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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.

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.

Carriers expect to use cargo drones within 15 years

Over 40 per cent of logistics carriers believe they will use drones for delivering goods in the future, according to a study by the National Aeronautical Centre. And they believe it could happen within the next 15 years. The figures come just days after Google revealed it is developing a drone delivery system, Project Wing. […]

UK retailers trail US in adopting omni

Almost half of US retailers (43 per cent) have a fully integrated omni-channel approach against just over a quarter (27 per cent) of UK retailers, according to a new study by LCP

Supply chain disruption costs manufacturers £58m

Large UK manufacturers lost more than £58m dealing with the fall-out from supply chain disruptions in 2013, according to a study commissioned by risk management specialist Achilles

Morrisons plans more centralised distribution

Supermarket group Morrisons will increase the centralisation of its distribution network as part of a plan to make savings of more than £1 billion over the next three years from supply chain and procurement

More magical than a crystal ball

Unfortunately we cannot all look into a crystal ball and see into the future, some of us have to rely on predictions, and when these predictions are incorrect, it is not always a big deal, unless you work in supply chain

DHL offers 25pc savings

DHL Supply Chain plans to offer its technology customers 25 per cent reductions in total cost, by integrating repair operations within the warehouse

The customer knows best

Supply chains around the world are increasingly being altered to keep up with specific customer demands, and by using them to maximise outcomes for the customer, companies are in turn maximising outcomes for themselves

Coca Cola brings a sparkle to the supply chain

Global supply chain optimisation is at the heart of a $1 billion programme put in place by The Coca Cola Company following what, by its standards, was a disappointing year in 2013

Salaries rising by 7pc in supply chain

Year-on-year pay for supply chain and procurement specialists is rising by up to seven per cent of base salary, according to a survey by recruiter Robert Walters

Time to take the broad view

Companies must take a wider view of supply chain sustainability, according to the latest report produced by Accenture for the Carbon Disclosure Project

VOR costs SMEs £30,000 a year

UK SMEs are losing up to £30,000 a year as a consequence of having vehicles off the road, according to SME research by Ford Retail

US Air Force in groundbreaking supply chain deal

The US Air Force has signed a groundbreaking supply chain deal with Boeing that it says will streamline contracting, save money and speed up execution by as much as ten months

Bernard Matthews saves with Wax Digital

UK turkey farmer Bernard Matthews has achieved business savings of 21 per cent, as a result of implementing Wax Digital’s web3 eSourcing platform

Why CFOs need to rethink approach to supply chain

A strong partnership between the CFO and supply chain leadership in leads to improved financial performance for the organisation. That’s one of the conclusions of a survey of 423 CFOs and heads of supply chain by consultants EY

Supply chain savings boost profits for WH Smith

WH Smith says it made cost saving of £18m in its high street business last year, mainly as a result of supply chain initiatives such as the introduction of voice picking

$3bn supply chain saving plan for Mondelez

Mondelez International, which owns some of the world's biggest snack brands, has set out supply chain initiatives designed to deliver $3 billion in productivity savings over the next three years.

The mega-city challenge

Some people might be rather cynical about seeing students hanging around on street corners. But here’s an example of where it’s not only a good thing - it’s potentially ground-breaking

WEF pushes supply chain up the agenda

Ensuring that supply chain is on the boardroom agenda is a key challenge for many industry professionals. But how much greater is the challenge of ensuring it is at the core of international trade agreements?

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

Ice-Cream express saves emissions for Unilever

Unilever has launched a new rail service in Italy called Green Express, as part of a wider eco-efficiency programme within Unilever’s Supply Chain to support the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan

Counting the cost

As retail chains write down their store assets and high streets atrophy, home delivery becomes increasingly important in the over-all “cost to serve”. Is the model sustainable or will something have to change?

How to save money with RFID data

A consultancy service has been launched by the University of Derby’s Centre for Supply Chain Improvement to help companies with RFID systems get more useful information out of the computer data they generate

Whitbread speeds supply chain expansion

Whitbread has accelerated plans to increase capacity in its supply chain network to support the growth of its brands, particularly Premier Inn and Costa Coffee

TNT targets €220m savings from restructuring plan

TNT Express has set out plans to make recurring savings of €220 million by 2015 with a series of measures including consolidating services, optimising its infrastructure and reducing indirect costs. The restructuring is expected to cost €150m by the end o

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