Supply Chain Analysis news

15 January 2013
Waitrose is re-structuring its distribution centre (DC) network and will exit its Bardon DC, according to press reports. Exit later this year Waitrose will exit the Leicestershire based operation later this year after deciding not to renew its contract with Kuehne + Nagel. The contract was due to expire on 31 May 2013 but has been extended to 1 September 2013. This will mark the end of ...
15 January 2013
Bankrupt online service provider, Eye’at, has been bought by Leclerc. Developing health and beauty distribution The EUR300,000 acquisition of Eye’at will enable Leclerc to draw on the service provider’s expertise in lens and drug distribution. The service provider used to manage the online operations of contact lens maker Candelens and pharmacy Santessima. Leclerc will take advantage of this ...
15 January 2013
Packaging company, Meadwestvaco (WMV), has announced the launch of a new security solution which aims to prevent theft throughout the supply chain. WiFi enabled locks MWV’s new solution is a disposable lock which utilises wireless technology. When placed on products it renders them useless until deactivated at the point of sale following payment. This will benefit luxury branded goods s...
15 January 2013
Judith McKenna is to leave her position as COO at Asda to take up a new role at Walmart International as executive vice president, strategy and international development. Move to Walmart The move to Bentonville is a further promotion for McKenna who became Asda COO in July 2011 after 10 years as CFO. McKenna is widely recognised for her ability to get things done in a down to earth manner, ...
11 January 2013
Network Rail announces its ambitions for the UK’s rail freight network over the next five years. Strategic business plan Network Rail has submitted its £37.5bn spending proposal to the office of rail regulation. Within the proposal, £206m has been allocated to developing the rail freight network in England and Wales. The intention is to increase freight capacity by 30% in order to pre...
10 January 2013
Tesco has released its Christmas trading results for the six weeks to 5 January, with group sales up 3.9% inc. VAT exc. fuel (3.6% at actual exchange rates). The performance of its UK operation continues to strengthen with performance overseas similar to that experienced in Q3. Tesco's strongest UK growth for three years In the UK sales over Christmas increased by 4.3% (inc. VAT, exc. fuel...
09 January 2013
Samworth Brothers, famous for the Ginster’s brand, has finalised a deal to buy land in Leicester with the intention of building a food manufacturing facility, according to press reports. Pursuing planning permission The deal for the 50,000m2 of greenfield land has been agreed with Leicester city council and is subject to planning permission. If granted, the site gives Samworth Brothers the op...
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...