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Target looks like to reduce the time between hubs and stores as part of a bid to improve its brick and mortar operation. Target Experiments With Faster Supply Chain. [Forbes] They’re not the only ones looking at speeding up delivery as a [...]

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Channels: LogisticsEvent Date: Mon, 2017-11-20 to Tue, 2017-11-21Event URL: https://events.eft.com/3pl-asia/Event 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: http://events.eft.com/scsc/Event Location: ChicagoNumber of attendees: 400Event Organiser: Danielle HorsnellEvent Organiser E-mail:[...]

Channels: TechnologyEvent Date: Tue, 2018-03-06 to Wed, 2018-03-07Event URL: http://events.eft.com/cioeu/Event 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: http://events.eft.com/d3/Event 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: http://events.eft.com/3pl/Event 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[...]

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Move follows Italian firm’s acquisition by Kerry Logistics in June [...]

Nordic logistics firm establishes agreement with Turkey’s EvoLog[...]

But the uncertainty undermines market confidence and could lead to shifts in shippers’ supply chains, the express and freight operator warns[...]

Investment led by the Singapore Exchange aims ‘to further scale’ the online international freight marketplace and ‘explore the development of financial instruments’ for the freight sector[...]

Freight Transport Association says Migration Advisory Committee’s conclusions fail to recognise the key role of lower-skilled migrants within the logistics sector [...]

Container lines are pushing the cost of low-sulphur fuel compliance down to their customers. But those customers are starting to push back, saying additional charges are unjustified[...]

Move marks the next step in AP Moller-Maersk group’s bid to ‘become a global, integrated container transport and logistics company’, but freight forwarding business to remain independent[...]

Romesh Ranganathan to present this year’s Global Freight Awards on 15 November[...]

Deutsche Post DHL Group carves out European parcels and e-commerce businesses and refocuses underperforming PeP division on German post and parcels[...]

Hurricane Florence and its impact continue to be felt in US southeast, while Typhoon Mangkhut has caused destruction and port closures in the Philippines, Hong Kong and southern China [...]

UK technical notices released yesterday will create red tape and still do not answer key questions asked by the freight transport sector, says FTA[...]

Family-owned freight firm says qualified staff is ‘the limiting factor for growth’ in the logistics sector, as it continues expanding employee numbers and training places[...]

Sale by world’s largest port agency to another Dubai government-owned investment entity was due to the limited synergies of owning marine and forwarding businesses[...]

Freight Transport Association says no progress has apparently been made ‘on the basic need to move people and trade between the UK and its most significant trading partner − the EU’[...]

GMB trade union ‘disappointed’ that warehouse operator and retailer’s new owners ‘are only interested in the stock’, not the 300 workers losing jobs[...]

The two companies will maintain their individual strategies and focus on synergies in global markets, with no agenda or plan for a takeover[...]

Global Freight Awards announce their finalists for 2018[...]

US freight specialist increases shareholding in its partner firm ‘to solidify and grow its global e-commerce and technology solutions for retailers’[...]

Associations call today for simplification to help companies, particularly SMEs, take advantage of hard-won concessions in trade agreements[...]

Union says reports of the company’s warehouses for the retailer re-opening are inaccurate, with the two sides apparently ‘as far apart as ever’ [...]

SEKO’s offices in Germany taken over by the parcels specialist, which will become a key partner of the global SEKO network as Hermes ‘gears up for global activity’[...]

New owner says retailer’s warehousing partner and other suppliers were ‘strung along’ with promises of deferred payments that failed to materialise[...]

Global logistics group had been ‘on the lookout for a suitable add-on acquisition to boost our capabilities’ within multi-channel fulfilment[...]

Investment Corporation of Dubai creates specialist supply chain logistics subsidiary, initially present in 18 countries, aiming to create ‘a regional powerhouse’[...]

Realignment of in-house digital freight forwarder ‘in line with AP Moller-Maersk strategy to become a global integrator of end-to-end container logistics’[...]

Port giant’s logistics arm and CCI Eurasia Land Bridge Logistics Development will jointly develop a new logistics corridor linking Hong Kong and Chongqing[...]

The Global Freight Awards recognises the transport operators that have provided the best service to forwarders over the previous 12 months[...]

20,000 sqm Johor Logistics Centre designed to ‘enable smooth and accelerated sea-to-air and air-to-sea cargo transport, as well as cross-border trucking’[...]

UKWA CEO warns that Dover could face chaos unless UK government allows food inspections at inland premises, advising companies to prepare for ‘no deal’ exit [...]

Freight and logistics group will consolidate region’s management at its global head office in Hamburg from 1 January, ‘in order to further increase growth momentum’[...]