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Visibility gaps in supply chain bridged

Savi Technology, Matrics and the MIT Auto-ID Centre have teamed up to offer an integrated radio frequency identification (RFID) solution that simultaneously monitors the conveyances that transport products.


House of Fraser, the department store group and retailer of designer brands, has chosen Manhattan Associates’ Warehouse Management System (WMS) to run its two principal distribution facilities in the UK. Manhattan Associates’ Labour Management and Perfo

Act now to beat rule changes

growth over the past five years, for example in the Midlands – Hams Hall, Birmingham and DIRFT – other areas, principally north of the A50 corridor, have seen much lower patterns of growth.

Tesco gives more business to T&B

Logistics provider Tibbett & Britten (T&B) has extended its long-term relationship with Tesco by winning a long-term, multimillion contract to provide central warehousing and distribution services for all of the supermarket chain’s boxed clothing in the U

SRA to speed up rail freight development

The Strategic Rail Authority (SRA) is to consult with government planning and transport officials in order to improve the planning process for developing major rail freight interchanges. There are proposals to create at least 40 rail freight interchanges

Electric tug is a real brick for Baggeridge

MasterMover International has supplied an MM7 electric tug to independent brick manufacturer Baggeridge to push brick kiln cars, which carry 10,000-plus bricks and weigh more than 40 tonnes.

Freehold unit sold at Bicester Park

National fresh food distribution company Fresh Direct has bought the freehold of a 2,511sq m unit at Bicester Park, Oxfordshire, from Kier Property. Fresh Direct, whose recent contracts include Scottish and Newcastle, Whitbread and Debenhams, already occu

Teamwork and quality rule

No matter who you talk to among the pallet distribution networks, the saying is the same – “We don’t want to be the biggest, but the best”. Modest words from an industry that is currently in great demand and clearly has something to offer the supply chain

Canal option for non-time sensitive freight

British Waterways is to develop an inland port at Stourton, Leeds, for use by barges delivering non-time sensitive freight to the area. The company has bought eight acres of canal-side land at Stourton as part of plans to encourage more freight to be carr