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This is of no interest to me

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by spliff, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt & dyslexic cnut.

    BIB - can't disagree with that.

    My only point was DHL are specialists too, they are more than a parcel delivery service, they have a specific logistics division serving most industry sectors, including retail, offering a "seamless service". :D

    That's why they shouldn't have cocked-up on such a major contract, I bet any other businesses that are thinking of switching to DHL Logistics will be reconsidering now.
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  2. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    With the amount of free advertising KFC is getting all around the world with news coverage of how people are so upset by not being able to get the Colonel's mouth-watering chicken that they're calling the police, I hope they at least step up and make sure all the workers affected by their fuck-up, including the ones at franchisees, are getting paid.
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  3. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt & dyslexic cnut.

    I know they have a terrible rep for the courier business, not sure that's the same for their logistics division, which I only discovered existed recently.
  4. Does that logistics division include any other food shizz?
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  5. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    Not totally sure what the difference is. Most courier companies offer some sort of storage and fulfillment. There won't be much of a difference at operations level.
  6. MickiQ

    MickiQ Active Member

    I quite like KFC, it's probably about the best of the drive through fast food set, McDonalds is nowhere near as good, I'm convinced they put something addictive in their McNuggets, all the MickIQ kids loved them when they were little but won't touch it as adults.
    In the great scheme of things, KFC running out of chicken is pretty trivial but I have to admit it is rather funny and people calling the cops about it is hysterical.
  7. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

  8. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt & dyslexic cnut.

    I only found out about the logistics division, because I got talking to a driver dropping off at a warehouse, that I was picking-up from. But, he said, they operate across all sectors, including retail & food, plus they run 'NHS Supply Chain', so they should know what they are doing.

    maomao - this driver said the logistics division is a separate business, with it's own management team, although some warehouses are shared.

    BTW - I am in no way defending them, I am just amazed that such a major international logistics business can screw-up on such a major scale.
  9. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    look at those shits in the photo, you know they haven't touched a KFC meal since they reached executive level. When they learned the awful truth.
  10. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

    Given the sheer quantity of fried chicken shops in the UK this crisis was inevitable really.

    Soon fried chickens will be traded down dark alleys by sweaty men in hoodies, on the plus side this might mean an increase in food hygiene rating compared to now.
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  11. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    "Fuck, I got some on my fingers, anybody got a wet wipe? I can't go home smelling like this shit."
  12. MickiQ

    MickiQ Active Member

    You're kidding right? Having done work for major international businesses I can assure their ability to fuck up far exceeds that of their smaller rivals.
  13. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt & dyslexic cnut.

    Oh, so it's a partnership between DNL and QSL, who are the real experts in supplying KFC, so which is to blame? :hmm:

  14. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt & dyslexic cnut.

    Sure they can fuck-up, but they don't normally do it on the scale here, hence it's news.
  15. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Somewhere under the raincloud

    Don't you know the police are still working full time on trying solve the mystery of Who Ate All The Pies?
  16. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    sadness in his eyes :(
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  17. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

  18. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

  19. Sparkle Motion

    Sparkle Motion Well-Known Member

    On a visit to the Jaguar car plant I was impressed by the calm efficiency of the production line, supported by an army of outsourced DHL forklift drivers tearing around at breakneck speed.
  20. Nine Bob Note

    Nine Bob Note Prickly Pollster

    Not very resourceful of them. Dominos know how to deal with supply issues

  21. sealion

    sealion Marilise Legijuana

  22. Part 2

    Part 2 bizarre wanking accident

    I'm originally from Yorkshire. I've listened to it many times and still don't know. Asked friends to translate.
  23. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    Some union spokesman on the radio this morning - I think it was Unite's Len McCluskey - revealed that a year or two ago Burger King decided to change their supplier to DHL, but then pulled out at the last minute when they realised what a disaster it would be.

    It's hard to imagine that KFC didn't know about that, but went ahead with it anyway, so it's possible they must be saving so much money from this new deal long-term that they were prepared for some losses early on. Whether they'd expected this much of a fisaco is another matter though.
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  24. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    It's something incoherent like 'obviously, coming down, cos I've been trav[elling?]... I've had to go'
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2018
  25. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    Actually it's, 'will I get a free rice box for coming down?'
  26. Ax^

    Ax^ Silly Rabbit

    find it slight amusing for sad reasons

    *shakes fist at needed a job*

  27. I think she’s from a bit further south than god’s own nosey-bastard county.
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  28. Presumably as the franchisees are tied in to buying KFC’s chicken they will be able claim against KFC for the losses. In which case franchise staff should also get paid. /dreamland
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  29. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    I think maybe some people have misunderstood the general point of this thread, entitled “This is of no interest to me”
  30. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt & dyslexic cnut.

    KFC fans demand government calls emergency Cobra meeting as 262 stores remain closed. :facepalm: :D

    From The Sun, so I'll not link.
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