Supply Chain Analysis news

24 January 2020
Unilever and JD Logistics have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to pursue sustainable solutions in the supply chain. Building on existing relationship The MoU, which creates a framework to identify opportunities for innovative and sustainable growth, builds on Unilever’s existing relationship with Chinese e-commerce retailer JD.com, as both organisations have sealed a deal, back i...
22 January 2020
Asda has become the first UK supermarket to roll out a one-hour click and collect service, according to reports from The Grocer. Express Click & Collect At the end of 2019, Asda launched trials of its Express Click & Collect service at its Killingbeck and Middleton stores. The retailer will now expand this initiative to further stores, with 25 offering the service by February. Hundreds of s...
21 January 2020
Amazon is due to roll out 10,000 electric delivery vehicles in India by 2025, in a bid to reduce the company’s carbon footprint. Over 20 cities The fully electric vehicles (EVs), which are a combination of three-wheeled rickshaws and four-wheeled vehicles, will be operating this year in over 20 cities, including Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Pune, Nagpur and Coimbatore. The EV...
20 January 2020
At the beginning of each year, we identify the trends we expect to be most influential in shaping food and grocery supply chains over the next twelve months, helping you to prepare for change.  It’s difficult to select just a few trends, as there is constant development in supply chains, so we have identified a selection of trends that we think are developing most rapidly.  It is interesting t...
17 January 2020
After trialling an online meal order service in Groningen in September 2019, Jumbo has announced it will expand the service to additional locations. Utrecht and Amsterdam, from February 2020 The retailer is operating the service in collaboration with the meal order site Thuisbezorgd.nl. As part of the service, shoppers can order freshly prepared meals, drinks and other food products to thei...
17 January 2020
Ocado has announced it’s investing in developing driverless vehicles and robots that could be used to deliver groceries. Seeking new global partnerships  Tim Steiner, Ocado’s chief executive, told the NRF Big Show, the world’s largest retail conference and exposition, that the online grocer is eying to develop “things like driverless technology” and “what jumps out of that vehicle with the ...
17 January 2020
PepsiCo’s operations in the US is due to be powered soon by 100% renewable sources, such as wind and solar. 20% less greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 2030 PepsiCo aims to deliver a 20% reduction in company-wide direct operations (scopes 1 and 2) GHG by 2030, relative to a 2015 baseline. The company is due to adopt a diversified portfolio of solutions, which would include Power Purchase Agr...
14 January 2020
Following rising food waste levels, M&S is due to roll out a new supply chain system across its store estate in 2020. ‘Vanguard’ The new system, called ‘Vanguard’, has been introduced last year as a trial, while being in 90 stores now, and is expected to tackle food waste issues and its associated costs. Although food revenues in the weeks leading to Christmas have been up, “disappointin...
13 January 2020
Walmart is due to introduce shelf-scanning robots to 650 additional US stores by the end of this summer, hence increasing its total fleet to 1000 stores. Designed by Bossa Nova Robotics Inc. The robots, which are designed by San Francisco-based Bossa Nova Robotics Inc., are six-foot tall, and equipped with 15 cameras. They are able to update product availability, flag out-of-stocks and ensu...
13 January 2020
I originally published this blog last year, but it's as relevant now as it was then.  Take a look... The start of each new year provides us with a fantastic opportunity to assess where we are and what we want to achieve in the year to come. It’s a time for locking down objectives and plotting a course to deliver them. While much of the focus is on how to do bigger and better things, a go...