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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[...]

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More than 150,000 logistics workers have already engaged with ‘Logistics Helps Logistics’ campaign to help businesses keep goods and services flowing by filling shortfalls of staff or identifying vehicles with capacity during the pandem[...]

Global logistics expert also expects some smaller freight forwarders to struggle in the current environment as demand and supply patterns shift rapidly and calls on legislators to look at ‘end-to-end’ supply chain challenges[...]

Facing falling demand, Hungarian group introduces ‘special’ measures include taking a ‘significant portion’ of its truck fleet out of service with immediate effect, ‘to preserve the short-term financial stability of the company’[...]

Hong Kong logistics group U-Freight ‘somewhat encouraged that China is likely to get close to full production by the end of March’, also seeing an increased number of freighter flights in the market that are ‘helping ease the outbound[...]

Refusing to ask for an extension beyond the end of this year amid the coronavirus crisis would be ‘irresponsible’, says freight forwarding chief[...]

COVID-19 has created a once-in-a-lifetime emergency situation which needs the full attention of the whole logistics sector, freight association says[...]

UK international freight forwarder makes extra 5,000 pallet spaces available to customers to further accommodate the incoming surplus of stock requiring storage that is expected to arrive as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak[...]

Self-isolation, social distancing policies and panic-buying mean some logistics managers are seeing booming demand for certain products, often needing delivery direct to consumers, as many businesses cease ordering [...]

Fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has caused US logistics group to abandon its plans to potentially break up the company via the sale of certain assets[...]

Davies Turner estimates that levels are currently approximately 60% of those prior to the Chinese New Year and the subsequent Coronavirus outbreak[...]

But the integrity of the supply chain can only be maintained with the support of government and some elements of flexibility to keep goods flowing, Freight Transport Association says[...]

European logistics giant expects the changed outlook for global supply chains and transport and logistics markets to have ‘a negative impact on our business and financial performance in the coming months’, although the ‘rapid day-to-d[...]

Most companies are now suffering supply chain disruptions in some capacity due to related transport restrictions, Institute for Supply Management survey finds, as non-China Covid-19 infections surpass those recorded in China itself [...]

Production pick-up lifts air cargo prices and while trans-pacific ocean rates remain largely unchanged, a spike becomes more likely as output increases, says Freightos[...]

Senior forwarding executive believes markets will be boosted but onus will be on providing innovative solutions as shippers seek to speed deliveries[...]

Acquisition of Kuehne + Nagel's assets in the UK 'too good an opportunity to turn down' but deal does not preclude sale or spin-off of supply chain business unit in the future [...]

Budget speech outlines plans to invest billions of pounds in improving road and rail links[...]

Internal improvement measures to boost cost efficiency drive EBIT growth in challenging market environment [...]

Switzerland-based group relinquishes non-core assets in drinks, food services, retail and technology verticals[...]

DHL report says large companies may take several more weeks to regain pre-outbreak production levels in China, or longer if outbreaks in other countries delay sourcing of intermediate goods, as air, rail and ocean freight schedules and rate[...]

New 15,000 sqm Miami warehouse designed to enable the European logistics provider to establish its footprint and expand its services in the region, following recent acquisition of Florida-based high-tech supply chain specialist, Freight Log[...]

FTA says government’s negotiating mandate with the EU ‘is missing elements relating to the logistics sector’, warning that ignoring the needs of logistics risks ‘a devastating effect on the UK’s highly interconnected supply chain[...]

K+N’s China business set for 20-40% fall in TEU and 10%-20% fall in air freight tonnage due to Covid-19 outbreak, while DHL expects group EBIT hit of €60-70m for February, compared to initial plans, mainly due to impact on forwarding an[...]

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[...]