A fifth of UK companies have reported an unsuccessful start to contracts with their third-party logistics providers (3PLs), according to the latest research from supply chain and logistics consultancy, SCALA. The research looked at contract start-ups and found that 15% of customer companies have experienced a service that was below expectation in terms of either cost, deliverables or timing issues. Meanwhile, 5% said the relationship was poor and they experienced major problems. SCALA surveyed a selection of the UK’s best-known […]
C Butt is on the hunt for a new MD following the retirement of the company’s long serving boss Clive Hodgkinson.
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 […]
Wincanton has gone live with its Virtual Access to Storage and Transport (VAST) service, a new initiative that sees the 3PL playing matchmaker for customers looking for warehouse space.