Friday 20th Oct 2017 - Logistics & Supply Chain

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DHL to ship remote-controlled helicopters

DHL Global Forwarding is to transport remote-controlled helicopters, parts, and other hobbyist items this year for Shenzhen Youkeshu Technologies, the Chinese consumer electronics exporter.

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.

UPS to expand 3D printing operation

UPS is to open a 3D printing factory at one of its facilities in Singapore by the end of 2016. Recognising the impact 3D printing may have on its manufacturing network, the package delivery company has decided to incorporate the ‘disruptive technology’ into its business strategy.

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.

UK manufacturers ‘overlook’ inventory control

The efficiency of storerooms and inventory control is often ignored in British manufacturing, according to a report by industrial services company ERIKs in conjunction with The Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Engineering a better supply chain

Engineering and manufacturing have seen big changes over recent years with the emergence of China and India as major players. But the changes ahead promise to be even bigger and will have a significant impact on how supply chains are structured.

Is your supply chain ready for Industry 4.0?

Industry 4.0, or the fourth industrial revolution, started out four years ago as a German government project on advanced manufacturing involving the use of electronics and IT to automate production.

Time to look again at VMI

Some 36 per cent of senior managers in retailers and manufacturers reckon their organisations have too much cash tied up in inventory – and 29 per cent think they have too much excess and/or obsolete inventory.

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