Saturday 27th May 2017 - Logistics & Supply Chain

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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.

UK slavery referrals up by a third

The number of potential victims of labour exploitation referred as part of the framework set up to identify victims of modern slavery in the UK increased by 33 per cent from 2015 to 2016, according to analysis of National Crime Agency data by Kroll, the risk mitigation specialist.

Blockchain awareness on the increase

A study of blockchain use in the supply chain has found that one-third of respondents are already implementing the technology, while another quarter indicated they are knowledgeable about it.

Global supply chains increasingly disrupted

Lack of trust and transparency as a result of ideological and military conflicts are undermining the international supply chains, according to the CIPS Risk Index for the first quarter of 2017.

Global purchasers tackle deforestation

Eight companies including McDonald’s and L’Oréal have joined the newly-expanded supply chain platform of CDP, to tackle global deforestation.

Malory Davies FCILT, Editor.

The risk to your supply chain might not be what you think

2017 is likely to see further threats of cargo theft and drug smuggling in the Americas and Europe, protests over wage and other labour issues across Asia, and persistent risks of terrorism, including terrorist targeting of the supply chain.

DHL to double production of electric vehicles

Deutsche Post DHL Group is to double production of its electric vehicles from 10,000 to 20,000 by the end of this year. DHL is now commissioning another production location for its StreetScooter electric van in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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