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  • Why Business-to-Business Networks Are Mission Critical?

    Dec 2, 2014

    Vivek Sood' latest column explores the reasons why business networks can be far more important than the business infrastructure themselves; and how these networks can make your business more resilient and responsive to the past paced economic global...

    Written by: Vivek Sood

  • Solid Numbers Warm Early Arctic Blast

    Dec 1, 2014

    John Wagner Jr. oversees the upcoming holiday shopping season in regards of retail sales opportunities, online shopping and industrial production, including the latest transportation and intermodal news and challenges.

    Written by: John Wagner Jr

  • Confident Chinese Consumers Drive Need For Improved Logistics

    Dec 1, 2014

    Chinese consumer spending continues to rise, as a result of expanding disposable income resulting from wage inflation, including a 14 % increase in migrant workers’ average salaries during the last twelve months.

    Written by: Mark Millar

  • Urban Distribution And Transport On Own Account: Equal Rights, Equal Rules

    Nov 26, 2014

    The European Union is working on the further liberalisation of road transport by logistics service providers. The question is whether the further liberalisation of shippers transport on own account would not be more effective and yield better results.

    Written by: Walther Ploos van Amstel

  • What Is The Role Of Technology In Achieving Last Mile Success?

    Nov 25, 2014

    One of the biggest challenges for a delivery provider is achieving a successful delivery drop first time and missed deliveries are costly – estimated on average at around £23 per drop. Using mobile data technology to track items combined with proactive...

    Written by: David Upton

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    What Do We Do Now About Planning?

    Nov 24, 2014

    Supply Chain Insights founder Lora Cecere overviews five different strategies to consider to implement supply chain planning technologies; stabilize current investments; build efficient B2B networks; augment current functionality based on risk profile...

    Written by: Lora Cecere

  • Click and Collect Could Save Traditional Retailers in a Multichannel Shopping World

    Nov 24, 2014

    As a highlight of day two: John Allen Co-Deputy Chairman and SID, Dixons Carphone plc; Chairman, Worldpay; Chairman, Barratt Developments plc; Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the DHL UK Foundation; Board member, Royal Mail Group; former CFO and...

    Written by: Gavin van Marle

  • Land challenges for Hong Kong's logistics sector

    Nov 17, 2014

    Leveraging Hong Kong’s extensive connectivity and privileged free-port status, coupled with cost effective multi-modal transportation options, provide an ideal platform from which to serve all markets in Asia as a Regional Distribution Centre (RDC).

    Written by: Mark Millar

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    Supply chain, here’s how to prove social media ROI

    Nov 12, 2014

    Individuals within the logistics and supply chain industries want to learn more about social media ROI. A recent survey conducted by Fronetics found that 81 percent of respondents reported that information on proving social media ROI would be helpful to...

    Written by: Kate Lee

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    Lessons Learned: Jabil Embraces Supply Chain Complexity

    Nov 7, 2014

    Risk is nothing new to the average supply chain. Supply chain managers think about it, talk about it, and hopefully plan for it. Industry changes, though, are increasing the complexity of the risk management picture. It's time to face it head on,...

    Written by: Hailey Lynne McKeefry

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    A Successful Retailer Without an Online Presence?

    Nov 5, 2014

    In today’s retail world where e-retailing and omnichannel seem to be the main drivers for revenue, how can a company such as Primark financially benefit from simply brick & mortar?

    Written by: Cathy Morrow Roberson

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    Sorting the Landscape by Land, Rail and Sea

    Nov 5, 2014

    Have a look at John Wagner’s perspective on the economy and today’s logistics landscape trends: Land, Rail and Sea.

    Written by: John Wagner Jr

  • Los Angeles and Long Beach Terminal Congestions

    Nov 4, 2014

    C.H. Robinson Director of Ocean Services Sri Laxmana helps us to understand the cause of the problem; what the situation looks like in the current state; what is being done to address the situation; and what we can expect in the near future.

    Written by: EFT Editor

  • Today, What is Innovation?

    Nov 3, 2014

    Steve Brady starts another great series, this time focusing on innovation as it becomes ever so challenging in today’s technology-centric world.

    Written by: Steve Brady

  • Eric Galinetti, Retail Key Account Director at FM Logistic on the changing face of the retail industry

    Oct 30, 2014

    As the European 3PL Awards voting ends in two weeks time, eft highlights what the award means to one of the 2013 winners and 2014 nominee

    Written by: EFT Editor

  • Supply Chains Darlings – 6 Supply Chains the Industry Has Obsessed Over - #1, Alibaba

    Oct 27, 2014

    ‘Supply Chains Darlings’ – the companies that tend to dominate the headlines of the supply chain world every-so-often for their innovative thinking, and re-imagination of the industry. Here’s part 6 in our series.

    Written by: eft writers

  • Last Call to Renew Your Freight Broker Bond

    Oct 23, 2014

    It is now more than a year since the FMCSA increased the requirement for the freight broker bond and the deadline for this year’s renewal is approaching.

    Written by: Anna Karadzhova

  • Supply Chain Darlings – 6 Supply Chains the Industry Has Obsessed Over - #2, Uber

    Oct 20, 2014

    ‘Darling Supply Chains’ – the companies that tend to dominate the headlines of the supply chain world every-so-often for their innovative thinking, and re-imagination of the industry. Here’s part 5 in our series.

    Written by: eft writers

  • Does Your Business Suffer From any of These Five Profit-Killing Confusions

    Oct 20, 2014

    There is no doubt that confusion results in loss of action. Because clarity is the basis of all actions. Clarity gives you confidence and confidence results in action.

    Written by: Vivek Sood

  • Reading The Mixed Tea Leaves and Fighting Off High Freight Costs

    Oct 17, 2014

    There are mixed messages in the economic data as we enter the last quarter of the year. What does this mean for the economy and logistics industry in the run up to 2015?

    Written by: John Wagner Jr

  • Robotization In Transport And Distribution: Will Nine Out Of Ten DCs Soon Be Obsolete?

    Oct 15, 2014

    There’s not a lot being said about the robotization that’s already taking place in the transport sector. Naturally it will help make up for the anticipated shortage of personnel in the logistics labor market. But I predict that, ten years from now, 9/10...

    Written by: Walther Ploos van Amstel

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    Supply Chains Darlings – 6 Supply Chains the Industry Has Obsessed Over - #4, Apple

    Oct 6, 2014

    ‘Supply Chains Darlings’ – the companies that tend to dominate the headlines of the supply chain world every-so-often for their innovative thinking, and re-imagination of the industry. Here’s part 3 in our series.

    Written by: eft writers

  • Getting Down To Brass Tacks: Can We Really Collaborate?

    Oct 6, 2014

    Supply Chain Insights' founder Lora Cecere on the subtle topic of collaborative data sharing and processes.

    Written by: Lora Cecere

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    10 Ways to Minimize the Impact of LTL Rate Increases

    Oct 6, 2014

    Joe Lynch, Business Development Executive at E. L. Hollingsworth and creator of the website 'The Logistics of Logistics', gives his insight on how to minimize the impact of LTL rate increases, offering 10 ways to approach it.

    Written by: Joe Lynch

  • Supply Chains Darlings – 6 Supply Chains the Industry Has Obsessed Over - #5, eBay

    Sep 29, 2014

    ‘Darling Supply Chains’ – the companies that tend to dominate the headlines of the supply chain world every-so-often for their innovative thinking, and re-imagination of the industry. Here’s part 2 in our series.

    Written by: eft writers

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