The Importance of Supply Chain Traceability

The e-coli crisis in Germany earlier this year quickly triggered the media’s fear about the dangers of global supply chains. We are often told that large scale production and fast over-night supply chains are unsustainable, kill off local production and increase risk. And with over 2,400 people left infected by the outbreak, the fear was that the global situation was spiralling out of control. It seemed even The Archers were not immune to the crisis, with the writers introducing a...

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Tweeting Logistics- will social media play a role in the future of supply chain management?

On a social level, networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook have certainly caught the imagination of the younger generation- teenagers are now regularly updating their mates about what time to meet each other in the pub, or discussing their plans for dinner later that night! But, in the case of Twitter especially, it should be noted that the BBC Economics Editor Robert Peston is now a regular user (or ‘tweeter’) and updates his loyal followers with various thought pieces...

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