Tuesday 14th Jul 2020 - Logistics & Supply Chain

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Online strategy switch costs Morrisons £27m

Morrisons has written off £27m of the costs incurred in the development of its own food online offer which was no longer required after it decided to work with Ocado.

Tudespensa picks Knapp for DC automation

Spanish online grocery retailer Tudespensa.com has contracted Knapp to automate its Madrid distribution centre’s picking system, which processes around 1,000 orders per day.

New supply chain and projects director for Morrisons

Morrisons’ group manufacturing director Mark Harrison is moving to a new role as group supply chain and projects director, which will involve working with chairman Andy Higginson on delivering key projects to build trading momentum.

Premier case puts focus on supplier relationships

Driving a hard bargain with your suppliers is one thing, but demanding a cash gift under the threat of delisting, is downright unfair. These, and other harsh words, were directed at Premier Foods last week by the Federation of Small Businesses. It followed a complaint in the press about how Premier manages companies in its […]

Norwegian retailer picks Witron for perishables DC

NorgesGruppen, the Norwegian food retailer, has chosen Witron as the general contractor for the design and implementation of a perishable distribution centre for its ASKO wholesale division. The new 242,000 sq ft logistics centre is located in Vestby, south-east of Oslo. From the beginning of 2017, it will supply more than 2,500 stores and outlets […]

Supply chain disruption costs Tate & Lyle £40m

Supply chain disruption has lead to Tate & Lyle incurring £40m in costs for the first six months of the financial year, according to trading results released by the firm, and it is anticipating a further £10m in costs before the year is up. Operational difficulties in the US caused by a prolonged and severe […]

Dawn Foods picks Partner Logistics for frozen distribution

Partner Logistics has signed a two-year contract with bakery supplier Dawn Foods to manage storage of frozen confectionary products at its frozen food warehouse in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. Partner Logistics, has worked with Dawn Foods at its Bergen op Zoom site in the Netherlands since 2004, will be partnering with transport provider Visbeen to provide distribution […]

Government plans new unit to police food supply chain

The government is to set up a crime unit to police the food supply chain following last year’s horsemeat scandal. The move follows publication of the Elliott report on food integrity and assurance of food supply networks. Environment secretary Elizabeth Truss said the government accepted all the recommendations in the report. As well as the […]

Co-op Food cuts stock levels and boosts cash flow

The Co-operative Food business has improved its supply chain processes and reduced stock levels, improving cash flow and enabling our stores to run more smoothly, the group said in its annual report

Food supply chains are still an unknown quantity

Four out of five large UK food manufacturers say that last year’s horsemeat scandal has made no difference to the way they manage information about their suppliers, according to a survey commissioned by Achilles, the supply chain risk management company

Food chain open to criminal abuse, warns report

The food supply chain is vulnerable to criminal abuse, according to today's interim report of the Elliott Review into the integrity and assurance of food supply networks

Adams Foods eyes £500m turnover with joint supply chain

UK supplier of cheese, Adams Foods, has teamed up with British farmer-owned dairy co-operative, First Milk, to establish a fully integrated supply chain which it reckons will increase turnover to over £500 million.

Morrisons launches new Order Pad

Morrisons has teamed up with custom software consultancy, ThoughtWorks, to introduce its new electronic Order Pad, which will replace the supermarket’s manual weekly inventory process

Premier Foods plans £10m supply chain savings

Premier Foods expects to save £10m from consolidation of its grocery logistics network combined with a reduction in the number of SKUs and a focus on more strategic partnerships with fewer suppliers

Tesco to open Reading and Dagenham DCs

Tesco is reorganising its distribution network with new sites in Reading and Dagenham, to move products closer to stores and to keep up with its growing convenience business in the South East

Food and drink leads on sustainable supply chains

The food and drink sector has the highest proportion of organisations (32 per cent) with sustainability goals fully embedded in their supply chain management, according to a study of mid-tier business by Grant Thornton

Waitrose selects Cirrus simulator

Waitrose has taken on CLASS, the warehouse simulation tool from Cirrus Logistics, to support the development of its supply chain

Co-op boosts availability and cuts stock

The Co-operative Food has completed a transformation of its store replenishment system which it says has increased product availability to 97.5 per cent and reduced stock-holding

Grocery SC beating environmental targets

UK grocery retailers and manufacturers are three quarters of the way to reaching household food waste objectives, and half way to achieving packaging reduction targets, as set out in phase two of the Courtauld Commitment which runs between March 2010 and

Tesco selects sustainability consultants

Tesco has selected 2degrees, an online community of sustainability professionals, to help it reduce its supply chain carbon footprint by 30 per cent by 2020.

Skills gap at the top of food chain

Consistent skills shortages have been identifies across all sectors of the food supply chain, according to The UK Food Supply Chain Report published by research group Improve

Asda looks for greater supply chain agility

Forecasts are getting worse not better and will continue to get worse, Gavin Chappell, supply chain director of Asda, warned delegates at a retail supply chain conference today

Online grocer heads towards profit

Online grocer Ocado moved into profit in the second half of last year driven by sales growth and supply chain efficiencies

Waitrose goes live with frozen ordering system

Waitrose has gone live with an updated ordering system for its frozen warehouses. The retailer is using the Aldata system to calculate, optimise and manage supplier orders to replenish its frozen warehouse, enabling the retailer to adapt to its new multi-

Norwegian grocers pick Linpac produce trays

Norwegian pallet and tray pool operator Norsk Lastbaerer Pool, has taken on Linpac Allibert to reduce losses and boost efficiency in its fleet operations

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