Monday 23rd Oct 2017 - Logistics Manager

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Alibaba to invest $15bn in logistics

Alibaba, the giant Chinese online retailer, is to invest RMB100 billion ($15.2 billion) over the next five years to further strengthen its global logistics network so that it can fulfil orders in China within 24 hours and worldwide within 72 hours.

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.

Consumers want faster deliveries

Consumers are demanding more flexibility and faster delivery times from online retailers and delivery couriers, research by Whistl reveals.

Ford & DHL unveil electric van

Deutsche Post DHL and Ford have unveiled the first of their jointly produced electric delivery vans in Cologne.

Hellmann to fulfil FootJoy

Acushnet Europe has chosen Hellmann to manage e-commerce fulfilment for its FootJoy brand in Europe.

ASOS $40m fulfilment centre for US

ASOS is investing $40 million in fitting out a new fulfilment centre in Atlanta, Georgia, to serve the North American market.

How to handle returns

Conference chair Dr Jonathan Gorst, who is principal lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, will focus on the issues of returns and how the use of a tool kit can improve this.