Supply Chain

Go with the flow, says Asda

Go with the flow, says Asda

We thought until earlier this month that retail-ready packaging was the main current, retailer-led change initiative.However, in October Asda...

Pressure rises to cut food miles

Pressure rises to cut food miles

The government taskforce on sustainable procurement has changed its rules of engagement with suppliers to rebalance the often conflicting issues of...

No hiding place

No hiding place

It is interesting how few food manufacturers have a hard measure of the profits they really make from individual customers. An ambient food...

Time for supply chain quid pro quo

Time for supply chain quid pro quo

Isn't it interesting how retailer-enforced changes in the supply chain are often better supported by suppliers than by the retailers' own staff!As...

Cool new approach to cut freight costs

Cool new approach to cut freight costs

By Elaine Watson

While the industry is littered with the carcases of dot.coms that have bitten the dust, those that have proved they are more than a bunch of...

Transparency is the key to happiness

Transparency is the key to happiness

I recently came across a bad example of a warehouse draft contract, which failed the two basic rules of 'fit for purpose' for relationships where the...

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