Friday 15th Dec 2017 - Logistics & Supply Chain

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Brexit threat to key industries

The government has come under renewed pressure over the impact of Brexit on key industries including the motor industry, alcohol and tobacco.

Malory Davies FCILT, Editor.

Carrot spaghetti: supply chain hero?

It’s estimated that almost two million tonnes of food is wasted in the grocery supply chain every year. A study last year by WRAP, the food waste charity, calculated that action to increase prevention of waste could save businesses £300 million a year.

IoT could cut grocery supply chain costs

The Internet of Things has a key role to play in helping food and grocery companies improve their understanding of customers and reducing supply chain costs, research by the IGD suggests.

UPS expands wine shipping service

UPS is expanding its ability to ship alcohol, wine and beer to consumers around the world using the UPS Express or standard shipping services.

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.

BSI targets risk in food supply chain

BSI Supply Chain Services and Solutions has released new food safety and fraud intelligence and assessment management modules designed to allow users to monitor and assess the threat of food contamination, food adulteration, mislabelling, recalls and otherwise deceptive food and beverage products.

XPO wins Vivino contract

Vivino, the online wine retailer, has awarded a contract to XPO Logistics to handle its e-commerce supply chain, for both wine cellars to home delivery from its warehouse in Trezzo sull’Adda near Milan.

Unilever sells spreads business.

Unilever to sell spreads business

Unilever is to sell off its spreads business, and merge its foods and refreshment businesses into one organisation following its strategy review in the wake of the rejected takeover bid from Kraft in February.

Yusen develops cold chain in Malaysia

Tasco Berhad, Yusen’s Malaysian subsidiary, is to take over two cold chain logistics providers in the country – Gold Cold Transport and MILS Cold Chain Logistics.

SSI Schaefer completes beverage DC in Germany

SSI Schaefer has completed the development of a large beverage distribution centre in Germany for A. Kempf Getränkegroßhandel, a subsidiary of Edka Südwest. The new site includes a combination of manual and fully automated picking systems.

MAN takes top Supply Chain Excellence Award

MAN Truck & Bus is the overall winner of the 2016 Supply Chain Excellence Awards with a major strategic initiative that delivered huge benefits in both customer service and inventory performance.

Nordfrost and Stef form frozen food alliance

Nordfrost and Stef have formed a pan-European, frozen food logistics alliance. The partnership will generate a new international logistics network with wide coverage of warehousing and transport capacities in the frozen food sector.

Starbucks appoints new global supply chain chief

Starbucks appoints new global supply chain chief

Starbucks has appointed Hans Melotte as executive vice president global supply chain, leading the Global Supply Chain organisation, which supports Starbucks operations in more than 70 countries.

Time to test yourself against the best

It’s time to test yourself against the best supply chains in The  Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2016, organised by Logistics & Supply Chain.

American distributor buys Brakes

European foodservice distributor Brakes Group has been acquired by American company Sysco for £2.2 billion.

Dachser welcomes new Iberian Peninsula partner

Dachser Food Logistics has welcomed Logifrio, an Iberian Peninsula based provider of temperature-controlled food transport, as a new member of its European Food Network. The network now has 13 logistics partners, alongside nine associated members.

Innovative disruption is here

A couple of months ago, at the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards, I predicted that in 2016 we would start to see more examples of disruptive innovation in the logistics market.

Mercareon platform for Tesco

Tesco has changed the inbound goods processes used at its distribution centres in Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia and implemented Mercareon, a SaaS platform for time slot management at retail warehouses and distribution centres.

SABMiller brings in Hodges as supply director

Brewer SABMiller has hired Philip Hodges to take on the newly-created role of group director, integrated supply. He was most recently senior vice president integrated supply chain at Mondelez Europe.

Plan to drive inefficiency from inbound grocery chain

GS1, the data standards organisation, has launched a Perfect Order initiative to tackle hidden operating costs, delays and process inefficiencies in the inbound grocery supply chain, while addressing the need to create a seamless shopping experience.

Milk curdling times in the supply chain

When was the last time you saw an automotive component supplier blockading a motor manufacturer? Or angry component supplier executives drenching themselves in brake fluid? I’d be astonished if you said anything other than “Never”.

Are we seeing fundamental change in the food supply chain?

You could almost hear the sigh of relief among financial analysts last month when they saw Tesco’s first quarter results – there was clear evidence that the decline in like-for-like sales was being turned around.

Food supply chain faces major challenges

Major tensions within the established food retail giants as they face up to discount retailers have created significant stress in the supply chain, Malcolm Johnstone, president of the Food Storage & Distribution Federation, told members at the organisation’s annual lunch.

M&S looks for logistics boost

Marks & Spencer is looking to improve gross margins in its General Merchandise with the completion of the single tier logistics network and GM4 systems implementation.

M&S awards Gist huge 12 year contract

Marks & Spencer has awarded Gist a 12 year warehousing and distribution services contract, with the first year of the contract estimated to be worth some £300m.

Heinz renews with Wincanton

Heinz has renewed a contract with Wincanton for the provision of transport, warehouse and repack operations at the food manufacturer’s NDC in Wigan.

Morrisons group logistics director steps down

Morrisons group logistics director Neal Austin is to step down from the management board and leave the company along with a number of other senior executives including: group customer marketing & digital director Nick Collard, group retail director Martyn Fletcher, group property and strategy director Gordon Mowat, and convenience managing director Nigel Robertson.

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