Friday - 29 August 2014

Clipper finds fulfilment in e-commerce

Steve ParkinE-fulfilment was the star performer for Clipper Logistics with sales and profits up by half in the year to 30th April. Chairman Steve Parkin said: "The business is advancing in line with its strategy and is poised for further growth...


Breaking News

Norbert completes £452m Jacobson takeover
Norbert Dentressangle has completed its £452m ($750m) takeover of US logistics group Jacobson ...

Fancy dress specialist unveils plans for new DC and HQ
Rubie’s Masquerade, the party and fancy dress supplier, is seeking planning permission for a 119,480 sq ft distribution centre and HQ building in Oxfordshire...

Hyster's new mast design for improved visibility
Hyster has redeveloped the mast on its 2-3.5 tonne ICE and electric forklifts for better fork visibility...

Conair extends contract with Great Bear
Electrical appliance maker Conair, whose brands include BaByliss and Cuisinart has extended its contract with Great Bear...

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Features

Retail logistics: the omni-challenge
Retail is going omni-channel and meeting the supply chain needs of this new environment is a major challenge. The issues will be put under the microscope at the Omni-Channel Conference in September...

Talking texts
The ubiquity of the smartphone and the rapid development of omni-channel retail has put mobile communications back into the limelight, but the uses for mobile and text communications goes far beyond the final mile...

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Case Studies

50pc productivity boost for whisky specialist
Whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail, reckons that the implementation of BCP’s Accord Voice WMS at its warehouse operation in Elgin, Scotland is delivering productivity increases of 50 per cent...

Aspray24 goes live with Access
Aspray24, the national 24-hour logistics firm, has gone live with warehouse management system Access Delta from Access Group...

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Viewpoint

Cost pressures mount on grocery supply chains
Anyone who has seen one of Asda’s television advertisements comparing its prices to Tesco’s can hardly fail to realise there is a price war going on in the grocery market. ...

Minding the apprentice gap
Apprenticeship Week took place at the beginning of March to promote the usefulness of apprenticeships in delivering new recruits into industry...

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