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Save cash though better routing
Transport costs can be slashed by 20% with a routing and scheduling package
Cost of supervisory control and data acquisition continues to fall
Pantek has launched a 'rapid adoption programme' for products such as InTouch
Enterprise resource planning and advanced planning systems can both help companies with their forecasting. But which one is best suited to you? Kathy Watson reports
Off-the-shelf warehouse management solution
Westler Foods has installed a WMS following a decision to bring logistics back in-house
Choosing the best 3PL
The recent acquisition of Tibbett & Britten (TBL) by Exel has raised no regulatory issues nor does it seem to have upset TBL customers in the...
Heinz to seek partners for NDC
Heinz will be looking for other ambient food manufacturers to take up the spare capacity released at its highly automated national distribution...
06-Oct-2004 By Rick Pendrous
Supermarket chain Asda is rolling out factory gate pricing (FGP), but unlike its arch rival Tesco it claims not to be putting its suppliers under...
Efficient consumer response at its best?
It costs around 50p to get an average, ambient case of grocery products from the back door of a Tesco or Sainsbury regional distribution centre...
09-Sep-2004 By Rick Pendrous
The food and drink industry's main 'pain points' in supply chain planning are likely to emerge when the results of a new industry survey are...
Technology helps you keep in touch
I recently met a man who told me about the way his company had adopted a really innovative way of managing proof of delivery (POD) and updating...
Manufacturers push factory gate pricing up the chain
29-Jul-2004 By Rick Pendrous
Factory gate pricing (FGP) could soon become an approach commonly used by manufacturers in dealings with their own suppliers, following the success...
Warehouses need attention
Why do companies not devote the same professional skills to managing their warehouses as they do to their factories?A supply chain manager for a food...
Pork sausage study paves way for lean supply chain
Savings of up to 20% are possible in the pork sausage supply chain, according to a new study from the Food Chain Centre and Red Meat Industry Forum,...
Grampian to centralise its chicken supply business
Grampian Country Food Group plans to centralise its chicken business and make better use of IT systems to improve the communications throughout its...
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