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    Industry faces global talent crisis, warns DHL

25.07.2017

Industry faces global talent crisis, warns DHL

DHL Supply Chain has warned that the industry is facing a global talent shortage crisis prompted by the impact of digitalisation and status of the supply chain profession. A DHL survey found the supply chain talent pool is “not keeping up with the changing requirements as technology reshapes the industry”. Factors accelerating the shortage were: Changing skill requirements Ageing workforce Lack of development Perception that [...]

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    14pc profit boost for Hellmann Worldwide

25.07.2017

14pc profit boost for Hellmann Worldwide

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics made a consolidated group gross profit of €607.9m in 2016, up 14 per cent up on the year before. Consolidated turnover was €2.3 billion. Total group turnover was more than €3bn. Operating profit (EBIT) was €46.5 million in 2016. Last year, the group realigned its operations creating three business units. “As of last year the reorganisation sets us on [...]

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    One year of industrial space left

25.07.2017

One year of industrial space left

There is just over one year’s worth of industrial space left in the UK, according to Colliers, which says that growth in e-commerce and a renewed demand for British goods put increasing pressure on the country’s industrial stock. Industrial availability has fallen on average 62 per cent since 2009; with London (down 63 per cent), Yorkshire and Humber (down 70 per [...]

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    Goodman completes 135,000 sq ft Coventry warehouse

25.07.2017

Goodman completes 135,000 sq ft Coventry warehouse

Goodman has completed development of, a 135,000 sq ft distribution at Lyons Park in Coventry. Lyons 135, which was developed to the BREEAM Very Good specification, includes 128,000 sq ft of warehouse space and 7,000 sq ft of offices. The specification includes 12.5m to haunch, 3 level access doors, 12 dock levellers, 135 car parking spaces, 19 trailer parking spaces together [...]

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    Sports retailer picks Snapfulfil

25.07.2017

Sports retailer picks Snapfulfil

Online sports retailer, Freestyle Xtreme, has implemented the Snapfulfil cloud warehouse management system. The company handles some 800 orders per day at its Bristol warehouse where it holds about 30,000 skus. It chose Snapfulfil after deciding that the WMS module in its ERP system lacked the functionality and flexibility it needed Customer experience director Ben Richardson said: “Our needs had grown beyond what [...]

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    Supply chain integration: a people problem?

24.07.2017

Supply chain integration: a people problem?

The ability to process and share data across the supply chain is becoming increasingly important. Harnessing that data can be a daunting task, but sometimes it’s the culture of a business that creates the biggest challenge. Industry leaders from a range of backgrounds explored the challenges faced in B2B integration and implementing ERP initiatives at our roundtable sponosored by OpenText Click here [...]

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    Tesco launches nationwide same-day delivery

24.07.2017

Tesco launches nationwide same-day delivery

Tesco is to launch nationwide same-day grocery delivery. The supermarket chain first introduced the service to London and the South East in 2014 – the service will now be offered across more than 300 stores across the UK. The new delivery service will be available to 99 per cent of UK households. Customers can order as many items as they like by [...]

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    Davies Turner expands at Cumbernauld

24.07.2017

Davies Turner expands at Cumbernauld

Davies Turner has completed the expansion of its regional distribution centre at Cumbernauld. It has developed an additional 20,000 sq ft or warehousing with an eaves height of 10 metres. As well as this, the amount of racking has been increased and five powered dock-levellers and another two floor-loading doors have been added. “Ten years ago, we reinforced our commitment to the [...]

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    Kinaxia acquires Mark Thompson Transport

24.07.2017

Kinaxia acquires Mark Thompson Transport

Kinaxia Logistics has acquired Mark Thompson Transport, which is based at Warrington. Mark Thompson Transport has a fleet of 153 vehicles specialises in through the night deliveries. Its customer base includes Hermes, DX, TNT and Victoria Plum. The deal, Kinaxia’s eight acquisition, is expected to take Kinaxia’s sales to £95 million a year. Kinaxia director Peter Fields said: “We are delighted that managing [...]

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    Big shed take-up drops in first half of 2017

24.07.2017

Big shed take-up drops in first half of 2017

Big shed take-up in the first half of 2017 was 35 per cent down on the second half of 2016, according to JLL’s UK Big Box Industrial & Logistics report. Even so, occupier take-up was two per cent higher than the long term average. Grade A available supply rose in the first six months of the year, 24 per cent up [...]

