Browsing: Logistics

Half of fleets running empty

Some of the UK’s largest non-food retail transport fleets are running at barely 50% of weight capacity and return legs average 21% use. Improvements in efficiency could save the retail supply chain millions of pounds a year, according to Rick Ballard of s

Loss prevention a must for perishables

Transport operators dealing with perishable goods must adopt more disciplined loss prevention strategies, says David Heather, perishable trade expert and consultant to the TT Club.

Hamleys toys with its supply chain

KNW Retail Solutions, the joint venture between Kuehne & Nagel and Wincanton, has been contracted by Hamleys to act as its international supply chain management partner. Following a comprehensive tender process, KNW’s ability to provide innovative supply

Into the Web

Planning based on intelligent systems and clever algorithms created high tech – and highly complex – solutions but now real-time information flows and web services provide easier options.

Contract offers cost saving opportunities

European logistics provider Christian Salvesen has won a five-year contract with Marks & Spencer (M&S) to carry out the retailer’s frozen warehousing and distribution in the UK.

Daniel Nabarro

‘We are using technology to offer the same experience worldwide,’ says the chairman of internet shopping success, figleaves.com

Pick and pack deal for DTS logistics

Mountain Warehouse, the brand name clothing and equipment retailer for the outdoor leisure industry, has selected DTS Logistics to handle its distribution.

Contracts galore

New deals feature heavily in an upbeat report from international express freight operator Europa Worldwide Logistics in the lead up to the busy season Christmas season.

Europe in the spotlight

There was a transatlantic flavour to the CLM’s annual conference in Chicago.