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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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CEO says logistics group’s recent move to consolidate its two Asian regions was in order to have enough ‘bandwidth and capacity’ to deal with an acquisition, ‘to prepare an acquisition and eventually to integrate it’[...]

Partnership aims to enable instant global freight pricing for FedEx Logistics users globally, improving customer service, and internal efficiencies, also adding the digital customs brokerage services FedEx Trade Networks offers to the Freig[...]

Emergency logistics specialists are doing all they can to limit or prevent imminent production slowdowns due to coronavirus challenges, as OEMs are forced to review their supply chains and, where necessary, invoke contingency plans [...]

But LSPs are unlikely to see many benefits of this growth, as ‘retailers heap pressure onto their supply chain partners to limit costs while improving service levels at the same time’, new Ti report suggests[...]

Manufacturing production remains at much-reduced strength, pushing cargo volumes into next month – when shipping capacity cuts are expected to cause price spikes and space shortages on both headhaul and backhaul voyages, Kuehne + Nagel sa[...]

UK-based logistics and supply chain fulfilment services specialist, set up by former Tibbett & Britten Group management, has acquired 100% of the equity of Northumberland-based Assembly and Packing Services [...]

Freight Transport Association highlights six key areas to prioritise in the opening stages of talks with Europe, if the UK is to continue to trade efficiently with its biggest and closest market[...]

Certificates shield companies from legal and financial damages arising from not performing or only partially performing contractual duties, such as delivering, transporting, or taking cargo, by proving that they are experiencing circumstanc[...]

Despite trade war with the US and the impact of the new coronavirus, China will continue to be a fulcrum of global supply chains, Agility CEO Essa Al-Saleh tells Lloyd’s Loading List[...]

Sector already suffering from 'severe labour shortage', says UK logistics industry body [...]

Projections from freight customers suggest a gradual ramping up of demand as domestic travel restrictions are eased, rather than a full-blown surge leading to a capacity crisis, Agility CEO Essa Al-Saleh tells Lloyd’s Loading List[...]

Responding to claims by GMB union that accident rates among the e-retail giant’s UK warehouse staff keep rising, the US firm said incidents per employee had fallen and were already significantly better than the UK average, with any rise i[...]

Freight Transport Association believes a name change is needed to more broadly reflect its representative role across the multimodal logistics sector, including on behalf of cargo owners[...]

UK’s biggest carmaker is one of many finding creative emergency logistics solutions to prevent imminent manufacturing shutdowns due to supply chain challenges caused by the new coronavirus[...]

US electronics giant said manufacturing production in China was ‘starting to resume around the country, but we are experiencing a slower return to normal conditions than we had anticipated’, resulting in constrained supply [...]

While companies draw up contingency plans for production activities, supply continuation, and logistics services to cope with this complex and fast-changing situation, the crisis now looks likely to disrupt global supply chains until April [...]

Freight association believes there is ‘insufficient infrastructure and information in place to support import safety and security checks’, its members regarding this as ‘the most significant customs-related issue to facilitating the f[...]

Logistics sector welcomes review of timetable for implementation of new Customs declarations processing system, believeing dual-running with the existing system is now likely[...]

Forwarders and hauliers now have the clarity required to begin preparing the systems they will need from the end of December, UK specialist advises[...]

Effects likely to be felt throughout much of 2020, even if the worst effects of the outbreak are reached soon, according to one leading US-based freight forwarding and third-party logistics provider[...]

CEO, grilled by market analysts yesterday on why he is considering a break-up of the company, says ‘while we love the multimodal solution and the global reach, the market does not reward us for that’[...]

Additional 12,500 sqm capacity with opening of extended warehouse in Noginsk is needed to serve FMCG customers [...]

Key minister confirms plans to introduce import and export controls on EU goods at the border after the transition period ends on 31 December [...]

Supply chain stakeholders will claw back some of the revenue losses due to coronavirus when freight demand resurges – once China reopens for business[...]

Vehicle trial aims to deliver reductions of between 95% and 100% in polluting emissions and will be a ‘model for future electric truck introduction across UK network’[...]

A new report published today reveals that almost two-thirds of supply chain industry executives surveyed at the end of last year anticipate a worldwide economic contraction in 2020 – with the outbreak of the new coronavirus adding further[...]

Importers say a three- or four-week production shutdown in China is manageable, but an eight-week closure ‘will cause broader disruption’, while governments prepare measures to protect medical stocks [...]

Newly merged group, now the fourth-largest global freight forwarder, has continued to grow faster than the market in the Americas and Asia Pacific and is positive about 2020, its CEO describing Panalpina as ‘the best company we have e[...]

Logistics company said its freight volumes were returning to normal levels but acknowledged that some customers were experiencing delays or disruption following the ‘targeted ransomware’ attack while it works ‘towards bringing our reg[...]

China’s logistics activities remain in slowdown mode due to the extension of the lunar holidays; but with air and ocean capacity cuts by carriers, executives expect ‘a rush on all transport modes, and air in particular’ that will be r[...]