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When disruption bubbles up from the bottom of supply chains, then you need to be ready at the top. This has been a key lesson over the last 18 months. Companies all over the globe have been exposed as not having effective command and contro[...]

If you’re one of the world’s largest manufacturers, then your supply chain is a huge and complex patchwork quilt of suppliers that blankets the globe. Volkswagen, for example, notes more than 40,000 suppliers. Even smaller companies wil[...]

“If I had to put it in one word, what happened to supply chains last year was volatility,” says Vishal Patell, Senior Vice President Marketing & Strategy at CHEP, which is one of the world’s largest providers of pallets and contai[...]

When a system is jolted by a shock it produces cracks in that system, but by revealing those weaknesses it gives the opportunity to not only mitigate them, but to build back in a stronger, more stable manner. As covered in part one of our l[...]

It’s going to be challenging bringing automotive supply chains back up to the required speed in 2021 given the numerous capacity crunches currently ongoing. This is the message from experts positioned around automotive supply chains who s[...]

“Regarding retailers … they've gained a new appreciation for everything that helps them to de-risk their supply chains,” says Malcolm Wilson, CEO of XPO Logistics Europe and soon-to-be CEO of what will be the second-largest contract l[...]

Supply chain planners are in a tough spot following on from a hugely disruptive period in 2020. That’s one of the conclusions of our new report, The Retail Supply Chain & Logistics Planning Report 2021, which is free to download now. [...]

The UK has been caught in a logistics maelstrom as the year closes out, creating major headaches for businesses and the potential for far greater disruption ahead as Europe discusses a ban on travel to and from the UK and the ongoing Brexit[...]

The need to know from Reuters global network of journalists Gridlock: UK warns industry to prepare for Brexit or face chaos Britain told businesses on Wednesday to prepare for paperwork or face 100 km-long queues of trucks when the countr[...]

The need to know from Reuters global network of journalists UPS shares hit new high as pandemic drives healthcare, e-commerce shipments United Parcel Service Inc (UPS.N) exceeded analyst estimates for quarterly profit and revenue on Thursda[...]

The need to know from Reuters global network of journalists Walmart Canada to spend C$3.5billion on e-commerce push, store renovations Walmart Canada (WMT.N) said on the Monday it plans to spend C$3.5 billion ($2.58 billion) over the nextfi[...]

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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 [...]

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[...]

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Swedish retail giant investing €120m on a 72,000sqm state-of-the-art distribution facility on the banks of the river Seine from where it will use river transport to replenish city centre stores [...]

Backdrop to purchase is 'unprecedented rise in demand' for deliveries of food, pharmaceuticals and healthcare products, triggered by COVID crisis[...]

New UK government figures released this week reveal many businesses are still overwhelmed by the impact of Brexit, with over 39% of importers reporting they are still struggling with new customs duties and other issues[...]

US logistics group turned in a ‘tremendous’ first quarter of the year that beat expectations and gave the company ‘a very strong start to 2021’, as CEO also highlights a record $1.8bn contract win[...]

Global Forwarding business unit’s turnover rose in Q1 by 43.6% to €3.59 billion – or 50%, excluding currency effects – with gross profit up 19.1% to €699m[...]

Logistics group adds a train-ferry service from Xi’an to UK’s port of Immingham, and a ‘premium offering’ on the company’s existing route from Xi’an to Germany’s Mukran port [...]

Freight forwarders report high levels of modal shift to rail and sea-air, along with greater use of their own air and ocean charters, as air and ocean congestion and high prices continue[...]

CEO expects the volume trend in Q1 to largely persist in the next one or two quarters, with capacity constraints remaining in both modes[...]

All-share transaction valued at US$4.2bn will create the world’s third-largest transport and logistics company with combined revenue of US$22bn, boosting DSV’s presence in Middle East and Asia [...]

BLG Logistics director and former Kühne + Nagel senior executive will join the management board from January and take responsibility for the European freight and logistics group’s Air, Sea, Road & Rail and Contract Logistics businesses [...]

Japan Post-owned Australian transport and logistics business said the sale would allow it to focus on ‘its core businesses in contract logistics and freight forwarding’[...]

Goods thefts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in 2020 produced losses of more than €172m despite most of the region being in lockdown, according to TAPA[...]

BIFA said yesterday’s publication of the International Trade Committee’s report on UK freeports ‘will do little to change the indifference to the freeports concept felt by the majority of its members’[...]

Institute of Export chief calls on government to give international trade ‘greater priority at the heart of policy’[...]

Continuous spread of COVID-19 over the past year has reignited debate about near-shoring and re-shoring initiatives, according to Everstream Analytics[...]

Contract win to manage new fulfilment centre in Lichfield, England, for online fashion retailer[...]

Gunman, thought to have been acting alone, is reported to have killed himself[...]

Transport Intelligence (Ti) study highlights 'perceptions and misconceptions' about 'disruptor' start-ups[...]

Logistics group’s CEO says 2021 and 2022 are ‘shaping up to be big comeback years for the vast majority of our customers’, with many ‘now in an accelerated V-shaped recovery’[...]

Bolloré Logistics says that the deals currently offered by lines are far from favourable to customers, with prices likely to cool later in the year, although they will be preferable to current spot prices[...]

Global market accelerated its expansion to a value of around $368bn last year, with logistics providers growing in importance in helping e-retailers meet demand, with last-mile provision and capacity a key constraint [...]

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FORPATIENTS launch comes with investments in end-to-end supply chain capabilities, including 40 temperature-controlled air freight stations in strategic locations to serve global trade routes[...]

Nordic logistics specialist continues its expansion by opening its first owned offices in Asia, in the key eastern seaboard cities Shanghai, Ningbo, Shenzhen, Qingdao, and Tianjin [...]

New research this month from Federation of Small Businesses shows UK-EU export problems have persisted and ‘are in danger of becoming permanent, systemic’ [...]

Having warned of various threats to the COVID-19 vaccines supply chain late last year, international freight insurer TT Club is now reporting a spate of disruptions to effective distribution across the globe[...]

Logistics group and food giant announce that their flagship distribution centre and technology hub in the UK has completed its phased opening to full operations [...]

Centres in Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast and Darlington will be established as part of a new strategy to boost exports[...]

New locations in Egypt and Oman add two ‘strategically important’ countries to the logistics group’s regional network[...]

A retailer’s choice of delivery partner is the top decision factor for 85% of consumers, with 41% saying this will be a key driver in future purchases. Sustainability is the next most important driver, the UPS Smart E-commerce Report 2021[...]