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DHL to ship remote-controlled helicopters

DHL Global Forwarding is to transport remote-controlled helicopters, parts, and other hobbyist items this year for Shenzhen Youkeshu Technologies, the Chinese consumer electronics exporter.

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.

UPS to expand 3D printing operation

UPS is to open a 3D printing factory at one of its facilities in Singapore by the end of 2016. Recognising the impact 3D printing may have on its manufacturing network, the package delivery company has decided to incorporate the ‘disruptive technology’ into its business strategy.

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.

UK manufacturers ‘overlook’ inventory control

The efficiency of storerooms and inventory control is often ignored in British manufacturing, according to a report by industrial services company ERIKs in conjunction with The Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Engineering a better supply chain

Engineering and manufacturing have seen big changes over recent years with the emergence of China and India as major players. But the changes ahead promise to be even bigger and will have a significant impact on how supply chains are structured.

Is your supply chain ready for Industry 4.0?

Industry 4.0, or the fourth industrial revolution, started out four years ago as a German government project on advanced manufacturing involving the use of electronics and IT to automate production.

Time to look again at VMI

Some 36 per cent of senior managers in retailers and manufacturers reckon their organisations have too much cash tied up in inventory – and 29 per cent think they have too much excess and/or obsolete inventory.

MIT manufacturing innovation initiative

The MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation has launched a manufacturing innovation consortium, to be directed by the forum’s Technology Advisory Board.

VW set to transform automotive supply chains

New technologies and shorter product cycles pose serious challenges for the motor industry globally. And, according to Garcia Sanz, procurement board member at Volkswagen: “In future, a key success factor will be a highly efficient global supplier network.”

Mondelēz on track with supply chain savings

Mondelēz is on track to deliver supply chain savings of $3 billion in gross productivity, $1.5 billion in net productivity and $1 billion in incremental cash flow over three years, according to Daniel Myers, executive vice president, integrated supply chain.

Logistics in the news

Publishers are facing big changes in their markets which are impacting on the logistics of the whole sector. Malory Davies reports.

News UK to offer logistics services to other publishers

News UK, publisher of The Times and The Sun, has launched a print and logistics service for newspaper and magazine publishers – Newssolutions. The aim is to make use the spare capacity at its existing printing plants and distribution operations. Print sales have been falling. Nevertheless, said Mike Darcey, CEO of News UK:  “We are […]

Tyrrell gets North Europe SC role at Sony DADC

Natasha Tyrrell has been promoted at Sony DADC to the position of managing director supply chain solutions, operations and business development Northern Europe, based in Gothenberg

Mexican partner for Suttons

Suttons, the chemical logistics specialist has formed a strategic partnership with Mexican freight forwarder company ROVESA

Multi-million spares contract for TVS

Electricity North West has awarded a multi-million supply chain management contract to TVS Supply Chain Solutions, part of the TVS Group

Scania picks DHL for parts distribution

Scania has awarded DHL Supply Chain a three year contract to manage its aftermarket parts distribution using DHL’s Auto Alliance collaborative platform

Campbell names new head of supply chain

Dave Biegger has been appointed as senior vice president, global supply chain, at US-based soup maker Campbell Soup Company, replacing David White, who is retiring from the company

Two fifth of manufacturers look at near-shoring

Two in five British companies now manufacturing in China are discussing coming back to Europe, according to a survey of more than 1,100 business managers in UK headquartered companies

Diageo opens Asian technical centre

Diageo has opened a new technical centre in Singapore, as part of its expansion in the Asia Pacific region, which it expects to account for 20 per cent of its global revenue by 2015

Manufacturers need to put customers first

Only nine per cent of leading manufacturers understand the importance of creating a customer-oriented culture and process workflows, according to Epicor’s IDC Manufacturing Insights report

TNT Express sells Apriso interests

Dassault Systèmes has purchased TNT Express’ 14.3 per cent equity interests in Apriso, an American-based provider of manufacturing software solutions, in a cash transaction valuing the company at around $205 million (£136.9 million) on a cash and debt fre

Two years to close the visibility gap

Manufacturers believe that they will need to provide full visibility of their supply chains as a base requirement, according to a survey of 45 consumer goods supply chain and logistics professionals who attended workshop entitled “Beyond the Visibility Ga

Apriso unlocks data for Pull manufacturing

Manufacturing software firm Apriso has launched a system to help manufacturers to increase responsiveness and agility by better leveraging “Pull” triggered manufacturing and supply chain processes

Rolls Royce picks Wincanton for generator

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has awarded a five-year contract to specialist Wincanton to manage the storage and distribution of its generating sets destined for UK armed forces around the world

VW moves on CV supply chain synergies

Volkswagen has taken another step in the integration of its commercial vehicle businesses with the appointment of Leif Östling, Scania’s CEO, to take responsibility for the entire commercial vehicle business on the group's the board of management. His tas

Renault’s supply chain plan to reduce carbon footprint

ISEL, at the University of Le Havre, and Renault’s Environmental Division are working with Barloworld’ CAST supply chain software to help minimise cost and reduce carbon footprint by developing new recycling models and interactive collaboration with partn

Vodafone sets up supply chain academy

Vodafone has gone into partnership with the European Institute of Purchasing Management to support the development of Vodafone’s supply chain staff

Dyson rolls out SAP

Vacuum cleaner firm Dyson is rolling out SAP’s fully integrated CRM solutions globally to support customer service

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