Network Rail plans to open a 300,000 sq ft national distribution centre, NDC, at Prologis’ Ryton site, which was the site of the former Peugeot plant. The £25 million national distribution centre, which will be located near Coventry in the West Midlands, will create as many as 100 jobs.
Some of the Chinese banks and companies have discovered the fact that the steel that some of the loan defaulted firms pledged on was never present in the warehouses at all. The economy of China has faltered in the recent times thereby lowering the China steel price to a record low for a span of three years. The situation made it really tough for the traders and the mills to be at par with the debt payments that amounted to about $400 billion.
The warehousing sector of the supply chain industry is under pressure recently after a series of investigative reporting has uncovered the tenuous situation of thousands of temporary employees. These employees, hired by staffing firms that are several times removed from the big box retailers like Amazon and Walmart, even though these employees unload and move the products sold in these stores. This is a just a small snapshot of what is going on at these distribution warehouses and in these temporary warehouse jobs.
The world’s largest logistics specialist, DHL, is now working on standardizing its warehouse management system globally. In order to make use of supply chain management technology in all its facilities, DHL has fixed a deal with US software firm RedPrairie Corporation.
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