Publications

Supply Chain Hot Trends

Published on: Jul 4, 2016

This research includes responses from 400 industry executives comprising of 35% logistics providers, 32% retailers and manufacturers and 33% solution providers. We have supplemented the survey analysis with information gained from qualitative research eft has conducted over the last 6 months with industry executives from each of the above segments. 

Chief Supply Chain Officer Report 2016

Published on: Jul 4, 2016

This report was the product of a survey of 300 supply chain executives, including 44% manufacturers and retailers (shippers), 22% logistics providers and 35% solution providers. It aims to explore some of the key forces affecting supply chain today, and how manufacturers and retailers are coping with the new realities of a modern supply chain.

The Internet of Things (IoT) in Supply Chain and Logistics

Published on: Jul 4, 2016

IoT is changing the way supply chain and logistics are managed. We polled 600 supply chain decision-makers to learn about their existing and future plans for leveraging IoT within their operations.

A few of the topics include:

  • Biggest supply chain challenges faced today
  • Most popular operational visibility technology
  • ROI timing and expectations

The State of the Hi-tech Supply Chain Industry Report

Published on: Apr 7, 2016

The hi-tech industry has gone through some significant changes over the last 5 years driven primarily by shifts in consumer demand. This era is hitting a state of maturity as global demand wavers and hi-tech supply chains are left keeping on top of fluctuating demand. Areas of clear revenue for hi-tech companies are still abound. Aftermarket sales is starting to show real ROI while risk mitigation is becoming more and more advanced. That being said, the year ahead is going to be a challenge. How are hi-tech companies going to adapt to mixed global demand?

2016 Global Logistics Report

Published on: Apr 7, 2016

2016 is a year of great opportunity for logistics service providers (LSPs). The many positive trends documented in this new report from EFT show that customers are looking to gain more value from their LSPs and, in fact, want to engage with their LSPs more strategically than before. Key findings in this report include an accelerating interest in innovation, eCommerce and talent management.

There are a tremendous number of opportunities that LSPs can take advantage of to make 2016 a defining year for the industry. This report aims to provide you with the trends, bench-marking and shipper insight required for industry stakeholders to effectively navigate the logistics industry in 2016. JDA is sponsoring this important, independent research because we know the LSP landscape is going through a period of fundamental change and these insights can help guide us all.

The Top 10 Logistics Locations Revealed and Explained

Published on: Apr 7, 2016

Warehousing has become one of the most important aspects of supply chain and logistics in recent years, driven by such things as the eCommerce boom, and shifting global demand. As such, selecting the right warehousing location is no longer just a cost, but a strategic decision.

To help supply chain executives make these decisions, eft and Prologis have been able to determine Europe’s top ten most desirable logistics locations based off the input of over 170 European supply chain and logistics decision-makers from organizations that occupy European logistics property.

The Biggest Challenge for Logistics Providers in 2016 in 5 Charts

Published on: Apr 7, 2016

The Biggest Challenge for Logistics Providers in 2016 In 5 Charts.

We asked 130 logistics execs, and 110 of their customers…

Dynamic Distribution Disruption Retail Report Infographic

Published on: Apr 7, 2016

How are retailers tackling the challenge of aligning inventory perfectly with fluctuating demand?

Hot Trends in Supply Chain Fall/Winter 2015

Published on: Apr 7, 2016

Supply chain is moving at 100 miles an hour. We look to capture some of the trends dominating the conversations we’re having with the industry in our bi-yearly hot-trends survey of supply chain executives. This winter, we explored the following themes:

  • The heated mergers and acquisitions that have been taking place in logistics
  • The imminent rise in interest rates in the U.S.
  • Economic challenges in China
  • Predictive analytics

Dynamic Distribution Disruption Retail Report

Published on: Apr 7, 2016

This report presents meaningful information on the following retail topics:

  • Demand planning
  • Aligning inventory supply with customer demand (being demand-driven)
  • The criticality of supply chain visibility, omnichannel and supply chain technology
  • The important impacts on supply chains of final delivery, eCommerce, reverse logistics and predictive analytics
  • The opportunities of combining distribution and fulfillment and of utilizing stores as a part of the eCommerce supply chain.

Additional Analysis by Jim Tompkins

XPO Logistics, DSV, Damco, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics and more reveal key IT investments for your logistics business

Published on: Oct 22, 2015

As technology continues to influence the way logistics companies do business it’s also driving the evolving role of the CIO, as it metamorphosis from a tactical enabler to strategic and innovative visionary. In light of this, eft has taken the opportunity to speak with some senior IT decision makers in the industry about the future of technology and its role within the IT department.

