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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.

3PL to manage retailer’s new DC

High street giant Woolworths has contracted supply chain specialist Gist to manage a new strategically important distribution centre (DC) on its behalf as part of a £50M deal.

Retailer upgrades picking processes

Supermarket giant Tesco can confidently claim to be delivering the goods with its Internet shopping arm having appointed mobile computing specialist Xperience to supply 300 of its largest shops with a state-of-the-art electronic order picking and f

DIY retailers sorts out materials handling needs

Chloride Motive Power (CMP) and Jungheinrich have been selected to meet the materials handling/traction power requirements for a leading DIY retailer. The on-going contract covers 320-plus sites throughout the country.

Winner: Argos

Four finalists made it through in this category (a fifth, sadly, having to withdraw for internal reasons). As occurred surprisingly often this year, the entrants divided neatly into two groups, with Dentsply International and IDIS both serving specialised

Winner: Marks & Spencer – Gist

The Supply Chain Excellence Award for Innovation is itself an innovation this year. The judges had in mind both true innovation – processes, methods or technologies that have never been seen before – but also innovation in the sense of introducing a techn

Getting out of the jam

As the Christmas traffic builds, our town centres lurch closer to gridlock and the need for collaborative logistics systems seems ever more paramount.

Retail opts for high-bay distribution centres

Distribution property specialist is project managing the construction and fit-out of a new 25,000sq m high-bay distribution centre in Walsall for ‘off-price’ retailer TK Maxx, and acting as tenant’s agent for the completion of a 7,200sq m ex

Retailer improves inventory management with RFID

The Metro Group, the world’s fourth largest retailer and the first to deploy RFID technology across the whole supply chain, has chosen Checkpoint Systems to form part of an RFID solutions team that will help suppliers