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Archive for August, 2013

Supply chain risk marginal for 60pc of companies

Posted: Friday, August 9th, 2013

As many as 60 per cent of companies pay only marginal attention to supply chain risk reduction processes, according to a new study by the Study by the MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation and PwC. And yet, it reported that in the past 12 months more than 60 per cent of the companies surveyed Read more…


CHEP unveils foldable container

Posted: Friday, August 9th, 2013

CHEP Automotive and Industrial Solutions has launched a foldable large container with the Euro size footprint, as an alternative to the mesh box. It has a load capacity of 500 kg and features a dust cover to protect contents from dirt. CHEP says the FLC 1208 is both stackable and reusable, and can be used by Read more…


£232.6 million of buying power at new exhibition

Posted: Friday, August 9th, 2013

Logistics Manager’s new UK exhibition, Port to Shelf, has helped attract £232.6 million of buying power from registrants within weeks of its launch. Co-located with the Logistics Link North exhibition, at Doncaster Racecourse, then event takes place on 16th and 17th October. It aims to help industry professionals, from supply chain directors, distribution heads, and Read more…


First phase complete at Lancashire Business Park

Posted: Friday, August 9th, 2013

Construction of the first new industrial and logistics units at the Lancashire Business Park complex is now complete. The sites are able to accommodate a single occupier with 75,000 to 166,000 sq ft of space. The business park is owned by the council’s economic development company, Lancashire County Developments, whose chair, county councillor Niki Penney, Read more…


APM accreditation in DHL Supply Chain

Posted: Friday, August 9th, 2013

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Vosa to cease testing at nine vehicle test stations

Posted: Friday, August 9th, 2013

09 August 2013 By Robin Meczes Vosa has confirmed it will cease testing at nine further vehicle testing stations by the end of the current financial year. The Vosa stations that will cease testing by the end of March 2014 are in Beverley, Cardif, Calne, Edinburgh, Kidderminster, Northampton, Southampton, Wolverhampton and Wrexham. The exact dates Read more…


Express Haulage ceases trading

Posted: Friday, August 9th, 2013

09 August 2013 By Ashleigh Wight Runcorn-based Wellfield Trading, which traded as Express Haulage, has gone into administration. Administrator Ansar Mahmood of Rimes Co said the company had ceased trading when he was appointed along with Nickolas Rimes and Adam Jordan, also from Rimes Co, on 23 July. Mahmood said the administrators are currently trying Read more…


Tesco to open Erith dot-com centre in October

Posted: Friday, August 9th, 2013

Tesco plans to open its new home delivery centre in Erith on 28th October and is recruiting 650 staff to work at the site. The new Erith site is similar to Tesco’s Crawley dot-com site which opened in January which uses a high level of automation. Products are stacked according to their popularity with customers, Read more…


Ceva sees benefit of cost control plan

Posted: Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Ceva’s operating profit doubled between the first and second quarters of 2013, due, it said, to the impact of recent cost control measures, operating improvements and seasonal volume increases. As a result, adjusted EBITDA of $80m was broadly in line with last year despite a $140m fall in sales. “I am pleased to report that Read more…


Arrow XL launches late cut-off for 48 hour service

Posted: Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Arrow XL, the two-man delivery specialist, has extended the cut-off time for its 48 hour delivery service for retailers. Retailers can place orders up to 9pm, instead of the previous cut-off of 4pm, enabling them to offer their customers extended shopping hours. Jim Roebuck, logistics director of Shop Direct which uses the service, said: “Being Read more…