Supply Chain Analysis news

02 January 2019
Asda has worked with Clipper Logistics since 2008. The partnership agreement has been a successful collaboration, with Clipper managing online order fulfilment and returns, storage and receipts from its sites in Ollerton and Doncaster. Continuing a successful partnership Asda's senior director for central logistics, Chris Hall said: “We are looking forward to a continued partnership with Clip...
21 December 2018
Kroger is working in partnership with Nuro to deliver groceries in Scottsdale, Arizona. "Kroger customers are looking for new, convenient ways to feed their families and purchase the products they need quickly through services like pickup and delivery," said Yael Cosset, Kroger's chief digital officer. "Our autonomous delivery pilot with Nuro over the past few months continues to prove the ben...
19 December 2018
This is the fourth and final blog in a series in which I’ve reviewed the supply chain trends we called out for 2018. So far, I’ve focused on:  The online-offline space invasion Reprioritising skills for success Crunch time for cyber-security  We projected that 2018 would be year of exploration and new partnerships, driven by low-margins and the need to get mor...
18 December 2018
In its Q4 trading statement, Ocado has revealed that it is now delivering 320,000 orders a week, an increase of 13.1% year on year. New fulfilment centre boosting growth Ocado’s delivery growth is thanks in part to its newly opened robotic customer fulfilment centre in Erith, which is now processing 30,000 orders per week. Its average basket size is still strong at £104.91 but decreased 1% ...
17 December 2018
We look at how Sweden-based Axfood is driving online efficiencies using digital shelving labels and artificial intelligence (AI). Technology to drive productivity in in-store picking Axfood Snabbgross has partnered with label solutions company StrongPoint to improve its picking process. StrongPoint will provide Axfood Snabbgross with technology that enables shelf labels to flash when being ...
14 December 2018
We look at how Auchan is expanding its online offer in Romania and Ukraine. Romania signs deal with Uber Eats… Auchan Romania has partnered with Uber Eats to supply a special range of restaurant products. The range has been created by chefs Marin Sabau and Sorin Barbu. The range includes 25 traditional Romanian and international dishes. Customers can order the products through the Uber E...
12 December 2018
New UK traffic data has shown a further increase in the overall distance being travelled in 2017, with worrying implications for our supply chains. But there is other evidence that younger people are no longer in love with their cars. James has investigated the data and here are his insights. Jam tomorrow? Data from the Department For Transport shows that GB road traffic reached record le...
11 December 2018
As part of their strategic relationship, Walmart and Rakuten have opened their first ecommerce store in Japan. We look at the model being used and implications for future expansion. Products fulfilled from US inventory Earlier this year, Walmart and Tokyo-based Rakuten, announced a strategic alliance designed to optimise each company’s strengths and assets to expand their reach to new consu...
10 December 2018
China-based Alibaba has signed an agreement with the Belgium government to create an ecommerce trade hub. The agreement is part of Alibaba’s Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP), of which Belgium is the first European country to join. Logistics division Cainiao to invest €75m… Alibaba’s logistics division, Cainiao, will initially invest €75m (US$85m) in the project, which will commence in...
10 December 2018
Following increasing legislative pressures on businesses to improve the sustainability and green credentials of their supply chains, the race for sustainability is beginning to speed up. For many organisations, the strength of sustainability strategies is the difference between a competitive advantage and a laggard mentality.  An increasing appetite From HSBC’s recent Navigator Survey ...