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    Whistl targets parcels to drive growth

27.03.2017

Whistl targets parcels to drive growth

Whistl turned 2015’s £18.5 million operating loss into a profit of £9.5 million last year despite a slight fall in turnover to £591.7 million, and it is now targeting the parcels market to drive growth. According the company’s annual report, the improvement is, in part, a result of the closure of the loss-making final mile delivery operation, combined with growth in [...]

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    John Lewis launches its own Dragon’s Den

27.03.2017

John Lewis launches its own Dragon’s Den

The John Lewis Partnership is launching its own version of Dragon’s Den – with a category for smarter supply chain. For the fourth year running, the retail partnership is inviting applications for its start-up accelerator programme “JLAB 2017”. This year’s 12-week programme sees five to ten winning applicants work across both the John Lewis and Waitrose businesses. The successful start-ups will receive [...]

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    20pc rise in logistics recruitment

27.03.2017

20pc rise in logistics recruitment

Logistics recruitment in the second half of was up 20 per cent on the year before – despite the Brexit vote, according to Bis Henderson. Chief executive Andy Kaye said: “We were half expecting a tail-off in hiring following the decision to leave the EU but that simply hasn’t materialised so far – far from it.” Kaye highlighted the shortage of talent [...]

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    ‘Migrant mayhem’ ahead, says RHA

27.03.2017

‘Migrant mayhem’ ahead, says RHA

The RHA claims that Calais is “set for another summer of migrant mayhem”. According to chief executive Richard Burnett, after visiting Calais with a national newspaper journalist, within an hour of arriving at the port he saw “horrifying attacks on drivers”. “We watched one driver leave his cab and within seconds, a gang of migrants attempted to enter his truck,” said Burnett. [...]

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    Thorworld ramps installed across retailer’s depots

27.03.2017

Thorworld ramps installed across retailer’s depots

22 Thorworld Industries loading ramps have been installed for “one of the world’s most successful internet retailers”. The project, which were deployed within the retailer’s depots across the country, was managed by RSR. RSR director Russell Dixon said: “This sizeable scheme required a programme of careful research and choice equipment selection to ensure the best solutions were installed across multiple warehouse [...]

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    transport logistic München: Leitmesse für Österreichs Logistikbranche

27.03.2017

transport logistic München: Leitmesse für Österreichs Logistikbranche

Vom 9. bis 12. Mai 2017 findet auf dem Münchner Messegelände die 16. Internationale Leitmesse für Logistik, Mobilität, IT und Supply Chain Management, statt. 54 österreichische Unternehmen sind bereits als Aussteller gelistet. 16 davon am Stand der „Außenwirtschaft Austria“. Für die österreichische Transport- und Logistikwirtschaft spielt die transport logistic eine wichtige Rolle. „Das gilt natürlich genauso in umgekehrter Richtung“, sagt Dr. [...]

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    E-Commerce-Intralogistik:  Praxis-Tipps für Online-Händler

27.03.2017

E-Commerce-Intralogistik: Praxis-Tipps für Online-Händler

Als Mitglied der Descartes Systems Group ist die pixi Software GmbH der führende Hersteller für Warenwirtschaftssoftware und Lagerlogistik-Lösungen im E-Commerce. Dirk Haschke, VP E-Commerce Operations, hat die Herausforderungen zu Versandperformance, Versandprozess, Lagerreichweite und pick-, pack-, ship-Prozess näher untersucht. Seine Ratschläge für eine smartere E-Commerce-Logistik forcieren die intralogistischen E-Commerce Prozesse, da diese durch den Online-Händler aktiv gesteuert und optimiert werden können. Die [...]

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    DHL and Gatwick open £3.8m waste plant

24.03.2017

DHL and Gatwick open £3.8m waste plant

DHL Supply Chain and Gatwick Airport have opened a £3.8 million waste management plant. The new site disposes of category 1 waste, as well as turning organic waste into energy to heat Gatwick’s the facility and power its recovery system. The partnership aims to boost the airport’s recycling rate from 48 per cent to 85 per cent by 2020. “On our journey [...]

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    Logistics tops robot risk league

24.03.2017

Logistics tops robot risk league

Transport and storage is the second highest career category at potential high risk of losing jobs to automation by early 2030s. According to new research by PwC, the estimated proportion of jobs at high risk of automation for the category is 56.4 per cent. The only industry that demonstrates higher risk is the water, sewage and waste management sector at 62.6 per [...]

