Supply Chain

DB Schenker mobilises in GCC for Ramadan logistics rush
In a usual month, DB Schenker moves more than 100,000 tonnes of consumer and retail goods into the UAE. During Ramadan, this can increase to 130,000 tonnes.
How Nabil Foods prepares for surge in Ramadan demand
For Fabiano Luz, division head, retail, Nabil Foods, planning the logistics of Ramadan to ensure product availability starts six months in advance
Oracle Cloud is in fashion for global retailer Gap Inc
Banana Republic is the latest Gap Inc. brand to go live with Oracle Retail cloud offerings
Comment: Handling peak season challenges in e-commerce logistics
Faris Fallouh, global express operations director, Aramex International talk us through the challenge of handling peak season demand in an e-commerce logistics operation.
Truebell announces spate of GCC FMCG contracts in second quarter
The retail and food services division of the company has entered into exclusive distribution agreements with a number of leading brands including Yorkshire tea, La Rose Noire, Nocciolata and Sacla to begin distributing their products during the second quarter of 2019.
University of South Wales introduces logistics and supply chain courses
New courses will complement specialist aerospace engineering education facility offering in Dubai South
Saudi Arabia’s Ma’aden vertically integrates mining supply chain
The publicly-listed Saudi Arabian Mining Company will acquire an 85% stake in the Mauritius-based Meridian Group in an all cash deal.
Comment: top three trends facing the cold chain industry
Atif Rafiq, co-founder of Qafila, looks at the innovations and trends poised to have the greatest impact on the food logistics sector in the next three to five years
UAE retailer Lulu Group to establish Nigerian logistics hub for GCC export
The plan was discussed during a meeting between Muhammedu Buhari, President of Nigeria, and Yusuff Ali MA, chairman of Lulu Group during the Annual Investment Summit being held in Dubai.
Inter-modality is the future of logistics in the UAE says FTA
The transportation of freight in an inter-modal container using ship, truck and (soon in the UAE) rail, without any handling of the freight itself when changing modes, reduces cargo handling, and so improves security, reduces damage and loss, and allows freight to be transported faster.
Pharmax shortens GCC pharmaceutical supply chain
New AED 125-million plant will have an annual production capacity of over 200 million tablet and capsule dosage forms to supply domestic and regional market.
UAE leads pharmaceutical sector growth with US $1bn investment
With the recent approval of the Dubai Silk Road Strategy and existing outstanding logistics infrastructure, the UAE is fast turning into a source market in the supply chain, manufacturing and exporting pharmaceuticals to high-demand markets such as Africa and Asia.

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