Work has begun on a major new Sainsbury's distribution facility in Daventry, in the United Kingdom, which will create over 900 jobs and support the company's rapidly growing general merchandise business.
Nearly half (43 percent) of UK businesses regard reducing the cost of running warehouse operations as their most critical challenge for business improvement - even more critical than speed of fulfillment.
Supply chain, logistics and warehouse operations are at the heart of most companies' physical processes, either inbound into production or outbound to customers. This is never truer than for the food and beverage manufacturing industry in the UK.
Britain's manufacturing companies are driving a trend towards greater use of automated storage and handling systems. That is the view of Steve Richmond, director of Jungheinrich UK, systems and projects division.
A groundbreaking ceremony marked the start of construction for one of Switzerland's most advanced logistics centres, built by Schenker Schweiz AG. The new logistics hub will include office buildings, on a 38,500 square-meter property in Pfungen, Canton Zurich.
DHL Supply Chain is investing $11.3m in a new end-of-route shared user hub at Heathrow. Scheduled to open in early 2014, the facility will offer airlines a turnkey solution for end-of-route return catering requirements on long haul flights.