Thursday 9th Apr 2020 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Weak supply chains could cause chaos

The Cranfield School of Management Business is urging leaders to heed warnings that supply chains are at greater risk to massive disruption than ever before.

Supermarket chain’s mega truck order

Sainsbury's has ordered more than 280 Volvo trucks, a deal that is claimed to be one of the largest in the UK over the past year. The order comprises 165 4x2 FM12 tractor units; 82 6x2 FM12s; 28 6x2 rigids; and six FL 4x2 rigids.

Electrolux restructures European distribution network

Property adviser DTZ has kick-started the marketing campaign of Electrolux's former logistics and manufacturing plant with the launch of the 10,250sq m property in Wollersdorf, near Vienna, Austria.

Volvo embarks on another deal

Shipping company DFDS Tor Line's relationship with Volvo Logistics has been extended to the end of 2005. The renewed contract, which uses DFDS Tor Line's EuroBridge and Anglobridge services, is expected to increase volumes of finished products and compone

Contract management

Linde Material Handling (UK) now offers a single, dedicated point of customer contact which has led to improved efficiency as well as a "dramatic increase in uptime".

IT Update

Lilly Software says its VISUAL Enterprise supply chain management system is is designed specifically to meet the needs of SMEs in the manufacturing sector. The system has a complete range of integrated applications covering front office through to engin

Multimillion pound extension planned

Finning (UK), the sole trader distributor of Caterpillar equipment in the UK, has announced major plans to extend its multimillion pound National Materials Handling Centre, in Crannock, Staffordshire.

Centralisation and streamlining are key

Third-party logistics provider Exel is helping retailer Selfridges to get its new store in Birmingham running successfully by providing in-store logistics services so that the shop floor space is dedicated to sales activities only.

Latest intermodal rail service links tees to Scotland

English, Welsh and Scottish Railway (EWS) has introduced a new rail feeder service to link the Port of Tyne into its current Intermodal Express service running between Tees Dock and Mossend in central Scotland.

IT Update (2)

Menlo Worldwide Expedite has unveiled its new Premium Logistics Management (PLM) system which optimises critical transport requirements by mode while reducing costs and adding visibility for same-day air, ground and charter shipments. PLM determines the