The UK’s leading third-party logistics providers (3PLs) have refused to provide any details on the roles they play in the administration of penalties levied by retailers at DCs for non-compliant deliveries. The penalties – typically £500 or £1,000 per delivery but reportedly ranging up to £3,000 at some sites – are being imposed by an increasing number of retailers on suppliers whose deliveries are deemed to fall outside of fixed delivery windows or are uncompliant in other ways. Suppliers subsequently […]
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 […]
Retailer Argos has said a week-long strike by warehouse staff at five of its DCs had no impact on its service to customers.
Ceva Logistics has renewed its contract with newspaper publishers Trinity Mirror for five years, building on a ten-year relationship between the two parties. As part of the contract Ceva makes 33,000 deliveries of the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror to Trinity Mirror’s wholesaler network each year. Jon Evans, Ceva’s senior general manager for business development, consumer, retail and media, says: “We are delighted to extend the relationship based on our proven and consistent levels of performance. “By identifying significant improvement […]