November – December 2011


Software & Systems

  • WMS: BEST PRACTICES AND BEYOND

    Many organisations fail to realise the true potential that a WMS can add to the business. DR TORSTEN MALLÉE discusses ways beyond the normal best practices to get the absolute best from your solutions.... Read More

C-Level Conversation

  • WE ARE UPSers FIRST

    The sense of corporate belonging runs deep at UPS, as newly appointed Singapore managing director INGRID SIDIADINOTO tells Bob Gill.... Read More

Track & Trace

  • MAINTAINING STANDARDS

    RFID standards is a very complex subject, and yet it is often overlooked because people consider the topic boring. They see a bunch of acronyms and numbers listed together and brush over it. An enormous amount of eff ort goes into the development of an international standard and they are absolutely vital to our industry. By LOUIS SIRICO.... Read More

Vertical View

  • CHANGING DYNAMICS

    We are in the ʻAsia-Eraʼ and high tech companies have to review their supply chain strategies in order to expand beyond the traditional manufacture in Asia for export to the developed markets. By MARK MILLAR.... Read More

Last Mile

  • RETHINKING SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGIES

    GOPAL R says that in the context of Thailandʼs floods and Japanʼs disaster, supply chain strategies can ensure disaster recovery is rapid and help minimize impact of future unforeseen scenarios.... Read More

Editors Comment

  • LEAN AND MEAN

    Going lean and cutting wastes along the supply chain will increase customer value, improve quality and boost profi t margin.... Read More

Industry News

  • CYBER SECURITY A NEW AND GROWING THREAT FOR SUPPLY CHAINS

    The Society’s eff orts at promoting the use of Combined Distribution Networks in the Supply Chain has started gaining traction globally with companies such as Hersheys and Baxters using this concept to achieve lower costs and reduce their overall carbon footprint in Europe and North America... Read More

Strategy & Business

  • STRIVING FOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

    With the right balance of resources, personnel and commitment, companies can make continuous improvement disciplines work well for their supply chain operations. LORI LOCKMAN reports on learnings from APL Logisticsʼ successful implementation of its continuous improvement programme.... Read More