The supply chain week in numbers

27 May 2016

100,000

Number of bendy smartphones will be shipped this year by Chinese startup Moxi Group. The phones, which will retail at about $763, are designed to be rolled into a bracelet and worn on the wrist. The first phones will only feature black and white displays with a colour version to follow later.

20lbs

Maximum weight of goods the new suitcase-sized Starship robot can deliver to a shopper’s door within a 10-mile radius. Invented by Ahti Heinia, CEO of London startup Starship Technologies, the robot can travel at 4mph and has already been tested in 22 cities in Europe and the US.

23

Number of retail parks surrounding IKEA’s European stores that are up for sale. The Swedish furniture giant is slimming down its real estate portfolio and hopes the disposals could raise around $1bn.

 4,805

How many Panini stickers fans would have to buy to fill 680 slots in the company’s official album celebrating the EURO 2016 football championships this summer. That is the calculation made by Professor Ehrhard Behrends at Berlin’s Free University who used his computer to simulate 1m attempts to complete an album.

36,000

Total of McDonald’s outlets that can stream music at a discount rate under a worldwide deal with Stockholm startup Soundtrack Your Brand. The company, in which Spotify has invested, will start making a profit when it serves 25,000 locations.

 32 hours

The length of a livestream reading of terms and conditions for apps conducted by Norway’s Consumer Council as part of its social media campaign #appfail to persuade developers to use fewer words and less jargon.


$2,200,000,000

The money lost from Ukraine government’s $11.1bn procurement spend due to corruption or prices inflated by lack of competition. The government is trying to change this by installing an e-procurement system called ProZorro, built by volunteers using open source software.

 50,000

The number of cattle farmed by Australian mining group Glencore as it seeks to ameliorate the impact of low commodity prices. The herd, managed by its Colinta Holdings unit, grazes on three million acres. About 75% of the land managed by Glencore’s coal business is used for agriculture – mainly for cattle but also for crops and vineyards.

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