31 July 2014

Supply Chain News

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Dairy Crest picks Proxima for outsourcing contract
Dairy Crest has chosen Proxima, the procurement services provider, to manage some £250 million of spend, focusing on indirect costs in areas such as fleet and logistics, corporate services and supply chain...

Electric bike maker picks Norbert for European distribution
Australian electric bike maker Dillenger has chosen Norbert Dentressangle to manage its European import, storage and distribution operations...

The Range consults on 775,000 sq ft RDC at Chippenham
Home and leisure retailer The Range has launched a consultation on plans to build an 775,000 sq ft distribution centre in North West Chippenham. The site would also contain a 40,000 sq ft store...

Skechers plans 25,000 sq m extension to EDC
Footwear company Skechers plans to expand its European Distribution Centre in Belgium by an additional 25,000 sq m to a total size of 70,000 sq m...

Hughenden makes Fresh Connection
Hughenden Consulting is to start running “The Fresh Connection” business simulation for clients from September after signing an agreement with Involvation Interactive, the company behind the simulation...

Ceva opens UAE City of Energy
Ceva has launched its “City of Energy” in the UAE, a multi-customer hub for the warehousing, cross docking, flow management and handling of products destined for the energy sector in the Middle East ...

How to make returns a revenue stream
Returns don't just have to be a black hole for inventory and resources, they can be a revenue stream, adding value for customers and helping reduce costs ...

BIFA names successor to Peter Quantrill
The British International Freight Association has named Robert Keen as its new director general to succeed Peter Quantrill who retires next month...

Amazon moves to two-day delivery across Europe
Amazon is improving its cross-border delivery network to enable products stores in warehouses across Europe to be delivered to UK customers in two days instead of the current three to seven days ...

Kuehne + Nagel launches online airfreight bookings
Kuehne + Nagel is to take bookings online for air cargo with the launch of KN FreightNet, following trials with customers in Frankfurt and Chicago...

Finlux distribution deal with eBay Enterprises
TV brand, Finlux is entering a deal with eBay Enterprise, so that the e-commerce specialist will handle its entire fulfillment and shipping operation ...

Keep the customer satisfied: the omni-channel challenge
When consumers buy goods online, they need to have confidence that they will be delivered on time and in good condition ...

DHL Envirosolutions converts waste to profit
DHL Envirosolutions reckons it is generating millions of pounds of additional revenue for UK businesses through its waste management and recycling practices...

10pm next day delivery offering from O2
Mobile operator O2 has extended its order deadline for standard next day deliveries of phones and tablets to 10pm, as part of its aim to deliver best in class customer experiences...

How automation is driving omni-channel development
The past couple of years have seen some massive automated warehouse projects as retailers position themselves to operate in an omni-channel environment...

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