The shortage of logistics-related labour is a global problem that will either remain the same or worsen over the next five years, according to a new survey by The World Bank, which calls for a major expansion of training and skills development initiatives in developing countries.
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.
Oracle has expanded its Supply Chain Management Cloud application to provide a range on new functions including supplier collaboration, quality management, maintenance, sales and operations planning, demand management, and supply planning, as well as expansions across existing solutions.
NHS Supply Chain has widened its ethical procurement programme following the passing of UK Modern Slavery Act. It means that more than 200 suppliers are now subject to the Labour Standards Assurance System (LSAS) conditions.
Progress in raising ethical standards in global supply chains has stalled in many places, a new study by the Economist Intelligence Unit has revealed.
Maersk and JF Hillebrand have formed a sustainability partnership by signing the Carbon Pact. The signed document outlines the companies ambition to reduce the impact from JF Hillebrand’s shipments with Maersk Line.
Campbell Soup Company has appointed Bob Furbee, its senior vice president global supply chain, to its leadership team reporting to president and chief executive Denise Morrison.
HP has launched its 2016 Sustainability Report which outlines its new environmental supply chain goals at its Sustainability Summit in Central London.
Kuehne + Nagel is to print CO2 emissions for seafreight shipments on invoices in order to help shippers identify their carbon footprint.
ByBox, the software and supply chain specialist, has appointed Simon Fahie managing director, global technology.
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.
Unilever has come top again in Gartner’s Top 25 supply chains. It is followed by McDonald’s in second place and Inditex in third.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eight companies including McDonald’s and L’Oréal have joined the newly-expanded supply chain platform of CDP, to tackle global deforestation.
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.
US consultancy The Progress Group has become Crimson & Co North America.
Fashion brands are doing poorly when it comes to transparency in the supply chain, according to figures from the Fashion Transparency Index by Fashion Revolution.
Walmart is targeting its supply chain with a new initiative to eliminate one gigaton of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
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.
Apparently, the concept of “global” has had it’s day – what we need to talk about now is “multi-local”. At least that is what my marketing guru tells me. The theory is that all customers are local and need to be treated as such.
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.
Vishal Bansal, UK supply chain director of Amazon, focused on the role of robotics in in the retail giant’s logistics operations when he spoke at the Logistics & Supply Chain Conference.
“New cross-industry platform “Manufacture 2030” has been launched by 2degrees to encourage sustainability and collaboration in global supply chains.
BSI’s Trafficking and Supply Chain Slavery Index has found that China, which supplies 18 per cent of yearly construction materials to the UK, is the highest risk source of modern day slavery for Britain.
Maersk is to use blockchain technology solution developed with IBM to help manage the paper trail of millions of shipping containers across the world.
Mercedes-Benz Trucks is to launch its all-electric heavy-duty truck in a small series.
Philippines based technology company Ionics EMS has chosen Indigo’s WMS software. Ionics is the first customer for Indigo Asia Pacific – Indigo’s subsidiary serving the region, which was launched last year.
Last week Erwin and Krystian Markowski were each sentenced to six years in jail at Nottingham Crown Court after being convicted on charges related to trafficking people for labour exploitation.
Big data is on the rise in the third party logistics (3PL) market, according to a new report published by Research and Markets.
Unilever is aiming to achieve 100 per cent recyclability for its plastic packaging by 2025.
Ford is deploying Infor SCE, the cloud-based warehouse management system, in seven European countries to automate the process of transferring goods at its ten cross-docking centres.
DHL Supply Chain has signed a strategic partnership with waste management specialist Landbell to provide environmental management services that are compliant with EU legislation.
A high performance alternative to batteries is being developed that could give electric vehicles the same range as petrol engined vehicles, and could be recharged in the same time that its takes to fill a regular car with petrol.
A new global project has been launched to help businesses reduce carbon emissions in their global logistics supply chains.
Teijin Aramid, which makes heat resistant aramid fibres, has selected Quintiq software planning software to improve global sales and operations planning.
How are you getting along with Siri? Or Cortana? Or Alexa? Voice controlled digital assistants seem to be all the rage…
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s high-level advisory group, which includes a Deutsche Post DHL Group member, has published a new report on sustainability in transport and logistics.