Archive for December, 2014

Supply chain challenges in 2015

Supply chain challenges in 2015

As we look forward to welcoming in the New Year, Supply Chain Station is taking a look into its crystal ball to see what we think the biggest challenges will be in the coming year, and how we should go about solving them. Creating greater enlightenment and transparency to the procurement process With many public corporations issuing profit warnings and […]

by · December 27, 2014 · Supply Chain
The effects of falling oil prices on the green supply chain

The effects of falling oil prices on the green supply chain

The green supply chain has never seen the oil industry as being comfortable bedfellows, but they do have some the same goals in mind albeit for different reasons. On one side of the coin you have the fact that the green supply chain is all about conserving energy by reducing the size of the world’s global carbon footprint.  On the […]

by · December 27, 2014 · Distribution, Logistics, Transportation
The Impact GS1 and GDSN is having on global supply chain management

The Impact GS1 and GDSN is having on global supply chain management

Global supply chain standards have reached a new high thanks in no small part to the GS1 operation, and international not-for-profit association that claims member organisations in more than 100 countries across the world. Improving the efficiency of global supply chain technology GS1’s mission is to design and implement a set of standards and solutions that can be applied globally […]

by · December 20, 2014 · Supply Chain
The challenges that retailers face leading up to Christmas 2014 – Part 2

The challenges that retailers face leading up to Christmas 2014 – Part 2

In the first article of the two-part series of articles published last week, we commented on the challenges that conventional high street retailers face in the run-up to Christmas.  In this week’s article, we are going to be taking a look at the online retailers in particular, retail giants like Amazon and  Walmart who are one of the leading conventional and […]

by · December 17, 2014 · Logistics, Supply Chain
Falling oil prices a welcome relief to supply chain transportation costs and transportation service providers

Falling oil prices a welcome relief to supply chain transportation costs and transportation service providers

As oil prices continue to slide, Supply Chain Station takes a look at the latest situation and reviews how it will impact on global transportation costs WTI Crude dips below $60 per barrel The oil price is continuing to slide with the news that the price for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) has just dipped below the $60 per barrel rate […]

by · December 12, 2014 · Logistics, Transportation
The challenges that retailers face leading up to Christmas 2014 – Part 1

The challenges that retailers face leading up to Christmas 2014 – Part 1

Christmas is traditionally a time when the consumer market usually explodes. But with family budgets being tighter than ever this year amidst the spiraling costs of living, retailers face bigger challenges than ever to compete for a share of the Christmas shopper’s purse. The first of two reports – Conventional High Street shopping This is the first of two special […]

by · December 11, 2014 · Distribution, Procurement, Supply Chain
No sign of a reduction in coffee prices in the near future

No sign of a reduction in coffee prices in the near future

According to a recent article published by Bloomberg the coffee crop in Brazil, (which is the world’s largest grower of coffee beans), could drop by as much as 18% when the current harvest finishes at the end of December. These figures issued by the National Coffee Council come on the back of a 3.1% drop in output in 2013. With […]

by · December 5, 2014 · Distribution, Procurement, Supply Chain
European Supply Chain and Logistics Summit

Supply Chain Station looks back at the European Supply Chain and Logistics Summit 2015

As we are rapidly approaching the end of 2014, Supply Chain Station is looking back over the year gone by at one of the premier events in the global supply chain calendar – the European Supply Chain and Logistics Summit. This year’s 16th summit was held over three days between the 16th and 18th of June in Barcelona, Spain. The […]

by · December 3, 2014 · Supply Chain