Supply Chain

Energy reduction becomes a priority

Energy reduction becomes a priority

With growing concerns about climate change and electricity costs soaring, the cold storage and distribution sector faces a challenging future. Francesca Twinn reports on how new research could help to provide the answers

Analyse before tendering

Analyse before tendering

Several very large manufacturers operate dedicated vehicles for customer delivery, claiming that they have 'critical mass' and can cut out the...

Stock cuts lead to supply chaos

Stock cuts lead to supply chaos

The latest efforts by retailers to cut lead-times, inventory and infrastructure investment are headed towards perdition rather than supply chain...

Sweet move for supply chain

Sweet move for supply chain

By Rick Pendrous

Cadbury subsidiary Monkhill Confectionery this month goes live with a mid-range preconfigured food and beverage enterprise resource planning (ERP)...

Food miles tax is the answer

Food miles tax is the answer

The world's supply chain managers should brace themselves for government intervention as high oil prices and shortages become permanent, with no...

Optimistic day job syndrome

Optimistic day job syndrome

I should by now have finished a job that required a client manager to work with me to install a cost-to-serve process that produces true customer and...

Forecasting: where art meets science

Forecasting: where art meets science

By Elaine Watson

The difference between 'JIT' (just in time) and 'JTFL' (just too f**king late), as some manufacturers politely refer to their supply chain planning...

Just in time

Just in time

By Elaine Watson

The ambient food supply chain will gradually follow in the footsteps of chilled, the boss of Baylis Logistics informs Elaine Watson

Release that hidden power

Release that hidden power

I am told by big food manufacturers that innovation in product and packaging design is the key to medium-term profit growth. The message is clear -...

Savour the benefits of production scheduling

Savour the benefits of production scheduling

By Rick Pendrous

Peter Hunt's Bakery Foods, the Bolton-based savoury products baker, is starting to see the benefits of improved production planning since installing...

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