Supply Chain

Disruption coming to F&B logistics as UAE cabinet expands excise taxable products
WAM said the decision also requires manufacturers to clearly identify the sugar content in order for consumers to make "sensible healthy choices".
US court rules in Agility’s favour amid government contract tug-of-war
The Pennsylvania Superior Court denied KGL’s appeal of a lower court’s summary judgment in favour of Agility in a defamation lawsuit that was brought by KGL in 2012.
Majid Al Futtaim renews commitment to local agriculture supply chain
Under the terms of the MoU, Majid Al Futtaim Retail is tasked with hand picking local suppliers for its Carrefour stores following stringent safety and hygiene audits, particularly for food commodities.
UAE’s Truebell targets a wide range of new Far East flavours
Leading GCC FMCG importer looking to expand its Asian food offerings with new flavours from countries such as Vietnam and Korea
Comment: The future of logistics
Stuart Milligan, course leader, MSc International Logistics and Supply Chain Management, University of South Wales looks at what’s in store for global logistics in the coming years
Comment: The Role of Mobile Solutions in Plant maintenance
Jonathan Wood, general manager, Middle East and Africa, Infor looks at the issues holding back greater efficiency at the start of the supply chain
Comment: Five technologies reshaping supply chains
Anant Kadiyala, director of blockchain and IoT industry solutions, Oracle examines the technologies impacting GCC supply chains
From long goods raw material to a palletized finished part
Automation, networking and robotics are rapidly gaining ground in metalworking – and in storage and sawing technology.
Truebell targets expansion in projected US$14 billion MEA probiotic market
Truebell plans to leverage its success working with Japanese probiotic fermented milk manufacturer Yakult to grow GCC presence
Nike boost supply chain efficiency with RFID tracking
Nike has implemented RFID tracking for "hundreds of millions of items" according to CEO Mark Parker and is also using QR codes to track some inventory.
IMO 2020 supply chain disruption of greater concern than costs say shippers
Most shippers appear to be more concerned about the impact IMO 2020 sulphur regulations will have on the supply chain than the increased costs because of it.
Intertek awards Almarai ISO 9001:2015 certification across Saudi supply chain
The certification has been obtained for all Almarai’s operations in Saudi Arabia through a series of multi-site certification audits across its various subsidiaries and facilities in the Kingdom.

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