Costs more important than innovation, say supply chain professionals
by Michelle Mooney on 05/12/2019 at 3:27 pm
Two-thirds of British businesses (67%) have said that a focus on reducing supplier costs is blocking innovation. According to research conducted by spend management software provider Ivalua, 60% of UK businesses consider the role of suppliers important when it comes to pushing innovation, but 55% said that cutting costs was more important than innovation. Alex The post Costs more important than innovation, say supply chain professionals appeared first on Logistics Manager Magazine.
Amazon and M7 agree on lease extension for disputed Scottish warehouse
by Christopher Walton on 05/12/2019 at 1:34 pm
Amazon has struck a deal for a new lease and a new rent at the 300,000 sq ft warehouse known as Unit 1 Faulds Park, Gourock, where it has been trading since 2004. Earlier this year the property was sold by Scottish Enterprise to new owner M7 who gave the internet retailer six months notice The post Amazon and M7 agree on lease extension for disputed Scottish warehouse appeared first on Logistics Manager Magazine.
Linkline Transport to move to 140,000 sq ft facility in 2020
by Michelle Mooney on 05/12/2019 at 12:09 pm
Fortec member Linkline Transport is set to move to a “state-of-the-art” 140,000 sq ft site in 2020. The Northamptonshire-based company will be moving into a new facility in Prologis Park Wellingborough West early next year. The site has the capacity for 31,000 pallets, and will also feature a fully covered loading and unloading canopy. The The post Linkline Transport to move to 140,000 sq ft facility in 2020 appeared first on Logistics Manager Magazine.
Turnover up 11.7% at Clipper Logistics
by Christopher Walton on 05/12/2019 at 9:30 am
E-commerce fulfilment and a click and collect service into Waitrose for third-parties helped drive double-digit turnover and profit growth at Clipper Logistics in the first half of its financial year. Turnover rose 11.7% to £254.6 million for the six-months ending 31 October (H1 2018: £227.9 million) while EBIT grew 13.5% to £12.1 million. Clipper said The post Turnover up 11.7% at Clipper Logistics appeared first on Logistics Manager Magazine.
Wincanton renews with Waitrose
by Christopher Walton on 05/12/2019 at 8:52 am
Wincanton has renewed its wines and spirts storage and distribution contract with Waitrose and Partners. The three-year contract renewal will see Wincanton continue to manage the storage and distribution of wines and spirits for Waitrose from its HMRC-approved bonded warehouse facility in Greenford, London. It will co-ordinating the transportation of some 12.5 million cases every The post Wincanton renews with Waitrose appeared first on Logistics Manager Magazine.