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  • M&S lights Fuse to remove excess stock May 23, 2019
    Marks & Spencer is making use of new tools to help remove excess stock trapped in stores where it does not sell, and holding it centrally, improving availability and making stores easier to shop. The programme, named Fuse, is being used in both the Food and Clothing and Home. The retailer said in its annual […]
    Maria Highland
  • Manhattan plan for faster robotics implementation May 23, 2019
    Manhattan Associates has launched a programme to speed the development and implementation of distribution centre automation and robotics. The Manhattan Automation Network is launching with five inaugural members: Kindred AI, Locus Robotics, Matthews Automation Solutions, Right Hand Robotics and VCO Systems. The aim is to cut the cost and complexity of adopting warehouse automation solutions. […]
    Maria Highland
  • New supply chain chief for Mondelēz May 23, 2019
    Mondelēz International has named Sandra MacQuillan as executive vice president, integrated supply chain. She will be responsible for the oversight of the company’s global procurement, manufacturing, engineering, and customer service and logistics groups, reporting directly to Dirk Van de Put, chairman and chief executive officer. She takes over on 10th June succeeding Daniel Myers, who […]
    Maria Highland
  • Plan to get tough on supply chain slavery May 22, 2019
    The Government has published the final report of its Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act which sets out a series of proposals for toughening up existing legislation – notably in terms of transparency in supply chains. For example, it says, companies should not be able to state that they have taken no steps to […]
    Maria Highland
  • ABB to enable world’s first hydrogen-powered river vessel May 22, 2019
    ABB is to provide a power and propulsion solution for a hydrogen fuel cell vessel that will operated on the Rhône river in France. The vessel is being built for Sogestran Group subsidiary Compagnie Fluviale de Transport and is due for delivery in 2021. Once the fuel cell power plant has been fitted, the vessel […]
    Maria Highland
  • SPAR sees strong growth internationally May 21, 2019
    SPAR International launched operations in four new countries last year increasing the number of stores by 335 to 13,112 in 48 countries. The group operates in partnership with independent retailers focusing on working together to share global scale and expertise. A key element is sharing modern retail and supply chain technology solutions. The group saw […]
    Maria Highland
  • Colgate-Palmolive tops supply chain table May 20, 2019
    Colgate-Palmolive has topped to the Gartner Top 25 supply chains for the first time ahead of Inditex, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Cisco. “Colgate-Palmolive’s strong financial performance, combined with its focus on an aligned organisation and impressive work in corporate social responsibility, helped drive the move up from the fourth position in 2018 to the top spot […]
    Maria Highland
  • FedEx on track to investing $200 million in CSR by 2020 May 14, 2019
    FedEx is ahead of its plan for FedEx Cares goal of investing $200 million in more than 200 global communities by 2020 according to the company’s 2019 Global Citizenship Report which focuses on the company’s corporate social responsibility strategies in the areas of company economy, people, and environment. Key elements of the company’s CSR strategy […]
    Maria Highland
  • Mercadona invests €120m in automation May 14, 2019
    Mercadona, the Spanish supermarket chain, is investing more than €120 million in automation for its fresh food at four new distribution centres located in Seville, Valencia, Alicante and Zaragoza. It has chosen Cimcorp for the automated systems at the DCs which will serve more than 600 of the retailer’s 1630 supermarkets. Javier Blasco, warehouse purchasing […]
    Malory Davies
  • Industry faces ‘blockchain fatigue’ May 7, 2019
    Nine out of ten blockchain-based supply chain initiatives will suffer “blockchain fatigue” by 2023 owing to a lack of strong use cases, according to research by Gartner. A survey of users wants and needs found that only nine per cent of respondents have invested in blockchain, while only 19 per cent regard it as a […]
    Maria Highland

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