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Food and drink firms 'looking for supply chain savings'

27 August 2010

A large number of logistics managers at food and drink companies have identified scope for supply chain efficiencies over the next 12 months, according to new research.

Published by Culina Logistics, the Food and Drink Supply Chain Health Index found that primary transport, secondary transport and warehousing are the main areas where executives believe savings can be made.

Almost two-thirds of supply chain managers in the sector said they plan to pursue efficiency gains over the next year.

In addition, 20.8 per cent said the outcome of the efficiency drives they operated during the past 12 months had been above target.

Chief executive of Culina Logistics Thomas van Mourik claimed the difficult economic climate and financial uncertainty of the past two years has placed "an ever increasing focus on efficiencies in the supply chain".

In a recent article, Guardian blogger Kyra Choucroun said global companies are under growing pressure to adopt a policy of "in-depth supply chain analysis" and ensure their methods are ethically sound.

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