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Channels: LogisticsEvent Date: Mon, 2017-11-20 to Tue, 2017-11-21Event URL: Location: SingaporeNumber of attendees: 200Event Organiser: Will BroadEvent Organiser E-mail:&nb[...]

Dear Friends,    Not only is technology evolving quickly but also the quality of the young professionals is high. As companies hit a retirement bubble with baby boomers leaving along with the decades of experience they carry, it is [...]

The WTO estimates that trade will grow 1.7% in 2016, the weakest number since 2009. The IMF recently pointed out that normally trade growth tended to increase far quicker than world GDP, but that for the past few years, it had been consid[...]

  What has brought new players into the retail industry? How the retail market has become more collaborative  The social aspect of online retail  The impact of the gas and oil market on the roll out of drone deliveries at s[...]

Channels: Supply ChainEvent Date: Wed, 2017-06-14 to Fri, 2017-06-16Event URL: Location: ChicagoNumber of attendees: 400Event Organiser: Danielle HorsnellEvent Organiser E-mail:[...]

Channels: TechnologyEvent Date: Thu, 2017-03-16 to Fri, 2017-03-17Event URL: Location: AmsterdamNumber of attendees: 200Event Organiser: Will BroadEvent Organiser E-mail: [...]

Channels: eCommerce/RetailEvent Date: Mon, 2017-05-15 to Tue, 2017-05-16Event URL: Location: New York Number of attendees: 300Event Organiser: Priyanka Asera Event Organiser E-mai[...]

Channels: 3PLEvent Date: Wed, 2017-06-14 to Fri, 2017-06-16Event URL: Location: ChicagoNumber of attendees: 400Event Organiser: Sarah ReynoldsEvent Organiser E-mail: sreynol[...]

Speaking on an EFT webinar, Mr Massimino said that within a fortnight of signing up for Oracle’s order management platform, the system was in place – however, Telogis, which supplies vehicle tracking hardware to sectors such as trucki[...]

It’s also the ultimate test of preparedness for supply chain professionals. Planning for the holiday surge starts months in advance—a step that’s even more critical when your freight needs to cross oceans.   After a purchase or[...]

Why is this happening, and what does it mean for the delivery sector?   We cover: Does the shift towards next-day delivery mean online shopping is no longer driven by price? Is next-day delivery becoming more affordable? Is[...]

For those of you not familiar with the term Hackathon:   "The word “hackathon” is a portmanteau of the words “hack” and “marathon“, where “hack” is used in the sense of exploratory programming, not its alternate meani[...]

In an information-packed exclusive interview, we cover:   The motivating factors for launching a logistics service Post Logistics' target market An Post's strategic partnership behind the new service Post Logistics' deliver[...]

Michael Massimino is Director of IT at Telogis while Marco Rossi is the Supply Chain Cloud Director for Product Development EMEA. Click here to register for the complimentary webinar taking place October 6th, 14:30-15:30 BST (15:30-16:30 CE[...]

Précis: CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Sep 12, 2016) - project44, a Chicago-based enterprise cloud company providing industry leading supply chain visibility and connectivity, today announced the close of a $10.5 million Series A investm[...]

It’s probably the same reason that 70% of those users have used the same software for several years—even if it’s outdated. TMS technology usage is even lower when it comes to global modes as compared to domestic. Change is hard. Imp[...]

Millennials, individuals born between the years 1980-1999, are now almost all adults. This means that if they are not currently in a career path, then they are most likely seeking one.   Millennials Are Not Booming to get a 3PL Job l[...]

Royal Mail has partnered with UK charity Missing People. Royal Mail's Community Investment Manager, Gary Grange, joins me to explain how the partnership works. We cover:   How the relationship started Mobile technology allowing R[...]

According to an Air Cargo News article, a spokesperson from Panalpina commented, ““The consumption of more perishables is a macro trend that will continue. It is mixed in with urbanization and more people globally moving into the midd[...]

Dear Friends, Once again, we have many numbers coming in, some are concerning while others are encouraging. Most recently, the consumer price index was flat from June to July. Overall prices are only up 0.8 percent in July from a year ago[...]

The potential for IoT technology in supply chain management can be massive, says Haley Garner, head of research at eft.Short for Eye For Transport, U.K.-based eft provides logistics and supply chain solutions for companies that are increa[...]

Meet Amazon’s ‘Prime Air’. After investments in fulfillment and sortation facilities, trailers, IT and the hiring of industry expertise and know-how, Amazon added another puzzle piece to its logistics network. Unveiled August 5th, t[...]

1) Master Your Supply Chain Supply chain management is the cornerstone of procurement, production and facilities management. Going digital allows for management and leadership to see all aspects of a product lifecycle in a virtual, landscap[...]

