22 August 2014

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


Netto to use Sainsbury’s logistics expertise in UK venture
Netto, the Danish discount retailer, is to return to the UK in the autumn, in a joint venture with Sainsbury’s designed to combine Netto’s operating model with Sainsbury’s logistics expertise and market insight...

Anheuser-Busch InBev looks for $200m saving in logistics carbon
Anheuser-Busch InBev has set itself the goal of reducing carbon emissions in its logistics operations by 15 per cent by the end of 2017, which it reckons could save up to $200 million ...

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 ...

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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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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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