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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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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[...]

Freight Transport Association responds to government’s call for evidence regarding the planned £30,000 salary threshold for non-UK workers after Brexit and how this could impact businesses[...]

Former logistics partner in South Africa unveils a new global alliance with Germany’s EMO Trans following Swiss forwarding giant’s merger with DSV[...]

Global market shrank by 1.4% in first half of 2019, Ti report indicates, with analyst now projecting an overall contraction in real terms in 2019 – the first since the global financial crisis[...]

Partnership with local logistics firm ITL gives US forwarder dedicated space just outside Ho Chi Minh City to help clients navigate regional infrastructure constraints[...]

There is optimism a partial truce could soon be signed in the China-US trade dispute. If the next round of tariffs is implemented, the supply chain could see a major shake-up[...]

Logistics operator said fully integrated network capabilities will open up new opportunities, with Sri Lanka representing ‘a growing and strategic market’ for the firm[...]

Shippers exploring alternative production strategies should look beyond simply avoiding China tariffs and examine other cost-saving opportunities, Flexport’s Tom Gould tells Lloyd’s Loading List[...]

UK Warehousing Association says avoiding a cliff-edge departure during peak season ‘should allow our members to deliver Christmas without the added risk and impacts of a simultaneous day-one, no-deal scenario’[...]

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

Freight group expects slightly higher annual ‘cost synergies’ of around DKr2.3 billion than previously announced, with some large Panalpina customers interested in DSV’s larger European road network and contract logistics businesses[...]

After taking control of CEVA Logistics, CMA CGM is going further down the supply chain with a collaboration with an online delivery service[...]

Group partners with Roadie to become the first US passenger airline to offer same-day parcel delivery across the US, although pick-ups only currently available for shipments originating from Atlanta [...]

‘No-deal’ measures for logistics sector to be suspended for a second time following EU’s ‘flextension’ offer to delay British departure from bloc until 31 January 2020[...]

Payment of additional taxes and duties, as well as longer delivery times, could prove a stumbling block to the future development of online trade, according to survey[...]

Seven month extension will still mean higher costs and red tape for road hauliers as the FTA calls for long-term agreements on road and air connectivity between the UK and the EU.[...]

Solution allows individual or small business customers shopping from multiple online retailers in the US to consolidate their purchases and have the goods delivered to a home or office address in the UAE, with other source and destination m[...]

Malcolm Wilson, president and CEO of XPO Logistics Europe, outlines the preparations and concerns of a leading UK-EU road freight and logistics specialist and its customers over a possible disorderly or no-deal UK exit from the European Uni[...]

According to FTA’s Logistics Skills Report 2019, a 50% drop in EU nationals moving to Britain for work has contributed to a 43% rise in job vacancies in the freight transport and storage industry over the past 24 months[...]

Advanced omnichannel fulfilment centre is being built to accommodate increasing customer demand and will become the logistics specialist’s biggest single operation in Europe[...]

CEO claims that ‘against the backdrop of consistently tense global markets, Kuehne + Nagel once again delivered very solid results’[...]

Rochdale facility in north of England and facility in Freiburg now operational[...]

Decision to postpone 18 October scheduled import duty hike on $250bn worth of goods has failed to lift the uncertainty in a ‘mercurial trade environment’ where importers have to assume the worst to avoid rising costs[...]

European forwarding association Clecat embraces this week’s proposed agreement, but FTA is more cautious, stressing that there is not time now to prepare for a no-deal Brexit on 31 October but voicing concern that it could still happen[...]

Move marks the company’s integration in the European hinterland network of the Contargo Group following its full acquisition two years ago[...]