Operators delivering to B&Q and Screwfix DCs are being called to account by customers as a result of fines. Jayne Masters, sales director at Miniclipper Logistics, told Motortransport.co.uk fines of £500 to £1,000 an order were being applied by the two retailers to suppliers for deliveries falling 30 minutes either side of a scheduled delivery time. This has been occurring even when early deliveries are accepted, or deliveries were only late because the DC kept the truck waiting. Masters said […]
More than 300 warehouse staff at DHL Supply Chain’s Westfield site in Cumbernauld, Scotland have held two 24-hour stoppages in a dispute over pay. However, around 30 HGV drivers who also backed the strikes in a ballot last month, withdrew from the action at the 11th hour after agreeing a deal with management. The warehouse staff walked out on Friday 19 and Monday 22 October after they rejected a 2% over two years pay rise offer. union leaders said an […]
DHL Supply Chain has renewed its “multi-million pound” contract with Debenhams for a further five years.
“Draconian” sanctions are increasingly being imposed on firms in the supply chain who make honest mistakes when dealing with non-duty-paid goods, the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has warned.