Australian retailers face significant operational challenges today. From having to address a challenging sales environment, rising commercial rents and the increasing demands of online shoppers – it is harder than ever to operate profitably. Claudio Bratovic, ANZ Regional Manager at Honeywell looks into outsourcing as a viable alternative.
ALDI Australia has announced that following a successful trial, it will roll-out a new fleet management tool with plans to deploy Electronic Work Diaries (EWD), once approved by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR).
Exchange 2019 is taking place at the impressive Glasshouse conference centre Melbourne on October 31. This one-day event is a perfect opportunity to network with leaders in supply chain, logistics, retail technology and fulfilment solutions. New this year will be a dedicated Discovery Zone with interactive solution demonstrations.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand declined by 3.9 per cent in August 2019, compared to the same period in 2018.
This marks the tenth consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight volumes, the longest period since the global financial crisis in 2008.
The annual Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index has revealed that global parcel volume reached 87 billion in 2018, up from 74bn parcels in 2017 and the highest since the Index began.
Chemist Warehouse is extending its partnership with Tmall Global and broadening its presence across Alibaba Group’s ecosystem, including new flagship stores and a possible launch in Southeast Asia.
Vaughan Constructions has successfully delivered Woolworths’ latest facility in Melbourne’s south, the distribution centre (DC) is the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
Oceania Glass has taken a 6,902sqm lease at Osprey Estate in Port of Brisbane in a move to reduce their transportation costs. The 5-year deal was struck by Anthony White, National Director of Industrial at Colliers International, following an exhaustive 6-month search.
UPS has announced plans to purchase more than 6,000 natural gas-powered trucks beginning in 2020 and running through 2022. This three-year commitment represents a $450M investment in expanding the company’s alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle fleet as well as supporting infrastructure.
C.H. Robinson has successfully delivered a specialist payload weighing more than 28 tonnes halfway across the globe in under 24 hours to one of Australia’s largest oil and gas producers.