DHL Supply Chain has opened a £100m, 111,483m2 distribution hub in Avonmouth, Bristol, for The Range that will “substantially improve the logistics infrastructure and reduce transport mileage” for the retailer. The site was funded by The Range founder Chris Dawson, and creates 1,000 jobs at DHL, with roles from shift managers to stock controllers and picking personnel currently being recruited. Dawson said: “This innovative DC will allow us to expand to further locations around Europe while evolving our ecommerce division […]
As the UK inflation rate rose through the year to reach 3.1% in November, the highest in nearly six years, 2017 saw industrial unrest gather momentum in the logistics sector, as drivers demanded increased pay or bridled against company measures to cut costs.
DHL Supply Chain is facing up to 15 days of strike action from its warehouse workers in protest at the “brutal” planned closure of its South Yorkshire site, following the loss of a contract to Great Bear Distribution.