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Wednesday April 21st 1-2:30 ET With the huge rise in consumer demand generated by the e-commerce boom, logistics players, retailers, and manufacturers are scrambling for warehouse space to store and fulfil their products from. Executives mu[...]

Tuesday, April 20th 02:00 PM GMT FMCG companies are frequently challenged by inefficient communication with their extended supply chain partners, including contract packing and contract manufacturing partners. This hampers the brand’s abi[...]

Tuesday, April 13th 02:00 PM GMT Manufacturers are currently under-prepared to deal with the accelerated changes brought by omnichannel retail. Full visibility over cost, time, and operational factors that retailers expect is not possible w[...]

“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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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[...]

Global chip squeeze could impact other industries, report warns[...]

Freight firm gears up for its biggest-ever sports marketing campaign as the official logistics partner of Scottish Premiership Champions, Rangers F.C.[...]

Almost 90% of shippers are diversifying their supplier base or planning to diversify their suppliers, a trend accelerated by the Covid crisis and following the recent US-China trade disputes, a new report has found[...]

New regulations coming into force today demand complete and valid data on e-commerce shipments, says international trade expert[...]

12th BCI report highlights a major increase in organisations using technology to assist with logistics and mapping, plus much more engagement among senior management with supply chain issues[...]

Extension of Border Operating Model deadlines is no surprise, says BIFA, highlighting significant concerns it has expressed regarding phases two and three of the post-Brexit Border Operating Model[...]

Customs import declarations will still be required, and pre-notification requirements for products of animal origin from 1 October, but deadlines for deferred declaration scheme and many other requirements extended to January [...]

Logistics procurement platform Shipsta says demand for digital freight procurement technologies has risen sharply amid historic levels of disruption and volatility[...]

UK-based logistics and maritime service provider signs non-binding agreement with Vertom to form VertomCory joint venture – to create ‘a port agency business with stronger reach and breadth than either business alone’[...]

But following the announcement this month of KN’s largest-ever acquisition, Apex International, the main focus for now is on closing that deal and managing the integration, says CEO[...]

Having set the goal of 25% female representation in its leadership roles by 2023, the logistics provider has seen the figure rise from 13% in 2017 to 18% currently, compared with 13% industrywide[...]

Kuehne + Nagel outperforms analysts’ expectations, thanks to elevated yields in its air freight business and a strong end-of-year recovery in its ocean and road logistics businesses[...]

International Transport Union says EU hauliers and businesses are unprepared for checks and paperwork which will be required to bring goods from the EU into the UK from 1 April [...]

Thefts of freight in transit remain the highest proportion but dropped from 87% to 71% last year, while losses from storage facilities rose to 25%, TT Club-BSI study finds[...]

Comprehensive review of the country’s logistics resilience aims to identify risks and vulnerabilities to ‘protect the United States from facing shortages of critical products’, focusing initially on pharmaceuticals, minerals, semicond[...]

Expanding footprint leads to new country head office located in the heart of Bangkok’s business district, with the city seen as a strategically important Asian gateway for the group’s global network[...]

Thefts of freight in transit remain the highest proportion but dropped from 87% to 71% last year, while losses from storage facilities rose to 25%, TT Club-BSI study finds[...]

Strategic partnership with China’s largest non-state-owned pharma distribution company involves warehousing, domestic distribution, and international transports and logistics, to accelerate global 3PL’s footprint growth in healthcare lo[...]

Indicators for World Trade Organisation’s latest Goods Trade Barometer paint a mixed picture, but its report suggests the pace of expansion in the fourth quarter may not be sustained in the first half of 2021 since key leading indicators [...]

UK forwarder Davies Turner says key trade is benefitting from a near-shoring trend in manufacturing, heightened by the ongoing problems in deepsea container shipping markets[...]