23 April 2014

Supply Chain News

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IAG Cargo boosts capacity to Panama
IAG Cargo is increasing the number of flights between its Madrid hub and Panama City, with an additional weekly flight being added to the existing five flights per week from June, before moving to a daily service in July ...

UK retailers trail US in adopting omni
Almost half of US retailers (43 per cent) have a fully integrated omni-channel approach against just over a quarter (27 per cent) of UK retailers, according to a new study by LCP ...

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 ...

Debenhams to expand delivery options
Debenhams plans to launch a next day click and collect service as well as extended the cut-off for next day delivery...

Cable unveils £100m for supply chain “reshoring”
The UK government is encouraging manufacturers to “reshore” manufacturing operations with the offer of £100 million support, according to business secretary Vince Cable ...

Today is the first European Supply Chain Day
Today is the first ever European Supply Chain Day – an initiative by the European Logistics Association. Activities such as school visits, tours of warehouses, opening up back offices to visitors, talks and site visits are taking place throughout...

Supply chain disruption costs manufacturers £58m
Large UK manufacturers lost more than £58m dealing with the fall-out from supply chain disruptions in 2013, according to a study commissioned by risk management specialist Achilles ...

One size does not fit all, warns Diageo supply chain chief
It’s no use trying to make one size fit all in supply chain, Sue McGeorge, GB supply chain director at Diageo, told delegates at the Logistics & Supply Chain Conference ...

Dell reinvents supply chain to meet new tech demands
Computer giant Dell has been reorganising its global supply chain to meet changing market requirements, Gearoid O'Donoghue, director in Dell’s global procurement organisation, told delegates at the Logistics & Supply Chain Conference ...

GSK explains award-winning supply chain transformation
GlaxoSmithKline cut lead times in its R&D lab supplies operation and more than doubled OTIF through a series of initiatives – and it went on to win not one, but two European Supply Chain Excellence Awards last year ...

Out now: Supply Chain Standard April 2014
The April 2014 issue of Supply Chain Standard is now available on iPad. ...

B&Q plan to reduce supply chain complexity
B&Q is focusing on reducing complexity in its end-to-end supply chain to reduce costs and support lower prices, according to parent company Kingfisher...

ASOS increases logistics investment to boost capacity
ASOS, the online fashion retailer, has accelerated its investment in warehousing both in the UK and Germany and in IT. It will now invest at least £68m in capital expenditure in the current year compared to the £55m previously planned...

Waitrose to open 940,000 sq ft NDC at Milton Keynes
Waitrose is to open a 940,000 sq ft state of the art national distribution centre at Gazeley’s Magna Park scheme in Milton Keynes, in 2015 ...

Logistics industry beams with confidence
The logistics industry saw a boost in confidence in the second half of 2013, compared to the previous six months, according to the latest UK Logistics Confidence Index...

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