Tuesday 10th Dec 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Ted Baker is the canary in the coal mine for retail supply chains

When you see the statement “trading over… the Black Friday period was below expectations” you start to pay attention as a journalist in the world of logistics and supply chains. The words Black Friday are normally followed by “particularly busy” (John Lewis); “biggest ever” (Boots) or “record volumes” (DPD).

Innovation, digitisation and automation isn’t easy, but it is essential…

Last week I was lucky enough to visit DHL’s Innovation Centre near Bonn in Germany (it’s one if three sites it has globally, the other two being Chicago and Singapore). If you’re in any way remotely interested in logistics, then you could have a very pleasurable afternoon looking at what the future may hold.

It’s going to take more than Edgar the Dragon to save supply chains this Christmas

It’s that time of year again… when the John Lewis ad hits out TV screens. Queue weeping. John Lewis will be hoping its dragon themed heart-wrencher hits home with shoppers. They’re using the now annual festive fixture to promote Waitrose for the first time. And Waitrose needs it, after its market share slipped by a […]

Logistics Manager Analysis: Warehousing Automation -Retail… automatic for the people

E-commerce dominates the retail sector like no other materials handling market. More customers want a greater diversity of choice delivered directly to their homes in the quickest and most convenient time possible. For those supplying goods under such constraints the demands on existing warehousing infrastructure are enormous… Christopher Walton investigates.

Help us click-and-collect, you’re our only hope…

Retail is at an “inflection point” opined JLL; high street retail faces “a near existential problem” said Mothercare as its UK stores entered administration while M&S said a “fundamental rethink” was required in its supply chain…