Following the news that some of the world’s leading retail and food chains, including McDonald’s and Nandos, are struggling to keep products on the shelves and items on menus due to the supply chain disruption. Jessica McGoverne, director of policy
Almost nine in 10 industry professionals believe that 3PLs could be delivering more for their customers, according to research taken before the 16th SCALA Annual Supply Chain Debate.
By Sid Holian, managing director of Bis Henderson Consulting, an operating division of Bis Henderson Group
Kingfisher, the international home improvement company, today announces it will phase out three chemical groups from its own branded products by 2025, with an ambition to extend this to the rest of its supply chain. The move is part of
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
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
Sweden has selected RELEX to automate and optimize its supply chain. RELEX, whose groundbreaking retail planning solutions have delivered impressive results for customers worldwide, will replace the retailer’s largely manual supply chain management processes.
Morrisons' plans to recruit 200 more British suppliers, following the revelation that only just over half the food eaten in the UK comes from local sources, signals the growing global supply chain risk; partly as a result of 2016’s political
Delivering a consistent customer experience across all channels is a key challenge for global logistics professionals, according to a new study by supply chain specialist Iptor Supply Chain Systems.
Iptor’s study surveyed the views of 500 supply chain decision makers in
Aldi is set to unveil a new television commercial, entitled ‘Everyday Amazing’, which will screen during Emmerdale at 7.15pm. The commercial is part of a new integrated campaign that marks a new positioning for the retailer, showing there is so
Shock has arrived on the back of the UK’s historic vote to leave the European Union and Prime Minister David Cameron’s decision to resign. This shock has resulted in a “Black Friday” effect in financial markets with the price of
In the light of economic growth, rising affluence and booming consumer demand, many international businesses are seeking to capitalise on the growth in South East Asia’s developing markets. This is according to global supply chain consultancy Crimson & Co.
Some 78% of retailers and 71% of suppliers believe reducing road miles to be either “the biggest” or “a significant opportunity” for cost savings in their supply chains. That’s according to research carried out by IGD’s Efficient Consumer Response (ECR)
The Met Office today announces the launch of Hazard Forecast, the latest addition to its DemandMet product portfolio that is specifically designed for logistics and health and safety departments within retailers and suppliers. It helps to ensure the safe and
Adelie Foods, one of the UK’s leading ‘Food to Go’ businesses supplying the UK retail, coffee shop, travel and contract catering sectors, has chosen RELEX Solutions, provider of the world’s most powerful supply chain solutions, to increase its supply chain visibility
Following a strategic review of its supply chain operations, B&Q has awarded the management of all its UK and Ireland retail and horticulture transport operations to XPO Logistics. Part of the Kingfisher Group, B&Q is the largest home improvement and
Mikko Kärkkäinen, group CEO at supply chain solution provider, RELEX, says mastering big data and the supply chain is key to business success The UK’s retail supply chain managers know they’re holding too much stock but are worried that cutting
Centiro has warned that retailers’ risk damaging customer relationships if they continue to operate ‘best-effort’ delivery networks. With the huge growth of online retail and consumers demanding greater speed and convenience, retailers’ delivery capabilities are coming under increasing strain. They
The Minister for Modern Slavery and Organised Crime Karen Bradley has announced the launch of a consultation with businesses to encourage transparency in supply chains. Shoppers may be hunting for a bargain but, unbeknown to them, the cheap products they
Evan Puzey, chief marketing officer at Kewill, a leader in supply chain execution software, looks at the implications of new pricing structures, innovation, data security and collaboration in the retail supply chain Pricing Looking at a number of Kewill’s global customers we’ve
Luxury fashion label, Joseph, has appointed K3 Retail to help them improve the management and delivery of the highest levels of quality and customer-centered service. With a complex supply chain – which includes selecting and buying hand-picked luxurious fabrics for
In a year of activities to commemorate 150 years in business, John Lewis has another reason to celebrate: the UK’s largest department store retailer has scooped two awards with its logistics automation supplier, KNAPP, at the European Supply Chain Excellence
Comments by Mark Price, the managing Director of Waitrose, that changes in British shopping habits are “far more fundamental than the discounters” should send a warning to suppliers that they need to rapidly understand the implications of such changing habits
Spar’s streamlined consolidation centre system is annually reducing the number of road miles its delivery lorries take by 7.4m miles – a huge jump in productivity and fantastic news for the environment, the retailer reports. The consolidation centre is reported to be an exceptional
WH Smith has extended its transport management contract with Wincanton by three years. The extension, which builds upon the 20-year relationship, will see the roll-out of new technology to unlock collaborative opportunities and optimise vehicle efficiency. According to David McKinlay,