New warehousing and delivery specialist TouchPoint is launched

Two supply chain specialists The Canute Group, a retail logistics specialist, and Core Management Logistics (CML), who specialise in retail warehousing and efulfilment, have partnered to to launch a new enterprise called TouchPoint. The TouchPoint service offers importing, exporting, and ecommerce warehousing solutions combined with distribution stripping out the need (more…)

UPS installs electronic beacons into delivery vehicles to prevent package mistakes

UPS is installing electronic beacons in its package cars in a move which will let staff know if they have placed an item in the wrong delivery vehicle and could cut misloads by up to 70%, the company estimates. The Bluetooth-enabled beacons communicate with package-scanning devices worn by UPS employees loading packages onto vehicles. (more…)

EDX Review: 6 key lessons when it comes to supply chain transformation, from Harrods’ Simon Finch

Supply chain transformation must be embraced as a state of mind rather than just a one-off project, according to Simon Finch, distribution director at Harrods. Speaking at the eDelivery Expo Final Mile conference earlier this month Finch said: “Actually a supply chain transformation isn’t a programme – it doesn’t have (more…)