Monday 31st Aug 2015 - Supply Chain Standard

Malory Davies FCILT,

Why Wal-Mart is putting the focus on inventory management

 It’s not just the UK where food retailers are facing tough markets. Walmart’s second quarter results highlight not just the competitive nature of the grocery business in the US, but also how the retailer is focusing on inventory management as part of its response.

UPS completes Coyote acquisition

UPS has completed the acquisition of Coyote Logistics in a $1.8 billion deal that adds large scale full-truck-load and other transport management services to the UPS portfolio.

Transport prices hit all-time high

Transport prices increased by 10.4 per cent in the second quarter of 2015 from the first quarter, according to the Transport Market Monitor by Transporeon and Capgemini Consulting.