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eft Weekly Newsletter 12th June 2014

Exel & UPS Appoint New Executives; The Latest in Transport Regulations; eft North American 3PL Awards Winners Announced

Today the eft team is busy at the 12th 3PL Summit and CSCO Forum in Chicago along with over 600 senior industry executives. The 3PL industry is at an interesting crossroads as it strives to offer real value added services and not just a commoditized product to its customers. I look forward to hearing the very latest thinking from many 3PL CEOs and their customers. We will report back to you in the coming weeks of the major findings from the event.

Related to this event and as part of our continuing supply chain research, I, along with our partners at Penn State University, Capgemini Consulting, Korn/Ferry International and Penske Logistics would appreciate your participation in the 2015 Third Party Logistics Study. Each year, many supply chain executives participate in the survey and gain an amazing insight into the 3PL relationship and you will get some useful benchmarking information. 

eft's North American 3PL Awards were announced last night at the 12th Annual North American 3PL Summit during a charity gala boat party. You can see the winners here

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New This Week:

Winners of annual eft North American 3PL Awards
The winners for this year's eft North American 3PL Awards were announced and celebrated at a reception during the eft 12th Annual North American 3PL Summi

The Latest: What to Expect in Transportation Regulation
As we head into the summer, it’s time for an update on some of the important regulatory topics being discussed in Washington and the trade magazines.

DHL's New Whitepaper Identifies Challenges & Opportunities Facing the E&M Sector
A new whitepaper has revealed that the engineering and manufacturing (E&M) industry’s supply chains are lagging up to ten years behind other industries including the automotive sector, having been slower to respond to changes in global industry. 

UPS Appoints David Abney CEO, Scott Davis Remains Chairman Upon Retirement
The UPS Board of Directors today announced that it has named David Abney, currently the company's Chief Operating Officer, as its new Chief Executive Officer and appointed him to the Board of Directors. 

Exel Encourages Technology Companies To Reevaluate Supply Chain Operations
New research commissioned by Exel, in conjunction with DHL Supply Chain, shows that, to meet the demands of doing business in emerging markets, technology companies must reevaluate their current supply chains to avoid risking loss 

Exel Announces New Executive Appointments
Exel, a Deutsche Post DHL company, today announced the appointment of Scott Sureddin as Chief Executive Officer North America and José Nava as Chief Executive Officer Latin America. 

Why Logistics Efficiency is More Important Than Ever for Manufacturers 
According to the IDC Manufacturing Insights Report for 2014, the two main things manufacturers need to focus on over the next year is technology and operations.