18 April 2014

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

News

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...

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...

Morrisons plans more centralised distribution
Supermarket group Morrisons will increase the centralisation of its distribution network as part of a plan to make savings of more than £1 billion over the next three years from supply chain and procurement...

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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...

Challenging times for retail supply chains
The UK’s retail supply chains face major upheavals over the next five years with more than 60,000 shops closing down in the face of continuing austerity and the rise of internet shopping ...

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Features

Marks & Spencer sets out supply chain vision
The opening of the Castle Donington distribution centre opens the way for the retailer to push ahead with its supply chain strategy, says Malory Davies...

Retail's seismic shift
Retail organisations are facing a seismic shift in the markets they serve – from multiple channels to international expansion. But are the systems in place to fulfil orders and manage returns across this altered and highly complex landscape? ...

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Corporate Insight

Balancing risk
Two major humanitarian disasters - the Burmese cyclone and the Chinese earthquake - provided a sombre backdrop to ''Supply Chain Standard''s Roundtable discussion on supply chain risk. But as Dave Food, business development director from the meeting's ...

Getting to grips with collaboration
For an older generation, ''collaboration'' has a sinister sound. But in the modern, dispersed and globalised supply chain, collaboration, up and down the chain, or even with apparent competitors, may be desirable or even essential ...

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