2015 3PL Contracting Report

Published on: Oct 22, 2015

The 2015 3PL Contracting Report comes at the intersection of two significant forces affecting supply chain – a burgeoning availability of cutting-edge technology and a sputtering economic recovery.

Who is XPO Logistics?

Published on: Oct 22, 2015

XPO Logistics have made some major moves this year. But who actually are they? We look at XPO's acquisition history and highlight some aspects of their business to give you a better understanding of who they are. 

The Innovators and the Disruptors – The New Businesses Tackling Supply Chain

Published on: Sep 25, 2015

The supply chain is currently enjoying incredible change as technology, new innovative business models and start-ups are changing the way goods are brought to market.

Is EDI dead? We asked 200 Supply Chain Executives on Their Thoughts

Published on: Sep 25, 2015

With data playing an ever increasing role in supply chain, eft wanted to explore one of the technologies that has been a mainstay of data interchange for over 30 years – EDI. Why does it still exist? Do people in the industry really like it?

Achieving Actionable INSIGHTS into Profitability with DHL Express

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

In this webinar, DHL Express answers questions that are common for any company trying to understand profitability such as:

  • Which customers are your most and least profitable?
  • Which customers are not meeting transaction commitments?
  • Where do operational costs not line up with revenue?
  • Is all business good business?
  • How do you balance the demand of increased service without giving up market share, revenue, EBIT, or a combination of all three? 

The Airbnb for Warehousing? - New Business Models, Innovation, ROI Webinar

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

Steve Banker, Service Director, Supply Chain Management, ARC Advisory Group, Karl Siebrecht, Co-Founder and CEO, FLEXE and Dhruv Agarwal, CEO, True Fabriation discuss FLEXE's business model, and how it's set to disrupt traditional warehousing.

Augmented Reality and Logistics

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

Markus Kuchkelhaus, Director - Trend Research, DHL Customer Solutions and Innovation joins Dr. Steve Brady, CEO, Supply Chain Innovations Today to discuss the benefits of augmented reality.

The Sharing Economy and the Future of the Transportation Industry

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

Logistics is in a very exciting space as technology is allowing companies to re-thing how they’re doing business. One of the models that has been grabbing headlines in the last year has been the ‘sharing economy’ – using technology to allow individuals or organization to share the excess capacity of their assets – generally goods or services – to maximize returns.

In an effort to better understand how the sharing economy is affecting logistics, eft asked Robert Nathan, LoadDelivered’s CEO to provide some insight from his vantage-point.

IoT - What's really in it for logistics?

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

In an effort to better understand the Internet of Things and what it means for logistics, eft engaged with IoT experts at the global IT service provider, Luxoft, for answers.

In this interview we discuss everything from IoT’s history to its ROI in logistics companies. We look at how organizations should be incorporating IoT into their strategies and the costs to become a connected business.

The Role Start-ups Play in the Hi-tech Supply Chain

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

A break-down of the role start-ups play in the hi-tech supply chain, from innovators to drivers of the industry.

The State of Logistics Tech: 2015

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

The state of logistics technology in 2015 according to the 2015 Logistics Technology Survey based on the responses of 130 logistics executives working in IT

The 2015 3PL Contracting Report

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

  • Year on year increase in customer dissatisfaction 
  • 32% of manufacturer/retailer respondents expect their 3PL to have at least some expertise/knowledge of augmented reality
  • 30% of manufacturer/retailers expect 3PLs to have at least some expertise/ knowledge on drone delivery

The 2015 CSCO Report

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

This report aims to give senior supply chain executives some guidance in terms of what challenges their global peers are facing, and how they’re positioning their companies for future growth.

The 2015 Logistics Technology Report

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

How will IoT, 3D Printing, Drones, Driverless Vehicles and Augmented Reality play out in the industry? Will investment strategies change for companies as new technologies impact the way the business is done? Will the CIO’s role continue to evolve from operations to strategy? Will the role of the CIO get churned into that of the COO? We don’t’ have all the answers, but this report will provide you with a unique glimpse into how technology and logistics are coming together.

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2016 Global Logistics Report

Published on: Apr 7, 2016

2016 is a year of great opportunity for logistics service providers (LSPs). The many positive trends documented in this new report from EFT show that customers are looking to gain more value from their LSPs and, in fact, want to engage with their LSPs more strategically than before. Key findings in this report include an accelerating interest in innovation, eCommerce and talent management.

