Government invests £20 million in offshore wind supply chain

August 14, 2013

Offshore wind farms in the UK are set to receive £20 million to strengthen the supply chain capability and capacity.

The money, which is provided by the Regional Growth Fund, will be used to set up a new advisory service which will offer expert support and advice to companies looking to grow within the sector. (more…)

Waitrose shortens supply chain by opening frozen beef unit

July 16, 2013

Waitrose has opened one of the UK’s shortest supermarket supply chains in Dovecote Park Estate, with the addition of a new frozen beef unit added to its network.

The new facility has enabled the supermarket chain to produce all of its beef products on site and it now has no reliance on other third party companies supplying and packaging its meat, meaning that the supply chain is shortened, with the distance between farm and shelf greatly reduced. (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…)

Tesco pledges to open up supply chain after horse meat scandal

February 19, 2013

Supply Chain Futures, a recruiter for supply chain jobs and more, has noted that Tesco has pledged to give customers an insight into its global supply chain in order to try and restore customer confidence after the recent horse meat scandal. (more…)