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eft Weekly Newsletter 29th May 2014

The Internet of Things Part 2; 550+ Executives Confirmed for 3PL; Andrea Obston Interviews the CEO of Esquire Express

As you may well know, in two weeks’ time, eft will be hosting the 12th Annual North American 3PL Summit and 5th Annual Chief Supply Chain Forum at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Chicago and there are over 550 confirmed executives set to attend. eft will be revealing the winners of the prestigious 3PL Awards on the evening of the 11th during a cruise on Lake Michigan. Voting is now closed but you can see the list of nominees here.

Following the hugely popular article ‘The Internet of Things’, eft is glad to bring you the second instalment from eft columnist - Steve Brady, which further explores the functions and applications of sensor technology. He looks at how “a well designed dashboard integrating the measures, with appropriate heuristics in place to provide the 'expert analysis' that traditional small business owners normally would be unable to perform, can really enhance their operations.” As he is speaking at our 3PL event, make sure you read his article to get a snapshot of what you can expect. 

Gartner recently announced its 2014 Supply Chain Top 25, as well as findings from its 10th annual supply chain study you can see its rankings here, and finally Andrea Obston interviews CEO of Esquire Express, Inc, Steve Howard, on the return of small package delivery.

New This Week: 

550+ Executives Confirmed for the 3PL Summit
Over 550 executives are already confirmed for the 12th 3PL Summit – June 11-13th, Chicago, with over 600 expected on the day 

The Internet of Things Part 2
After a hugely popular first instalment, Steve Brady has written a second article about IoT, further exploring sensor technology

The Return of the Small Package Delivery
A Conversation with Steve Howard; Board Member, CLDA and Florida Messenger Association and CEO of Esquire Express, Inc. and Esquire Logistics, Inc 

Gartner Announces Rankings of Its 2014 Supply Chain Top 25 
Gartner, Inc. has released the findings from its 10th annual Supply Chain Top 25 

SingPost & Alibaba Group to Collaborate on International E-commerce Logistics 
Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) and Alibaba Group Holding Limited (Alibaba Group) announced a strategic business cooperation allowing them to tap into e-commerce opportunities in Southeast Asia and beyond

DHL Extends Eurapid Service Network across Europe
DHL Freight has expanded its Eurapid service across Europe with 11 new terminals joining the network at the beginning of May 

Ewals Cargo Care Offers Next Generation Driver Education
Within the logistics industry there is an increasing emphasis on quality. Driver Instruction Videos is one development where Ewals Cargo Care is driving up quality in its QESH (Quality, Environment, Safety & Health) programme