Supply Chain Analysis news

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...