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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The European Union is working on the further liberalisation of road transport by logistics service providers. The question is whether the further liberalisation of shippers transport on own account would not be more effective and yield better results.
One of the biggest challenges for a delivery provider is achieving a successful delivery drop first time and missed deliveries are costly – estimated on average at around £23 per drop. Using mobile data technology to track items combined with proactive customer alerts plays a significant role in helping to achieve higher first time success rates.
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