William Walker, founder of Walker Logistics, argues that supermarkets collecting their own goods is not necessarily the most efficient use of resources. By using their own returning vehicles to collect products bound for their warehouses from their suppliers, are retailers really improving supply chain efficiency? There is a trend for retailers to collect orders bound for their warehouses from suppliers, or their 3PL partners, using their own vehicles. As a result, rather than picking and packing pallet loads of a […]
The consumer delivery subsidiary of Hermes, myHermes, has launched a new international parcel delivery service which aims to support SMEs.
Trading at the transport operations at Welch’s Transport this year is “progressing well” after a “reasonable performance” in 2012, according to MD Jim Welch.
Retailer Marks & Spencer has confirmed that its new DC in Castle Donington in the East Midlands will open this spring. The 900,000ft² site, which M&S will run itself, will create around 1,000 new jobs over time, said a company spokesman.