Supply Chain Analysis news

03 April 2013
Auchan Italy is renewing its contract with pallet pooling company, CHEP Italy, according to press reports. Reusing supplier pallets The partnership between Auchan and CHEP Italy has grown over recent years and now extends across all of Auchan’s distribution operation in Italy. Under this latest agreement the retailer will reuse pallets it receives from its suppliers which will help manage its...
03 April 2013
ECR Europe received 21 submissions from 13 countries for the new ‘best activation’ award which recognises supply chain collaboration. From the entries, five were selected to contest the final at the ECR conference on 14 May 2013. ECR Award The ‘Best Activation’ award has been designed to recognise the very best implementations of collaborative business practises within Europe. Nominations wer...
03 April 2013
Carrefour is demonstrating its core market focus as it builds a new distribution centre (DC) in Berre L'Etang, near Marseille, according to press reports. Phased delivery Australian property developer, Goodman, is constructing a 32,000m2 DC on 74,000m2 of land on behalf of Carrefour. It will include 500 m2 of office space and this first phase is scheduled to be complete by summer 2013...
03 April 2013
Logistics company, Eddie Stobart, is to continue its eight year relationship with Tesco for a further three years and has lifted its full year trading forecast. Pay as you go deal Eddie Stobart has signed a new three year deal with Tesco which runs until 29 February 2016. Under this contract Eddie Stobart will provide primary and secondary distribution services on a pay as you go basis. ...
03 April 2013
Current supply chain head for Nestlé zone Europe, Chris Tyas, has been promoted and will head up the global supply chain function as Nestlé’s head of supply chain. Management changes Chris Tyas take up his new position on July 1st replacing Tony Borg who is moving to become chief supply chain officer for Nestlé North America. Klaus Peter Brickwedde will move into Tyas’ current role, increas...
27 March 2013
Tesco has reported significant benefits following the rollout of its web portal, TescoConnect. Lost sales in stores have been reduced by as much as 45% with manufacturers such as Kimberly Clark seeing an availability benefit of 0.3 ppts. TescoConnect TescoConnect shares real-time forecast data with suppliers assisting collaborative ways of working across the supply chain. The system colla...
26 March 2013
Logistics company, DB Schenker, is to launch a new service aimed at French wineries to shorten the lead times and improve product integrity, according to press reports. Short lead times French wineries, should they use the express pick up service, will be able to benefit from a reduction in lead time between themselves and export platforms. Additionally their products will be less aff...
26 March 2013
Multi-national retailer, Auchan, has reported an increase in revenues but a drop in operating profits for 2012. Revenue growth For the year ending 31 December 2012, Auchan reported a 5.8% increase in revenues to €46.9bn with operating profit down 14% to €1.25bn. Auchan obtained growth in both domestic and foreign activities with revenue in France increasing by 2.2% and revenue in central and ...
26 March 2013
Tom Hebbert has been appointed Tesco’s new supplier ordering director and will also join the ECR UK Executive board. New board member Tom Hebbert will take over from Tony Mitchell on the ECR board, following his move to a new role working with Tesco’s general merchandising team. Hebbert’s ECR UK role will, along with the rest of the industry board members, provide leadership and help ...
26 March 2013
Asda has expanded its fleet with the purchase of 250 new home delivery trucks from vehicle manufacturer, Iveco, according to press reports. Larger fleet These new 3.5 tonne trucks increase Asda’s total home shopping fleet to over 1,600 and form part of an overall order for 700 light commercial vehicles placed in 2012. 40 of the trucks are to operate out of the new home shopping centre in ...