SOURCE: eyefortransport

July 12, 2005 02:00 ET

eyefortransport - 3PLs CEOs and Fortune 500 companies logistics executives revealed their three biggest headaches

London -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 12, 2005 --Press Release

Date: July 12, 2005

For immediate release

Logistics and supply chain executives are under continuous pressure to improve supply chain efficiency and flexibility. They need to predict demand, implement proactive event management procedures, and somehow still keep the lid on costs.

While a well designed supply chain network can reduce delays and increase reliability, there are snags that can disrupt even the most streamlined operation.

According to a recent eyefortransport survey, one of the biggest supply chain issues is tight carrier capacity, with congestion and warehouse management also featuring high on the list of serious issues.

The survey report, Fortune 500 companies' views on the supply chain and logistics landscape 2005/2006, can be downloaded via www.eyefortransport.com/supplychain/report.shtml

This was confirmed at eyefortransport's 3PL Summit held in Atlanta last week, when CEOs from some of the world's top 3PLs and shippers said that these three issues are the biggest headaches for the transportation and logistics industry.

These issues, and the solutions to address them, will be extensively discussed and debated by the Fortune 500 leaders at the eyefortransport Supply Chain Directions Summit 2005, which takes place on September 20-21 in Philadelphia.

The top logistics and supply chain executives from different industry verticals will gather at this event to discuss overcoming the real supply chain problems. Topics up for discussion, analysis, and questioning will include:

-  Capacity restriction planning
-  Best practice for event management
-  Best practice to manage the relationship with your carrier
-  Reporting and data management
-  Making your RFID system cost-efficient
-  Creating and implementing an effective supply base in China
-  Setting up a shared data environment to increase supply chain
   responsiveness
See www.eyefortransport.com/supplychain for more information about the event,and www.eyefortransport.com/supplychain/confirmedspeakers.shtml for full speaker details.

The transportation industry is faced with a global capacity crisis. The US West Coast is particularly hard hit, with ports, railroads and truckers already operating at their highest capacities in years. Read eyefortransport's exclusive article, Tough times for supply chain executives, at www.eyefortransport.com/supplychain/news.shtml

Shippers and logistics players acknowledge the need to restructure supply chains, re-examine transportation strategies, and adopt various practises to deal with capacity constraints, reduce delays and comply with legislation without exceeding the budget.

"The performance of a company's supply chain is increasingly being highlighted as the defining factor between profit or loss and between winning and retaining customers or losing your customers," says Chris Saynor, CEO of eyefortransport. "The eyefortransport Supply Chain Directions 2005 Summit will tackle all the key issues facing supply chain executives in the next twelve months - it will be an unmissable learning and networking opportunity for any executive looking to optimise their supply chain performance."

For more information on attending, exhibiting or sponsoring this event, contact Rodrigo Canete at rcanete@eyefortransport.com, US toll-free 1 800 814 3459 ext 481 or +44 (0) 20 7375 7591.

               This information is provided by RNS
       The company news service from the London Stock Exchange