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Shippers and 3PL providers are struggling to adjust to demands in the market place, with the top concerns bugging executives being infrastructure issues and the capabilities of their labour forces. Among respondents, there was recognition o[...]

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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: 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: Tue, 2018-03-06 to Wed, 2018-03-07Event 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[...]

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Establishment of Kerry Coffee ‘marks the expansion of Kerry Logistics’ food services business to capitalise on the growing coffee culture in Hong Kong’[...]

Cool Chain Association members plan the next stage of project after successful trial, claiming it is an industry-first, and endorsing new thinking and a change of culture[...]

IT rollout progressing well, with company aiming to ‘get back to a more normal growth level’ later this year, but noting this is ‘easier when you have tailwinds from the general market’[...]

As the e-commerce giant takes its dominance from retail to marketplaces and to fulfilment logistics, and then to logistics more widely, it may need to be regulated, believes freight digitalisation specialist Zvi Schreiber[...]

Lack of clarity on costs associated with container shipping’s IMO 2020 fuel changes is adding to planning challenges this year for shippers, says Bolloré Logistics[...]

Focus on higher-margin business means division ‘is well on the way to closing the profitability gap to its leading competitors in the medium-term’, group claims[...]

Launches Kerry Cold Chain, a JV with Shanghai Zhizhen Logistics, to tap into the country’s fast-growing domestic market for niche food products[...]

Investment in transport infrastructure urgently required to boost country’s attractiveness to international investors, undermined by Brexit [...]

Freight needs to learn from other industries and market the positive career paths to be found in the sector, experts argue[...]

New platform may prove a threat to freight intermediaries, particularly in the small and medium-sized shipper segment, according to logistics analyst Ti[...]

Air freight tonnage decreased 4% ‘in a volatile pricing environment’ while ocean container volume increased 6% in first-quarter 2019 financial results published today[...]

Logistics group ‘not 100% out of the woods yet from the curveballs at the end of last year, but making excellent progress’, CEO says[...]

Danish group now expects to close Panalpina takeover by end of Q3 2019[...]

Slowdown from 8% in 2017 reflects weakened economic conditions and end of restocking cycle, colliding with global trading uncertainties, Ti report indicates[...]

Forwarder says acquisition of CargoMaster will make it the perishables market leader in Latin America[...]

Kuehne + Nagel’s turnover and sea freight volumes continued to grow, but company reports market-related volume decline in airfreight and lower contract logistics result due to restructuring[...]

Logistics group moves into 19,000 sqm facility, becoming the first customer to operate from the SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway[...]

Extension to 31 May for grants to customs intermediaries and traders completing declarations to support training and the upgrade of IT systems[...]

European group further consolidates its network in the Americas in the latest in a string of purchases around the world in the last few months alone[...]

Taiwan-based 3PL opens in Seattle, taking its network in North America to 21 owned offices[...]

Shipper and forwarder associations commit to reducing emissions[...]

Ocean rates could make further gains on Asia-Europe trade through May if carriers continue to ration capacity, according to one source[...]

But 'challenging market environment' impacts air and ocean freight performance [...]

Combining the companies’ air cargo footprints to create the world’s second-biggest air freight agent is highly significant for shippers, other forwarders, and airlines – and likely to prove good value, say analysts[...]

Growth accelerating thanks to new functions on Imperial Logistics’ platform to provide or find temporary or long-term storage [...]

Removal of no-deal Brexit contraflow for UK-EU international lorries began last night, although steel barrier will remain in case system needed ‘in the coming months’[...]

FTA welcomes postponement of potential ‘cliff-edge’ UK departure from EU but says this remains the default if no agreement is reached by 31 October [...]

Warehouse near logistics group’s HQ on Zealand in Denmark will become its largest in northern Europe and ‘will be state-of-the-art and optimised in every way’[...]

Container shipping group now owns 98% of shares of the Swiss-listed logistics operator, which will be delisted from the Zurich exchange and fully integrated into the French line’s business[...]

Inland terminal at Vientiane Logistics Park expected to become a major road and rail freight hub along the economic corridor between China and Thailand[...]