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  • Discounters and convenience stores make gains as grocery market up 1% November 18, 2019
    Year-on-year supermarket sales grew by 1.0 per cent over the 12 weeks ending 3 November, according to the latest grocery market share figures from Kantar. Co-op increased its market share to 6.5 per cent, having grown continuously since May 2018 with year-on-year growth of 4.4 per cent. Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight […]
    Michelle Mooney
  • FM Logistic develops ergoskeleton for warehouse pickers November 18, 2019
    French 3PL FM Logistic has developed and patented an ergoskeleton – the Ergoskel – designed to prevent neck and back strain during materials handling in the warehouse. The wearable device has been developed to prevent musculoskeletal disorders by reducing the physical strain workers have on their bodies while lifting and putting down packages. The Ergoskel […]
    Michelle Mooney
  • SFCE extends supply chain contract with Geodis November 14, 2019
    Slip-resistant shoe company Shoes For Crews Europe (SFCE) has renewed its contract with Geodis to manage its entire supply chain. Geodis will manage incoming orders and the delivery of products across Europe on behalf of SFCE. The contract is the third multi-year contract awarded by SFCE to Geodis since 2012, with volumes increasing by 50 […]
    Michelle Mooney
  • Pladis appoints chief supply chain officer November 14, 2019
    Pladis, which includes brands such as McVitie’s and Godiva, has appointed Mario Reis as its chief supply chain officer, who will be responsible for leading its global supply chain agenda.  Salman Amin, chief executive of Pladis, said: “[Mario’s] vast experience leading the end-to-end supply chain in large, global businesses means he will be a great […]
    Michelle Mooney
  • Profit and turnover up at DHL in Q3 November 12, 2019
    All five divisions at Deutsche Post DHL Group saw turnover and profit gains during the third quarter of 2019 as its chief executive said the business was growing “even in uncertain times”. Turnover at Deutsche Post DHL increased 4.7 per cent year-on-year in the third quarter to €15.6 billion while operating profit rose to €942 […]
    Christopher Walton
  • Marks and Spencer cites supply chain issues as sales drop November 7, 2019
    Marks and Spencer has blamed supply chain issues for a 5.5 per cent fall in clothing and home sales during the first half of its financial year. It said its clothing and home, as well as its food business had been held back by limitations in supply chain capability and it has now started a […]
    Michelle Mooney
  • DHL and HP blockchain JV seeks supply chain savings through automation November 7, 2019
    DHL Global Forwarding has revealed details concerning its blockchain joint-venture with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), which it is using to automate its administrative and shipment payment processing. The Minimum Viable Product (MVP)  has been live since 1 July and links multiple entities of HPE and DHL Global Forwarding for one-off order management. It also eliminates […]
    Michelle Mooney
  • Logistics Manager Analysis: supply chain execution… connecting the dots November 5, 2019
    Supply chain execution could transform the industry, but without the integration of disparate systems or digital technologies, it may never be truly exploited. Alexandra Leonards investigates why connecting IT systems is crucial, and explores the technologies driving changes in the market. For an industry characterised by fragmentation, connecting the dots can seem an unfeasible task. […]
    Christopher Walton
  • Unipart secures three-year contract extension with Kimberly-Clark November 4, 2019
    Unipart Logistics has been awarded a three-year contract extension by Kimberly-Clark for the management of UK warehouse operations in Barrow, Chorley and Northfleet through 2022. Currently, Unipart provides 200 employees to serve on Kimberly-Clark’s team. In Chorley and Northfleet, Unipart manages 120,000 pallets of finished goods in automated warehouses, fed by a cross dock operation […]
    Michelle Mooney
  • Logistics Manager Analysis: supply chain and procurement – deal or no deal? November 4, 2019
    For more than three years, sourcing and procurement teams have had to grapple with the potential implications of the UK withdrawing from the European Union. Procurement responses have varied widely, Sam Tulip investigates. Some firms are in denial (that it will ever happen, or alternatively that there will be any major consequences); some have planned […]
    Christopher Walton

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