Stobart announces plans to sell majority stake in logistics company

March 14, 2014

Stobart Group’s transportation and distribution business is to be floated as a private company called Eddie Stobart Logistics after it sold 51 percent of its stake.

The majority share was bought by funds managed by DBAY, an asset management firm based in the Isle of Man. Eddie Stobart Logistics will still retain its family heritage, with William Stobart becoming CEO of the company.  (more…)

Freight Transport Association launches agency accreditation scheme

February 19, 2014

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has launched a new scheme which will encourage and promote improvement within the driver agency sector.

The Driver Agency Accreditation Scheme will provide verification to both employees and customers, showing that driver agencies promote good practice. It also hopes to reduce corporate and operational risk and highlight an areas of non-compliance. (more…)

Only ten percent of supply chain leadership roles are occupied by women

January 9, 2014

According to research carried out by SCM World, they found that only 10 percent of senior leadership roles are held by women in supply chain operations.

They carried out a review of all Fortune Global 500 companies who have a physical supply chain to collect the figures. It’s of stark contrast to general research that found only 24 percent of leadership roles across all industries were occupied by women. (more…)

Food wastage figures revealed

November 12, 2013

In a report by INCPEN, the Industry Council for Research on Packaging and the Environment, they detail the £43 million worth of food we throw away every day.

In a report called Checking Out Food Waste, they have asked real retailers what exactly they throw away, in a move that could help supply chains to reduce the amount of food waste. Around 61% of product losses in the retail supply chain are because of wastage.  (more…)

Logistics industry event to bring together top supply chain names

September 11, 2013

Link North, an important event on the logistics industry calendar returns to Doncaster Racecourse this October, and will showcase some of the most innovative products and services in the logistics and supply chain industries.

The annual event sees leading companies showcase their newest products and services as well as giving seminars and offering product testing. (more…)