To meet the challenges of globalisation many companies are shifting
from a 'push' supply chain model to a flexible, demand-driven
one by applying service-oriented architecture (SOA) technology,
according to an IBM study.
Collaboration between a EU funded body and private companies has
resulted in an integrated method for tracking meat products from
slaughterhouse to supermarket using radio frequency
A new report suggests that while the benefits of sourcing in China
outweigh the additional logistics costs, western companies must
still be prepared to deal with significant procurement and sourcing
issues if they are to prosper.