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eft Weekly Newsletter 20th October 2014

Oct 20, 2014: RIP Steven LaVoie; Amazon Supply Chain; Robotization = Obsolete DCs; Best European 3PLs - Voting Open

3PL Providers: 7 Core Reasons to Outsource Non-Core Functions, Like Transportation Management to One

Oct 17, 2014: In today’s up and down economy every shipper is looking to find strategic advantages over their competition. The biggest hurdle for logistics and transportation managers continues to be, how I get my product to my customer in the most cost effective, reliable, and quickest way.

Google expands shopping delivery service in U.S.

Oct 17, 2014: Google has announced that it is expanding its Google Express service to three further US cities Chicago, Boston, and Washington, D.C.

Amazon to Hire 80,000 Workers for Holidays

Oct 17, 2014: Seasonal Hiring Represents 14% Increase From Last Year

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 DCs are going to be obsolete. It’s time to chart a new strategic course and prepare our distribution networks for a new industrial revolution.

ArrowStream Mourns the Loss of Founder Steven LaVoie

Oct 15, 2014: Sadly, Steven LaVoie, former CEO of ArrowStream has passed. He was a lovely man, a truly visionary leader and a different thinker. Our thoughts are with his family and colleagues.

Menlo Logistics Extends the Footprint of its Amsterdam Operations

Oct 13, 2014: AMSTERDAM — October 7 2014 Significant increased demand for services from a key hi-tech customer has required Menlo Logistics (Menlo), the global logistics and supply chain management unit of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), to open a third facility in Amsterdam.

DHL Global Forwarding launches new capacity management program

Oct 13, 2014: DHL Global Forwarding (DGF), the air and ocean freight service unit of logistics company Deutsche Post DHL, has launched a freight capacity management program in view of the increasing trade volumes, especially in the Asia Pacific market.


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