The supply chain can be the strongest or the weakest link in any business operation. When it comes to managing a complex system that involves many contributors, getting it right is not always easy. That’s why it’s vital to work
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Menzies Distribution (Menzies) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Bibby Distribution, a leading national logistics and supply chain services business, from the 213-year old, family owned Bibby Line Group. The transaction creates a major force in UK logistics, unlocking
Five hundred million tomatoes – that is roughly the amount the APS Group grows every year. It is the UK’s largest supplier of British tomatoes to the high street and responsible for around 30 percent of production in the country.
XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, has been selected by Greene King plc to manage dedicated warehousing and distribution for Greene King’s secondary drinks channel. XPO will provide innovative logistics services from five warehouses distributing
Menzies Distribution named one of UK’s top-performing private companies in The Sunday Times Top Track 100
Menzies Distribution, the UK’s leading national, time-critical logistics partner, has been named as one of the UK’s top-performing private companies in The Sunday Times Top Track 100 for the second year in a row.
The food and consumer goods supply chain has evolved dramatically in recent months, and in response IGD has enhanced its Supply Chain Analysis platform to provide business with the tools needed to thrive in the new environment. Informed by the
Leading parcel delivery firm DPD has helped turn a palliative care nurse's idea into a nationwide initiative to provide much needed welfare and treat packs for patients and NHS staff.
The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation partners with JOOR to produce and distribute medical supplies to healthcare professionals
Two weeks in to the coronavirus crisis, Lisa Morales-Hellebo and Brian Aoaeh, founders of The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation (#TWSCF), knew they had to help. “The shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators was staggering; not to mention the
In response to the Coronavirus crisis, Bis Henderson Group, the ‘talent-to-solutions’ supply chain services company, is ensuring the wellbeing of all its employees by taking the precautionary steps recommended by the government, including remote working for all its consultants and
Iptor announces next step in supply chain digital transformation with launch of AI-enabled chatbot ‘Sara’
Iptor Supply Chain Systems, a leader in distribution and supply chain management, planning and logistics software and services, has today further embraced cutting edge cloud technology with the official launch of “Sara”, its AI chatbot. Sara gives customers detailed,
Holland & Barrett has adopted Paragon’s routing and scheduling software as part of its ongoing transformation, strengthening operations to better deliver what customers expect in a rapidly evolving retail sector. The software solution will enable the health and wellness retailer
Building on an existing 20-year relationship, Cormar Carpets has renewed its contract with Wincanton by a further five years.
Oakland International and Jungheinrich UK have announced a long-term contract that will combine cutting edge technology and optimised processes to deliver business and environmental advantages across Oakland’s supply chain operations.
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Wincanton has won a three-year contract with Banbury-based health, beauty and household brand distributor DCS Group.
Much of a retail business’ ability to remain competitive and relevant to a market depends upon the readiness of its supply chain to react and adapt swiftly to change. Smart technology and flexible processes may go some way to facilitate
Work to deliver such a large quantity of Christmas trees started back in April with final orders completed by early November. From the moment the tree is cut, to when it is delivered, takes no longer than seven days and
As one of the most repeatable, well-understood, and mature supply chains across all industries, the grocery supply chain has mastered predictable processes around every conceivable aspect of warehouse operations as grocers operate around unusually razor-thin profit margins. Not surprisingly, grocery
One of the greatest challenges facing retail businesses today is how to keep the customer proposition attractive yet affordable. Many retailers are drawn into a potentially damaging position where investments into complex logistics systems designed to compete
The Co-operative Group, known as the Co-op, a British consumer-owned co-operative with a diverse family of businesses, has embarked on a retail business transformation, working with JDA Software, Inc., to revitalize its category management processes as the first phase of
The John Lewis Partnership has announced today it will phase out all diesel-powered heavy trucks from its fleet by 2028. The move will see the company roll out over 500 new state-of-the-art Waitrose & Partners and John Lewis & Partners
Wincanton, the largest British logistics company, has appointed James Hurrell as managing director for grocery.
Zetes: the first and final mile, key considerations for flawless and sustainable delivery performance
There are two critical aspects of the logistics process, the first mile and then the final mile. It is the efficiency with which retailers manage these two essential aspects of supply chain logistics in a seamless way that is key
Underwear apparel company Hanes rolls out FuturMaster demand planning software to boost global supply chain
HanesBrands, the $6.5bn global apparel company that manufactures and sells a number of leading underwear and activewear brands including Wonderbra, DKNY, Playtex and Champion, is deploying a standardised IT system to help with supply and demand forecasting in more than
Looker, a leading data platform company, today announced that Five Guys JV - premium burger chain - has implemented Looker to deliver an enhanced customer experience, increase operational efficiency and drive improved sustainability across the business. Looker has opened up