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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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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[...]

Limited new logistics space coming onto the market does not correspond to the short, 3-6 month storage duration sought for Brexit-related stock, UK Warehousing Association says[...]

FTA says NAO study ‘echoes FTA’s messages to government about structural issues slowing down preparedness, such as the shortage of customs brokers able to support new customs formalities or the lack of clarity on operational details’[...]

As integration progresses, overlapping corporate functions and positions will either be cut or relocated to the headquarters in Denmark, with up to 165 job losses, although the company intends to expand its logistical footprint in the Basel[...]

New report sponsored by the British Ports Association challenges idea that a weak pound will lead to a boost in exports, because many of the materials used in UK manufacturing are imported from the EU and beyond[...]

Dnata City East facility features expanded automated handling and processing capabilities, including a ‘Gatehouse’ concept, meaning drivers arriving no longer need to leave their vehicles to complete documentation processes [...]

CEO says the state-of-the-art cold chain facility, with direct port access and ‘best-in-class warehouse management systems’ is ‘a powerful demonstration of the synergies between CEVA Logistics and CMA CGM’[...]

As supply continues to outstrip demand and spot rates trend below fixed contract rate levels, Flexport director attributes flat demand to front-loading earlier in the season leading to higher inventory levels as well as less demand in the m[...]

The 48-hour service between Oradea and Lodz offers two departures each way per week, increasing to three by mid-2020, initially just for containers up to 24 tonnes, with swap bodies introduced if there is enough demand [...]

Amended duties announced for imports of HGVs, bioethanol and clothing. But FTA calls for complete abolition of tariffs on new trucks, as government releases new 12-month regime for if Britain leaves the EU without a withdrawal deal[...]

Austrian forwarder claims it ‘achieves the same lead times as with combined road and sea transport, at roughly a third of the cost’ using new land-sea corridor for shipments between Europe and western and central China[...]

Recognising that wildlife traffickers exploit the interconnected freight sector, the three-hour online course provides freight forwarders with essential information to detect, respond to, and report instances of wildlife trafficking[...]

New government estimate takes into account only the administrative burden from completing additional import and export customs declarations for UK-EU goods movements if Britain leaves the EU without a withdrawal agreement[...]

German group says investment in its own forwarding office is ‘closing a gap’ in its own European network and further expanding its global product range[...]

Increases from 18 October will be limited to 10% on large civil aircraft and 25% on agricultural and other products, mainly from France, Germany, Spain, and the UK, although United States can apply 100% tariff on affected products[...]

Revision takes into account various changes in the business landscape and legal requirement of the logistics and freight forwarding industry in the past 20 years[...]

UK time-critical logistics firm generated proceeds of almost £25m from the deal, which ‘will align these properties with the company’s remaining 47 leased properties across the UK and Ireland’[...]

Forwarding and logistics units move towards 5% profit margin target, with DGF aiming for 20% gross profit to EBIT conversion ratio by next year, while new five-year strategy excludes large-scale merger and acquisition activity[...]

British Ports Association gives lukewarm response to reported ‘two borders for four years’ idea, reiterating desire for ‘no customs or regulatory checks at all’[...]

BIFA positive about re-commitment to invest £25bn in road transport infrastructure, but CBI said failure to address threat of no-deal Brexit undermines intentions[...]

Eco-friendly vessel travels on Seine from Gennevilliers river port to four city centre quays, where cargo bikes carry out the ‘last-mile’ leg for customers including IKEA[...]

Claiming group ‘need not reinvent ourselves; we will digitalize ourselves’, CEO highlights greater automation, improved transaction processes, applying data analytics, and ‘bundling our technological capabilities’ to ‘centrally de[...]

New analysis from freight forwarder Flexport indicates that businesses which ‘survived’ the duty increases in 2018 have not escaped the worst of the dispute[...]

Further loss in momentum forecast over the next three months but downward trend has slowed perceptibly[...]

E-commerce giant looking to expand services to merchants on its online marketplace and facilitate the import of goods[...]

Compromise deal will allow the US Postal Service to declare its own rates for imported small parcels from China and rest of world[...]

Freight forwarding decline due mainly to lower cross-border flows and time-critical services coming from core client Peugeot Citroën [...]

Logistics industry body 'to provide hauliers with information to keep their EU-UK operations running as smoothly as possible'[...]

Japanese forwarder eyes bigger footprint in fast-growing market [...]