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 […]
Culina Logistics has won a new contract with food manufacturer The Redwood Wholefood Company to distribute its products to leading multiples and independent retailers. The contract is being managed from Culina’s Milton Keynes depot. Corby, Northamptonshire-based Redwood decided to change supplier in order to address a number of operational issues – in particular, to improve service levels and ensure consignments were delivered at the times agreed with retailers, said Culina. The logistics services supplier is providing a combined stockholding and […]
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 […]
Third-party logistics services provider Norbert Dentressangle has been awarded a contract for warehousing and store deliveries by outdoor equipment and clothing retailer Go Outdoors, replacing former supplier Advanced Supply Chain.