Tag Archives: supply chain

Coles adopts ‘world-class’ digital platforms

Coles Group says it has taken a “significant step” in its ongoing digital transformation strategy. According to the retailer, it has adopted “world-class” global supply chain management and core finance and procurement platforms to improve product availability for customers while enabling efficiencies in supply chain to support Coles’ Smarter Selling …

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Woolworths starts work on Townsville DC expansion

Woolworths and Queensland builder Spaceframe have turned the first sod on a $12 million expansion of the existing Townsville Regional Distribution Centre (TRDC) to improve stock availability for North Queensland customers year-round. Upon completion, the site will more than double its footprint to 10,000sqm. Woolworths says this will make it the largest …

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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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