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  • Duty free plan for no-deal Brexit March 13, 2019
    The government will not charge customs duty on 87 per cent of imports under plans to protect supply chains in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The move follows last night’s House of Commons vote which rejected Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal for a second time. MPs are due to vote on a no-deal Brexit […]
    Malory Davies
  • Mothercare sells Early Learning Centre March 12, 2019
    Mothercare is to sell its toy business, Early Learning Centre, to The Entertainer, as part of its transformation plan, which aims to improve product design, marketing and distribution of Mothercare products around the world. In an update, Mothercare said it was on track to deliver cost savings of at least £19m a year. Store closures […]
    Maria Highland
  • Gates Foundation funding for CIPS African initiative March 7, 2019
    The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply has been awarded a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve the procurement of healthcare and medicines across Africa. CIPS said healthcare supply chains in Africa are prone to disruption and to increased costs with drugs and medical equipment struggling to reach those that need […]
    Malory Davies
  • Army to develop autonomous logistics vehicles March 6, 2019
    The army could soon be using autonomous logistics vehicles to deliver supplies to troops in war zones, under a £66 million project to fast-track military robotics projects. The aim would be to remove soldiers from dangerous resupply tasks so they could focus on combat roles. Other elements of the project include systems to fit army […]
    Malory Davies
  • Modern slavery: supply chain in the firing line March 5, 2019
    All eyes might be on Brexit day at the end of this month, but there is another event that could also have a significant impact on supply chains. The report of the government’s independent review of the Modern Slavery Act is due to be published at the end of the month. The government commissioned Frank […]
    Maria Highland
  • FedEx unveils delivery robot February 28, 2019
    FedEx has unveiled a delivery robot, the SameDay Bot, which has been designed to enable retailers to make same-day and last mile deliveries to customers. The idea is that retailers will be able to accept orders from nearby customers and deliver them by bot directly to customers’ homes or businesses the same day. FedEx is […]
    Maria Highland
  • Aldi opens £50m DC February 28, 2019
    Aldi has opened a £50 million 60,000 sq m site distribution centre in Sheppey, Kent to serve nearly 60 stores and create 400 new jobs. Aldi also plans to open a further 130 stores across the UK throughout this year and next, and plans to extend its long-term store opening target to 1,200 stores across […]
    Maria Highland
  • Hyster launches robotic forklift February 28, 2019
    Hyster Europe has unveiled a series of trucks using robotics technology that has been developed in collaboration with robotics specialist Balyo. “Our robotic trucks use geo-navigation technology developed by Balyo, which does not require complex infrastructure changes to automate logistical processes,” said Hyster’s Timo Antony. “These robotics solutions are based on our lift trucks from […]
    Maria Highland
  • M&S in £750m home delivery deal with Ocado February 27, 2019
    Marks & Spencer is to invest £750 million in a joint venture with Ocado that will give it a home delivery service for its food offering for the first time. The joint venture, which starts when Ocado’s existing sourcing agreement with Waitrose ends in September 2020, give M&S a 50 per cent stake in Ocado’s […]
    Malory Davies
  • Mercedes-Benz Cars test blockchain in supply chain February 25, 2019
    Mercedes-Benz Cars is testing a prototype blockchain project with strategic partner Icertis focusing on consistent documentation of contracts in the supply chain. It said: “Daimler requires its direct suppliers to vigorously pass on and control standards and contractual obligations with regard to working conditions, human rights, environmental protection, safety, business ethics and compliance within the […]
    Maria Highland

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