Wednesday 17th Jul 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Bringing home the bacon

With more shoppers buying online, getting the goods home is presenting fresh challenges. By Penelope Ody

Retailer unveils £20m import centre plans at container port

Asda is creating 300 jobs at its new £20M import centre with PD Teesport, part of PD Ports. The new facility, being built near Middlesborough, will save Asda an estimated two million road miles a year by shipping 70% of its distribution direct to Teesport

Give RFID a second chance

After the hype, many feel disillusioned with RFID but the technology continues to move ahead as prices fall and trials proliferate.

Retailer’s depot staff vote for strike action

As Logistics Manager was going to press, Morrisons said it was in talks with both the TGWU and the GMB over the outcome of their recent ballots, which were "held in pursuit of their desire for joint national bargaining" with the supermarket chain.

Overnight deliveries for retailer

PC retailer and consumer electronics supplier Watford Electronics has awarded Amtrak Express Parcels a major contract to provide nationwide overnight delivery services. Watford supplies 60,000-plus items through its website, savastore.com.

Beat the bureaucrats’ ban

Global sourcing is an everyday fact of retail life – or it is until the protectionists get involved, putting supply chain issues on the front page. By Penelope Ody

For better or for worse

IT consolidation is the name of the game, but is that good news for customers?

Retailer adds more hardware for depots

High street retailer Woolworths has been supplied with 30 new 4x2 Volvo FM12 tractor units which will operate at regional distribution centres in the North-west, South-west and South-east.

Re-engineering with RFID

Effective process change is fast emerging as a key benefit of RFID technology, but would you processes change without it?

Retailer adds more support services to deal

Unipart Retail Logistics (URL), part of the Unipart Group of Companies, has expanded its relationship with Boots through an additional contract for distribution services. Unipart Logistics already has a ten-year contract to manage two Boots' distribution