DHL's thoughts on big data; eyefortransport rebrands; New competitors for UPS, FedEx?
Happy New Year – I’m sure you have noticed that a lot of the early economic indicators from North America and Europe have generally been very positive. Fingers crossed that 2014 is the year that finally sees the global economy power forward in both the developing and the developed world.
You may also notice a few changes at eyefortransport, or ‘eft’ as we have rebranded to. When we started working in the industry, 15 years ago, our business was much more focused on freight transport, but over time our focus has shifted to supply chain and logistics, which reflects the interests of our audience and the place where we add the most value in the industry. As such ‘eyefortransport’ really doesn’t reflect us as a business anymore. The change to ‘eft’ matches our news portal – eft.com – and gives us the flexibility we need, across all of our business intelligence products: elite conferences, forward-thinking webinars, strategic reports, daily industry news and opinion pieces, industry maps and other premium content, both original and curated from the best voices in supply chain – I also hope you like the new logo ;0)
Two really interesting thought pieces for you this week to start the new year. One from DHL about the use of big data in logistics, and the second from Cathy Morrow Roberson looking at some potential trends in parcel shipping in the coming year(s).
News This Week:
Featured This Week: Logistics and Supply Chain Technology Trends – Share Your Thoughts
In partnership with HP, we’re going to investigate, analyse, and then share our findings with you on the key IT trends and challenges currently affecting the logistics and supply chain industry, which technologies are crucial for your business, and why.
I wanted to invite you to take part in our survey and offer your thoughts. Don’t worry - no individual responses are reported and your answers will remain anonymous.
We’re also giving away an HP wireless printer to one lucky respondent so it’s certainly worth your time!
The survey should only take you approx. 5 minutes to complete, just follow this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/N36389X
Featured This Week: More Confirmed Speakers for 3PL & CSCO US
The 2014 3PL Summit and Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum – Chicago, June 11-13 – continue to attract leading supply chain and logistics industry speakers. We start the New Year with four additions to the roster:
Jack Holmes – President – UPS Freight
Jeff Silver – CEO and Founder – Coyote Logistics
Julio Nemeth - SVP Product Supply Global Operations - P&G
Bob Brenner - SVP Warehousing & Distribution - Avnet
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.
EU 3PL Award Winners Announced; Snapshot of 3PL Summit and CSCO Forum Day One