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  Learn how technology solutions such as augmented reality can better equip you to deal with variations in demand and improve your customer experience Leverage a digital first software approach in order to scale at speed and more eff[...]

The unprecedented events of the Covid-19 outbreak have hit retail extremely hard, compounded challenges that were already facing the industry, bringing many long-standing players to their knees. However, for those who were focused on su[...]

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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[...]

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US integrator is said be a frontrunner to buy German delivery firm Hermes. But a further possible European adventure poses as many questions as answers, according to one analyst[...]

Bottlenecks in supplying medical equipment, stricter controls at international borders, and the absence of air freight capacity ‘are just some of the challenges facing the logistics industry during the pandemic’, Global Forwarding divis[...]

Kuehne + Nagel hands over 55,000 sqm of French distribution hubs to local group STG as part of the ongoing restructuring of its contract logistics division[...]

Freight Transport Association welcomes HSE move ‘to kickstart logistics operations safely and effectively’ after lobbying to change guidance that risked employers being ‘vulnerable to excessive or unfair litigation’[...]

DSV Panalpina says transit times on the overland road route are not much longer than by air, but prices are far cheaper[...]

Hong Kong-based forwarder upbeat on cross-border e-commerce despite a recent coronavirus-induced trans-Atlantic slump in volumes[...]

Leading logistics association reveals the extent of productivity losses due to coronavirus and the average cost of providing individual protective equipment[...]

Ambitious joint venture will see the 3PL join with Italian publisher Emmelibri to develop a logistics and book distribution centre in Italy[...]

Just a week after DHL’s forwarding arm launched a new digital platform built on CargoWise, WiseTech Global has signed up another major forwarder for its innovative Transport Management System[...]

U.S.-headquartered 3PL says the investment will support its online platform which helps shippers book, manage and track shipments[...]

The Brussels-headquartered logistics provider is now operating from its purpose-built UK head office and warehouse hub near London Gateway port[...]

The new group, which includes Maersk Line, DSV Panalpina, DFDS and SAS, brings together the supply and demand side of sustainable fuels [...]

UK forwarder strengthens scheduled European ‘short haul’ overland trailer services in an exclusive cooperation with the Netherlands subsidiary of global supply chain business Mainfreight Group[...]

Shipping and forwarding will be transformed in myriad ways by the spread and containment of coronavirus, according to Andy Thorne, CEO of Kestrel Group[...]

To ease out of lockdown, logistics businesses need the option to introduce part-time working as part of the scheme from the end of May, rather than waiting until August, Freight Transport Association says[...]

McKinsey analyst remains positive about the sector, although some cross-border e-commerce logistics demand has been strongly negatively impacted by the pandemic, and the experience could potentially influence the drivers underpinning its gr[...]

Online order throughput up by 400% in April at Walker Logistics’ Berkshire multi-user fulfillment centre due to the COVID-19 lockdown, with May demand also strong[...]

Influential report recommends that the five nations that make up ‘Five Eyes’ alliance should urgently prioritise ‘decoupling’ trade from China in goods linked to critical industries[...]

Despite signs of ex-China air cargo pricing stabilising, CEO Jens Bjørn Andersen expects air and ocean price and supply chain disruption to persist for some time[...]

The Fintech company PayCargo Capital reports uptick in demand for its services supporting transport firms and cargo owners to manage their cash flow[...]

BIFA said it believed the funding had been announced by the previous administration, but was pleased to see ‘some clarity on where the funds would be spent’[...]

Deutsche Post DHL forwarding unit's air and ocean volumes decline but recovery seen in ex-China shipments[...]

For those freight companies starved of income since April, next month will be “crunch time” for cash flow, warns FTA[...]

3PL admits the surge in e-commerce traffic “saved us” as coronavirus took its toll in April[...]

The guidelines advise freight companies how best to prepare for an easing of coronavirus lockdowns[...]

FTA urges government to provide clear, unequivocal guidance about the ongoing use of PPE in the workplace, as businesses consider how best to facilitate a smooth and efficient return to work[...]

CEO predicts a gradual recovery towards a new normal, and says there are new opportunities with some customers now appreciating the benefit of ‘paying a bit more for a supply chain solution that works’ [...]

Redundancies equate to around 10% of freight and logistics group’s 30,000 white-collar employees in a $200m programme to align costs with lower mid-term demand [...]

FIATA President hails freight forwarders as the ‘Architects of Trade’ that keeping trade flowing, but says they face increasing financial and business stress[...]

How staggered exits from lockdowns will impact global supply chains is difficult to predict but will vary by country, says one leading executive[...]