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Henkel, Dow, Bayer, AB InBev, Zebra Technologies and others to chart future of supply chain visibility in Europe at FourKites Visibility 2021

Henkel, Dow, Bayer, AB InBev, Zebra Technologies and others to chart future of supply chain visibility in Europe at FourKites Visibility 2021

FourKites, the real-time supply chain visibility platform, has announced that its European customer conference, Visibility 2021, will be held virtually on 7 October.

The theme of this year’s conference, ‘Go Beyond’, presents a bold vision for supply chains of the future, centered around automation, innovation and collaboration

XPO Logistics expands support of LGBTQ+ employees and allies by sponsoring Birmingham Pride

XPO Logistics expands support of LGBTQ+ employees and allies by sponsoring Birmingham Pride

XPO Logistics, the global provider of freight transportation services, is continuing to demonstrate its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion by sponsoring the Birmingham Pride Festival on 25–26 September 2021 in the West Midlands.

FourKites names 60+ customers as Innovation Partners to accelerate supply chain innovation and increase business value

FourKites names 60+ customers as Innovation Partners to accelerate supply chain innovation and increase business value

FourKites, the real-time supply chain visibility platform, has welcomed more than 60 customers into its formal Innovation Partner program, designed to accelerate customer-driven innovation and shape the future of digital supply chains.

Consumers say sustainable packaging influences their purchasing decisions

Consumers say sustainable packaging influences their purchasing decisions

A new report by Drapers, the B2B publication covering the fashion retail industry, in partnership with Smurfit Kappa, the paper-based packaging company, has revealed that packaging matters to UK consumers and plays a significant role in the purchasing decisions of shoppers.

Trade fair teamwork

Trade fair teamwork

Faller Packaging and cooperation partner ROTZINGER will be presenting their jointly developed Eco Save Pack for fragile products at two important European trade fairs this autumn – FachPack in Nuremberg and Pharmapack in Paris.

Government blame ‘poverty wages’ on warehousing staff shortages

Government blame ‘poverty wages’ on warehousing staff shortages

With the warehousing and logistics industry facing one of the worst staff shortages in known history, the Government has been blasted by industry experts with ‘poverty wages’ and poor conditions cited as reasons for failing to attract more candidates to job vacancies.

CEVA Logistics offering ground transport solutions from China using 9710, 9810 eCommerce customs codes

CEVA Logistics offering ground transport solutions from China using 9710, 9810 eCommerce customs codes

CEVA Logistics is leveraging its customs clearance expertise to offer customers a new method for delivering transport solutions via Alashankou port using the 9710 and 9810 eCommerce customs supervision codes. CEVA was the first company to use the codes at the Alashankou border crossing during two pilot shipments in July.

J Richardson Transport keeps costs down with hard working Ekeri trailer

J Richardson Transport keeps costs down with hard working Ekeri trailer

Stranraer-based haulier J Richardson has singled out an ‘old-timer’ Ekeri trailer for special praise, given its age and faultless service in the family-run firm for over 13 years.

Toolstation secures last spot at Prologis Park Pineham

Toolstation secures last spot at Prologis Park Pineham

Prologis, the UK’ developer and owner of logistics parks, has agreed a lease with Toolstation for a new warehousing facility at Prologis Park Pineham, in Northamptonshire.

Overcoming the challenges faced in supply chains

Overcoming the challenges faced in supply chains

By Richard Parkinson, port director at Solent Gateway Ltd

In recent months, COVID-19 has put incredible pressure on global supply chains. But it’s not just the pandemic that is causing unforeseen pressure on the UK supply chain.

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