Tanker company Norbert expands after Hopkinson takeover

May 14, 2014

After the acquisition of Hopkinson Transport, tanker business Norbert Dentressangle is set to expand. The news comes after Norbert Dentressangle reached sales of more than €1.1 billion.

Hopkinson is a family-run business that currently has a fleet of 25 vehicles which store and transport bulk powder and PVC resin. (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…)

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…)

Slash in supply chain waste thanks to supermarkets’ efforts

October 12, 2012

A recent report by The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) shows that some supermarket giants such as Asda and Marks & Spencer have maximized their efforts to cut waste in their supply chains in a bid to try and reduce waster by up to five per cent over three years. Last year’s figures showed that this target may not be achievable although the supermarkets’ new redoubled efforts to reduce waste may prove 2011’s figures wrong. (more…)

Survey says cutting supply chain costs is priority

September 11, 2012

Supply Chain Futures, a specialist in supply chain recruitment, has noted that supply chain managers are prioritising the reduction of supply chain costs and pressuring the “speed of change in consumer markets” over the next five years. The research comes according to a recent European logistics occupier survey by Jones Lang LaSalle, which also suggests that the “re-alignment of distribution networks to manage cost pressures” will also be essential in order to stay competitive. (more…)