Supply Chain Analysis news

23 October 2018
A new home delivery service is to start in London, delivering groceries from Aldi stores. Home Run takes orders online, and uses personal shoppers to go into stores to pick the goods. The company then offers delivery to addresses in central London within 2 hours. Last mile couriers Home Run already fulfils orders from Waitrose, Marks & Spencer and Tesco, but it charges a premium on some pro...
22 October 2018
Amazon is searching for space to build its fourth distribution centre in Mexico, according to reports from Reuters. The distribution centre, if opened, will help support the retailer’s growth in the country’s ecommerce market. Amazon targets Queretaro… Amazon hopes to build the distribution centre in Queretaro and has already considered several properties. The company needs 50 acres of land...
18 October 2018
How is your performance currently measured? If, like me, you have a mix of different objectives, each contributing to a different part of the organisation’s wider strategy, with several tangible deliverables helping you achieve them, you’re in good company. It’s not very exciting, but that’s the reality for most. A better question might be how will your performance be measured in future? ...
17 October 2018
It’s been a big year for Ocado, having struck agreements with several international retailers to implement its online fulfilment solution. It also scooped the IGD Online Store of the Year award! Alex Harvey, Head of Robotics and Autonomous Systems at Ocado will be speaking at November’s Supply Chain Summit.  Check out the full programme. DOWNLOAD INFOGRAPHIC AS PDF
17 October 2018
Israeli technology firm, CommonSense Robotics, has opened its first micro-fulfilment centre (MFC) in Tel Aviv, Israel. The unit occupies 550 square metres in a city centre location, a footprint which is comparable to a small convenience store and contains a similar number of items. Central locations CommonSense will own and operate the MFCs on behalf of its customers. The startup has sign...
16 October 2018
The UK Competition and Markets Authority has revealed the issues it will scrutinise for its in depth investigation into the proposed Sainsbury's - Asda merger. The investigation will consider how the merger may affect competition in each of the product markets in which it operates, at both a national level and in each local area. Focus on outcomes for shoppers Central to the inquiry will ...
15 October 2018
Auchan Retail is launching its first pedestrian Drive in France. Meeting rising shopper expectations Auchan France's pedestrian Drive in Lille promises to “ meet the expectations and lifestyles of an active urban clientele, keen to shop quickly, at the best price". Price incentives to customers The 130 sq. m Drive is open from 09:00 to 21:00 from Monday to Saturday. Orders ...
10 October 2018
Coles has announced that it plans to open two new automated distribution centres over the next five years. Bringing global best practice to Australia Coles has partnered with Witron Logistics, a specialist in automated warehousing, to open the two ambient facilities. The new centres will be a big step forward for Coles in terms of modernising its supply chain, which delivers over 1bn carton...
10 October 2018
Waitrose & Partners is trialling an in-home grocery delivery service, While You’re Away, in London. Improving convenience through delivery The shopper can grant access to the delivery driver using Yale smart lock technology, by setting a temporary access code for the lock, which is then sent to Waitrose via a secure app. The driver receives this code at the time the customer has booked the de...
09 October 2018
Carrefour has joined the IBM Food Trust platform, which aims to use Blockchain to improve transparency and accountability in food production by connecting information across the supply chain. Improving food safety One of the primary aims of the collaboration is to improve food safety by increasing the ability of businesses to quickly identify and trace goods as they move through supply ch...