Supply Chain Analysis news

04 February 2013
Lidl is to build a multi-temperature DC (distribution centre) at the Barker Mills Estate after being granted planning permission by Southampton council, according to press reports. Years of planning Lidl has been planning to build a DC in the Southampton area for several years. In 2009 the retailer suffered a setback after a site set to be built at Wade Park Farm failed to get the go ahea...
04 February 2013
Consumer healthcare company, Omega Pharma, which owns brands such as Nytol and Solpadeine has announced a restructure of its management team. The company appoints a new head of supply chain and commercial director. New head of supply chain Rebecca Spittle has been appointed as Omega Pharma’s new head of supply chain. Spittle brings ten years of supply chain experience from several positio...
04 February 2013
Hull-based pork supplier, Cranswick, is to open a new site in Hull after winning a £30m pork deal according to press reports. New main supplier for Asda Cranswick was awarded the deal after Asda’s previous meat supplier, Vion, closed its Broxburn site in Scotland. Cranswick was already providing Asda with pork and now has a contract to supply additional volumes to fill the void left ...
30 January 2013
Potter Logistics has appointed Jim Graham as general manager of its Selby distribution centre after rebranding from Potter Group Logistics. 62 acre facility Jim Graham joins Potter Logistics with more than 30 years of logistics experience. He has previously held senior positions at TGD logistics and Nortbert Dentressangle. He will be responsible for managing the logistics company’s 62 acre...
30 January 2013
Lidl, part of the Schwarz Group, has announced its plans to build an extension to its M ü llendorf distribution centre DC according to press reports. More space for frozen product Lidl is increasing the capacity of its warehouse in Müllendorf, Austria to accommodate 17,000 pallets. Most of the new space will be used to accommodate an increased volume of frozen food. Construction is expecte...
30 January 2013
Health care product manufacturer, PZ Cussons, reported increased profits in the first half of the year. This was boosted by good progress on its supply chain optimisation project. Increased profitability PZ Cussons’ operating profit for the six months to November was £45.3m, before tax and one off exceptions. This is an increase of 13% on 2011. Revenues for the same period are up 0.2% to ...
30 January 2013
Procter and Gamble (P&G) has reported an increase in operating profit in Q2. This was driven by productivity and cost savings. Strong Q2 performance P&G reported sales of $22.2bn, a 2% increase, in the three months ending 31 December. Operating margin in the same period also increased by 8% to 20.3%. Bob Mcdonald, P&G CEO, commented “Our second quarter results were at the high end of our...
29 January 2013
Container shipping company, Maersk Line, is to increase its target for CO2 emissions after reaching 2020 target earlier than planned. New 40% target Maersk Line used its 2007 emissions level to set its long term environmental target. The freight company initially put in place plans to reduce this figure by 25% before 2020 but now this has been increased to 40% due to the success of the mea...
28 January 2013
Arla Foods has announced that it is to invest DKK 2bn ($360m) in its production facilities to boost efficiency and profitability as well as reduce its environmental impact. 2013 Investment The DKK 2bn investment represents approximately 3% of Arla Foods expected revenue. This is lower than the 3.4% spent in 2012 however a plan to boost production is the focus of this year’s investment. Thi...
25 January 2013
Unilever has announced that more than 50% of its factories have achieved its goal to send zero waste to landfill, saving €70m a year. 2015 target As part of Unilever’s sustainable living plan the manufacturer outlined an ambition for waste levels to be lower than 2008 while doubling sales volume. Unilever originally aimed to reach the target in 2020 however, with over 130 factories now ...