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    Yusen Logistics expands UK domestic appliance network

24.07.2017

Yusen Logistics expands UK domestic appliance network

Yusen is expanding its specialist domestic appliance network adding a further cross-dock into the operation using its Derby automotive site. Commercial director Nick Rees said: “We’ve established this new cross dock location so we can increase delivery frequency in the major metropolitan areas to help our retail customers grow their sales.” The operation serves independent retailers. Yusen reckons it now carries about [...]

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    Transdek launches Tall Boy double deck trailer

24.07.2017

Transdek launches Tall Boy double deck trailer

Transdek UK is launching the Tall Boy trailer a double decker with internal load clearance of up to 2.2m on each floor. The multi-temperature trailer has been developed for Eddie Stobart Logistics and will be operated on primary and trunking distribution contracts. It can carry up to 55 per cent extra load volume when compared to a single deck trailer, saving [...]

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    Inventory deployment is new retail watchword

24.07.2017

Inventory deployment is new retail watchword

Inventory deployment has become a critical issue in retail, according to a new study by LCP Consulting entitled “Integrating the retail supply chain”. This involves getting the right stock in the right place at the right time to deliver stock availability and sales – while at the same time minimising fulfilment costs and the overall risk on markdown and clearance at [...]

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    LE 3/2017: Informieren Sie sich über Trends und Märkte mit der LOGISTIK express Ausgabe 3/2017

24.07.2017

LE 3/2017: Informieren Sie sich über Trends und Märkte mit der LOGISTIK express Ausgabe 3/2017

LOGISTIK express Ausgabe 3/2017 INHALT 03.  eCommerce Logistik-Day, Editorial 04.  Wen kümmert’s, was das Volk will? 06.  34. Deutscher Logistik-Kongress: Handlungsräume erkennen 08.  Stationäre Trends und Logistik-Innovationen 10.  Smartphone lässt die Kasse klingeln 12.  Digitalisierung ermöglicht arbeitsteiligen, globalen Handel 14.  Der eCommerce Logistik-Day vernetzt die Branche 18.  „Software und Künstliche Intelligenz sind die Schlüsselwörter“ 22.  Auf der Suche nach loyalen Kunden 24.  CO2-neutrale Paketlieferung per DHL Elektro-Fahrzeug 26.  Mehr Information mit neuem [...]

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    How to handle returns

24.07.2017

How to handle returns

Conference chair Dr Jonathan Gorst, who is principal lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, will focus on the issues of returns and how the use of a tool kit can improve this. He will present case studies from retailers to help improve their omni-channel returns; explain the challenges of returns. consider finance, resource of employees, what the problems are; and how the [...]

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    Mowat to head M&S Clothing & Home supply chain

21.07.2017

Mowat to head M&S Clothing & Home supply chain

Gordon Mowat has been appointed director for Clothing & Home supply chain, logistics and planning at Marks & Spencer. This new role is part of the retailer’s plan to bring the supply chain and logistics functions for its non-food business closer together to provide an efficient end-to-end supply chain that supports its strategic priority to recover and grow its Clothing & [...]

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    Maersk IT systems almost back to normal

21.07.2017

Maersk IT systems almost back to normal

Maersk says its operations are now running close to normal again following the cyber attack that hit its booking system at the end of June. In a customer update the container line said: “Our Deliveries and Collections webpage is now live again. The page gives you full visibility of the next available booking days for both Import Deliveries and Export Collections, [...]

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    Stena to add North Sea freight capacity

21.07.2017

Stena to add North Sea freight capacity

Stena Line is replacing both its ro-ro ships on the Rotterdam-Harwich route with larger vessels that will increase the capacity on the route by about 20 per cent. The charter contracts on the current ships, the Capucine and Severine, expire in January 2018. They will be replaced by the MV Misida and MV Misana. The change coincides with the expected completion of [...]

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    3D Transport picks Ryder for maintenance

21.07.2017

3D Transport picks Ryder for maintenance

Glasgow-based 3D Transport has chosen Ryder to handle maintenance and servicing on its fleet. Ryder already supplies 3D with DAF LF150s and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans which it uses in home delivery work. 3D owner Mark Hutchison decided to diversify his business and has taken on two DAF CF440 concrete mixers, working for Tarmac across the central belt of Scotland. While he sourced [...]

