Supply Chain Analysis news

13 October 2021
As it gears up for the critical holiday trading period, we look at the actions Target is taking to ensure it can meet shopper demand. Cost and capacity issues US retailers are facing several supply chain challenges, related to cost and capacity issues. Congestion at ports in Asia and on the US west coast, driven by lockdowns and labour availability, along with the shortage and rapid increas...
13 October 2021
The current shortage of HGV drivers is perhaps the biggest challenge the food and consumer goods industry has faced in years. Its impact can be seen in supermarkets, which have been negatively impacted by missed deliveries and replenishment problems in recent weeks. A few months ago, my colleague James Walton looked at the overarching causes, consequences and potential remedies to the HGV dri...
13 October 2021
Kroger has outlined plans to expand its ecommerce fulfillment partnership with Ocado to five new sites, including market entry into the Northeast. This brings the total number of identified locations, including live and spoke sites, to 18. Kroger aiming to double digital sales These sites form part of Kroger’s plans to develop up to 20 CFCs as part of its strategic partnership with Ocado. T...
12 October 2021
Availability issues Operational labour and HGV driver shortages are continuing to create challenges for supply chains. Food and consumer good businesses have been hit hard by recruitment and retention challenges in 2020 and 2021. This is resulting in lower order fulfilment levels than normal, meaning there is an impact on availability of some food and groceries. Shortage of HGV drivers has ...
11 October 2021
The UK government has appointed Dave Lewis, Tesco’s former CEO, to solve the supply chain issues that the economy is currently facing. Advising the Prime Minister and the new Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster The government’s new supply chain adviser will be directly advising the Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Stephen Barclay, the new Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. In a statemen...
08 October 2021
Asda announced the roll out of its one-hour Express Delivery service to 96 stores, following a successful trial launched last summer . Access to Asda’s full range of 30,000+ items According to Asda, the service gives customers access to Asda’s full online range of more than 30,000 grocery products for delivery within one hour if they live within a three-mile radius of an Express Delivery s...
07 October 2021
Carrefour and Delipop have announced they are to partner to create a new robotic pedestrian drive service. The companies said the first pickup point will open at 194 avenue de Versailles in Paris’s 16th arrondissement, on 6 October. Carrefour becomes first partner for Delipop After Retail Robotics and the Star Service Group signed a joint venture that saw them invest together in the install...
07 October 2021
Ocado Group has announced a new partnership with autonomous mobility startup Wayve to drive the development of an autonomous delivery solution in the last mile space. The partnership includes an autonomous delivery trial Wayve’s technology is able to adapt to “to new, unstructured, highly complex environments, without the need for pre-programming, human-designed rules, or high definition ma...
06 October 2021
We round up the most-read content from September, picking out some of the key insights from the most viewed reports of the previous month. In the last month of Q3, we produced the supply chain playbook reports of Walmart , Tesco and Morrisons , where we explored their key strategic supply chain priorities and highlighted ways that can help partners better collaborate with them. The Wal...
05 October 2021
Availability issues Operational labour and HGV driver shortages are continuing to create challenges for supply chains. Food and consumer good businesses have been hit hard by recruitment and retention challenges in 2020 and 2021. This is resulting in lower order fulfilment levels than normal, meaning there is an impact on availability of some food and groceries. Shortage of HGV drivers has ...