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Zara group ranked among Gartner’s top five European supply chains

Inditex, the clothing retailer behind Zara,  has been ranked in Gartner’s top five European supply chains for 2014.

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The Weakest Link: Is it time to take a closer look at your supply chain?

With supply chain scandals on the front pages more than ever, is it time for organisations to take a closer look at how they function and cut out the bad links before it’s too late?

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Supply Chain: Only 7 per cent of businesses benefit from risk investment

The majority of companies see supply chain risk management as important to their business, but only 7 per cent are generating returns of more than 100 per cent on their supply chain risk management investments, according to a study by global management consultant Accenture.

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Rene Carayol: How Lewis Hamilton can help put the va-va-voom back into British industry

Many of us cheered wildly as Lewis Hamilton won his “home” Grand Prix at Silverstone earlier this month, driving for the dominant Mercedes team.

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Professor Jan Godsell: ‘There’s more to supply chains than cost reduction’

Companies need to realise the benefit of supply chains, and not just see them as a one-dimensional logistical exercise, says Professor Jan Godsell

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Supply Chain: Pressure from consumers at an all-time high for businesses

More than ever consumers are putting pressure on firms’ supply chains. They want the best products at the cheapest costs and if a company does not have a good supply chain their customers are likely to go somewhere else.

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Supply Chain: ASIS International develops new standard for operational risk

Security professional firm ASIS International has released a new standard to help organisations address operational risks in their supply chains.

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London 2012 Olympic legacy provides better-than-expected £14 billion boost

The legacy of the Olympics has created an economic boost of more than £14 billion in the past two years, more than the £11 billion target, prime minister David Cameron announced yesterday.

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Retailers struggling with social media, recruitment and staff morale

Retail SMEs are facing problems with social media, staff turnover, recruitment and staff morale, according to a report.

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Inspector Dogberry: Supply chain technology, Business on the Move and the BRC

Business Reporter’s resident newshound sniffs out the best supply chain stories. Follow The Inspector on Twitter at @DogberryTweets or read his latest stories on his blog.

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