SOURCE: eyefortransport

June 21, 2005 02:01 ET

eyefortransport Announces Fortune 500 companies' views on the supply chain and logistics landscape 2005/2006

London -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 21, 2005 --

Press Release
Date: 6 June 2005
For immediate release
eyefortransport's report  -  Fortune 500 companies' views on the supply
chain and logistics landscape 2005/2006  -  examines the key issues faced 
by supply chain executives, and how they are planning to overcome those 
issues and driver their supply chain forward

[London, 6th June 2005]  The global transportation infrastructure is 
reaching saturation point.  Booming trade, particularly in Asia, has 
outstripped carrier capacity.   Consequently, many shippers are beginning 
to care less about rate increases and more about ensuring that their 
carrier, port and rail services are adequate to support JIT supply chains.

And global supply chains are becoming increasingly fragile.  With more 
and more manufacturers and retailers sourcing components and products 
from overseas on a JIT basis, there is no margin for error.  A broken 
link in a supply chain can result in stock-outs and bring a production 
line to a grinding and expensive halt.  

Furthermore, today's supply chain executives are expected to more 
accurately forecast demand, comply with legislation requiring 
indisputable proof of supply chain integrity, and at the same time keep a 
tight lid on costs.

This has created an opportunity for industry players to deploy 
technologies that boost supply chain performance, improve reliability, 
help manage inventory at optimum levels, and provide shippers with end-to-
end visibility.

Conducted during April and May 2005, eyefortransport's Supply Chain 
Directions survey drew responses from over 200 supply chain professionals 
from Fortune 500 companies and key players in world trade and in the 
transportation industry.

The results of the survey have been published in a report: Fortune 500 
companies' views on the supply chain and logistics landscape 2005/2006, 
which can be downloaded from

Much of the data gathered from this survey will be discussed and debated 
at the eyefortransport Supply Chain Directions Summit 2005, which takes 
place on September 20-21 in Philadelphia.

This event will bring together the top logistics and supply chain 
executives from different industry verticals 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 

See for more details.

"Every company's supply chain and also their supply chain executives are 
being put under more and more stress." says Chris Saynor, CEO of 
eyefortransport.  "The eyefortransport Supply Chain Directions 2005 
Summit will tackle all the key issues - it will provide an unmissable, 
focused-platform that will give every supply chain executive the 
solutions they need to prosper in 2006."

For more information on the survey results or the conference, contact 
Rodrigo Canete at, 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