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  • 100 jobs to go at Gregory Distribution as pandemic hits volumes May 26, 2020
    Gregory Distribution has blamed significant decreases in business due to coronavirus as the reason being its decision to cut 100 jobs from its 2,700 strong workforce. Angela Butler, managing director of Gregory Distribution said that during lockdown the majority of its business has remained busy, although she said that there were some areas which had […]
    Michelle Mooney
  • Editor’s Blog: Logistics has been changed by Covid-19, and will never be the same again. That’s a good thing. May 26, 2020
    There is a school of thought that the major wave of post-war economic growth wasn’t just the euphoria of peace, it was driven by something we take for granted these days…. the widespread proliferation of infrastructure such as plumbing, electricity and refrigeration. But think back to how revolutionary such technology was… Think of the impact […]
    Christopher Walton
  • Warehouse re-organisation key to streamlined supply chain at C&C Group May 26, 2020
    Drinks company C&C Group is reorganising its supply chain and distribution operations in Scotland, consolidating operations in Cambuslang  and opening a new 50,000 sq ft DC in Edinburgh. The reorganisation will optimise the group’s logistics capabilities and put in place a network which most efficiently serves customers across Scotland. C&C owns Tennent’s Wholesale and Matthew […]
    Christopher Walton
  • E-commerce takes record share after dramatic retail slump in April May 22, 2020
    Overall retail sales in the UK fell 18.1% in April, following a 5.2% drop in March, as volumes in the sector slumped to record lows. Yet, according to the ONS, the proportion spent with e-commerce soared to the highest on record in April accounting for 30.7%, which compares with the 19.1% reported in April 2019. […]
    Michelle Mooney
  • FedEx signs supply chain digitisation partnership deal with Microsoft May 22, 2020
    FedEx has signed a multiyear collaboration deal with Microsoft to use cloud computing to further digitise its supply chain, starting with the jointly-developed visibility tool FedEx Surround. FedEx Surround uses data to provide “near-real-time analytics into shipment tracking”, with the target of improving inventory management as well as the precision of logistics movements . The […]
    Christopher Walton
  • Cisco tops Gartner Supply Chain rankings 2020 May 21, 2020
    IT and communications equipment vendor Cisco Systems has topped Gartner’s annual rankings of supply chain excellence through a combination revenue growth, strength in environment, social and corporate governance and a recognition of leadership in the community. Cisco hit the top spot for the first time, and was closely followed by Colgate-Palmolive, Johnson & Johnson, Schneider […]
    Michelle Mooney
  • Demand for supply chain sustainability transparency on the rise May 20, 2020
    There has been a 24% increase in the number of business demanding suppliers publish environmental data, according to a study conducted by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). The CDP, which counts companies such as Nike, Airbus, and Sainsbury’s as members, said that more businesses were using its environmental disclosure platform to measure environmental impact, risks, […]
    Michelle Mooney
  • M&S targets logistics and supply chain savings as it preps for Ocado-driven e-commerce growth May 20, 2020
    Marks & Spencer has unveiled plans to cut £500 million of costs, including £60 million in its clothing and home logistics functions, as it anticipates a 70% reduction in volume in some areas of its business due to the impact of lockdown. Forecasting sales volumes for the remainder of the year M&S said that in […]
    Christopher Walton
  • Logistics Manager Analysis: Next-generation automation… the best of both worlds? May 20, 2020
    With the rate at which technology accelerates, we ask ourselves what the next step is in the warehouse, in the supply chain, and in the world of logistics in general. Businesses need to focus on keeping up with this acceleration, while keeping sustainability in mind. So, can they do this with the help of robotic […]
    Christopher Walton
  • IntraLogisteX 2020 to take place in September May 19, 2020
    IntraLogisteX, the only materials handling and intralogistics exhibition to be held in the UK in 2020, will now take place on 29 and 30 September in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic. The show was originally scheduled to take place at the Ricoh Arena on 31 March and 1 April, but in the light of […]
    Christopher Walton

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