Tuesday 16th Oct 2018 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Shop Direct to close Littlewoods Clearance business

Shop Direct has set out plans to close its standalone clearance operation, Littlewoods Clearance, which comprises a Bolton-based fulfilment centre, seven UK stores branded ‘The Outlet’, web sites including ‘Bargain Crazy’, and head office team.

Co-op rebrands with ‘heritage’ logo

Co-op partners in development of planning tool

The Co-op has partnered with Atheon Analytics to create a tool that provides key metrics for collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment between the retailer and its suppliers.

Aldi signs 5-year contract with Dachser

Food retailer Aldi has signed a five-year contract with Dachser that will see the 3PL provide a warehouse platform as well as UK & Ireland distribution services for a wide range of Aldi’s products.

Packed house for Ocado presentation at Robotics and Automation

Alex Harvey, head of robotics and autonomous systems at Ocado, gave the keynote presentation to a packed house at the Robotics and Automation Exhibition in Milton Keynes this morning,  highlighting the opportunities and challenges of developing automated and robotic systems for grocery.

Uniqlo owner forms partnership with Daifuku

Fast Retailing, the company behind fashion brand Uniqlo, has formed a partnership with Daifuku aimed at establishing comprehensive logistics services over the medium to long term.

Motor industry faces production revolution

Shared mobility and automation are expected to drive a revolution in the automotive industry workforce and production by 2030, according to a study by PwC’s Strategy& consultancy entitled: “Transforming vehicle production: How shared mobility and automation will revolutionise the auto industry by 2030”.

BluJay buys Italian software house

BluJay Solutions, the supply chain software supplier, has agreed to buy ERA System, the Genoa-based provider of customs solutions.

Co-op moves back into pharmaceuticals market

The Co-op is moving back into the healthcare market with the acquisition of Dimec, a healthcare technology start-up, which has developed a digital solution for repeat prescriptions.