There are a tremendous number of opportunities that LSPs can take advantage of to make 2016 a defining year for the industry. This report aims to provide you with the trends, bench-marking and shipper insight required for industry stakeholders to effectively navigate the logistics industry in 2016. JDA is sponsoring this important, independent research because we know the LSP landscape is going through a period of fundamental change and these insights can help guide us all.

The Top 10 Logistics Locations Revealed and Explained

Published on: Apr 7, 2016

Warehousing has become one of the most important aspects of supply chain and logistics in recent years, driven by such things as the eCommerce boom, and shifting global demand. As such, selecting the right warehousing location is no longer just a cost, but a strategic decision.

To help supply chain executives make these decisions, eft and Prologis have been able to determine Europe’s top ten most desirable logistics locations based off the input of over 170 European supply chain and logistics decision-makers from organizations that occupy European logistics property.

The Biggest Challenge for Logistics Providers in 2016 in 5 Charts

Published on: Apr 7, 2016

The Biggest Challenge for Logistics Providers in 2016 In 5 Charts.

We asked 130 logistics execs, and 110 of their customers…

XPO Logistics, DSV, Damco, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics and more reveal key IT investments for your logistics business

Published on: Oct 22, 2015

As technology continues to influence the way logistics companies do business it’s also driving the evolving role of the CIO, as it metamorphosis from a tactical enabler to strategic and innovative visionary. In light of this, eft has taken the opportunity to speak with some senior IT decision makers in the industry about the future of technology and its role within the IT department.

2015 3PL Contracting Report

Published on: Oct 22, 2015

The 2015 3PL Contracting Report comes at the intersection of two significant forces affecting supply chain – a burgeoning availability of cutting-edge technology and a sputtering economic recovery.

Who is XPO Logistics?

Published on: Oct 22, 2015

XPO Logistics have made some major moves this year. But who actually are they? We look at XPO's acquisition history and highlight some aspects of their business to give you a better understanding of who they are. 

The Innovators and the Disruptors – The New Businesses Tackling Supply Chain

Published on: Sep 25, 2015

The supply chain is currently enjoying incredible change as technology, new innovative business models and start-ups are changing the way goods are brought to market.

Achieving Actionable INSIGHTS into Profitability with DHL Express

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

In this webinar, DHL Express answers questions that are common for any company trying to understand profitability such as:

  • Which customers are your most and least profitable?
  • Which customers are not meeting transaction commitments?
  • Where do operational costs not line up with revenue?
  • Is all business good business?
  • How do you balance the demand of increased service without giving up market share, revenue, EBIT, or a combination of all three? 

The Airbnb for Warehousing? - New Business Models, Innovation, ROI Webinar

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

Steve Banker, Service Director, Supply Chain Management, ARC Advisory Group, Karl Siebrecht, Co-Founder and CEO, FLEXE and Dhruv Agarwal, CEO, True Fabriation discuss FLEXE's business model, and how it's set to disrupt traditional warehousing.

Augmented Reality and Logistics

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

Markus Kuchkelhaus, Director - Trend Research, DHL Customer Solutions and Innovation joins Dr. Steve Brady, CEO, Supply Chain Innovations Today to discuss the benefits of augmented reality.

The Sharing Economy and the Future of the Transportation Industry

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

Logistics is in a very exciting space as technology is allowing companies to re-thing how they’re doing business. One of the models that has been grabbing headlines in the last year has been the ‘sharing economy’ – using technology to allow individuals or organization to share the excess capacity of their assets – generally goods or services – to maximize returns.

In an effort to better understand how the sharing economy is affecting logistics, eft asked Robert Nathan, LoadDelivered’s CEO to provide some insight from his vantage-point.

IoT - What's really in it for logistics?

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

In an effort to better understand the Internet of Things and what it means for logistics, eft engaged with IoT experts at the global IT service provider, Luxoft, for answers.

In this interview we discuss everything from IoT’s history to its ROI in logistics companies. We look at how organizations should be incorporating IoT into their strategies and the costs to become a connected business.

The State of Logistics Tech: 2015

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

The state of logistics technology in 2015 according to the 2015 Logistics Technology Survey based on the responses of 130 logistics executives working in IT

The 2015 3PL Contracting Report

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

  • Year on year increase in customer dissatisfaction 
  • 32% of manufacturer/retailer respondents expect their 3PL to have at least some expertise/knowledge of augmented reality
  • 30% of manufacturer/retailers expect 3PLs to have at least some expertise/ knowledge on drone delivery

Logistics M+A Activity, January 2014 – June 2015

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

2014-2015 was a year where acquisitions played a major role in supply chain and logistics headlines. In addition to XPO’s expansion into Europe, tech driven companies featured heavily in this year’s activity along-side major consolidation in Asia-Pacific as APL Logistics and Toll Global became targets of major Japanese LSPs. In this report you will find some analysis from some of eft’s M+A collaborators in addition to a snapshot of the major M+A deals that took place January 2014 – June 2015. 

