Tesco is to close two of its distribution centres in the UK, bringing all warehouse operations carried out by DHL Supply Chain and Wincanton in-house, as part of a long-term plan to “simplify” its distribution operations. Closing its Welham Green DC in Hertfordshire, moving grocery distribution operations to Reading, alongside the closure of its Chesterfield DC (with general merchandising moving to one DC in Middlesbrough) reduces the number of Tesco DCs from 25 to 23. It also stated that it […]
Wincanton is to install MiX telematics in 1,800 of its vehicles as part of an ongoing safety programme.
DHL Supply Chain hits back at GMB over claims warehouse staff staged three mass walkouts over health and safety
DHL Supply Chain has expressed surprise at allegations by the GMB union that it was failing to provide sanitation at its Swindon distribution centre, and denied claims that staff had walked out.
Working practices in the supply chain have been thrust into the limelight by the BBC’s investigative series Panorama. Earlier this week the programme aired an edition highlighting long shifts and tough picking targets at a DC run by internet retailer Amazon.