Changes to M&S supply chain could “dramatically improve” gross margins

June 18, 2014

Research analysts looking into the supply and sales processes at M&S have suggested that with a change in systems, supply chain and buying processes, the retail giant could dramatically improve its general merchandise gross margin. They also noted that when compared with peers in the same sector, gross margins in apparel could likely be much higher than the average that M&S has historically delivered. (more…)

DHL launches new temperature-sensitive air freight service

June 24, 2013

DHL, one of the leaders in global logistics has announced the launch of DHL Thermonet, an air freight network designed to securely transport temperature-sensitive shipments. It announced the network in a white paper exploring the trends of future Life Sciences logistics. (more…)

Buyers urged to make supply chains more accessible to SMEs

April 25, 2013

“UK firms are being encouraged to make their supply chains open, fair and transparent and boost opportunities for UK SMEs to win contracts by signing a pledge,” according to a report. (more…)

FSA: Retailers’ plans to shorten food supply chains ‘unrealistic’

April 4, 2013

In a bid to prevent incidents happening such as the horsemeat scandal, retailers are planning to shorten their supply chains, although the plans are ‘unrealistic’ according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA). (more…)

UK manufacturing supply chains receive multi-million pound investment

November 27, 2012

Manufacturing supply chains are set to benefit from an £80m investment from the Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI). (more…)