01 August 2014

Reports 

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ASOS starts taking orders again following fire
ASOS has started taking orders again, just two days after the major fire at its distribution centre in Barnsley which halted operations on Friday night...

Food supply chains are still an unknown quantity
Four out of five large UK food manufacturers say that last year’s horsemeat scandal has made no difference to the way they manage information about their suppliers, according to a survey commissioned by Achilles, the supply chain risk management...

Financing growth is key for SME’s, says report
Almost nine out of ten SMEs reckon their biggest problem is working out how to grow in 2014, according to a survey by Platform Black, supply chain finance specialist...

Logistics companies could become real-world search engines, says DHL
The data collected by logistics operators to deliver goods could enable them to become search engines for users from every conceivable field, according to a report by DHL on the growth of “big data” ...

How Arriva manages supply chain finance
David Loseby, Arriva’s director of procurement for Mainland Europe, will provide an exclusive look at how the company approaches supply chain finance on 3rd December when he speaks at the Supply Chain Finance Summit...

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...

Unilever tops European supply chain rankings
Unilever is Europe’s top supply chain organisation – ahead of Inditex and H&M, according to the latest ranking from Gartner ...

IAG extends pharma network in Latin America
IAG Cargo has extended its Constant Climate network with five new stations in Latin America...

Logistics to lead on M2M, says Vodafone
Transport and logistics is expected to become a leader in the use of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications with over half saying they would be using the technology within two years, according to a study by Vodafone ...

Profitability improves at Panalpina
Panalpina’s consolidated profit increased by 44 per cent year-on-year to CHF 24 million (£16.8m) in the second quarter...

Operating loss for TNT Express
TNT Express made an operating loss of €280m in the second quarter of 2013 compared with a profit of €94m last year...

Demand planning and segmentation key for emerging markets
Organisations with strong demand planning capabilities and segmented supply strategies are better positioned to capitalise on market opportunities and mitigate risks, according to a recent report by Gartner, examining supply chain strategies for emerging...

Kimberly-Clark to represent UK in supply chain competition global finals
Kimberly-Clark has won this year’s SCALA Fresh Connection Supply Chain Competition UK finals, and will now represent the country in the global finals in Istanbul, in September ...

Apple tops supply chain rankings
Apple has again topped the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 followed by McDonalds and Amazon. But after that there are two newcomers to the Top 5 – Unilever at number 4 and Intel at 5. ...

Two thirds of businesses hit by value chain disruption
Almost two thirds of businesses have experienced disruption to their value chains as a result of events beyond their control, according to an Oracle survey of large organisations in the EMEA region...

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