NOVUS takes innovation trophy at Retail Week Supply Chain Awards

May be more awards to come NOVUS, the partnership between leading companies and the University of Huddersfield to attract and develop the next generation of supply chain professionals, has won the ‘supply chain innovation project of the year’ award at the prestigious Hermes Retail Week Supply Chain Awards 2014. Commenting on the award, Andy Kaye, CEO, BiS Henderson and Chair of the NOVUS Steering Group, said, “This award means a

Clugston backing for Driver First Assist could help save lives

Clugston Distribution is commited to reducing the number of deaths and injuries on Britain’s roads Leading Yorkshire/Lincolnshire transport company Clugston Distribution is showing its commitment to reducing the number of deaths and injuries on Britain’s roads by supporting the Driver First Assist (DFA) initiative. To further demonstrate their commitment Clugston have funded the cost of putting one of their curtain sided trailers into full DFA livery. The vehicle is now

Pharmaceutical and healthcare companies continue to choose Tungsten Network

7 of the top 12 global pharmaceutical businesses use the global e-­Invoicing network Tungsten Network is the e-­‐Invoicing provider of choice for the world’s leading pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. The latest organisations to select Tungsten Network include Fresenius Medical Care NA, a US-­‐ based provider of kidney dialysis services and renal care products, and Dana-­‐Farber Cancer Institute, a world leader in cancer treatment and research. These new customers join the global

Menlo Logistics opening new multi-client warehouse in Thailand

Recently completed facility to begin operations this month Menlo Logistics (Menlo), the US$1.5 billion global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced the opening of its new, state-of-the-art, multi-client warehouse facility in Ladkrabang, Thailand. Menlo is a leading global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations on five continents. With a base of more than 36 operating locations in the South Asia region, the

International reports reinforce need to redouble China anti-counterfeiting efforts

Says global hologram trade body The international trade body representing the holography industry is urging China’s manufacturers and authorities to redouble efforts to stem the tide of counterfeiting in the light of new statistics which confirm the country remains the main source of fake goods. The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) says reports from the EU, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are all

MICROLISE & TATA Motors partnership

To ‘transform’ India’s commercial transport industry MICROLISE, the transport management solutions firm, is to provide pioneering technology to Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicles manufacturer, in a move which is expected to transform the country’s commercial transport industry. In a multi-million pound deal signed last week, the five-year contract will see Microlise supply Tata Motors with its specialist fleet telematics. Microlise will supply the company with in-vehicle hardware and a

Allseas Global Logistics plays pivotal role in water project

Allseas Global Logistics is playing a pivotal role in a unique project Allseas Global Logistics is playing a pivotal role in a unique project to deliver essential water supplies by pipeline under the Mediterranean Sea to Northern Cyprus. The Northern Cyprus Water Supply Project, which is a world-first, will supply 19.8 million gallons a year of water for drinking and irrigation to Northern Cyprus from southern Turkey, via an 80-km

Finding the right warehouse system

Mark Connell says it’s time to start making money from your warehouse operation Mark Connell, Senior Logistics Architect, says it’s time to start making money from your warehouse operation I spend a great deal of time talking to warehouse operators about warehouse management systems (WMS). You’ve heard all about the very tangible gains to be made from moving to a fully integrated and automated WMS: lower costs, higher supply chain

Maersk Container Industry eyes 'revolution' of mango trade

A recent test in Ivory Coast shows how West Africa’s mango trade can be extended  Farmers in Ivory Coast struggle with a mango harvest season that is as short as the fruit is sweet. “For a 4-6 week period in April and May, the country is flooded with good mangos, but it ends abruptly when the rainy season starts. From then on, the mango just starts decaying,” explains Mathew Shed, container manager in