Supply Chain Analysis news

08 May 2013
Logistics company, DB Schenker, has begun construction on a new logistics hub in Pfungen, Switzerland, according to press reports. Multiple offering DB Schenker has acquired a 38,500sqm property on the Toss River, close to the A1 and A51 highways and Zurich airport. It intends to build 11,600 sqm of handling and logistics space as well as a 2,400 sqm office. This site will enable DB Schenker ...
08 May 2013
Logistics company, DSV, has launched a new service which delivers palletised groupage shipments to and from anywhere in Europe. Daily offer The service launched which launched on 1 May 2013, operates across DSV’s European groupage network connecting 32 countries on a daily basis to its main hub near Stuttgart, Germany. Customers will be able to have palletised groupage shipments of up to 3.5 ...
08 May 2013
US based retailer, Trader Joe’s, is to open its first distribution centre (DC) in Texas, according to press reports. 67,500m2 facility The Aldi subsidiary has purchased a 67,500m2 facility in Irving, Texas, which will employ over 200 people once up and running. The facility has been out of use since 2008 and will be refitted and operational by the end of the year. Texas expansion To beg...
08 May 2013
Cosmetics company, L’Oreal, is investing £2m on expanding its existing 22,000 sqm warehouse at its Trafford Park site in Manchester, UK. Sustainability focus This development forms part of L’Oreal’s sustainable development within its consumer products division. The 5,000 sqm extension will provide extra storage and distribution facilities and include a number of sustainable features such as L...
08 May 2013
Walmart is rolling out an app aimed at suppliers visiting its stores, according to press reports. The app enables suppliers to check stock levels in store in real-time. Summer rollout The app is expected to be rolled out in the summer with suppliers and third-party field teams receiving training on its use. The app is not limited to just real-time in store inventory data, but it will also...
07 May 2013
Tesco owned convenience retailer, One Stop, is to open a new DC in west Yorkshire, according to press reports. Third facility The new 11,000m2 facility will open in June 2013 and initially supply 200 stores in the north of England, making around 600 deliveries per week. The long term plan for the depot is support up to 500 stores and it will be the third in the retailer’s network which includ...
07 May 2013
Dutch brewer, Bavaria, is to share water transport with Heinz and Mars to move product across Europe, according to press reports. Transport sharing agreement Bavaria transports beer in containers on barges to the UK every day from Rotterdam. Following the agreement, with both Mars and Heinz, the transport is to be shared, which will increase load fill and reduce the environmental impact o...
01 May 2013
Suncup, a juice producer in New Jersey, US, has automated its frozen warehouse and seen improvements in inventory and fulfilment accuracy, according to press reports. Automated stacker crane Through the use of a stacker crane, which allows full-pallet and layered pallets to be moved quickly and safely, Suncup is able to control the storing and retrieval of pallets. This has proved to be more ...
01 May 2013
DHL has launched a new proof of delivery (POD) app which runs on smart phones and can be integrated with transport management systems. Real-time tracking The app enables real-time tracking information as well as proof of delivery functionality giving improved visibility of goods movement and speedier payment cycles. This reduces the need for drivers to return to base enabling them to ...
01 May 2013
Tesco is to run 35 dual fuel heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) which will fill up on a greener fuel at facilities provided by Gasrec near its Daventry DC. Utilising liquid biomethane The facility, much like a traditional petrol station, will open in May 2013 and be open to all dual fuel light goods vehicles. The fuel on offer, Bio-LNG, is a combination of liquid biomethane and liquefied natural gas...