Jason Burns has led his company’s efforts to identify, nurture and solidify customer relationships that show up on the bottom line.  In this Q & A, he talks about the pitfalls of old-style selling and marketing, comparing it the ad[...]

To remain captivating to the consumers, the entire retail supply chain has to work together and focus on providing a seamless omni-channel experience. This is especially true for 3PLs, which need to increasingly focus on not only meeting th[...]

The President gets the credit or blame, that is the way it goes; the two drivers of the economy from the governmental standpoint are monetary and fiscal policy. The President only has an indirect influence over either of these. Monetary p[...]

Logistics expert Cathy Morrow Roberson from Logistics Trends and Insights joins me to analyse what impact autonomous vehicles might have on the trucking sector. We cover:   The current truck driver shortage; Future driver recruit[...]

But what if Steve Jobs had unleased his crazed intensity and business mastery on the 3PL industry? What would Steve’s 3PL look like?   Below are 5 things that I think would characterize Steve Job’s 3PL:   1. Understanding Cu[...]

During my recent visit to Brooklyn to chair eft’s inaugural D3 retail conference, I felt a real sense of what our excellent keynote speaker Jim Tompkins meant when he talked about ‘metamorphosis.’ In my youth, Brooklyn was a risky pla[...]

The Americas are pulling me South-eastward with greater frequency these days. Having just returned from a client engagement in Brazil, where it’s currently winter with sunny blue skies and 28 degrees, our English ‘summer’ with its d[...]

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Global logistics giant’s ocean business continues to underperform due to low margins and productivity levels[...]

LogistCompare provides real-time visibility for logistics facilities looking to fill available capacity and customers searching for extra or seasonal space[...]

Global Forwarding COO Tobias Meyer says new entrants are not significantly disrupting forwarding markets and ‘highly unlikely’ to wipe out all traditional players[...]

LCL specialist opens offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City after using an agency partner in the country for several years.[...]

Big agents say their use of multiple European airports will protect shippers from serious disruptions as airlines shift cargo capacity[...]

Kuehne + Nagel has changed its ‘production model’ and secured more China outbound capacity to shift growing volumes demanded by customers[...]

World’s largest ocean forwarder records 8% sea freight growth and 19% air freight increase in first nine months of 2017[...]

UK freight agents urged to comment on likely training needs assuming additional Customs requirements when Britain leaves EU[...]

Virtual forwarders and e-commerce firms offering only ‘fragmented’ and ‘piecemeal’ services, says analyst Alphaliner[...]

CEO opens trading to recognise importance of Global Diversity Awareness Month, which promotes multiculturalism and inclusion[...]

FTA issues ‘checklist’ of conditions required to ‘Keep Britain Trading’ and warns that disruption to imports will be felt far quicker than disruption to exports[...]

As EU-UK talks resume, Freight Transport Association highlights logistics concerns about ‘cliff-edge’ exit and need for progress towards transitional deal[...]

Diversification across growth sectors such as Aerospace has protected Industrial Projects division’s business model during Oil & Gas market downturn[...]

Survey respondents are more optimistic about the future than last year, despite Brexit uncertainty[...]

Association says appointment a priority − to support London’s businesses through the uncertainty of Brexit and as logistics becomes increasingly complex[...]

Planned takeover reportedly abandoned due to reorganisation of SNCF and issues with French state-owned group’s debt levels[...]

Waiver takes effect immediately for 10 days and covers all products[...]

Global forwarder further extends its cool-chain network with Amsterdam-based air freight handling and distribution company[...]

E-retailer spends US$807m to take control of Cainiao Smart Logistics Network and outlines five-year plan to ‘build the global logistics network of the future’[...]

Clear request for transition period within EU single market and customs union indicates the message from the logistics sector is ‘finally being heard’[...]

‘KN+NextGen’ strategy will ‘lead industry’s transformation’, digitalizing commodity shipments, training e-forwarders, and exploiting ‘value chain’[...]

Purchases will enable expansion of port cost indices portfolio[...]

Operator also reveals further delays to the start of freighter services to and from Cuba[...]

Full-service forwarders have a huge advantage on customer service compared to new digital entrants[...]

Focus areas include minimum wages, working hours and rest times[...]

New edition of BIFA’s STC to be launched on 1 October, including clauses on VGM and the option of arbitration rather than litigation for dispute resolution[...]

UK forwarder’s second Avonmouth facility on course to open next month[...]

The shortlist for the judged awards has been unveiled – did you make it onto the list?[...]

Both firms decline to comment on reports of imminent merger within French state rail group’s logistics subsidiary Geodis[...]

Home-delivery footprint will nearly double by late 2018 to reach 90% of US population, in response to rapid growth of e-commerce[...]