Tuesday 17th Jul 2018 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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DHL places $4.7bn freighter order with Boeing

DHL has ordered 14 Boeing 777 freighters in a deal worth some $4.7 billion. The order, unveiled at the opening of the 2018 Farnborough Air Show, includes purchase rights for an additional seven freighters.

Second AutoStore system for Ocado

Ocado has installed an AutoStore system from Swisslog at a new general merchandising distribution centre in south-east London.

DPD to hire 700 weekend drivers

DPD is to hire 700 part-time drivers for weekend deliveries in response to a 40 per cent increase in weekend parcel volumes over the past year.

XPO launches US omni-channel service

XPO Logistics has launched XPO Direct, a shared-space distribution model for omni-channel retail and e-commerce customers in the US.

Returns: costs set to rise dramatically

Returns are a core part of the online retail proposition giving customers to the confidence to buy goods unseen. The trouble is that processing returns is expensive, and a new study suggests that increasing levels of returns are hitting margins.

Online retailers look to automation

Online retailers need greater automation in the warehouse to help meet delivery schedules during peak periods and to improve customer service, according to research for Conveyor Networks.

Challenges mount as e-sales boom

Retailers are increasingly dependent on e-commerce to drive growth, but this is creating its own problems. Alex Leonards looks at strategies being used to tackle the challenges ahead.

Battling the Brexit brouhaha

Penelope Ody: Leaving the single market does not mean supply chain executives must wring their hands in despair – after all, they’ve faced predictions of doom before.