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    Brexit under the spotlight at Omni-Channel

21.07.2017

Brexit under the spotlight at Omni-Channel

Brexit is already having an impact on supply chains, so it is no surprise that it will come in for scrutiny at the Omni-Channel Conference in September. Duncan Buchanan, deputy policy director at the road Haulage Association will explore what regulations will impact retail supply chains – controls, permits, domestic and international haulage. He will also look at the likely changes [...]

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    easyJet chooses DHL for ground handling

20.07.2017

easyJet chooses DHL for ground handling

easyJet has chosen DHL to take over its ground handling operations from Menzies Aviation at London Gatwick Airport. The logistics business will be responsible for more than nine million departing easyJet passengers. The contract begins on 1st November this year. “easyJet is looking forward to developing a new partnership with DHL building on their global expertise in logistics and service,” said Chris [...]

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    Top retailers target £200m boost from better data

19.07.2017

Top retailers target £200m boost from better data

A dozen of the UK’s biggest retailers and brand owners have signed up to a plan that could save £200m by transforming the way product data is managed and exchanged. GS1 UK, the supply chain standards organisation, has developed the Digital DNA scheme which is backed by the Co-op, Itsu, L’Oréal, Mondelēz, Nestlé, Ocado, PepsiCo, P&G, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Unilever and Waitrose. Two [...]

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    DHL to open 150,000 sq ft Avonmouth cross-dock

18.07.2017

DHL to open 150,000 sq ft Avonmouth cross-dock

DHL Supply Chain is to open a new 150,000 sq ft facility at Avonmouth. The site, which will be an extension of DHL’s existing operation at Avonmouth, is expected to complete in January 2018. In total, the new facility represents an investment of €24.75 million. The new site will include a 30,000 sq ft tri-temperature controlled cross-dock chamber, and an ambient cross-dock [...]

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    5pc parcel growth for Royal Mail

18.07.2017

5pc parcel growth for Royal Mail

Parcel volumes rose five per cent at Royal Mail for the three months to 25th June, but parcel revenue rose by only three per cent. GLS, the international parcels business, again proved to be the star performer with volumes up five per cent and revenue up six per cent. At the same time, the volume of domestic addressed letters was down six [...]

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    Synergy opens new headquarters

18.07.2017

Synergy opens new headquarters

Synergy Logistics, the company behind the Snapfulfil warehouse management system, has opened a new global headquarters at Castle Donington. The company, which was formerly based in Loughborough, currently employs 65 people and expects to increase this by 30 per cent over the next two years. The new HQ has more than 11,000 sq ft of office space along with a 20,000 sq [...]

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    What do consumers really want?

18.07.2017

What do consumers really want?

The retail environment is critical to the development of omni-channel operations. When he speaks at the Omni-Channel Conference in September, Ian Irving, founder and creative strategy director at Kemosabe will examine the key challenges: Are you up to date with retail today; are you directly connecting with consumers, what do they really want; and does social media help retailers to increase [...]

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    Ford unveils new Transit Custom

17.07.2017

Ford unveils new Transit Custom

Ford has unveiled its new Transit Custom one-tonne van which promises improved fuel efficiency as well as a redesigned front end and all new interior. Hans Schep, general manager, commercial vehicles, said: “Transit Custom has been a runaway success since it was introduced, and this new version raises the game once more. We have listened carefully to our customers, and delivered [...]

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    Get moving on Brexit, says FTA

17.07.2017

Get moving on Brexit, says FTA

The Freight Transport Association has called for rapid progress in the Brexit negotiations to compensate for delays caused by the UK general election. Pauline Bastidon, head of European policy, said: “The clock is ticking and we urgently need agreement on the first phase of negotiations so we can move on to crucial issues such as trade, transport and the establishment of [...]

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    John Allan to become CBI vice-president

17.07.2017

John Allan to become CBI vice-president

John Allan, chair of Tesco and Barratt Developments, is to become vice-president of the Confederation of British Industry on 1st October. Paul Drechsler CBE, CBI President, said: “John’s extensive experience in the logistics, business services and retail sectors coupled with his board experience in construction and finance will provide terrific insights into consumers and the economy across all parts of the [...]

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    Kukla targets beverage logistics

17.07.2017

Kukla targets beverage logistics

Robert Kukla, the German freight forwarder, has launched a UK subsidiary to focus on beverage logistics. The new UK company, which has its head office in Brentwood, is headed by managing director, Steve Wood. Lynda Simms is commercial director, Martin Jacobs is operations director, and Hannah Webb is general manager. The new UK operations has taken over parent company’s existing transport business [...]

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