Brazil SWOT Infographic

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

This infographic explores Brazil's Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats and how supply chain and logistics will be affected.

Europe's most desirable logistics locations

Published on: Oct 17, 2013

This research was done by PROLOGIS, identifying the top 10 most desirable logistics European locations in 2013

European 3PL Warehousing Map

Published on: Oct 16, 2013

This European 3PL Warehouse Map is an interactive map listing all warehouses and capacity by country.

3PL Innovation Webinar

Published on: Oct 16, 2013

This 4 parts webinar covers 3PL relationship game changer

Global Chief Supply Chain Officer Strategy Report 

Published on: Sep 14, 2013

Through surveying supply chain executives from a variety of industries, eyefortransport have endeavoured to provide a detailed overview of the key concerns and priorities driving supply chain forward

Retail Supply Chain Report

Published on: Sep 3, 2013

The report is based on the responses of senior retail executives and results concentrate on the retail sector’s expected performance, supply chain priorities and concerns, planned investment in supply chain technology and perspectives on supply chain...

CSCO - The future of supply chain webinar

Published on: Jun 14, 2013

The future of supply chain webinar included talks by Greg Aimi, Robert Brenner and a Q&A

3PL Webinar 2013

Published on: Jun 14, 2013

Webinar: Developing Top Supply Chain & Logistics Talent

3PL CEO and COO Q&As Released – 11 new, candid interviews

Published on: May 31, 2013

We have just released our latest in a series of topical Q&As with the CEOs of some of North America’s largest and most respected third party logistics providers. This special issue of the series features speakers from the 3PL Summit 2012, sharing...

60% Reduction in Number of Customers Planning to Increase 3PL Use in North America

Published on: May 31, 2013

3PLs, 4PLs and customer companies who use their solutions have given their input into 3PL selection and contracting trends in a survey focused on the North American market

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The Top 10 Logistics Locations Revealed and Explained

Published on: Apr 7, 2016

Warehousing has become one of the most important aspects of supply chain and logistics in recent years, driven by such things as the eCommerce boom, and shifting global demand. As such, selecting the right warehousing location is no longer just a cost, but a strategic decision.

To help supply chain executives make these decisions, eft and Prologis have been able to determine Europe’s top ten most desirable logistics locations based off the input of over 170 European supply chain and logistics decision-makers from organizations that occupy European logistics property.

Dynamic Distribution Disruption Retail Report Infographic

Published on: Apr 7, 2016

How are retailers tackling the challenge of aligning inventory perfectly with fluctuating demand?

Dynamic Distribution Disruption Retail Report

Published on: Apr 7, 2016

This report presents meaningful information on the following retail topics:

  • Demand planning
  • Aligning inventory supply with customer demand (being demand-driven)
  • The criticality of supply chain visibility, omnichannel and supply chain technology
  • The important impacts on supply chains of final delivery, eCommerce, reverse logistics and predictive analytics
  • The opportunities of combining distribution and fulfillment and of utilizing stores as a part of the eCommerce supply chain.

Additional Analysis by Jim Tompkins

Omnichannel Retailing - Interviews, Analysis, Presentations, Opinions

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

This package includes:

  • Interviews and analysis from omnichannel supply chain experts
  • 4 omnichannel presentations from supply chain executives
  • Opinions from 300 surveyed supply chain executives

Brazil SWOT Infographic

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

This infographic explores Brazil's Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats and how supply chain and logistics will be affected.

Chief Supply Chain Officer Strategy Report 2013

Published on: Sep 19, 2013

eyefortransport’s latest industry report reveals that more than half of supply chain executives at retailers and manufacturers are looking to expand their omnichannel capabilities

Retail Supply Chain Report

Published on: Sep 3, 2013

The report is based on the responses of senior retail executives and results concentrate on the retail sector’s expected performance, supply chain priorities and concerns, planned investment in supply chain technology and perspectives on supply chain...

