eft Weekly Newsletter 8th May 2014

2014 3PL Awards Open; The Evolution of eCommerce; FedEx Acquires Supaswift

First and foremost this week, eft’s 2014 3PL Awards shortlist has been revealed and voting is now officially open! The awards celebrate the top 3PLs in 10 different industry verticals for excellence in service delivery as selected by leading manufacturers and retailers. The winners of the final round of customer voting will then be announced and celebrated at the annual the 3PL Summit & Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum on the 11-13th June in Chicago. Voting closes on the 21st May so make sure you’ve had your say before then.

Secondly, we have two articles that have been extremely well received across social media in the past week. Vivek Sood’s latest column, and the second part of his popular article ‘Supply Chain 3.0 is Real, and Here Now’ comprehensively discusses the ‘five key areas’ Vivek used to define the rankings described in his preceding piece. The other is an article by Adam Robinson from Cerasis, in which he illustrates how the supply chain has evolved, and examines the implications it has had on the supply chain in e-commerce.

Finally, I’d like to remind you that our Hi-Tech and Electronics Supply Chain Summit, May 21-22nd in Amsterdam is nearing full capacity, and with top speakers from Bang & Olufsen, Foxconn, Canon, HP and Infineon as well as  Hugh Williams at Hughenden Consulting acting as event chairman, it is not something you want to miss!

New This Week: 

2014 eft 3PL Awards Shortlist Revealed – Voting Now Open
The 12th annual eft North American 3PL Customer Choice Awards will take place this year on June 11th 2014 in Chicago, Illinois

Supply Chain 3.0 is Real, and Here Now Part 2
This is the second part of Vivek Sood's column explaining Supply Chain 3.0, ensuing the first part it continues to give you an insight on what the top 35 companies are excelling in, globally

The Evolution of e-Commerce Logistics
Article by Adam Robinson from Cerasis - Published on April 30th 2014

Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chain Summit, Amsterdam Nears Full Capacity
Over 100 senior supply chain executives from the biggest hi-tech retailers and manufacturers, including Media Saturn, HP, Infineon, Philips and Sony, will be coming together in Amsterdam (May 21-22) to discuss supply chain strategies to drive growth in their hi-tech businesses

FedEx Acquires Supaswift Businesses in Southern Africa 
FedEx Corp. announced today that its FedEx Express subsidiary acquired Supaswift businesses in South Africa and six other countries, which are Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland and Zambia

Prologis and DP World Announce Joint Venture at London Gateway Logistics Park
Prologis today announced the formation of a 50 / 50 joint venture with DP World to develop a 316,000 square foot distribution centre at London Gateway Logistics Park

Dachser Adopts CargoSphere System
CargoSphere today announces the completion of Dachser’s global implementation of CargoSphere’s contract and rate management solutions

Air and Ocean Shipping Options: The Strategy of Modal Shifts
Ursula Borzym provides a comparison between ocean and air shipping and discusses how modal shift may bring long term benefits and solutions to a supply chain


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