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JDA Warehouse Management to the rescue

Case study: Manufacturer and distributor of generic and specialty pharmaceuticals Teva UK Limited enabled pick-rate accuracy, quality control and regulatory compliance when fulfilling an average of 140 orders -- or 9,200 carton picks -- on a daily basis by using a warehouse solution from supply chain solution provider JDA Software

Shell Lubricants cut electricity consumption

Case study: AGI Freden cuts the electricity consumption of injection moulding machines by 4 percent through using Shell Tellus S4 ME

The supply chain of the future

Supplying a glimpse 20 years into the future is a technical impossibility, but that's not to say that the likes of FedEx can't take more than an educated guess in regards to tomorrow's supply chain

High-flying distribution success starts on the manufacturing floor

Adapting strategies for distribution center management is becoming a key protagonist in the never-ending strive for lean optimisation

Outsourcing leads to income

Nick Ford of Xchanging identifies his top five tips to ensure best practice in procurement outsourcing, and how they can positively contribute to a company's culture, products and bottom line

Optimising the lean domino effect

From the manufacturing process onwards, adopting lean sigma systems spreads operational excellence throughout a company's supply chain, according to Roy Shurling of Lectra

Xchanging survey reveals European procurement trends

The following survey from Supply Chain solution providers Xchanging is based on the views of over 200 sourcing and procurement decision makers from across the European Manufacturing Service. Interestingly, nearly half of those who outsource their sourcing and procurement function are planning to increase spend, with an additional 39 percent keeping it at the same level, however a large number of companies are staying away from outsourcing largely due to preconceptions of the industry

World Cup and royal baby = supply chain strain

What do the World Cup and the Royal Baby have in common? Supply chain disruption, according to one industry insider, who says that while experts predicted that the birth of the royal baby this year would kick-start a two month retail boom for UK companies, such events can also cause significant strain across international supply chains

Supply Chain Clusters - Industrial wastelands of the future!

Director of supply chain consultants Crimson and Co, Dave Alberts, tells us why the world's increasingly global businesses should be above geography...

Integrating Quality Management into the value chain

Consumers around the globe today demand the highest quality in all aspects of a product. It is no longer enough to focus on assuring that products and services meet their specified requirements. Quality Management must provide more value to the customer, and that means it needs to become an integral part of a company's value chain. In this article the authors show how this new approach to Quality Management can work, turning it into a strategic asset with huge benefits for the company.

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