Cost to serve news

19 October 2016
X5 Retail Group has launched GoCargo, a solution for booking cargo transportation services online. 10,000 orders a day The system matches cargo and transport by a number of criteria, including volume, weight, temperature conditions, shipping dates, and loading and parking points. GoCargo is able to process up to 10,000 orders a day, and is fully integrated with X5’s ERP infrastructure, makin...
10 October 2016
Amazon has announced plans to open its twelfth fulfilment centre in the UK in 2017. Third new fulfillment centre in a year Daventry is the third new Amazon fulfilment centre set to open in the UK next year, alongside Doncaster and Tilbury. It aims to support Amazon's 150 million products and the 40% growth in Amazon Marketplace over the past year. The recruitment of 300 new staff will start t...
05 October 2016
Tesco's UK and International divisions grow both volume and value sales across H1 2016. LFL sales and volume growth delivered across the entire Group Tesco's core UK business has delivered LFL volume and value growth of 2.1% and 0.6% respectively. Value growth hit 0.9% in the second quarter of the reporting period; indicating an upwards trajectory. The International business has grown volume ...
04 October 2016
Sainsbury's has appointed Simon Roberts as retail and operations director. He will report to CEO Mike Coupe and be a member of the operating board, and is expected to join Sainsbury's by next July. Roberts will replace Roger Burnley who has left Sainsbury's to take up the role of deputy chief executive and COO of Asda this month. Leadership experience from Boots and M&S Roberts joins with ext...
13 September 2016
Ahold Delhaize has doubled the floor order processing capacity of one of its NDCs in The Netherlands. Investing in fresh The newly formed Ahold Delhaize has renovated its Ah.nl online national distribution centre (NDC), the Home Shop Center in De Meern, Utrecht. The renovation, which will soon enable the retailer to double the number of orders processed there, included a new production hall. ...
02 September 2016
With growth hard to come by, untangling your supply chain cost to serve may be more important than ever. Chris Irish explores how decisions made at one end of a supply chain can have a profound impact at the other and untangling this web may help you uncover hidden costs to remove and increase your business’s profitability. OK, I should probably start by clarifying something: I’m not about to...
31 August 2016
Amazon has announced plans to open two fulfilment centres in Monee, Illinois and Coppell, Texas. 79,000 sq m facility The facility in Monee, Illinois will be 79,000 sq m and has been strategically located, with the I-57 highway leading north, straight into Chicago and south to Champaign. The fulfilment centre will store smaller items including books, small electronics and groceries, for emplo...
24 August 2016
Russian retailer X5 has opened two new distribution centres in a bid to improve its logistics infrastructure in Southern Russia. Investing in logistics infrastructure X5 has announced that it has opened two new distribution centres in the Republic of Adygeya in Southern Russia. The retailer aims to develop its logistics infrastructure in the region, which is the southernmost and westernmost ...
16 August 2016
At IGD we discuss the growing complexities of supply chain every day. In a continually-evolving industry, we want to ensure we address the issues that matter. We are therefore asking: What is the top supply chain question that you would like an answer to? Perhaps a burning question about technology and the role it will play? A query on the necessary skills and capabilities needed to s...
10 August 2016
Lidl has announced plans to open a regional headquarters and distribution centre (DC) in Maryland, USA. $100m investment The discounter plans to invest $100m in the two facilities, which will be in Perryville, Cecil County. The location has been strategically chosen for its transport links: it’s about halfway between Baltimore (Maryland) and Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), just off the I-95 hi...