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Route map to the promised land

The prophets were wrong. e-procurement (or e-anything) doesn’t change behaviour and success depends not so much on technical excellence as on changing organisational cultures by demonstrating tangible benefits.

Size not an issue at shipping line

Wallenius Lines has placed an additional order for three new Pure Car and Truck Carriers (PCTCs) that will be among the biggest in the world. The 228m long vessels will be capable of carrying 8,000 cars.

Charles Davis

‘Expect to see companies moving production back to Europe,’ says the vice-president at AT Kearney

Export documentation taken care of

Industrial products distributor Cromwell Group (Holdings) is using the Spatial Group to undertake a full export shipping department function, encompassing all aspects of international trade, including export documentation and documents

Stock accuracy leads to contract renewal

Food brands supplier Kerry Foods is continuing to use JDF Logistics having renewed its contract with the 3PL for a further five years. Kerry Foods, which supplies brands such as Homepride flour and Green’s cake mix, uses JDF to look after it

Brand supply and protection vital

Leading provider of luggage and business products, Carlton Travel Goods, has appointed Amethyst Group Logistics Division to provide full warehousing and distribution support for its UK and European operation.

Bonded warehousing for drinks producer

Sherry producer and shipper González Byass has set up its own distribution company in the UK – González Byass UK – and has also awarded an exclusive three-year bonded warehousing contract to Cert Logistics.

Purchasing and production planning included

US manufacturer Briggs & Stratton Corp and Exel have extended their co-operation. Following the transfer of generator assembly work from Manchester to Veghel in the Netherlands and the management by third-party logistics provider (3PL) Exel

More flexibility for home deliveries

Comet has awarded a major contract to Amtrak Express Parcels as part of moves to improve home delivery services. Amtrak is delivering Comet’s small electrical and electronic items, working alongside existing carrier Parcelforce

Demount gives lower overhead costs

Luxury carpet manufacturer Adam Carpets has opted for a new Daf chassis equipped with Abel Straight Lift demountable equipment and three new demountable boxes as part of a plan to further improve the delivery service offered to customers.