Tag Archives: supply chain

Almost a third of global seafood labelling is wrong

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) says nearly a third of all seafood labelling worldwide is wrong. Some of the mislabelling is deliberate fraud, says the not-for-profit, and the problem is growing as demand for seafood rises. By contrast, researchers found that less than one per cent of more than 1,400 …

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Woolworths fires up $57m Adelaide expansion

Woolworths is starting a $57 million expansion of its existing Adelaide Regional Distribution Centre (ARDC), which will include 3,500 solar panels. The ARDC’s sustainability credentials will include thousands of solar panels and expanded recycling facilities. The project will also create about 140 local jobs throughout construction. Woolworths and Hutchinson Builders …

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Coles to ‘optimise operations’ with SAP

Coles Group has chosen SAP to help transform its digital operations across procurement, human resources (HR) and its business processes. The supermarket says it’s implementing intelligent enterprise resource planning (ERP) with SAP S/4HANA, along with SAP Ariba and SAP SuccessFactors. Its goal is “to gain new insights, streamline and automate …

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Drakes gears up for wholesale market venture

Drakes Supermarkets is preparing to enter the wholesale market and has chosen Infor as its technology partner. It’s currently building a “state-of-the-art warehouse facility” in Edinburgh North, Adelaide. This will serve both its retail operations and wholesale customers. It will also be capable of warehousing ambient, fresh, chilled and frozen …

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Coles to modernise supply chain, says Wesfarmers

Wesfarmers has announced that Coles has entered into a Heads of Agreement with Witron Australia. Together, they’ll develop two new “automated ambient distribution centres” for Coles over a five-year period. Witron Australia is a subsidiary of Witron Logistik + Informatik GmbH (Witron). Wesfarmers describes the company as “a market leader …

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ASCI publishes report on supply-chain performance

The Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI) has announced the findings of a recent report into supply-chain performance. The report, ‘The State of Supply Chain Management’, is based on the institute’s yearly member survey of supply-chain managers. It found that the self-assessment performance score of their supply chains against eight components …

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Toll Group to open ‘super depot’ on the Gold Coast

Toll Group has announced plans for a new multi-purpose “super depot” on the Gold Coast. The 10,250sqm depot will bring together three existing sites into one operational hub. Toll says it’s the first purpose-built integrated facility of its kind for the company. Last week, Toll Group Managing Director Michael Byrne …

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Woolworths announces new dedicated Fresh Distribution Centre

Woolworths has announced plans to develop a new multi-million-dollar distribution facility in Victoria. The new Melbourne Fresh Distribution Centre (MFDC) will store and deliver fresh produce, plus some chilled products, and will be in Truganina in the western suburbs of Melbourne. Co-located with Woolworths MeatCo, distribution will be dedicated to …

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Fully automated mixed-pallet technology for Coca-Cola Amatil

In the expansion of and automation of its Auckland distribution centre, Coca-Cola Amatil has selected Swisslog’s fully automated robot-based picking system, ACPaQ. Promoted as combining robotic solutions for palletising and depalletising with Swisslog’s CycloneCarrier shuttle technology, the ACPaQ is claimed to create a “fully automated process that facilitates high throughput …

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The Distributors acquires Impulse Marketing

National independent wholesaler group The Distributors has acquired digital marketing agency Impulse Marketing as part of its vision to continue to provide high levels of service and opportunities to partners in the FMCG industry. The Distributors says Impulse Marketing is an established, innovative digital agency operating Brandz Online, Brandz Snapshot, …

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