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  • ASOS warns that warehouse transition problems will hit profits July 18, 2019
    ASOS has warned that higher warehouse transition costs combined with lower sales will impact pre-tax profit, which is now expected to be in the range £30-35 million for the year. In a trading statement for the four months to 30th June, the online retailer said growth in the US and EU was lower than anticipated, […]
    Maria Highland
  • HEMA invests in AI to transform supply chain July 18, 2019
    European retailer HEMA has invested in artificial intelligence and machine learning technology from JDA and Blue Yonder to transform its retail supply chain. It will use JDA Luminate Demand Edge, a cognitive SaaS solution that uses machine-learning algorithms to develop accurate demand forecasts, and JDA Fulfilment which position the right inventory in the right distribution […]
    Maria Highland
  • M&S chief steps in to solve supply chain problems July 16, 2019
    Marks & Spencer chief executive Steve Rowe is taking over leadership of the Clothing and Home division to deal with supply chain issues including availability and flow of product. Rowe said: “The business now needs to move on at pace to address long-standing issues in our Clothing and Home supply chain around availability and flow […]
    Maria Highland
  • Ford and VW collaborate on autonomous vehicle technology July 15, 2019
    Ford and Volkswagen are to expand their global alliance to include electric vehicles and will collaborate with Argo AI to introduce autonomous vehicle technology in the US and Europe to better serve customers and improve competitiveness, cost and capital efficiencies. Volkswagen and Ford will integrate Argo AI’s self-driving system into purpose-built vehicles to support the […]
    Maria Highland
  • New RDC for NHS Supply Chain at Bury St Edmunds July 12, 2019
    NHS Supply Chain is to open a 147,000 sq ft regional distribution centre in Bury St Edmunds to replace the current site about five miles away. The RDC, on the Suffolk Park complex, will be operated by NHS Supply Chain’s logistics provider, Unipart Logistics and is scheduled to go live in May 2020. It will […]
    Malory Davies
  • Modern slavery: new supply chain consultation launched July 11, 2019
    The government has launched a consultation into transparency in supply chains following the independent review of the 2015 Modern slavery Act which came up with a series of proposals to toughen up existing legislation. The move comes just days after eight people were jailed for operating a modern slavery ring that exploited 400 victims trafficked […]
    Malory Davies
  • Ocado puts focus on solutions and innovation July 11, 2019
    Ocado has shifted the centre of gravity of its business from online grocer to global software and robotics platform business. In its first half results, chief executive Tim Steiner said: “In the last six months the centre of gravity at Ocado Group has shifted. Our exciting new joint venture with M&S creates further growth opportunities […]
    Malory Davies
  • Pharma giant to sponsor women’s community July 11, 2019
    Pharmaceuticals giant MSD (Merck) has become the founding sponsor of a new community for women working in supply chain named “boom!” The organisation has been set up by Beth Morgan, a supply chain analyst and performance coach. “Our community is designed not only to empower women but also to help leaders of supply chain organisations […]
    Malory Davies
  • No-deal Brexit ‘catastrophic’ for NI logistics July 11, 2019
    A no-deal exit from the European Union could have a catastrophic effect on Northern Ireland’s business community, and the logistics industry in particular, the Freight Transport Association has warned in its response to a study by the Northern Ireland Civil Service. Seamus Leheny, the association’s policy manager for Northern Ireland, said: “Northern Ireland’s businesses rely […]
    Malory Davies
  • Self-driving vehicles will need better maps July 10, 2019
    Self-driving vehicles will need maps with resolution better than five centimetres with real-time updating to operate in complex environments, according to a report by Ordnance Survey and Zenzic, the UK hub organisation for self-driving vehicle development. The report sets out what the global standards should be for high-definition mapping; necessary for the safe deployment of […]
    Maria Highland

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