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The deployment of a multi-channel offer is a 2012 priority for the Casino group as it looks to capitalise on its broad estate and online operations. Drive, (click and collect for grocery in France) has been gaining momentum for the past 24 months, and shows the pace at which online and offline are converging. We visited Casino Express in Lyon, France to bring you exclusive insight on how the supply for this model works.
The opening of Morrisons’ new multi-temperature DC in Bridgwater marks the concluding part of the retailer’s supply chain restructuring programme. The DC represents Morrisons’ latest supply chain thinking and demonstrates how the retailer has modified its operations to build a flexible, agile supply chain to support business expansion. Expected to generate supply chain savings of ?20m per year, discover how Morrisons developed and implemented the Bridgwater DC into its network and what it means for your business.
Asda’s ‘we operate for less’ programme has engineered a step-change in its supply chain: distribution centre (DC) throughput is up 24% with space utilisation up just 1%. Read this case study to understand how Asda’s implementation of three key projects, re-engineering the DC network, implementing a ‘home grown’ lean programme and driving fewer and friendlier road miles, have saved £130m and significantly improved supply chain efficiency.
By forming a collaborative partnership, Nestlé and Eddie Stobart have extensively tested three dual-fuel vehicles in a real-life operation. The vehicles use new technology that allow more than 70% of diesel to be substituted with gas. Through the trial period, which saw the vehicles travel 225,000 kms, the vehicles used 60% less diesel per kilometre and reduced CO2 emissions by 14% helping to reduce costs and improve sustainability. Discover more about this award-winning initiative and how it could change Nestlé’s distribution operation.