DHL Supply Chain is to put 14.6m longer semi-trailers into service on 50 Lidl delivery routes across the UK. The shorter of the two variants available as part of the DfT’s 10-year longer semi-trailer trial will be part of DHL’s operation that sees it deliver to 90 Lidl stores, making a total of 19,500 trips a year. Bernie Breslin, vice-president of food retail at DHL, said: “I’m confident that introducing longer semi trailers will transform Lidl’s transport operations while significantly […]
The dispute between DHL Supply Chain and union Unite, which was set to disrupt fuel deliveries to Morrisons forecourts across London, the South East and East Anglia, has been resolved.
The DfT will offer longer semi-trailers on a first come, first served basis before next year, after admitting the current timescale for getting the trial’s 1,800 units onto the UK’s roads will not be met.
Kuehne + Nagel and DHL Tradeteam are working with Costa owner and customer Whitbread on an initiative to standardise product information, removing cost and complexity from the supply chain. The project is running in parallel with the Premier Inn-owner’s involvement with the Food Service Directors’ Group (FSDG’s), which also includes Brakes, Mitchells & Butlers, Unilever and Compass in membership. At a launch event last week for FSDG’s report, The Food Service Information Challenge, the authors claimed standardising product labelling could […]