Supply Chain Analysis news

31 August 2018
Finland-based cooperative S Group has begun testing its new 'Pike-perch radar' solution, based on blockchain technology developed by IBM. The aim is to increase transparency in the food chain and provide consumers with traceable information. Using the IBM Food Trust platform Blockchain technology, relatively new within the food retail business, is being tested on the Finnish fish chain v...
30 August 2018
In recent years, smart warehousing has been brought into the mainstream by ecommerce businesses like Amazon and Ocado. These facilities are a world away from the warehouses I am familiar with: think large buildings filled with lots of racking and forklift trucks. Not very inspiring! Smart warehouses bring together a variety of complementary technologies, all of which work in harmony to receiv...
29 August 2018
After the opening of the first Amazon Go store in Seattle earlier this year, a second location has opened in the city. Smaller footprint with fewer features The Seattle Times reports that the second store has opened close to the Seattle Central Library and unlike the first store, does not form part of Amazon’s campus in the city. At 1,450 sq ft, the store is also 20% smaller than the o...
28 August 2018
Having launched its first unstaffed convenience store at Lotte World Tower in Seoul last year, 7-Eleven is now testing its latest 'express' format. South Korea continues to see the rise of self-service and cashier-less stores with various retailers exploring this space.  7-Eleven's new concept store consists of five vending machines in the shape of an express train. It is currently testing four...
22 August 2018
What do you think are the likely future directions for supply chain in food and grocery? We want your opinions, and in return you could win a ticket to the Supply Chain Summit ! We’ll send you (and all other respondents) a copy of our upcoming report as well. We’ve identified some ways in which supply chain will be more critical than ever as businesses change and develop in the coming ...
22 August 2018
JD.com has launched JD Blockchain Open Platform, helping its enterprise customers’ operations become more secure, transparent and convenient. Tracking and tracing movement of goods JD Blockchain Open Platform enables customers to build, host and use blockchain applications. Through the platform, businesses can streamline operational procedures, including tracking and tracing the movement of...
22 August 2018
Brexit is on everyone’s mind in the UK and elsewhere – and so it should be. But with so many conflicting messages flying around, it’s difficult to keep track of what’s going on. And even when you are up to date, do you really understand the implications? My colleague James recently wrote a report for IGD Supply Chain Analysis about trading after Brexit, so with these thoughts in mind, ...
21 August 2018
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20 August 2018
Walmart has completed the acquisition of Flipkart, India’s leading ecommerce business, following plans announced earlier this year. The retailer is now the largest shareholder in the Flipkart Group. Walmart takes 77% share of the business Flipkart is India's largest online marketplace. Founded in 2007, it sells 8m products across 80 categories. It has 100m registered users, 100,000 sellers,...
16 August 2018
Following last month's announcement that it would be testing driverless ecommerce deliveries, Kroger has launched the first pilot at a store in Scottsdale, Arizona. Flat fee charge of $5.95 Kroger announced in July that it would partner with Nuro, a company that makes fully unmanned vehicles, to trial the delivery initiative. The pilot has launched at single location of Fry’s Food Stores in S...