, part of Honeywell International Inc.

Talking texts

The ubiquity of the smartphone and the rapid development of omni-channel retail has put mobile communications back into the limelight, but the uses for mobile and text communications goes far beyond the final mile.

12 supply chain forecasting lessons

The amount of information available to forecasters is increasing at a relentless pace. More data from more sources can be harvested to … well … perhaps cause more confusion than ever before

Improving forecast accuracy

Improving forecast accuracy is never easy, but is an essential step to lowering inventory levels and the associated carrying costs and scrap. This guide provides a ten point plan for creating more accurate demand information

Achieving Supply Chain Excellence – Your Journey Forward

Where are you in your supply chain journey? Nobody disputes the value of an efficient, collaborative, carefully planned supply chain. But it’s probably fair to say that for most companies, true supply chain excellence still lies ahead

Meeting the e-tail challenge

The growth of online shopping is causing a rethink of logistics strategies in the retail sector. And our panel of leading retailers and logistics providers had some very clear views on what needs to happen in our round table sponsored by SEGRO

Towers of strength

The complexity of modern supply chains is encapsulated in the WTO concept of ‘Made in the World’. Maintaining visibility of complex extended supply chains and the role of control towers were central to a round table discussion

Supply chain design and optimisation

The health of an organisation depends more than ever on its ability to meet the needs of its customers - and thisis dependent on optimisation of the entire supply chain.

It’s all about flexibility

Supply chain professionals face daunting challenges in terms of optimising supply chains, reducing costs and saving on emissions. It led to a vigorous discussion when we asked a group of leading supply chain professionals to consider some of the key issues at a round table sponsored by DP World London Gateway. Click on the logo […]

Driving a competitive value chain

This year’s pre-conference day at ESC 2012 was a veritable supply chain feast for the audience of senior European supply chain professionals...

Web TV Debate: Supply Chain Visibility

A record number of supply chain professionals tuned in to our latest web TV debate on Supply Chain Visibility and it is now available for you to view online.

Simplifying global trade and logistics

A move away from paper-based processes to electronic processing has always been an essential strategy to improve efficiencies in customs clearance. WOLFGANG SCHWAB identifies some of the challenges that exist in implementing an electronic customs strateg

Your chance to see our Web TV debate

A record number of supply chain professionals tuned in to our latest web TV debate on Sales and Operations Planning and it is now available for you to view online.

Take the green route out of the red

Maurice Dalton, senior vice president at ProLogis Developments, looks at how the green agenda is impacting on warehouse design.


Argos, the largest non-food retailer in the UK, partnered with Vanderlande Industries on an automated distribution centre, including WCS, which lowered operational costs and improved efficiency, productivity and picking accuracy.

GAME Stores

GAME Stores (specialist video-game retailer from the UK) and Vanderlande Industries cooperated on an automated distribution centre which lowered GAME Stores’ resource dependency, improved their efficiency and flexibility and improved their service level t

Innovative partner networks

Industry leaders focused on the critical issues of creating and managing effective supply chain partner networks at the latest Supply Chain Standard Round Table, sponsored by Wesupply.

Balancing risk

Two major humanitarian disasters - the Burmese cyclone and the Chinese earthquake - provided a sombre backdrop to ''Supply Chain Standard''s Roundtable discussion on supply chain risk. But as Dave Food, business development director from the meeting's

Getting to grips with collaboration

For an older generation, ''collaboration'' has a sinister sound. But in the modern, dispersed and globalised supply chain, collaboration, up and down the chain, or even with apparent competitors, may be desirable or even essential

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.

Time to collaborate with the competition?

The need to develop sustainable distribution systems is driving new interest in collaboration, but companies still need to learn that logistics need not be a competitive issue, argues DEAN WYATT

Oliver Wight

Oliver Wight is a leading specialist consultancy, operating in over 20 countries worldwide, delivering business excellence for clients through sustainable behaviour change.

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.

Addressing the last link in the chain

The adoption of a sound strategy at the port-to-destination leg of the supply chain can have a direct impact on the amount and position of inventory, accuracy of forecasting, availability of product at DC, store or manufacturing line, and ultimately the

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