Supply Chain Analysis news

25 November 2022
Robotic process automation (RPA) enables businesses to automate logical and rules-driven tasks, through the deployment of software “bots” or digital workers, that are currently done by employees using computers. This can enhance efficiency and accuracy, while freeing people to focus on adding greater value through completing tasks that better use their capabilities.   Robotic Process Automa...
22 November 2022
On 17 th November, Danone announced a global energy excellence programme called Re-Fuel Danone, a transformation programme designed to drive energy efficiency, resilience and decarbonisation. Re-Fuel programme targets Energy efficiency to be improved by 30% by 2025. Increased use of renewable energy, such as biogas, biomass, solar and hydrogen. 100% of electricity to be from renew...
21 November 2022
Menzies Distribution has announced a 12-month trial of a pre-production electric Ford Transit van, as it looks to accelerate its electric vehicle (EV) strategy. About the trial Menzies will test the vehicle, called the E-Transit, as well as its existing charging infrastructure, reconciling manufacturer statistics with its own on-the-road assessment. The conditions covered in the trial wi...
16 November 2022
PepsioCo UK is introducing a series of innovations within its logistics operation. Once in place, they are set to drive a 1,200-tonne annual reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across PepsiCo’s UK supply chain. Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil to replace diesel From November, more than one million miles of UK truck journeys will be powered by used cooking oil. PepsiCo will work with its h...
04 November 2022
A.P.Møller-Mærsk reported strong Q3 results, with higher earnings in its three main businesses (Ocean, Logistics & Services and Terminals) compared to the same quarter in 2021. Operating profit up 60% versus Q3 2021 Both EBITDA and EBIT increased by approximately 60% versus Q3 2021. This marks a 16th consecutive quarter of year-on-year earnings growth. The company said the main drivers h...
02 November 2022
UPS is looking to combine the capabilities of its standalone digital services to build a logistics-as-a-service offering. The digital services involved include Roadie (a crowd-sourced same-day delivery provider), Coyote Logistics (3PL), Delivery Solutions (delivery platform) and UPS Capital (financial service provider). The partnership with CommerceHub will also be a part of the new service of...
01 November 2022
On 18 th October, a new Nestlé Waters distribution centre was opened in Buxton, Derbyshire by Stefano Agostini, CEO of Nestle UK & Ireland. £31 million investment Work began at the Waterswallows site in 2019, which received a £31 million investment. Construction included an extension of the warehouse facility and creation of a new state-of the art logistics operation, which has enabled ...
12 October 2022
Walmart’s acquisition of Alert Innovation is a signal that it’s ramping up its plans for automated micro-fulfillment (MFC). It’s been a long time coming. What does this move mean for Walmart, the future of MFC, and other companies in the sector? What are the impacts of the acquisition? Walmart can move at pace in this area. The deal brings new expertise to Walmart, enabling it to acceler...
23 September 2022
The Italian chain is looking to optimise its logistics network through the “Conad Logistics Project”. An initiative which launched in 2020. Network Optimisation Conad is implementing a range of measures.  These include optimisation of vehicles and travel, improving working conditions of operators, and protecting the environment and its resources. Solutions that deliver success Conad h...
16 September 2022
Amazon dives deeper into logistics by announcing Amazon Warehousing & Distribution (AWD), a new service that’ll give sellers access to “new, purpose-built facilities for bulk inventory storage and automated distribution”. A simplified solution to supply chain challenges The pay-as-you go service aims to solve key supply chain issues for sellers, such as inventory storage, distribution and o...