Supply Chain Analysis news

24 May 2019
Mondelez International announced today that it has appointed Sandra MacQuillan as Executive Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain. What does the job involve? MacQuillan will be responsible for managing the company’s global procurement, manufacturing, engineering, customer service and logistics group. She brings extensive experience in supply chain technology and emerging markets. She will...
24 May 2019
Franprix and Cdiscount are set to combine their expertise to develop very fast deliveries for customers based in major cities. ‘Express delivery service’ The ‘express delivery service’ will allow customers that live in Paris to receive food (including hot and cold dishes) and non-food products within 30 minutes, using Franprix’s network of stores across the city. The delivery service wil...
23 May 2019
Lidl to introduce parcel machines in Finland that will allow customers to pick up deliveries from various carriers. 4 cities initially included in the scheme Lidl plans to introduce the parcel machines initially in stores located at Rautatienkatu, Tampere and Espoonlahti, Espoo. The lockers are supplied by Finnish company Smartmile. The German retailer intends to introduce the lockers ev...
23 May 2019
DHL employees will be able to take advantage of advanced AR to pick items at the warehouse. 440 devices to be deployed 440 Enterprise Edition 2 devices will be introduced to employees of the Express division, which is the latest version of Google Glass. The new devices feature the “vision picking” concept, which was developed through a partnership between DHL and Google Glass partner UbiMax...
22 May 2019
Kroger partners with Loop, a circular ecommerce platform developed by TerraCycle, to advance its zero-waste vision by reducing the usage of single-use plastics. 100+ products from leading brands The new partnership means that Kroger and Loop will pilot a new reusable packaging system that enables customers in select markets to buy more than 100 products which come in a reusable packaging. M...
21 May 2019
Morrisons to become the first supermarket to introduce plastic-free fruit and veg areas. 60 stores during 2019 The Bradford-based supermarket aims to roll out the plastic free aisles in 60 of its stores during the course of this year. Having said that, customers that desire to purchase packaged fruit and veg can still do so in another designated area. The grocer will be selling 127 varietie...
20 May 2019
The US wholesaler has converted its latest store into a fulfilment center for online orders in Worcester, Massachusetts. Fourth store to re-open as a fulfilment centre The 139,000 square foot location has been closed last January for the purpose of being reconverted into a new fulfilment centre. The move is part of Walmart’s plan to close 63 Sam’s Club stores and convert some of them into o...
20 May 2019
Unilever has announced it’ll roll out a new ‘detectable and recyclable’ black plastic packaging, as it aims to increase the recyclability of its products packaging. A pigment that makes black plastics detectable by recycling equipment Normally, black plastic packaging is not recyclable given its carbon content that prevents it from being detected by the infra-red sorting systems in recyclin...
17 May 2019
Walmart is ramping up its on-time, in-full (OTIF) metrics for its suppliers. OTIF already in place since 2017 Walmart introduced the on-time, in-full (OTIF) metric for its suppliers in 2017. The requirement for a timely delivery of full truckloads within a two-day window has been increased last year to 85%. However, the threshold has further risen to 87% for on-time delivery of truckloads, ...
17 May 2019
Lidl US teams up with Boxed.com, a wholesale-style online retailer, to trial a home delivery service using the online retailer’s platform. Pilot taking place initially in two stores Lidl plans to trial initially the new home delivery service in two stores: Staten Island, New-York and Powder Springs, Georgia. The pilot kicks off next month, lasting six months. Lidl aims to take advantage of ...