Latest supply chain articles

Marks & Spencer: 'With Tibco Spotfire it's not like data-based decision making, it's like common sense'

How Marks & Spencer is propagating analytics throughout the organisation to enable more informed decision making on-the-fly
04 Nov 2014

Ferrari selects Infor to drive supply chain planning improvements

Italian sports car manufacturer selects Infor Sales & Operations Planning solution
23 Sep 2014

First Fairphone sells out

Initial batch of crowdfunded ethically-sourced smartphone snapped up
13 Nov 2013

Samsung muscles in on Apple's supply chain

Could lead to price rises and launch delays
17 May 2013

IT keeps Warburtons on a roll: an interview with Martin Ogden

Martin Ogden tells Peter Gothard how IT is helping the bakery to maintain profitability in the face of rising fuel and wheat prices
04 Apr 2013

Horse meat saga: CIO explains how IT can help

IT's role is to ensure processes run properly and the supply chain is correctly managed
06 Mar 2013

Opinion: Technology is fuelling a manufacturing revival

Advances in IT are helping to bring production back to the UK, writes IFS’s Alastair Sorbie
15 Oct 2012

Foxconn shares fall following $226m net loss

Smartphone manufacturer for Nokia, Motorola and Sony blames 'sluggish' orders
28 Aug 2012

Iceland turns up the heat: an interview with IT chief Mark Pearson

Iceland’s Mark Pearson tells Graeme Burton how new technology is benefiting store managers, warehouse staff and shoppers
22 Aug 2012

Botched software rollout blows £3.9m hole in London taxi maker's accounts

Company blames new supply-chain management and accounting system
15 Aug 2012

When big business thinks small: a guide to working with technology SMEs

Large organisations are increasingly seeking to tap into the SME market for innovation and agility. But are their procurement processes flexible enough?
19 Jun 2012

Machine-to-machine communication reaching tipping point - report

Lower costs for both devices and network connectivity will drive a boom in 'the internet of things'
29 Apr 2012

Lack of IT investment puts supply chains under strain

The parlous state of the EU’s economy has led many businesses to cut back on supply chain investment. But are such cost-saving measures are storing up trouble for the future?
02 Apr 2012

Network Rail in the market for a new B2B property customer portal

Portal to provide platform for all property business customer interactions
08 Feb 2012

Analysis: Get set for a summer of disruption

IT departments must start planning now to ensure their operations run smoothly during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and London 2012
24 Jan 2012

Lufthansa Cargo selects CA to aid its business agility

CA Clarity PPM chosen to improve processes
10 Jan 2012

Rail operator awards major network upgrade deal to O2 Unify

Three-year, multimillion pound deal to refresh Network Rail's Cisco kit
09 Jan 2012

Seals VR7 review

Rugged handset with long battery life
06 Jan 2012

Police forces given £2.7m to spend on 3D scanning technology

Department for Transport hopes technology will help to speed up crash site investigation
04 Jan 2012

Alerts, exploration and collaboration – the future of mobile BI

29 Nov 2011

Enabling rapid, global business expansion through SVM: a conversation with Jim Nanton, senior VP & CIO, Hanesbrands

24 Nov 2011

Government to speed up ICT procurement by 40 per cent

The average cost of procurement in the UK is currently £46,000, compared with about £19,000 in France
21 Nov 2011

Premiere Products updates ERP to improve forecasting

UK-based maker of cleaning products is migrating its ERP system to IFS software
17 Nov 2011

Interview: Alex Pilar, CIO, DHL Supply Chain

Datacentre consolidation, virtualisation and consumerisation are all part and parcel of DHL Supply Chain’s transition to a private cloud infrastructure
02 Nov 2011