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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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European logistics firm ‘fully on track’ with its ambitious growth agenda, designed to turn it into a €2bn turnover global ‘top 20’ air and ocean provider by 2025[...]

Forwarder Panalpina says moving its Latin America hub for less-than-container-load traffic from Panama to Colombia’s leading port had improved transit times, service and costs [...]

Thousands of warehouse staff in several countries protest over pay and working conditions, as Prime Day ‘tests workers’ physical limits’[...]

Extra two weeks allowed for submissions to this year’s ‘Judged Awards’ categories: Customer Care, Digital Transformation, Employer, Environment, Excellence in Safe Freight Handling, Innovation, Project Forwarding, Supply Chain Partner[...]

New entrants ‘not that revolutionary’, and still need the right infrastructure, processes and people – which traditional forwarders are complementing with their own online platforms, say GFA judges [...]

BIFA says failed VAT policy on e-commerce parcels is latest of several Brexit-related examples where recommendations from industry have been ignored [...]

Global cargo crime study by TT Club and BSI highlights risks and responses, recommending that information and access are limited to a ‘need to know’ basis[...]

10,000 sqm facility triples 3PL’s footprint in the area as it forecasts three-fold growth in business in 2019[...]

Freight and logistics group says capability goes beyond load-matching to include ‘a portfolio of digitalised services, including instant quotation, geotracking, proof of delivery and e-invoicing’[...]

Traceable products expected to account for up to half of retailer’s meat and vegetable sales in China by end of 2020, with first batch of 23 product lines already live on Walmart China Blockchain Traceability Platform [...]

3PLs are well-placed to help companies respond to rapidly changing new business models, service expectations and technological needs of their customers, research report emphasises[...]

Tie-up aims to allow the two companies to complement and expand their networks and develop the activity of Bansard’s units in France, Morocco and Tunisia to all countries where Dubai-backed Integrated Service Solutions is present[...]

Freight group increases its commitment to the sector via its Logistics Manufacturing Services unit, procuring and owning inventory for tech companies[...]

DB Schenker, Agility and Hellmann become first big freight agents to commit to IATA Net Rates, which aims to fully digitalise and streamline the distribution of air freight prices [...]

FTL space has increased since June 2018, accelerating since the start of the year, analysis reveals, indicating a cooling in the market, with pricing set to follow[...]

Operators concerned by tougher trading conditions, no-deal Brexit fears and skills shortages, according to the latest survey by Barclays and BDO[...]

But with careful management of traffic flows, it has been possible to maintain services and revenues in very challenging market conditions, says UK-based Davies Turner[...]

USTR proposes additional products for ‘countermeasures in response to harm caused by EU aircraft subsidies’, targeting food items including dairy and meat products, fruit, Irish and Scotch whiskies, and certain metals and minerals[...]

Shippers hope progress in discussions between Presidents Trump and Xi at the G20 summit in Japan will lead to the end of the two countries’ trade war[...]

Company achieves key ISO13485 certification for its 8,000 sqm logistics centre at Schiphol Logistics Park, where it aims to spearhead growth in healthcare logistics [...]

More must be done to improve industry perception and showcase career options, say executives, with 45% of companies struggling to fill vacancies[...]

Logistics giant claims it ‘has made no recent pricing changes’, but acknowledges e-commerce was continuing ‘to put pressure on yields, with lighter packages moving shorter distances’ and ‘continued mix shift to lower-yielding serv[...]

Government announces fresh plans to secure ro-ro capacity and a ‘procurement exercise to secure an express freight service to transport small medical supply consignments into the UK within 24 hours if the UK leaves the EU without a deal[...]

European launch customer, international brewery giant Heineken, already works with the tech-powered load-matching trucking specialist in the US market[...]

Representatives from FTA, ASM, and Clecat join shippers and other business and trade groups forming new advisory bodies for UK government to explore ‘alternative arrangements’ to replace the controversial Northern Irish backstop [...]

Move intended to strengthen logistics group’s South Asia network and ‘offer strategic node for world’s second-largest textile hub’ [...]

Integrator files lawsuit to prevent Department of Commerce enforcing prohibitions that put ‘an impossible burden on a common carrier’ [...]

Freight transport and logistics provider achieves the highest corporate social responsibility result since the group’s first assessment in 2009[...]

With profit margins averaging only 2% in 2018, significant financial investment, especially when the international trading landscape post-Brexit is still to be determined, is very difficult to justify, FTA observes[...]

Team of 300 employees will handle more than 3 million e-commerce orders yearly, primarily to serve retail and textile customers, at site in Hauts de France[...]