Supply Chain

Grabbing the supply chain by the crust ...

Grabbing the supply chain by the crust ...

By Hugh Williams

You know it will happen, every time: you grab that slice of pizza by the crust; you give it a nudge with the knife in the hope of a clean cut; then,...

Best practice or industrial tourism?

Best practice or industrial tourism?

By Hugh Williams

In principle nothing is wrong with most businesses' obsession with supply chain best practice. People want to know what other companies are doing...

Take stock of business costs

Take stock of business costs

I have a fundamental problem with some of the traditional measures and key performance indicators in place in companies, because they do not always...

Focusing on cost can be so costly

Focusing on cost can be so costly

I guess at least a few people share my prejudice that the US breeds supply chain people who are highly skilled at talking and 'theorising', but not...

Put brakes on transport costs

Put brakes on transport costs

The food industry bemoans being forced by powerful buyers to operate on low profit margins for most lines. Not only are margins low and under...

Adding miles to packaging waste

Adding miles to packaging waste

Before anyone begins to think it, let me say that I have no'green' bees in my bonnet, despite several articles on green issues. I cover the subject...