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Woolworths to partner with KNAPP on first automated online fulfilment centre in Western Sydney

To improve its customer experience in home delivery, Woolworths is planning its first automated fulfilment technology, creating 250 new jobs for personal shoppers and using automation technology from KNAPP to fulfil over 50,000 online deliveries a week. The fulfilment centre in Auburn is expected…

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Container shortage leading to more supply chain headaches

Internet retailers and other companies that import products from the Far East to the UK are facing major supply chain disruption and increased logistics costs as a result of a global shortage of shipping containers. The scarcity of containers has pushed up shipping prices to near record highs: by…

  • 2 days ago

Does it fit your profile?

In today’s global economic climate, it is easier than ever before to procure counterfeit products intentionally or otherwise. In the world of industrial manufacturing equipment especially, it represents a disaster waiting to happen for manufacturers and their customers. Counterfeit is defined…

  • 3 days ago

CARGOES TOS+ (Zodiac) completes “go-live” at DP World Luanda terminal

DP World's CARGOES TOS+ (Zodiac) solution, a cloud-based Terminal Operating System (TOS), has completed its “go-live” at the Commercial Port of Luanda, Angola. CARGOES TOS+ is an integrated platform encompassing all IT and operational systems under one umbrella, providing users with…

  • 7 days ago

Brexit realities – early preparation remains crucial to supply chain success

Months ahead of the end of the transition period, there was, understandably, significant uncertainty around Brexit. In the midst of the pandemic, two thirds of businesses admitted their Brexit preparation had been disrupted by COVID-19 and less than a quarter (23%) had high confidence in their…

  • 20/04/2021

Supply chain scramble

Non-essential retail is due to open up from the 12th of April, as coronavirus restrictions ease across the country. However, rather than stocking up early in preparation for the end of lockdown – it seems many retail brands are nervous over the proposed roadmap dates. Regardless of the fact…

  • 31/03/2021

Businesses urged to rethink supply chain strategies after Brexit

As the UK’s withdrawal from Europe two months ago continues to cause uncertainty and confusion, businesses are being urged to rethink their supply chain strategies and see Brexit as an opportunity to build more diverse and resilient supply chains, as part of adapting to new realities. Chris…

  • 15/03/2021

Three questions you should ask your supply chain partner

The supply chain can be the strongest or the weakest link in any business operation. When it comes to managing a complex system that involves many contributors, getting it right is not always easy. That’s why it’s vital to work with a company that understands your challenges and can…

  • 03/03/2021

How optimising stockholding could be key for businesses in 2021

Businesses in a wide range of industries rely on stock procurement to thrive, and issues with supply lines will always have a hugely detrimental impact on profits. Ultimately, companies cannot consistently sell their own goods if they’re struggling to procure the products and materials needed…

  • 01/03/2021

Are you ready to ship under ISPM15 regulations?

For any UK business shipping goods within the EU, the latest changes to regulations will be a vital consideration. Wooden packaging, including pallets, must now meet ISPM15 standards when being shipped. This regulation ensures pallets have been treated to eradicate pests and are then stamped to…

  • 08/01/2021
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