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eft Weekly Newsletter 13th February 2014

Cupid's Supply Chain Arrow; New Logistics CIO Report; Commoditization of Logistics

As it is Valentine’s Day tomorrow, our gift to you is a bouquet full of supply chain content. There are some interesting short videos from the European Head of APL Logistics about diversity in the workplace and commoditization of logistics services and a re-cap of the relatively recent European 3PL Summit and CSCO Forum.


eft have published another complimentary report in conjunction with HP, looking at the use of IT in the logistics industry. One of the interesting take-aways from the report is that logistics industry CIOs see that technology innovation is just as important, if not more of a priority than the day-to-day core activities they are responsible for – although nearly 20% did not think this, which is maybe more of the surprising statistic. 

 

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News This Week: 

 

trans-o-flex Extends Its Board of Directors
At the beginning of the new year, the trans-o-flex Logistics Group could welcome two new members to its Board of Directors.


Video: European 3PL Summit & CSCO Forum
Watch this video and hear what our delegates have to say about our European 3PL Summit & CSCO Forum last November in Amsterdam! 


Wounded Warrior Project Moving Returning Veterans Into Transport & Logistics
Last month marked a milestone for Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) and the cold chain logistics industry.


Video: Eddy Wouters on Diversity & Commoditization
Eddy Wouters, VP EU & Middle East at APL Logistics shared his thoughts on diversity and commoditization as he participated in our recent eft event in Amsterdam (11th Annual EU 3PL Summit & CSCO Forum) 


Managing the Relationship Between Retail and Logistics 
Paul Doble, Director at DX, discusses a recent report by Spectrum Insight where social media is used to analyse the “winners and losers” of the festive season according to feedback on social media. 


Will Population Growth Require Transport Providers to Hone Green Credentials?
London is already an incredibly busy place and is still expanding, so how can the transport and logistics industry reduce the impact that it is already having on the environment?


Logistics CIOs on Tech Innovation vs. Core Business Activity as a Priority 
eft have released their latest research report into the logistics IT space, with the launch of The Transport and Logistics CIO Report, created in collaboration with HP. 


Q&A with Tobias Larsson, Head of Resilience Team DHL 
DHL has launched a new risk management solution, Resilience360, to give businesses the competitive edge in logistics. 

 

Featured This Week:Video: Eddy Wouters on diversity & commoditization

 

Eddy Wouters, VP EU & Middle East at APL Logistics shared his thoughts on diversity and commoditization as he participated in our recent eft flagship event in Amsterdam 11th Annual EU 3PL Summit & CSCO Forum. Watch his thoughts and read eft’s research on this topic here.

 

Featured This Week:Q&A with Tobias Larsson, Head of Resilience Team DHL

 

DHL, has launched a new risk management solution, Resilience360, to give businesses the competitive edge in logistics. The tool gives customers a holistic, end-to-end view of their supply chains and the ability to convert socio-political and environmental volatility into competitive advantage. eft interviewed one of the major contributors of this new tool: Tobias Larsson, Head of resilience team DHL, read the question and answer below. Read it here

 

Featured This Week: Logistics CIOs Weigh In on Technological Innovation vs. Core Business Activity as a Priority – new report

 

eft have released their latest research into the logistics IT space, with the launch of The Transport and Logistics CIO Report, created in collaboration with HP. HP and eft surveyed over 200 transport and logistics IT executives, manufacturers and solution providers in the industry to provide insight into future IT investment trends, the strategic role of the CIO and the level of technological innovation in the industry. Some of the key findings include ‘Key areas of IT investment for 2014’, ‘The use of big data technologies in the logistics industry’ and ‘Benefit found in outsourcing vs. building solutions in-house’. Read the new report here.