Supply Chain

Supply chains: achieving and sustaining profitability

Posted on 3 Apr 2012 by

How can collaborative approaches to the elimination of waste and the challenges of increasing complexity help manufacturers? Richard Jones, business manager for supply chain at improvement specialist, Newton, leads discussion on the extent to which lean expertise in manufacturing firms is being used to pull up the overall performance of supply chains.

Seeking supply chain efficiency with 3PLs

Since the 1980s, there has been a sharp upturn in the number of companies that choose to outsource logistics and supply chain activities
Posted on 8 Mar 2012 by

Third party logistics service providers, or 3PLs, can provide big efficiencies over in-house supply chain and logistics management. And Roger Williams, chief executive of the United Kingdom Warehousing Association, says their value is not just about stripping out costs.

The approach to suppl…

The Manufacturer’s guide to Logistics

In a recent survey by the FTA, one in four were 'not at all prepared' to hire additional drivers or vehicles to cope with greater volumes
Posted on 8 Mar 2012 by

Manufacturers need modern, slick, reliable logistics. Technology, such as automated warehouse systems and RFID, can provide part of the solution. But the UK logistics sector is blessed with several stakeholders dedicated to improve the efficiency of your logistics.