23 April 2014

The latest supply chain news, views and features for the grocery sector

News

Co-op Food cuts stock levels and boosts cash flow
The Co-operative Food business has improved its supply chain processes and reduced stock levels, improving cash flow and enabling our stores to run more smoothly, the group said in its annual report ...

£24m supply chain savings from banana merger
Banana distributors Fyffes and Chiquita are looking for annual supply chain savings of some £24m ($40m) from the merger of the two businesses ...

1.3 bn tonnes of food lost to supply chain inefficiency
Supply chain inefficiency contributes significantly to the 1.3 billion tonnes of food that is lost each year, according to a report by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with Bain and Company...

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Viewpoint

Retailers can learn from each other on supply chain waste
It will hardly come as a surprise to find that the UK throws away about £43 million of food a year. However, a new report from INCPEN, the Industry Council for research on Packaging & the Environment, provides valuable detail of what is actually being...

What’s wrong with horsemeat?
I suspect that there are plenty of people around the world who are astonished at the furore that has arisen in the UK over the discovery of horsemeat in burgers ...

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Features

Ian Midgley, Chief supply chain officer, Unilever
How we respond to the pressures of population growth, energy efficiency, use of water, sustainable agriculture and so on will be the defining challenge for the future. How we do this is not an add-on to our supply chain work – it is our work. ...

Riders on the storm
Contract logistics, 3PL, 4PL - call it what you will - continues to be a growing business, but it is changing subtly. ...

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Corporate Insight

Time to collaborate with the competition?
The need to develop sustainable distribution systems is driving new interest in collaboration, but companies still need to learn that logistics need not be a competitive issue, argues DEAN WYATT ...

Inventory:the great debate
No one ever got fired for having too much inventory, but they certainly have for running out of stock. With that warning from Professor David Simchi-Levi, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ringing in their ears attendees at Supply Chain...

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