Wednesday 13th Dec 2017 - Logistics Manager

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K+N in e-commerce partnership

Kuehne + Nagel has formed a strategic partnership with 4Sellers, a German e-commerce specialist, to give 4Sellers’ customers access to additional logistics services, including storage capacity, the receipt and storage of goods as well as their picking, packing and handover to transport service providers for delivery to end customers.

Geodis launches urban delivery network in Paris

Geodis has opened a 15,000 sq m distribution centre in Paris designed to support an urban distribution system using logistics bases across the city with delivery by electric vehicles.

Black Friday volumes beat forecasts

Black Friday online spending was up 11.7 per cent to £1.39 billion, according to IMRG, while Metapack has reported that deliveries over the cyber weekend were 26 per cent up on last year.

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.