Supply Chain Analysis news

20 November 2019
This is the second blog in a series in which we review how the supply chain trends we identified at the start of the year have played out. This week, I’ll be looking at Capitalising on connections . Technology is now a top priority, and rightly so. Today’s competitive grocery market leaves no room for inefficiencies, and that’s where technology comes into play. Previously, we’ve identifi...
18 November 2019
AmazonFresh, Amazon’s grocery delivery service, is reducing its delivery charges for its Prime subscribers in Germany. Monthly subscription fee reduced from 9.99€ to 7.99€ In addition to the delivery fee, which is reduced to 3.99€ from a previous 5.99€ for orders worth less than 40€, the monthly membership fee for AmazonFresh has been reduced from 9.99€ to 7.99€. The reduction doesn’t apply...
18 November 2019
Nestle and Carrefour are due to use IBM’s Food Trust platform to track the supply chain of different brands of milk formula produced by Laboratoires Guigoz. About IBM’s Food Trust platform The platform is a hyperledger-based platform that aims to enable consumers to verify the origins of food items, hence enhancing transparency with the supply chain. Nestle and Carrefour were amongst the fi...
15 November 2019
Kroger is teaming up with Ocado to build an automated fulfilment centre in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. 350,000 square foot facility The new automated fulfilment centre will result in the creation of 400 new jobs, in a state where it already employs around 12,500 people. The “shed”, as it’s referred to by Kroger, will serve the states of Wisconsin, northern Illinois and northwest Indiana...
15 November 2019
Walmart Canada has teamed up with blockchain company DTL Labs to roll-out a new automated blockchain-based network for freight tracking and payments management. The world's largest full production blockchain solution for any industrial application The new network uses distributed ledger technology to improve freight and payment processing, enabling users to automatically trace deliveries, v...
15 November 2019
Lidl Italia is partnering with the MyFoody app to reduce food waste by providing a greater visibility on products that are near their expiry date. 55 stores to start with 55 Lidl stores (out of a total of 650) in the metropolitan areas of Milan, Turin and Bologna will be involved initially. The app offers consumers a discount of up to 30% on near-expiry items, which are highlighted via a...
12 November 2019
At the start of the year, we called out four trends we expect to influence supply chains in 2019. The time has come to begin reviewing how the trends played out and we’ll do this in a series of blogs over the next few weeks. This week, I’ll be looking at Eager experimenters – this is all about businesses of all sizes establishing and embedding a self-disruptive supply chain culture, underpinn...
11 November 2019
JJ Foodservice scoops the IGD Supply Chain Excellence Award. Source: IGD A customer survey to get the ball rolling JJ Foodservice conducted a large-scale survey, which was sent to 30,000 of its customers, in order to understand what their biggest frustration was. The dominant theme from feedback was “the wait for deliveries”. Traditionally, caterers were given a four-hour window ...
11 November 2019
Coles has launched a new online subscription service, offering unlimited home deliveries. New service has two subscription options Coles' new service, called ‘Delivery Plus’, will allow shoppers who spend over AU$100 per order to get free delivery of their online grocery shopping. The new service offers two subscriptions; Any Day Saver and Mid Week Saver: Any Day Saver costs AU$19 a m...
11 November 2019
Amazon.com Inc announced its plan to build its first fulfilment centre in Quebec, which is expected to open by the end of next year and to employ more than 300 full-time workers. Montreal’s Lachine borough The new fulfilment centre, Amazon’s 12 th in Canada, will be located in Montreal’s Lachine borough. Its employees are expected to pick, pack and ship products ranging from toys to small ...