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  • Postal Hub Podcast- Self-Driving Trucks

    Aug 3, 2016

    How will self-driving trucks change the transport and logistics sector?

  • 3PL and Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum Europe 2016

    Jul 6, 2016

    GateHouse Logistics showcasing ghTrack in Venlo, Netherlands, this fall

  • Transform Your Supply Chain For Omnichannel

    Jun 30, 2016

    We are in the early stages of a global supply chain revolution. Omnichannel and the Amazon Effect. Internet of Things. Platform Businesses.

  • How will the Brexit decision affect supply chains?

    Jun 29, 2016

    In a vote that has rocked the world, the UK has decided to leave the European Union. The recent aftermath of this decision has been brutal for the British Pound and the uncertainty of what it all means has folks wondering what will happen next.

  • Give drivers more freedom to plan

    Jun 29, 2016

    Carriers send their drivers out on the road with a set of strict transport orders. Transport planners specify exactly which route the driver is to take. But is that really so smart? With traffic being so uncertain, who is in the best position to make the best decisions: the planner at his desk or the driver behind the wheel?

  • Millennials, Politics, And Direct Mail- Plus Australia Post's Joint Venture With Aramex

    Jun 14, 2016

    The US Postal Service recently released a report into how direct mail can be used to target millennial voters. Joining me to discuss this in depth is Brian G Denneny, the US Postal Service’s Executive Director of Sales.

  • The key ingredients for 3PL success

    Jun 14, 2016

    The new customer-centric business environment requires supply chains to be resilient enough to respond quickly and easily according to demand whilst maintaining vital profitability. Indeed, organisations are now required to step-up and maintain their competitive edge by treating customers as strategic partners in order to keep up with the tech-savvy consumer.

  • Big And Smart Data Are The New Gold

    Jun 14, 2016

    I witnessed the power of Big Data for the first time at NK Speed Docking. Analysis of on-board computer data for 30,000 logistics journeys showed that one in five lorries on the road could be eliminated if the unpredictability of loading and offloading times was addressed.

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    The Relationship Between Innovation in the 3PL Industry and Collaboration Revealed

    Jun 14, 2016

    The commoditization of logistics has been an ongoing pain-point for 3PLs for the better part of the last decade.

  • More Amazon Effect For Omnichannel And The Future—Systemic Inventory Rich vs. Inventory Velocity

    Jun 2, 2016

    Inventory rich is a condition enjoyed by many retailers, manufacturers, and wholesalers. Much of this is due to systemic inventory. And the condition is becoming more significant as firms deal with the differing demands of omnichannel and with the accelerating requirements of lean for supply chain stakeholders.

  • Post Office Click-And-Collect

    May 31, 2016

    Parcel lockers might be the fashionable high-tech last-mile delivery solution, but postal operators all over the world are implementing a post office click-and-collect delivery option.

  • The Use of Drones in Logistics

    May 31, 2016

    In our latest #WeekendSurvey Twitter survey, we asked, “Will drones be used in daily logistics services in the near future?” While there were only 18 responses, the results show a bit of hesitancy in this technology with 39% indicating yes, 39% noting that it depends on regulations and 22% saying drones will not be used in daily logistics services in the near future.

  • Outlook on U.S. Exports: Forecasting the “Perfect Storm” or Something Else?

    May 26, 2016

    Many of us are familiar with the term “perfect storm.” This cliché term implies conditions are ideal for the creation of a pending negative event. Recently, it has been used to describe the outlook for U.S. exports.

  • No Address? No Problem

    May 4, 2016

    The growth of e-commerce is skyrocketing. According to market research firm, eMarketer, e-commerce sales are estimated to reach $3.5 trillion within five years and nowhere is that growth expected to leap the fastest than in emerging markets.

  • Thieves are Going Nuts over Weak Supply Chain Security Measures

    May 4, 2016

    For this week’s blog post we would like to look at a case study of what happens when supply chain security is weak for a product that is in high demand.

  • #1 Way to Save on Global Forwarding

    May 4, 2016

    Want a quick “win” in global forwarding costs? Look at ocean cargo consolidation (less than container load, or LCL). It enables you to take the best advantage of space. But you’ll need to work with a forwarder that has specific LCL capabilities to get the greatest possible savings.

  • Spring Starts Slowly

    Apr 27, 2016

    Tax day has come and gone and we are all still standing. The GDP is slinking along at plus or minus 1 percent in the first quarter the economy appears gloomy. Don’t be too depressed as things will get better as the year goes on.

  • ‘Uberization’ has arrived – can logistics survive?

    Apr 27, 2016

    Logistics companies are increasingly using technology to help activate under-used assets. But that’s just the tip of the ice-berg. The ‘Uberization’ of logistics is set to completely change the way logistics is done.

  • April Market Update: Transportation Industry News

    Apr 20, 2016

    The U.S. economy added 215,000 jobs in March, nudging the unemployment rate to 5%

  • The Inside Scoop: Future of Omnichannel Supply Chain and How Leading Retailers are Building their Strategy

    Apr 20, 2016

    Having complete inventory visibility for effective demand-planning and a robust distribution and supply chain network, are the two key things to master in order to be truly omnichannel.

  • Japan and Ecuador Earthquakes Highlight Supply Chain Risks

    Apr 19, 2016

    Another natural disaster brings forth another reminder of the importance of supply chain risk mitigation. This time, two earthquakes on opposite sides of the Pacific Ocean have impacted lives as well as supply chains.

  • 12 Key Facts About the Driver Shortage and the Future of the Trucking Industry

    Apr 13, 2016

    The current shortage of truck drivers is estimated at roughly 25,000. The turnover rate, which hit 96% by the end of 2014 is due to a multitude of reasons, including demographic, regulatory, and the fact that drivers are away from home for a period of time, among other factors.

  • 3PL Logistics Companies Up Services to Continue to Meet the Needs of Shippers

    Apr 6, 2016

    When the housing market collapsed in 2008, the US and global economies went into a tailspin. Stocks plunged, layoffs became normal, and shippers scaled back operations in favor of surviving the collapse.

  • The Road to Eliminating Cargo Theft

    Apr 6, 2016

    Cargo theft can happen anywhere, anytime, and it impacts carriers, shippers, manufacturers, and consumers.

  • Leadership: Why Recruiting More Women In Supply Chain Matters

    Apr 5, 2016

    Successful and well-balanced companies know that women business leaders—and their exceptional leadership skills—provide major benefits. But why is recruiting more female talent in supply chain and logistics still an issue?

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