eft has been supporting and promoting the first-ever European Supply Chain Day which is occurring today (April 10th). The idea of the day is to celebrate the success of logistics as well as raise awareness of the great career opportunities that exist within this profession
Supply Chain is the process from the supplier’s supplier to the customer’s customer and everything in between. To a lot of companies supply chain is only the process that they control.
- Hugh Williams, MD Hughenden Consulting
It meant nothing at all until I joined National Council of Physical Distribution Management back in the late '60s. Within a decade I went through the chairs of that group (now called CSCMP) and it had everything to do with enhancement of my career as an executive with a logistics service provider. In the mid '80s, the group changed its name by deleting "national" and substituting logistics for physical distribution. Then about a dozen years ago they changed the name again, dropping logistics and adding supply chain. Physical Distribution, Logistics and Supply Chain are related, and all are about "moving stuff". I am proud to stay involved in "moving stuff", and supply chain is a good phrase to describe the process.
- Kenneth Ackerman CEO KB Ackerman
Supply chain means two main things to me. Change, not only are we involved as logistics professionals but even more so as consumers. Omni-channel, 3D printing, drones, what will these bring but even more what will come next? Global, making the globe more connected and joined up regardless of where it comes from or where it’s going"
- Nick Wyss, Head - Retail Europe, DHL Gloabl Forwarding
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E-commerce is expanding, worldwide. McKinsey has predicted that by 2020, 15% of e-commerce will be cross-border. Whereas today consumers still form only a small niche market for the global parcel-delivery companies, in 2020 as many as half of the deliveries worldwide will be for consumers.
Overall U.S. freight outlook tonnage will rise nearly 25% and revenues from that freight will surge above 70% over the next decade, per the latest long-term freight forecast released by the American Trucking Assns. (ATA).
"Almost all KPIs are suspect till you get to the depth of how they are defined, how they are calculated, how the data is collected and analysed".