Saturday 21st Sep 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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How big is the threat from Uber-style deliveries?

The idea of Uber-style delivery services has been around for a couple of years now – and only a couple of months ago we reported Walmart’s plans to trial such services in the United States.

Could Uber revolutionise home deliveries?

Back in June 2014, when Uber first started making waves in the UK, I suggested that there might be a role for it in goods deliveries (see “It’ll never catch on”)

Get ready for a digital future

Physicist Stephen Hawking has predicted a future with “machines whose intelligence exceeds ours by more than ours exceeds that of snails”. so, how could technology available today transform fulfilment? By Penelope Ody

Are you in danger of being named and shamed?

Almost half of the supply chain partners of 75 major multi-nationals have failed to meet requests for information on their carbon emissions and climate risk strategies – that’s a total of some 4,000 companies.

Why Wal-Mart is putting the focus on inventory management

 It’s not just the UK where food retailers are facing tough markets. Walmart’s second quarter results highlight not just the competitive nature of the grocery business in the US, but also how the retailer is focusing on inventory management as part of its response.

Asda Walmart chooses Schenker Rail

International Procurement and Logistics (IPL), the sourcing arm of Asda Walmart, has contracted DB Schenker Rail to transport containers carrying produce on its weekly services from London Gateway to Wakefield Europort.

Wrap me up before you go-go

Too much packaging is a waste and too little can mean the product is not properly protected in transit. Getting the balance right is a challenge, says Alex Whiteman.

What happened to Apple?

This is the time of year that I normally get to write: “Apple tops Gartner supply chain rankings”. But not this year. What is going on?

Reversing the tide of returns

iForce CEO Brian Gaunt will discuss the trials and tribulations of returns and reverse logistics in the omni-channel environment at next week’s 3PL conference in the Forest of Arden.