Blog: Weak links in the supply chain

Catherine Sleep | 27 November 2003

Single sourcing, outsourcing, just-in-time delivery and a raft of cost saving measures have injected a high dose of risk into supply chains. These industry trends, together with external threats such as terrorist attacks, labour disputes and the potential for natural disasters, show just how vulnerable companies are to disruptions within their supply chains which can lead to the loss of thousands, and in some cases, millions of pounds or dollars. A new report from the Cranbrook School of Management comes as a timely warning.

CSM report


BLOG

Danone closes WhiteWave, who will acquire Stonyfield?

Danone completed its US$12.5bn acquisition of WhiteWave Foods this week. The move will roughly double Danone's presence in North America, where WhiteWave is a top four dairy player. ...

BLOG

Premier Foods pension news offers cheer but challenges remain

Premier Foods plc revealed today (28 March) it has secured a deal with its pension scheme trustees that will see the UK food maker reduce its pension burden....

BLOG

Another reshuffling of pack at Hain Celestial

Hain Celestial, under the scrutiny of the investment community in recent months and facing some challenges in its domestic market, has announced another shuffling of its management pack....

BLOG

FrieslandCampina looking to sell final non-dairy asset

FrieslandCampina, which today served up higher profits but lower sales for 2016, is ready to offload the last non-dairy business owned by the Dutch cooperative giant....

just-food homepage



Forgot your password?