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    Cyclist wins ‘gig economy’ case

24.03.2017

Cyclist wins ‘gig economy’ case

A cyclist supported by the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) has won a case against companies that classify their workers as independent contractors. According to IWGB, the London Central Employment Tribunal found Excel was “acting unlawfully by classifying bicycle courier Andrew Boxer as an independent contractor and denying him his holiday pay. The company was ordered to pay one [...]

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    Three more trucks for Red Bull Racing

24.03.2017

Three more trucks for Red Bull Racing

The Red Bull Racing team has taken delivery of three additional T520 trucks from Renault to add to the nine it already has. Seven of these trucks are an integral part of Red Bull Racing’s logistics network and travel across Europe from one F1 Grand Prix to another. They carry the containers that hold the entire Red Bull Tree House, the [...]

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    Kingfisher pushes ahead with integrated supply chain

24.03.2017

Kingfisher pushes ahead with integrated supply chain

Kingfisher highlighted progress on its strategy to deliver one offer and supply chain organisation, when it unveiled its results for 2016. The retailer, whose brands include Screwfix and B&Q in the UK, is moving away from an organisation structure with nine buying and logistics teams, in nine operating companies which source and merchandise their own ranges independently. “Instead, we are reorganising as [...]

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    Toyota to acquire Vanderlande

23.03.2017

Toyota to acquire Vanderlande

Toyota Industries Corporation has signed an agreement to acquire automation specialist Vanderlande from NPM Capital, in a deal that reflects Toyota’s ambition to increase its presence in automated material handling. Vanderlande was founded in 1949 and is based in Veghel, The Netherlands. It specialises in process automation at airports, and in the parcel market. The company is also a leading supplier [...]

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    Nisbets picks Menzies for store deliveries

23.03.2017

Nisbets picks Menzies for store deliveries

Nisbets, the catering equipment supplier, has chosen Menzies to deliver weekly supplies of goods from its national distribution centre in Avonmouth, to its stores across the UK. “Menzies impressed us with their ability to provide a reliable and cost-effective service throughout the country,” said Jim Huckle, operations director, Nisbets. “It wouldn’t make sense for us to have this kind of operation [...]

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    SAP to develop AI procurement bot

23.03.2017

SAP to develop AI procurement bot

SAP Ariba is to develop an “enterprise digital procurement bot” powered by artificial intelligence for its cloud-based applications. The technology will be able to interact with users wherever they are, from any communication channel. “Intelligent bots are facilitating a whole new paradigm of interactions that allow people to be more efficient and smarter in what they do,” said Dinesh Shahane, chief technology [...]

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    Michelin commissions 137,000 sq ft DC

23.03.2017

Michelin commissions 137,000 sq ft DC

Michelin has signed a contract with LondonMetric Property to build a 137,000 sq ft distribution centre in Stoke. The tyre manufacturer has signed a 15 year lease at a rent of £5.35 psf. According to LondonMetric, the anticipated yield on cost is 6.3 per cent. Construction of the new facility is expected to complete by the end of this year. Amazon at Omega Amazon [...]

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    Eddie Stobart flotation to fund e-commerce growth

23.03.2017

Eddie Stobart flotation to fund e-commerce growth

Eddie Stobart is to float on the AIM market in a move that is expected to raise £130 million for the company. The company intends to use some of the money to complete a bolt-on acquisition to complement its activities in the e-commerce sector. The flotation values the business at more than £550 million. Chief executive Alex Laffey said: “We have transformed [...]

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    Logistik ist bei Metro hausgemacht

22.03.2017

Logistik ist bei Metro hausgemacht

Die Steuerung der Logistik ist beim Großhändler Metro Cash & Carry in Österreich eine Management-Funktion, die man nicht außer Haus gibt. Frei-Haus-Zustellungen zu den Kunden nehmen zu. Der Großhändler Metro Cash & Carry ist in Österreich seit 45 Jahren auf dem Markt und macht derzeit einen Wandel durch: Das ursprüngliche Geschäftsmodell - nämlich Waren einkaufen, bezahlen und mitnehmen - gibt [...]

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    Weltweit zweitgrößter e-Commerce-Markt entsteht in Indien

22.03.2017

Weltweit zweitgrößter e-Commerce-Markt entsteht in Indien

Zwischen 2016 und 2020 wird der Online-Markt gemäß Prognose um 28 Prozent jährlich wachsen und soll einen Wert von rund 60 Milliarden Euro erreichen. Nicht zuletzt dank einer jungen  und konsumfreudigen Mittelschicht in Südasien. Amazon und Alibaba sind daher Vorreiter für weitere Online-Händler. Laut Amazon-Gründer Jeff Bezos soll Indien nach den USA der zweitgrößte Markt für das Unternehmen werden. Allerdings [...]

