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Sales rise 7pc at XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics expects revenue to grow by between 7 per cent and 7.9 per cent in the second quarter, the group said in a trading statement.

First step: admit you have a problem

Progress in raising ethical standards in global supply chains has stalled in many places, a new study by the Economist Intelligence Unit has revealed.

DHL targets Vietnam e-commerce market

DHL eCommerce has launched a domestic delivery operation in Vietnam with next day delivery is major cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh.

Cathay chooses DHL for Hong Kong operation

Cathay Pacific has chosen DHL Supply Chain to manage its aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul logistics activities at its home base at Hong Kong International Airport.

DHL enters JYSK contract extension

DHL International Supply Chain is to enter an exclusive five-year contract extension with JYSK Nordic, the Danish homeware retailer.

DHL and Wärtsilä complete robot pilot

DHL and technology group Wärtsilä have piloted Fetch Robotics’ mobile robots. The test took place in Wärtsilä’s central distribution centre in Kampen, the Netherlands, which is run by DHL.

Ceva wins contract renewal with Akgida

Ceva Logistics has won a contract renewal with Akgida. The logistics company will continue handling the dairy producer’s transportation across Turkey.

Awards deadline extended

Enter by Friday 21st July to be in with a chance of winning an Award from the gold standard of supply chain achievement and winners include some of Europe’s leading companies.

Who will rule the final mile?

It has come to light that retail giant Amazon has patented what it calls “multi-level fulfilment centres” for drones in urban areas. These beehive shaped buildings would see drones zipping across the sky in densely populated areas.

Tibbett opens 15th Romanian warehouse

Tibbett Logistics has opened its 15th warehouse in Bucharest, Romania. The new site, which will be operational later on in July, will be used for the handling and storage of white goods and electrical products.

Deadline looms to enter the Awards

There are just five days Supply Chain Excellence Awards. Enter by this Friday 14th July to be in with a chance of winning an Award from the gold standard of supply chain achievement and winners include some of Europe’s leading companies.

8 days left to enter Awards

There are just eight days left to enter the Supply Chain Excellence Awards. Enter by 14th July to be in with a chance of winning an Award from the gold standard of supply chain achievement and winners include some of Europe’s leading companies.

9 days left to enter Awards

The deadline to enter the Supply Chain Excellence Awards has is next Friday 14th July. Enter by this date to be in with a chance of winning an Award from the gold standard of supply chain achievement and winners include some of Europe’s leading companies.

Profits rise at Kuehne + Nagel

K+N ‘Pharma Hub Switzerland’ opens

Kuehne + Nagel has opened a 175,000 sq ft “Pharma Hub Switzeland”, which is to be a part of the logistics business’ KN PharmaChain network.

Rhenus to launch Australian company

The Rhenus Group is to purchase Australia-based freight forwarding company O’Brien Customs and Forwarding. The company will open its own national Australian company ‘Rhenus Logistics Australia’.

Online commerce disrupting industrial buying, says UPS

A new UPS survey has found that online commerce is disrupting industrial buying in Europe. According to the logistics company, with buying direct-from-manufacturer and e-marketplaces on the rise, the “industrial value chain in Europe is evolving and traditional distributors are under pressure to retain market share.”

Petya threatens global supply chains

When the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply released its Risk Index for the for the first quarter of this year, it highlighted the conflict between Ukraine and separatist rebels in the east of the country which was hindering both physical and digital supply chains.

SPAR picks DHL to support Thailand growth

SPAR International is to partner with DHL Supply Chain and the Bangchak Retail Company to establish up to 300 new convenience stores in Thailand by the end of 2020.

Automated logistics for Algerian tyre factory

Cimcorp is to supply automated logistics systems for a new tyre plant in Algeria being built by electronics and household appliances group, Saterex, which is diversifying into tyre manufacture.

Procurement: more value to be added

What’s the point of procurement? Is it to get the lowest price, build strong business partnerships with suppliers, or a mixture of the two?

Awards deadline extended

The deadline to enter the Supply Chain Excellence Awards has been extended to the 14th July. Enter by this date to be in with a chance of winning an Award from the gold standard of supply chain achievement and winners include some of Europe’s leading companies.

Maersk and JF Hillebrand form sustainability partnership

Maersk and JF Hillebrand have formed a sustainability partnership by signing the Carbon Pact. The signed document outlines the companies ambition to reduce the impact from JF Hillebrand’s shipments with Maersk Line.

$6bn growth for supply chain software

Supply chain software sales are expected to increase by almost $6 billion between 2017 and 2021, according to Gartner, which calculates that the market will exceed $13 billion in total software revenue by the end of 2017.

Deadline approaching for the Supply Chain Excellence Awards

The deadline to enter the Supply Chain Excellence Awards is fast approaching. Enter by 30th June to be in with a chance of winning an Award from the gold standard of supply chain achievement and winners include some of Europe’s leading companies.

Ceva partners with Goodpack

Ceva Logistics has partnered with Goodpack, which operates a fleet of bulk containers, to create a new concept for transporting in the tyre industry.

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