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JIT is key to optimising the FMCG supply chain

JIT is key to optimising the FMCG supply chain

23/07/2019 - 19:12
The ability to manufacture ‘just enough’ stock to cover orders and deliver ‘just enough’ product to every retailer is the optimal supply chain scenario in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry. This is known as Just in Time (JIT) manufacturing and delivery. read more
58% of UK shoppers face Christmas delivery problems

58% of UK shoppers face Christmas delivery problems

19/12/2018 - 11:39
More than 50 per cent of people who shopped online over last year’s Christmas period have experienced some sort of problem with their delivery, according to new research. read more
Pargo partners with The Body Shop and grows pick-up point network to 1,500 stores

Pargo partners with The Body Shop and grows pick-up point network to 1,500 stores

12/06/2018 - 13:38
Pargo, South Africa’s leading smart logistics company, recently announced a partnership with The Body Shop that will enable consumers to use The Body Shop stores as parcel drop-off and pick-up points.  read more
Target boosts its omnichannel fulfillment capabilities

Target boosts its omnichannel fulfillment capabilities

13/03/2018 - 15:45
Target announced a number of initiatives to improve its omnichannel delivery and fulfillment services for customers as it continues to feel the heat from Amazon and other major competitors in retail and ecommerce. read more
Walmart in alliance for grocery delivery in Japan

Walmart in alliance for grocery delivery in Japan

31/01/2018 - 09:50
Walmart is teaming up with the largest e-commerce company in Japan in a deal that will strengthen its efforts to compete with Amazon both in Asia and the United States. read more
Sainsbury’s expands its one-hour delivery services

Sainsbury’s expands its one-hour delivery services

19/10/2017 - 10:09
Sainsbury’s is expanding its one-hour delivery services to other parts of London after a successful trial period in the parts of the city’s south west. read more
Wal-Mart buys delivery logistics startup Parcel

Wal-Mart buys delivery logistics startup Parcel

04/10/2017 - 14:47
Wal-Mart Stores Inc has acquired Parcel Inc, a New York-based last-mile delivery startup, as the retailer seeks to better compete with e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. read more
South Africans take to online delivery service

South Africans take to online delivery service

31/08/2017 - 08:44
South Africa’s unreliable, slow and theft-prone postal service has provided an opportunity to a company that enables South Africans to buy products from stores located almost anywhere in the world. read more
Tesco successfully completes its first one-hour robotic delivery

Tesco successfully completes its first one-hour robotic delivery

02/06/2017 - 11:22
The UK’s largest supermarket has successfully completed its first one-hour robotic delivery, fighting back against tech giant Amazon’s foray into the sector. read more
eBay to launch fast, free delivery for millions of items

eBay to launch fast, free delivery for millions of items

22/03/2017 - 10:41
eBay recently announced a new delivery program poised to launch in the Summer, in which it will guarantee delivery in three days or faster for 20 million eligible items. Millions of those will ship for free. read more
Amazon files patent for parachute-aided drone deliveries

Amazon files patent for parachute-aided drone deliveries

16/02/2017 - 12:15
Amazon has filed a patent for its drones to deliver online purchases with the aid of parachutes. read more
Global CEO study underlines retailers' risk on running store, online operations separately

Global CEO study underlines retailers' risk on running store, online operations separately

30/08/2016 - 16:10
The growing omni-channel fulfilment costs are forcing a significant number of retailers to increase minimum order values and home delivery costs, as few are running their store and online operations collectively. These findings are highlighted in CEO Viewpoint 2016: The Journey to Profitable Omni-Channel Commerce. read more
New technology puts customers in control of express deliveries

New technology puts customers in control of express deliveries

24/08/2016 - 12:13
Leading express parcels company DPD Laser has rolled out the most advanced mobile technology platform of any SA express service in its Dawn Wing and Time Freight businesses. read more
DionWired unveils multichannel retailing to meet shopping trends

DionWired unveils multichannel retailing to meet shopping trends

05/12/2013 - 15:33
DionWired has embraced the multichannel retail concept with the launch of its brand new website, which was developed to give consumers a highly positive, symmetrical shopping experience between the web and the brick-and-mortar stores. read more
Waitrose accused of ‘abuse of power’ in supermarket supplier rows

Waitrose accused of ‘abuse of power’ in supermarket supplier rows

24/02/2012 - 09:01
Waitrose is the latest UK food retailer in the spotlight over decisions to fine suppliers for late deliveries, a move which has been met with a storm of protest. The news comes after reports of suppliers hitting back at similar plans by retail giant Tesco. read more