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eft Weekly Newsletter 16th January 2014

Logistics CEO on 3D Printing; MINT countries' chances; New CEO at APL Logistics; E2E supply chain uncovered

A veritable feast of supply chain insight to share with you this week. We have the first in our new series of bite-sized videos for you – in just 90 seconds you can hear the first-hand views of a logistics CEO on what he thinks about 3D printing.

 

There is a look at the UK logistics industry in 2014 from Tim Fawkes, another detailed article from Lora Cecere, this time looking at end-to-end supply chain strategy and my own round up of some interesting stories that I found across the internet these last couple of weeks.

 

Lastly, it is good to see an old acquaintance, Beat Simon (previously CEO Europe of Agility Logistics) back in the field as the new CEO of APL Logistics. We wish him well.
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News This Week:


What will 2014 bring for the logistics industry?
Tim Fawkes of transport management experts 3t Logistics (www.3t-europe.com) discusses the key issues facing the logistics industry in 2014.

 
Industry senior executive Beat Simon appointed President of APL Logistics 
NOL Group today announced the appointment of Beat Simon as President of APL Logistics. He will undertake responsibility for the management and growth of APL Logistics.

 
Are Companies Stuck Trying to Implement E2E Supply Chain Strategy?
Although many companies are looking to use E2E supply chain strategy, has the increase in complexity and the need for balance caused problems for those looking to implement it?


Drones, Supply Chain Education and MINT countries under the spotlight
eft CEO Chris Saynor takes a look at the possible directions that the logistics industry could take in 2014 


Featured This Week: Key Challenges Facing Hi-Tech Executives – Share Your Thoughts


We are kick-starting 2014 by conducting our annual hi-tech state of the industry survey and would love to have you involved!  In collaboration with Jabil we are investigating and analysing the biggest supply chain trends and challenges facing you and your business in the upcoming months.


The survey looks at key supply chain cost cutting measures, your reverse logistics/aftermarket strategy and the role of omnichannel retail in the hi-tech space. The resulting report will also investigate the relocation of manufacturing services, relationships with logistics providers and the use of big data analytics in supply chain. 

 

As a thank you, everyone who completes the survey will receive a complimentary copy of the report as well as a number of other industry related resources that we will be sending out over the next few weeks.

 

You can take the survey directly here (it should only take approx. 5 minutes to complete): https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PC7PNKT

 

Featured This Week: Video: 3D Printing - Opportunity or Threat for 3PLs?

 

eft’s recent European flagship logistics and supply chain event, the 3PL Summit and Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum in Amsterdam, explored the industry game changers, opportunities and technologies facing senior executives from 3PL  providers and their customers. Recent innovations in technology have dominated supply chain discussions, with 3D printing taking centre stage. Hear Sebastiaan Scholte, CEO at Jan de Rijk share his thoughts on the future of 3D printing:

 

Watch video here: 3D Printing – opportunity or threat for 3PLs