Tag Archives: supply chain

Fonterra enjoys benefits of technology

Fonterra New Zealand’s distribution centre had been challenged though reception of a mix of orders needing consolidation at the same store or depot. Problems in the system included that there was no way of easily knowing what had been delivered, when it had been delivered and what had been accepted. …

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Aldi recognised as Trusted Trader

AldiAustralia has been recognised as a Trusted Trader by the Australian Border Force. The Australian Trusted Trader (ATT) program recognises business with a secure supply chain and compliant trade practices. Aldi is said to meet these requirements by operating within a trusted supply chain. This allows Aldi access to benefits …

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Metcash to continue supplying Drakes in Qld

Metcash has reached an agreement with Drakes Supermarkets to supply its stores in Queensland for another five years. The announcement comes after the expiry of its existing supply agreement on June 2, 2019. According to the Financial Review, the agreement means Metcash is “removing a major threat to its revenue …

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Reduce risk in your supply chain in three steps

While eliminating risk entirely from your supply chain is unrealistic, there’s plenty you can do to reduce it, says Upstream. Any business that depends on a supply chain has to live with risk. Supply-chain risks include: Unpredictable demand Interruption to supply Environmental fluctuations Financial volatility Physical conditions. But while businesses …

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Aldi vs Transport Workers Union: the battle begins

Aldi has begun legal proceedings against the Transport Workers Union (TWU) that involve both worker safety and freedom of speech. The federal court case is now underway. The TWU says it “could have far-reaching consequences for anyone who wants to protest against poor workplace safety, environmental or rights abuses”. Background …

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Sustainable packaging has hit global ‘tipping point’

Awareness of the environmental toll of plastic pollution is accelerating the drive towards sustainable packaging worldwide, says a report. According to Innova Market Insights’ ‘Top Ten Packaging Trends for 2019’, plastic packaging reached a “tipping point” in 2018. The report says it’s the result of such measures as widespread bans …

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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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