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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[...]

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[...]

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But trade body looks forward to hearing government's plans for future spending to ensure efficient and effective transport networks can be maintained[...]

Double-digit growth in value of exports from Bangladesh, Vietnam and Cambodia [...]

Occupants to include Kuehne + Nagel, Dnata and WFS[...]

Japanese group makes second acquisition in segment in Italy[...]

Get a sneak preview of this year’s 12 award categories before the official launch in April[...]

Strategically located site to provide access to Eastern European markets and Germany[...]

Fried chicken specialist to revert to Bidvest Logistics to serve 350 restaurants[...]

'Proof of concept' successfully demonstrated track and trace of pharmaceutical products [...]

'Synchronisation' lost between distribution and transport operations and specialist equipment in short supply[...]

Move follows opening last month of company's second-largest operation in Europe at Amsterdam Schiphol[...]

But losses increase in Switzerland-based forwarder's ocean business[...]

Buoyant economic conditions could create labour supply bottlenecks across the industry[...]

DHL expects rising air and ocean freight rates in 2018 as the global economy picks up but growth in relevant global trade flows slows[...]

Margins in air and ocean freight under pressure in the first half, but division was increasingly able to pass on the higher freight prices to customers in H2[...]

Institute incorporates WiL into its organisation and creates ‘a ground-breaking new forum to promote diversity and inclusion within the profession’[...]

BIFA highlights its importance to the sector as ‘a lot of knowledge is leaving the industry, plus the uncertain customs landscape post-Brexit’[...]

95% of companies have still to realise the full opportunities that new technologies can bring, report finds[...]

Geodis’ freight forwarding and contract logistics turnovers rise by 8.4% and 11.3%, respectively, as group aims to build in US, Germany, Benelux, and Asia[...]

Migration of Italian food logistics provider’s processes and IT systems was completed by mid-February following full acquisition last year[...]

Forwarding giant increases air and ocean freight market share, but rates pressures lead to drop in full-year ocean freight EBIT [...]

Express CEO highlights synergies such as capacity optimisation and says e-retailers’ growing logistics networks are more a threat to domestic players[...]

Logistics giant claiming compensation for ‘the opportunity wrongly prohibited by the European Commission’[...]

BIFA encourages members to seek advice from a reputable IT supplier, in light of the substantial cost of last year’s cyber attack on Maersk and other institutions[...]

Logistics group posts adjusted EBITDA of US$280m for full year 2017, up $31m in constant currency[...]

€140m state-of-the-art 36,500sqm facility can process up to 42,000 packages per hour and almost quadruples group’s express capacity in key European market[...]

BIFA says ministers should stake note of National Infrastructure Commission’s call for action and ‘come forward with a clear plan for progress’[...]

Logistics specialist opens its second-largest European operation at Schiphol Logistics Park[...]

Chairman says trade and logistics businesses would be 'in big trouble' without a transition period, which should be 'as long as it takes'[...]

Next stage in e-retailer’s expanding logistics portfolio will see it picking up packages itself from businesses and delivering them to consumers [...]

Danish logistics group hopes for more of the same from ‘turbo-driven’ Air & Sea division and looking to buy firms of similar scale to UTi[...]