Friday 15th Dec 2017 - Logistics & Supply Chain

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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.

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.

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.

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.

SPAR signs deal for China stores

Yunnan Anning Jinfang Commercial Group (Jinfang) is to invest in converting 32 in south-east China stores to the SPAR brand in the coming months.

Strong growth for SPAR

SPAR International, which works with partners to develop supply chain and retail operations, increased global sales by 4.5 per cent to €33.1 billion last year.

ASOS moves into Eurohub 2 as sales rise

International sales rose 54 per cent at ASOS in the half year to 28th February, and now account for 62 per cent of the online fashion retailer’s total sales.

Li & Fung sets out plan for supply chain of the future

Li & Fung, the Hong Kong-based supplier of supply chain services, has set out its vision of the supply chain of the future focusing on speed, innovation and digitalisation to help brands and retailers navigate the digital economy.

Kerry Logistics serves Missguided in Asia

Fashion retailer Missguided has chosen Kerry Logistics to handle its international air and ocean freight – the logistics business will deliver a number of value-added services and support throughout its Greater China and Asia network.

Fufilment by Amazon delivers 2bn products in 2016

Fulfilment by Amazon delivered over two billion items for its marketplace sellers last year. The fulfilment service delivers products to the customers of independent sellers and brand owners in Amazon Marketplace, a similar platform to eBay.

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.

Peak practice

Convenience outweighs price for online shopping. Some might find that hard to believe, but that’s the clear message from a survey into consumer preferences.

An unexpected gift

Firebox, the online retailer delivering weird and wonderful goods, won Team of the Year alongside arvato at the 2015 Logistics & Supply Chain Excellence Awards. Commercial director Kerry Okikiade explains to Alexandra Leonards why they made such an outstanding team, and how Firebox became the best place to find an unexpected gift…

UPS expands Russian collect on delivery service

UPS has expanded its collect on delivery service (COD) so that it now covers some 400 cities in Russia. Under the COD system consumers pay the UPS driver directly for their goods.

Time to buy an online retailer?

The word “relentless” might have been invented to describe the pace of change in online retail – and it clear that many retailers still have some way to go in integrating their online and physical stores to maximise potential sales. The latest move has come from Walmart with a deal to buy US online retailer […]

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.

Tesco moves back into profit

Tesco moved back into profit last year with an operating profit of £1 billion for the 52 weeks to 27 February. That compares to a loss of £5.8bn the year before when it wrote off some £6.7 billion of exceptional items.

Get ready for a digital future

Physicist Stephen Hawking has predicted a future with “machines whose intelligence exceeds ours by more than ours exceeds that of snails”. so, how could technology available today transform fulfilment? By Penelope Ody

B&Q logistics partners form team at The Fresh Connection

The logistics partners of B&Q have formed the first ever cross-company team to enter supply chain training contest ‘The Fresh Connection’. XPO Logistics, Wincanton and BRS have formed a team to help develop B&Q’s ‘One Logistics Team operational ethos’.

Kingfisher targets MH spend in review

Kingfisher, which owns B&Q and Screwfix, says it is making good progress with plans to boost operational efficiency generating £100m annual profit uplift.

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