Friday 15th Dec 2017 - Logistics & Supply Chain

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MAN takes top Supply Chain Excellence Award

MAN Truck & Bus is the overall winner of the 2016 Supply Chain Excellence Awards with a major strategic initiative that delivered huge benefits in both customer service and inventory performance.

Time to test yourself against the best

It’s time to test yourself against the best supply chains in The  Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2016, organised by Logistics & Supply Chain.

Music indy picks Cinram

Cinram has signed a multi-year contract with [PIAS], the independent music company, to provide full order to cash fulfilment services from its Aylesbury distribution centre.

$100m EU biscuit factory for Mondelez

Mondelez International, the snack maker that owns Cadbury, plans to invest over $100 million in a new biscuit factory in the Czech Republic

$3bn supply chain saving plan for Mondelez

Mondelez International, which owns some of the world's biggest snack brands, has set out supply chain initiatives designed to deliver $3 billion in productivity savings over the next three years.

Talk is good, say flower sellers

FloraHolland, the Dutch flower auction cooperative, is moving over to a voice picking system using Zetes technology.

Heinz appoints chief supply chain officer

HJ Heinz Company, the food producer, has appointed Bob Ostryniec to the newly created position of chief supply chain officer to leverage the company’s global scale, reduce costs, improve gross margins and enhance productivity

Ethical dimension

Sustainable procurement is seen as the next greatest challenge for purchasing managers.

Shelf assessment

If you're in FMCG manufacturing, then I'm sure you have experienced the problems that occur all too often in fulfilling 'special promotion' campaigns. Poor communication of shelf-level sales performance data and fuzzy visibility of shopper insights are th

Constellation sees Red

Constellation Europe, part of Constellation Brands, one of the world’s largest wine companies, has chosen a number of RedPrairie’s supply chain software solutions for its 870,000 sq ft bonded warehouse and bottling plant being commissioned at Avonmouth.

WCO and GS1 reach an understanding

Michel Danet, secretary general of the World Customs Organisation, and Miguel Lopera, chief executive officer of GS1, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Brussels yesterday in recognition of the wide range of business interests shared by the two organ

Heinz source…

LPR, the pallet pool company, has signed a new contract with food manufacturer, Heinz. LPR will supply pallets into the company’s factory in Elst in the Netherlands for distribution into the UK, Irish and Dutch markets. The deal is expected to involve ove

Food and drink industry to track SC environmental efficiency

At a series of workshops, organised by Scala Supply Chain Consulting, and attended by more than 40 companies, agreement was reached by participants to measure the impact of the supply chain on the environment. Initially the group will concentrate on measu

Britvic signs ten-year contract with Kuehne + Nagel

Britvic Soft Drinks has awarded KN Drinks Logistics, the drinks distribution arm of logistics services company, Kuehne + Nagel a ten-year contract to carry out secondary distribution and vending machine replenishment services throughout the UK.

Performance pitfalls in product portfolio management

Product portfolio management is correctly understanding demand and allocating resources to achieve optimal product offerings. But the equation for effective product portfolio management is simple, isn’t it? Focus on delivering the right products to the ri

More perfect orders please

Kevin O’Marah, senior vp, AMR Research delivered the key address on the first day of the Extended Supply Chain conference in London last month.

Balancing risk and reward

How do you prove failure of duty? This appears to be a tricky issue for any claimant considering taking a consultancy to court. Most discrepancies relating to strategic organisational change that may not have delivered the desired results tend to be settl

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