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Grocery replenishment driven by ‘gut feel’

Almost half of UK grocery retail directors say replenishment is still driven by gut feel, according to research by Blue Yonder, which supplies predictive applications of retail.

Are robots really ready to take over?

Logistics operations have seen a steady growth in the use of automation, and we are starting to see robots becoming available. But, asks Malory Davies, how long will it be before they make a real impact?

Light leasing

Vehicle procurement in logistics is changing. But is contract hire still the dominant force in the market? Or are lighter rental agreements piquing more interest? Alex Leonards reports…

Inventory innovation

Inventory management and optimisation is once of the most challenging tasks facing supply chain professionals. So what does it take to get it right? Malory Davies asks the questions.

Time to be demanding

Today’s supply chains have developed into sophisticated networks that can easily crumble if not enough care is taken. One area where this could prove an issue is in demand management. Lisa Townshend looks at the issues.

1.9m tonnes of food wasted in UK grocery supply chain

Some 1.9 million tonnes of food is wasted in the UK grocery supply chain, a report by food waste prevention company WRAP has found. The company has said that tackling food waste could save the industry up to £300 million a year.


Awards now open for entries

 The 20th Anniversary Supply Chain Excellence Awards, organised by Logistics & Supply Chain magazine, are now open for entries.

LSC Conference 2016.

How Diageo synchronises its supply chain with the consumer

Drinks giant Diageo is focused on synchronising its supply chain with the demands of its customers, and Adam Smith explained how it was achieving this on the second day of the Logistics and Supply Chain Conference in London.

Electrium picks DynaSys for demand planning

Electrium, the electrical installation equipment specialist, has chosen DynaSys Demand Planning to improve its forecasting process and increase collaboration among the many stakeholders involved in the process.