Challenges - Upstream Supply Chain Management

By: Acs Logistics  12-08-2011
Keywords: Supply Chain, Cargo Services, Developing Markets

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Allport Cargo Services Secure Scarce Bangladeshi QC License

With GDP growing at a very respectable 6-7% p.a. over the last few years, Bangladesh is a well established exporter to the Middle East, US, Europe, and more recently to developing markets in Africa.

MYER Supplier of the Year Award

Allport Cargo Services have recently been awarded the MYER Supplier of the Year Award, and for the second year running the MYER Supply Chain Supplier of the Year Award.

Cargo Services at Bologna Motor Show

Allport UK’s Time Sensitive Team, based in Coventry, has been selected by Jaguar Land Rover to manage the transportation to, and handling of, their stand at the Bologna Motor Show in December.

When a great deal of room for improvement exists, the opportunity for great rewards co-exists. Being able to measure the 'what, where, when and by whom?' is fundamental to making Strategic Supply Chain decisions.

As larger retailers, already established in buying through agents in their home countries or overseas, move to the next phase of business, the need to keep close to what’s going on is essential. For a retailer to achieve the savings sought from establishing their own sourcing operation – its generally understood that better long-term product planning is needed. But keeping close to ongoing development issues like tracking vendor selection and production management can still separate success from failure. Having the right systems in place that provide this visibility is pre-requisite.

"You'd be amazed how many 'disconnects' there are in how people do business with Asia. Even those who should know better and have been around for ages still don't really know what’s going on with their products" Jack Schumacher (Ex CEO Wal*Mart) – "Keynote Address” – Woolworths Australia May 06)"

Keywords: Cargo Services, Chain Supplier, Developing Markets, Motor Show, Supplier Of The Year Award, Supply Chain