Sunday 23rd Nov 2014 - Supply Chain Standard

Ceva moves from regional to local business model

Ceva is transforming its operating model to increase the velocity of the business by adopting a local rather than regional model. From next year it will have 17 local geographical clusters – some will be a single large country, others will contain several countries in close proximity. CEO Xavier Urbain said: “For our customers, local […]

Retailers bring forward last order dates for Christmas

One in three retailers is bringing forward last order dates this Christmas, according to research from Manhattan Associates, which warns that customers who leave their shopping till later could be in for a surprise this year. Fifty-seven per cent of shoppers surveyed said they would be more confident in pushing their Christmas shopping to later […]


Prime Minister’s roads plan is good for industry, says FTA

The Freight Transport Association has welcomed the prime minister’s plans to deliver roads improvements across the country. David Cameron set out his plan in a speech to the Confederation of British Industry. He said: “Between now and 2020 we have plans for £15 billion of road spending; that could lead to an extra 100 schemes […]

Co-op brings in Whitfield to take on logistics and retail role

The Co-operative has brought in Chris Whitfield from Tesco to take on the new role of retail and logistics director, reporting directly to retail chief executive Steve Murrells. The post was created following the departure earlier in the year of former food chief operating officer Sean Toal. Whitfield will oversee The Co-operative Food’s logistics function […]

Next gets go-ahead for giant distribution centre at Doncaster

Next is to build an 915,848 sq ft distribution centre at IDI Gazeley’s 115 acre G.Park Doncaster scheme – next door to its existing warehouse after it received planning consent from the local council. The facility will total 915,848 sq ft of floor space including the warehouse, office space and mezzanine levels. The West Moor […]