Supply Chain Analysis news

09 January 2013
Neal Austin, Morrisons group logistics and supply chain director, has joined the supervisory board of GS1 UK, a not-for-profit supply chain standards organisation. New appointment Neal Austin, who has been with Morrisons since 2006, will now be part of the supervisory board for GS1. He began his career as a graduate with Tesco before joining Asda for 10 years. At Asda, Austin moved throug...
09 January 2013
Walmarts’ same day delivery service ‘Walmart To Go’ is currently being tested in selected regions of the US according to press reports. Same day delivery For a $10 fee shoppers are able to place an order with Walmart and book delivery for later that evening provided the order is placed before 12pm. UPS’ supply chain solutions division, a service typically used for emergency deliveries, is...
09 January 2013
Based on the most read case studies in Supply Chain Analysis, we have compiled a list of the top ten. These ten case studies touched upon three major themes: Improving customer service, network redesign and automation and how collaboration has delivered improvements. Read on to explore each of these case studies to gain an understanding of how challenges have been addressed. #10 - AB Inbe...
07 January 2013
Dutch dairy co-operative, Frieslandcampina has outlined its plan to drive efficiency and reduce costs in its Hungarian operation. Re-organising logistics Frieslandcampina has said it will end production at its Debrecen factory by 13 September 2013. The manufacturer intends re-organise its logistics operation around its distribution centre in Budapest and transfer its administrative func...
07 January 2013
Global Logistics Properties Limited (GLP), a provider of logistics facilities in China, Japan and Brazil, has announced that it has leased a distribution facility to Tesco in Zhejiang Province, eastern China. Connection to major cities Tesco has leased a 10,300sqm facility in GLP Park Jiashan, close to the 320 national highway. It has direct connections to Hangzhou, Suzhou and Shanghai a...
07 January 2013
Sainsbury's most recent review of the costs in milk production has led to an increase in prices paid to dairy farmers. Sustainable supply chain Sainsbury's utilises a cost of production model (COP) which is designed to help farmers in its dairy development group. The aim is to help farmers maintain high welfare and environmental standards and improve supply chain sustainability. Cons...
07 January 2013
Edeka's regional co-operative Südbayern (South Bavaria) has announced it will open its new Landsberger distribution centre (DC) later this month according to press reports. EUR130m investment The opening of Edeka Südbayern's EUR130m DC marks the beginning of the retailer's centralised distribution model. The 53,000sqm facility will handle the majority of the retailer's products and deliv...
02 January 2013
Clipper, Asda’s George clothing line partner, has appointed former TK Maxx executive Sean Hallows as operations director. New operations director Hallows joins Clipper from TJX Europe, parent company of TK Maxx, where he was distribution director for Europe. Hallows was previously operations director for 3663 and distribution director for Poundland. The logistics company aims to utili...
02 January 2013
Tesco is now using trailers with a length of 15.65m as part of a trial, backed by the Department for Transport (DfT), to assess their safety and environmental impact. Tesco joins trial Tesco has confirmed participation in the department for transport-backed trial and is running 25 refrigerated trailers out of its regional distribution centres in Avonmouth, Livingston and Peterborough. Th...