Uber vs DHL? Supply Chain Planning; Thoughts on Amazon Phone; Myanmar Open for Trade; CH Robinson Explores Talent
A whole host of interesting opinions today to share with you. Lora Cecere writes about Supply Chain Planning, CH Robinson offer some insights into talent management. Plus great insight into how Uber could get into deliveries and why Amazon’s new smartphone is not the way forward. Lastly, it’s great to read of further developments in Myanmar as the country becomes integrated into the global economy.
New This Week:
Redesign To Improve Value: A Case Study of a Supply Chain Leader
Upon disagreeing with the four box model of SCP, Lora Cecere ensues to explain why she thinks it is an inadequate model. Followed by an excerpt from a Q&A she did with Amway’s CSCO George Calvert.
A Business Card Guide to the Future of Supply Chains
CH Robinson’s Elizabeth Drury looks at how different roles in the supply chain have developed in recent years and to where they might be headed in the near future.
Will Uber be the new DHL?
With urbanization, cities worldwide grow fast. Changing consumer behavior is leading to new requirement in final delivery; more frequent, faster, just-in-time and much more complicated.
No Matter Which Way You Look At It – The New Amazon Smartphone Is A Dud
In his latest column Vivek Sood examines the new Amazon smartphone and gives his views on its prospects as a new competitor and whether the new smartphone can compete with the likes of Apple and Samsung.
Damco To Start Container Freight Station Operation In Myanmar
Third-party logistics provider Damco has started operating the first international standard warehouse and Container Freight Station (CFS) facility in Myanmar.
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?
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.
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.