Supply Chain Analysis news

21 November 2018
Rewe has opened a new warehouse, located just outside Cologne, which handles 20,000 items. The retailer has taken a high-tech approach in the warehouse to pick and appropriately store products as it looks to build out its omnichannel capabilities. Six distinct cooling zones Rewe said the €80m (US$72m) warehouse is equipped with six distinct cooling zones to meet Germany’s strict food handli...
14 November 2018
Ahold Delhaize held its Capital Markets Day on 13th November, and confirmed that it is the latest business to link with Takeoff Technologies to create new micro-fulfilment centres (MFCs). Source: TakeOff Technologies Enabling omnichannel growth JJ Fleeman, President of Peapod Digital Labs, described a plan to expand the availability of Click and Collect to over 600 stores by 2019, a...
14 November 2018
We held our annual Supply Chain Summit yesterday, with a wealth of great speakers from the food and grocery industry alongside academics and thought leaders, solution providers and a colleague from the automotive industry. Over the coming weeks we will create some summary reports and case studies, but here are my initial reflections on the day, grouped by some key themes that I took away. ...
12 November 2018
Global consumer goods company P&G has announced a change to its product and packaging formats to improve shipping for online orders in particular. The Eco-Box will be launched on the Tide brand, and has some clear advantages for ecommerce: - Reduced packaging (60% less plastic and 30% less water than the comparable Tide pack) - No need for secondary re-boxing or bubble wrap - Ligh...
08 November 2018
Relationships and the ability to work effectively with people have a disproportionate impact on our success. Silos, objectives and the ways we choose to communicate can all be barriers, but there are things we can do to make our investments pay. DOWNLOAD INFOGRAPHIC AS PDF DOWNLOAD INFOGRAPHIC AS PDF Making your business relationships pay: characterising g...
07 November 2018
Co-op has announced plans for a new £45m distribution centre to support its ongoing growth. 100 new stores in 2018 Co-op is currently on-track to open 100 new stores in 2018. The new facility, which will be in Bedfordshire’s Symmetry Park, Biggleswade, will support the retailer’s growth across London, the South, and the South East of England. Construction of the distribution centre is due t...
07 November 2018
  This week, IGD published its keynote piece of supply chain research for 2018, Supply Chains for Growth . It’s a fantastic insight into the future characteristics of our industry’s supply chains and an analysis of the response needed. Kudos to my colleagues Alistair and Chris for a sterling job.   Supply Chains for Growth outlines the elevated impact that a supply chain team ca...
07 November 2018
Mercadona is constructing a new logistics platform in Barcelona, exclusively for online orders. It is expected to be operational by 2020, according to Europa Press. ‘Colmena’ or the hive, is the name Mercadona gives to its warehouses dedicated to online orders. First online warehouse in Barcelona The warehouse will be Mercaona’s first in Barcelona that is dedicated to online orders. It mark...
07 November 2018
IGD’s new flagship report makes it clear that technology will be critical to driving growth through supply chain innovation. The underlying infrastructure needs to be in place for this to be successful, partly driven by private-sector collaborations but partly driven by public sector investment. Supporting digital developments As part of a drive towards greater productivity in the UK,...
31 October 2018
Walmart is to build a new distribution centre using new technologies and automation. A first for Walmart The new distribution centre, which will be in California, will be the retailer’s first highly-automated facility. Working with WITRON, Walmart will process delicate or perishable products at the distribution centre, including fresh produce and eggs. Using technology to enhance p...