Optimising the value chain key to FMCG profits

Value chain optimisation is key to driving profits for FMCG in a challenging economic environment. The cost to serve, which is the cost associated with manufacturing a product and getting it from the manufacturer to the shelf for purchase by the consumer, is the...

Key trends impacting the labeling market

As we look ahead to 2020 and beyond, it is clear that the labeling market is being driven by the broader IT trends of digitisation and modernisation. By Ken Moir, vice-president: marketing at NiceLabel These trends are fueling the development of the market and will...

SMEs the weakest link in supply chain security

Small to medium enterprises are at greatest risk from cyber security threats, and their vulnerability in turn poses a danger to the major corporations that they do business with. This is the contention of Steven Melnyk, Professor of Supply Chain Management at Michigan...

Automating supply chain innovation

Refining the last mile journey with the potential of technology, writes David Slotow, CEO of Trackmatic Automation offers the supply chain significant advantages across efficiency, capability and reducing complexity. It can take on the tedium while opening up...

RFID, intelligence cut hospitality industry shrinkage

The global hospitality industry is in crisis with fragile economies, depressed tourism numbers and political uncertainty. By Dave Joyce, MD of Nimble Technologies With increasing pressure on the bottom line, the industry is searching for every opportunity to manage...

Clear visibility into supply chain complexity

In January 2019, the MSC Zoe lost more than 375 cargo containers in the North Sea, some of which contained organic peroxides, hazardous materials with explosive capability. The cost of locating and retrieving the cargo, some of which had sunk to the depths of the...