Saturday 20th Jan 2018 - Logistics Manager

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The supply chain forecast

Supply chain forecasting can be a hazardous task, but Mark Giambrone, forecast & inventory manager at Marks and Spencer will look at ways of creating better forecasting strategies, when he speaks at the Supply Chain Conference in March.

Volvo launches new battery system

Volvo Trucks is introducing a new battery system for its FH and FM ranges that uses two separate battery stets to ensure there is enough power for in-cab functions while reducing the risk of standstill owing to discharged batteries.

Europa petition to cut Dartford Tunnel delays

Europa managing director Andrew Baxter has launched a petition to cut traffic jams at the Dartford Tunnel by redirecting all oversized and hazardous goods vehicles the other way around the M25, which he argues could save up to 2.5 hours of traffic jams at the Tunnel each day.

How FatFace created its customer-focused DC

Fashion retailer FatFace won the Warehouse Initiative category in the 2017 Supply Chain Excellence Awards with the creation of a customer-focused distribution centre.

Are you mastering the returns process?

Vinesh Patel, operations manager – mobile at Sky, talked about tackling returns at the company’s new mobile business on the second day of the Omni-Channel Conference in Central London.

Does omni-channel need a new definition?

Ben Farrell, head of central operations and transport at John Lewis, asked delegates the question: Is it time to move on from the definition of omni-channel?, when he delivered the keynote address at the Omni-Channel Conference in London yesterday.