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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: 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[...]

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Cash injection into ambitious freight firm, which recently announced that it was taking an 80% stake in Canadian forwarder Cargolution, will refinance existing loans, finance future acquisitions and fund working capital and current investme[...]

Senior executive says most market indicators predict another challenging year, with no significant recovery for freight rates, but ‘it looks as if we might see some improvement over 2019’[...]

Lloyd’s List will merge Lloyd’s List Containers and The Intelligence in 2020, offering subscribers a more timely and in-depth monthly publication[...]

European ‘digital’ freight forwarder, set to triple its business again this year, has continued its strategic and network development by adding 30 employees at three Chinese locations in Shanghai, Ningbo and Shenzhen [...]

Latest findings from the company’s Global Connectedness Index indicate the world remains ‘more connected than at almost any other point in history’, despite some strong recent headwinds in global geopolitics and trade, although ‘ris[...]

DHL survey finds almost three-quarters of supply chain professionals from across multiple industries and regions are looking at relocating manufacturing, due to various factors including the ongoing trade dispute with the US, but some are s[...]

Logistics group rolls out its logistics product designed for e-commerce start-ups to a second market, just six months after the product’s launch in Hong Kong[...]

Fast-growing French contract logistics firm extends its geographical footprint to North America, paying US$15m for $80m-turnover Jagged Peak, which specialises in logistics for e-commerce, multi-channel and consumer products[...]

DHL’s latest Global Trade Barometer falls by a further 2 points to a new index value of 45, indicating a further trade contraction for the next three months for most major economies – with the exception of India, where ocean freight vol[...]

French group says financial indicators ‘are not enough to create a true picture of the performance of supply chains. By measuring the positive and negative effects of our activities on the environment and society, we wish to give our cust[...]

Freight firms are maintaining, at some cost, the preparations they have made for a no-deal UK EU departure, but believe it is likely now there will be a withdrawal agreement, incorporating a transition period[...]

UK retail supply chain specialist, valued at around £300m, confirms preliminary takeover approach from private equity investor Sun European Partners[...]

Founded by ‘Hyperloop’ engineer, UK start-up has co-funding support from government agency Innovate UK, is part of a project consortium including UK online supermarket Ocado, and claims an initial route could be operational in about th[...]

Forwarding network’s WCA Pharma Academy begins Good Distribution Practice programme for freight forwarders involved in the pharmaceutical logistics industry[...]

Long-established player in two key European markets, the Netherlands and Belgium, brings €100m-turnover business and around 800 employees, marking another step in K+N strategy to build strong overland network in all major European markets[...]

Quarterly International Trade Outlook by DHL and BCC highlights a sharp drop in sales and orders among British manufacturing firms in Q3, compared with the previous quarter and 2018, as Brexit uncertainty bites [...]

Hong Kong-headquartered freight group acquires a majority interest in Turkey’s top-ranking air freight agent by tonnage flown, to further expand its global network and strengthen its international freight forwarding capabilities[...]

Copenhagen-based group offers ‘a unilateral social plan to all head office employees in Basel affected by the announced redundancies’ after the parties were unable to reach ‘a mutually agreed social plan within the announced timeline[...]

The collaboration with retailers in KSA and UAE is part of group’s strategy to digitize operations and grow its pick-up and drop-off network[...]

Unsworth and DP World are double-award-winners, with other triumphant companies Charles Kendall Freight, Metro Shipping, Deugro, Caliber.global, Maersk, MSC, HMM, Grimaldi, Freightliner, Maritime Transport, MACS Shipping Line, Pall-Ex, and [...]

Opponents object to an expected 65% rise in road traffic, with more than 1,000 trucks and 4,500 vans serving the logistics hub daily, plus an increase in the number of flights operating at Lyon Airport, especially at night[...]

The headquarters – next to that of parent company CMA CGM – will house all senior management and key global operational team members and be a ‘home for innovative, digitalization projects that will transform how the business operates[...]

US logistics group said the verification of shipments’ origins and logistical integrity has implications for many industries, such as restaurants, food & beverage, and retail[...]

Continuing mix of geopolitical tensions and economic uncertainties mean many businesses remain reluctant to re-invest in strengthened production, notes Bolloré Logistics, although ocean freight demand remains relatively robust on Asia-Euro[...]

FTA Northern Ireland estimates businesses shipping goods to Great Britain and mainland Europe will face additional transport costs from lines of around £21m a year and says a new surcharge mechanism ‘seems unnecessary’[...]

French 3PL says wearing the biomechanical device reduces strain on the back and upper muscles by 70%[...]

Global federation says the freight forwarding industry usually has data on containers available well in advance of vessel arrival and would be prepared to share this data with container terminals to help with process improvements[...]

Third-quarter operating profit for Global Forwarding, Freight unit rose 17%, year on year, despite a 6.2% decline in air freight volumes, while ocean freight grew by 2.8%[...]

Clock is ticking as freight sector’s premier event in London approaches, this year hosted by multi-award-winning comedian and actor Tom Allen – as well as the afternoon’s Ending Misdeclared Cargo Forum [...]

Chinese e-commerce giant announces new RMB23.3bn investment in Cainiao Smart Logistics Network, increasing its equity stake in the company from 51% to around 63% as the firm’s global expansion continues[...]