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    How GSK implemented S&OP

22.03.2017

How GSK implemented S&OP

Neil James, former vice president integrated business planning at GlaxoSmithKline, examined the challenges involved in designing a Sales and Operations Planning process, when he spoke on the second day of the Logistics & Supply Chain Conference. “The most important thing to remember is that, when I kicked off this programme, there was no S&OP process in GSK – you might find [...]

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    Fowler Welch automates trailer loading for Mars

22.03.2017

Fowler Welch automates trailer loading for Mars

Fowler Welch has added ten automated pallet delivery trailers to its fleet for Mars. The APD system enables loading or unloading all 26 pallets on the trailer in around one minute. The trailers work with automated equipment at factories and warehouses to provide efficient delivery and despatch, but can only be used at locations that have the mechanical system to use them. They [...]

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    Decisive action needed on roads strategy

22.03.2017

Decisive action needed on roads strategy

The National Audit Office has warned that the Department for Transport and Highways England need to take decisive action before the summer if they are to deliver optimal value from their Road Investment Strategy. It described the first Road Investment Strategy, which covers the five years to March 2020, is an important step towards better long-term planning of England’s strategic road [...]

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    Geodis study into electric roads

22.03.2017

Geodis study into electric roads

Geodis has joined a consortium of French companies to commission a study on electric highways from the low-carbon consultancy firm Carbone 4. The study focuses on the possibility of implementing a fleet of hybrid heavy goods vehicles powered by a continuous supply of electricity made available over the entire length of the highway. The electricity distribution system would be installed along the [...]

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    Are 3PLs up to the challenge?

22.03.2017

Are 3PLs up to the challenge?

Third party logistics providers face an increasingly challenging market as customers demand innovative thinking at the same time as lower prices. How do operators resist the commoditisation services, fund investment in their businesses and forge strong partnerships with customers? These are just some of the issues that will be tackled at the 3PL Conference, which takes place on Wednesday 10th and Thursday [...]

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    Dachser opens new branch

22.03.2017

Dachser opens new branch

Dachser has opened a new branch office in Bristol. The new site provides a connection to the company’s European network in the South West. Dachser Bristol provides a daily road freight groupage service which accesses the network through Alsdorf and Dortmund. Dascher plans to continue expanding in the UK. [...]

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    Marston’s invests £700,000 in lift trucks

22.03.2017

Marston’s invests £700,000 in lift trucks

Marston’s, the pub retailer and brewing company, has invested £700,000 in Yale equipment in a contract with Briggs Equipment. Briggs will supply Marston’s with 37 pieces of Yale equipment including: 3 tonne and 2.5 tonne LPG counterbalance forklift trucks, 3 tonne LPG compact forklifts, reach trucks, low level order pickers and ride-on pallet trucks. The new equipment is to be used in [...]

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    Why robotics is at the heart of Amazon’s strategy

21.03.2017

Why robotics is at the heart of Amazon’s strategy

Vishal Bansal, UK supply chain director of Amazon analysed the evolving marketplace of customers and new technology at the Logistics & Supply Chain Conference. “Topic close to my heart – meeting customer demands as well as to improve operations,” said Bansal. He said that Amazon aims to be the earth’s most customer centric company, the retail giant wants customers not just [...]

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    Calls for DX board members to step down

21.03.2017

Calls for DX board members to step down

Gatemore Capital Management, a shareholder of DX, has called for two of the group’s board members to step down. Gatemore, which is the largest shareholder with 11.3 per cent of DX’s common stock, has requested the group convene an EGM proposing that the chairman Bob Holt, and non-executive director Paul Murray are replaced by four independent board members. According to Gatemore, share [...]

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    Consumers want tech to tackle food waste

21.03.2017

Consumers want tech to tackle food waste

22 per cent of consumers said they would like technology related to food and grocery to help with reducing food waste, according to new IGD research. 18 per cent said they would like technology to help on health and diet information, another 18 per cent with in-store navigation, 15 per cent with fast delivery (one hour), and 9 per cent with [...]

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    Clan opens new depot

21.03.2017

Clan opens new depot

Clan International Transport Services is to open a new depot in North Killingholme, North Lincolnshire. Clan, which specialises in temperature controlled services and is part of the Fullers Group, took on the staff and drivers at the site after another transport provider ceased trading. “Being strategically located a stone’s throw away from Dover, we could not ignore the potential to specialise in [...]

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