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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[...]

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[...]

Freight Forwarding & Logistics headlines from

New report forecasts the market will be worth more than $2.5bn by 2022 as supply chain solutions incorporate new technologies[...]

New York-based Quick International Courier specialises in solutions to the aviation and pharma and healthcare industries, generating US$200m annually[...]

By 2022, all of the logistics provider’s roughly 6,000 ‘ground conveyors’ in Europe will be powered by energy-saving, quick-recharge batteries[...]

Vehicle manufacturer already investigating self-driving vehicles to deliver tacos, floral arrangements, and dry cleaning [...]

No tariffs, quotas and checks on rules of origin between EU and the UK, but checks on agricultural and fishery shipments would be increased between Britain and Ireland[...]

Flexport named ‘Freight Forwarder of the Year’, Metro Shipping in double-win, and Lord Tony Berkeley honoured for contribution to European rail freight [...]

FTA positive on preliminary deal, but logistics and port representatives say companies still need to prepare for various possible outcomes as UK’s EU departure date looms [...]

Plans fall well short of the needs of logistics if Britain is to keep trading, Freight Transport Association says [...]

Companies sign MoU to explore projects and opportunities to collaborate, in particular on air freight services and pharma logistics[...]

‘Upply’ platform has been set up as a neutral supply chain service provider, open to the market in general, including competitors [...]

Performance of Freight Management business improves, despite ‘challenges in North America’ from increased road freight costs due to driver shortages[...]

Resumption of operations which were wound down in anticipation of industrial action [...]

Danish group sees some shifting in supply chains as a result of US-China trade tensions[...]

Acquisition of 'niche' forwarders has allowed group to capture market share through giving e-commerce-focused small to medium-sized shippers access to global network [...]

Maersk unit now offering more flexibility and control and wider variety of options for customers to determine how they wish to ship their goods[...]

Volume development still below market, reflecting more selective business approach[...]

Strong organic growth and new business pipeline to backdrop of labour shortages and wage inflation[...]

Ti analysis reveals full-year 2018 freight growth forecast of 4.1%, well below last year’s 8%, as 2017 restocking boom peters out[...]

Danish logistics group says it pursued fellow 3PL ‘wholeheartedly’, with the current M&A pipeline ‘not fantastic’ for ready-made acquisition options[...]

Davies Turner is seeing ‘a definite upsurge’ in enquiries about the availability of space, driven by concerns about the outcome of UK-EU negotiations[...]

Requirement for logistics businesses to establish employees’ right to work in UK ‘will be impossible without a system in place’, says FTA[...]

Strong growth momentum continues as logistics and parcels group benefits from boom in global e-commerce and digitalisation and restructuring initiatives[...]

Three quarters of logistics companies are confident their business will grow over the next three years, FTA report finds [...]

Taiwanese forwarder Dimerco says Batam Island can play a key production and distribution role as sourcing patterns change[...]

Global network of logistics providers discourages members against their use and says it will not arbitrate in disputes between members in the rising number of cases[...]

FTA welcomes UK alternative fuel commitment, but BIFA says Brexit uncertainty overshadows anything announced by government yesterday[...]

DSV CEO says 3PLs ‘disrupted’ ocean freight many years ago and have ‘a far larger value proposition’ − and this will continue[...]

Headhaul Capital Partners and Argosy Capital acquire US logistics group, in partnership with existing senior management team[...]

Leading forwarder believes trade war with China will impact specialist shippers less than general cargo BCOs[...]

Forwarding and logistics group posts further industry-leading earnings growth of 16%, well ahead of peers such as Kuehne + Nagel and Panalpina[...]