As we enter the ‘fourth industrial revolution’, we are beginning to reap the benefits of digital technologies in the supply chain, from cloud-based transport management systems and AI, through to 3D printing and fleet telematics. Digitisation of the supply chain is a challenging process but one that presents opportunities if properly embraced, says Chris Fenton, MD, Industrial & Transport at Wincanton. Wincanton argues in its latest publication ‘Transforming Logistics: A Leader’s Guide’, businesses will only fully realise the benefits of […]
Wincanton and Eddie Stobart merger a “logical” match, says CEO James Wroath as he unveils group’s half-year results
There is an “industrial logic” to Wincanton merging with Eddie Stobart Logistics (ESL), Wincanton’s new chief executive James Wroath told analysts at the launch of the group’s latest half-year results.
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.
Wincanton is continuing its drive into the home delivery market after landing a three-year contract with Sofa Club to provide a complete supply chain and e-fulfilment service for the retailer, including its two-person home delivery service.