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Supply Chain Scandals – Lessons Learnt

July 29, 2013
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Supply Chain Scandals – Lessons Learnt

The discovery of horse-meat in processed beef in March drew the spotlight onto the food industry’s supply chain as a number of supermarkets across the UK were forced to recall their products. This weeks blog will examine key lessons learnt from the horse-meat scandal and what businesses need to look out for in order to ensure this type of thing does not happen to them.

The Right Supply Chain

May 29, 2013
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The Right Supply Chain

Choosing the right supply chain should be easier than ever before. This is because organisations now have an abundance of information and technology at their disposal to assist in structuring their supply chains. However, a common problem lies with an organisations ability to make sense of this material. This week’s blog will examine how to choose the right supply chain for your business based on the type of products you sell.

Different Types of Loading Docks

March 27, 2013
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Different Types of Loading Docks

Loading dock design plays an important part in ensuring the proficient movement of product. To maintain productivity, loading docks must be as efficient as the facility they serve. This week we will look at five different types of loading docks used within today’s organisations.

Advantages and disadvantages of cross-docking

December 23, 2011
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Advantages and disadvantages of cross-docking

There are numerous factors that need to be considered when making an informed decision to implement cross-docking into an organisation. Every organisation has their priorities in terms of costs, warehouse space, geographical specifics, and product types. Therefore the advantages and disadvantages of implementing cross-docking into your organisations supply chain need to be considered and weighed up in order to make the right decision.

What is a Supply Chain Network?

September 27, 2011
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What is a Supply Chain Network?

What is a supply chain network? And why are they so important for logistics and business managers? Supply chain networks allow us to look at the big picture; giving us a better understanding of the flow of materials and information.