Wednesday 14th Nov 2018 - Logistics & Supply Chain

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Promotion for Nissan supply chain chief

Motor manufacturer Nissan has promoted Trevor Mann to senior vice president for global supply chain management and operating committee – Africa, Middle East and India

Tyrell to head Sony DADC riot rebuilding plan

Sony DADC UK has appointed Natasha Tyrrell general manager distribution. She will head a team which has the task of rebuilding the UK supply chain following the fire which destroyed the Enfield distribution centre during the London riots

How Unilever manages price volatility

One of the biggest challenges facing supply chain professionals in the global market has been the increasing volatility of commodity prices in recent year, making planning increasingly difficult

HP wins £1m deal to showcase IT

HP has agreed a £1 million contract with Manufacturing Technology Centre, a new facility in Coventry, to provide resources and industry expertise that will help manufacturers and customers improve supply chains

AkzoNobel sets out supply chain challenge

AkzoNobel has set out a programme to boost profits by 500m euros (£438m) a year – 40 per cent of which will come from supply chain and sourcing

How Nissan is driving change for the better

Nissan’s site in Sunderland is regularly cited as Europe’s most productive car plant – and a key element of its success is an integrated supply chain which is designed to produce the most efficient process flow

Multinationals to drop dirty suppliers

Half of multinationals will select future suppliers based upon carbon performance, and 56 per cent intend to deselect suppliers with a poor record on carbon, according to a new report by the Carbon Trust Advisory

Manufacturers target supply chain risk

Global manufacturers are investing in risk management in their supply chains, according to a KPMG report: Global Manufacturing Outlook: Growth while Managing Volatility

Soup giant $63m supply chain restructuring

The Campbell Soup Company has reported pre-tax restructuring costs of $63 million for the fourth quarter of its financial year as a result of a series of initiatives to improve supply chain efficiency and reduce overhead costs across the company

New AkzoNobel plant will optimise supply chain

AkzoNobel, the paint and coatings company, has set out plans to build a manufacturing site for decorative paints which it says will enable the company to delivery the most efficient supply chain operations, reduce operating working capital and accelerate

Unilever in sustainable sourcing move

Unilever, has taken a step in its plan to move to sustainable sourcing for agricultural raw materials with the purchase of some of the first available certificates for sustainable soy

Toyota recovery sooner than expected

Toyota Motor Corporation expects its production to recover sooner than planned, in June, in the wake of the disruption caused by the Japanese earthquake and tidal wave in March

Adidas forecasts rise in sourcing costs

Sports good manufacturer adidas has warned that sourcing costs will increase significantly this year as a result of rising raw material costs and capacity constraints

Manufacturing growth slows in April

Growth in the UK manufacturing sector, which hit near-record levels earlier in the year, slowed in April, according to the CIPS/Markit purchasing managers index

Japan disaster response

Rescue operations have begun and services are resuming after the earthquake and the ensuing tsunami that hit North Eastern Japan on Friday.

Manufacturing hits new high in purchasing index

UK manufacturing has another strong month in January, according to the Purchasing Manager’s Index, produced by Markit for the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply

Toymaker Hornby sees supply chain progress

Toymaker Hornby is overcoming supply chain issues that meant sales in its European subsidiaries were constrained by shortages product last year. But this was not enough to offset the impact of bad weather on sales in the run-up to Christmas

PMI reveals growth upturn

UK manufacturing growth accelerated for the first time in seven months in October, the latest Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers Index reveals

Approval for Achilles carbon scheme

Achilles, which monitors and evaluates suppliers on behalf of major organisations, has got government backing for its carbonReduction programme.

Recovery threat to supply chains

Manufacturers are being warned about the risks to their supply chains as the economy recovers by insurance broker Marsh, which says that the upswing in demand may place renewed pressure on the supply chain and procurement processes, as well as cash flow m

Swisslog launches light goods conveyor

Swisslog has launched a new light goods conveyor the QuickMove, which is designed to provide reliable handling for a variety of transport units up to 120 kg.

ERP project delays cost manufacturers $1m a month

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) project delays caused by lack of business-to-business planning and integration could cost manufacturers more than $1 million (£600,000) a month, according to GXS.

Manufacturing decline slows

The downturn in UK manufacturing slowed in April, according to the CIPS/Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index.

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