Supply Chain Cost Cutting and Enhanced Multichannel Capabilities Top Priorities for FMCG Supply Chains in 2013

Published on: May 31, 2013

eyefortransport has released its latest industry report exploring the biggest challenges and trends in multichannel retail with collated responses from retailers and FMCG manufacturers

Multichannel Supply Chain Webinar – Post Event Recording

Published on: May 31, 2013

eyefortransport have just released the recordings for the webinar – Multichannel Supply Chain Challenges and Opportunities

New Online Sales & Growth of Top European E-Tailers Map

Published on: Oct 17, 2012

eyefortransport have just released a new map which details the European regions with the largest growth in online retail sales, from amongst the top 400 European e-tailers.

2016 Global Logistics Report

Published on: Apr 7, 2016

2016 is a year of great opportunity for logistics service providers (LSPs). The many positive trends documented in this new report from EFT show that customers are looking to gain more value from their LSPs and, in fact, want to engage with their LSPs more strategically than before. Key findings in this report include an accelerating interest in innovation, eCommerce and talent management.

There are a tremendous number of opportunities that LSPs can take advantage of to make 2016 a defining year for the industry. This report aims to provide you with the trends, bench-marking and shipper insight required for industry stakeholders to effectively navigate the logistics industry in 2016. JDA is sponsoring this important, independent research because we know the LSP landscape is going through a period of fundamental change and these insights can help guide us all.

Who is XPO Logistics?

Published on: Oct 22, 2015

XPO Logistics have made some major moves this year. But who actually are they? We look at XPO's acquisition history and highlight some aspects of their business to give you a better understanding of who they are. 

The Innovators and the Disruptors – The New Businesses Tackling Supply Chain

Published on: Sep 25, 2015

The supply chain is currently enjoying incredible change as technology, new innovative business models and start-ups are changing the way goods are brought to market.

Is EDI dead? We asked 200 Supply Chain Executives on Their Thoughts

Published on: Sep 25, 2015

With data playing an ever increasing role in supply chain, eft wanted to explore one of the technologies that has been a mainstay of data interchange for over 30 years – EDI. Why does it still exist? Do people in the industry really like it?

Achieving Actionable INSIGHTS into Profitability with DHL Express

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

In this webinar, DHL Express answers questions that are common for any company trying to understand profitability such as:

  • Which customers are your most and least profitable?
  • Which customers are not meeting transaction commitments?
  • Where do operational costs not line up with revenue?
  • Is all business good business?
  • How do you balance the demand of increased service without giving up market share, revenue, EBIT, or a combination of all three? 

The Airbnb for Warehousing? - New Business Models, Innovation, ROI Webinar

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

Steve Banker, Service Director, Supply Chain Management, ARC Advisory Group, Karl Siebrecht, Co-Founder and CEO, FLEXE and Dhruv Agarwal, CEO, True Fabriation discuss FLEXE's business model, and how it's set to disrupt traditional warehousing.

Augmented Reality and Logistics

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

Markus Kuchkelhaus, Director - Trend Research, DHL Customer Solutions and Innovation joins Dr. Steve Brady, CEO, Supply Chain Innovations Today to discuss the benefits of augmented reality.

The Sharing Economy and the Future of the Transportation Industry

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

Logistics is in a very exciting space as technology is allowing companies to re-thing how they’re doing business. One of the models that has been grabbing headlines in the last year has been the ‘sharing economy’ – using technology to allow individuals or organization to share the excess capacity of their assets – generally goods or services – to maximize returns.

In an effort to better understand how the sharing economy is affecting logistics, eft asked Robert Nathan, LoadDelivered’s CEO to provide some insight from his vantage-point.

IoT - What's really in it for logistics?

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

In an effort to better understand the Internet of Things and what it means for logistics, eft engaged with IoT experts at the global IT service provider, Luxoft, for answers.

In this interview we discuss everything from IoT’s history to its ROI in logistics companies. We look at how organizations should be incorporating IoT into their strategies and the costs to become a connected business.

The State of Logistics Tech: 2015

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

The state of logistics technology in 2015 according to the 2015 Logistics Technology Survey based on the responses of 130 logistics executives working in IT

The 2015 3PL Contracting Report

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

  • Year on year increase in customer dissatisfaction 
  • 32% of manufacturer/retailer respondents expect their 3PL to have at least some expertise/knowledge of augmented reality
  • 30% of manufacturer/retailers expect 3PLs to have at least some expertise/ knowledge on drone delivery

Logistics M+A Activity, January 2014 – June 2015

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

2014-2015 was a year where acquisitions played a major role in supply chain and logistics headlines. In addition to XPO’s expansion into Europe, tech driven companies featured heavily in this year’s activity along-side major consolidation in Asia-Pacific as APL Logistics and Toll Global became targets of major Japanese LSPs. In this report you will find some analysis from some of eft’s M+A collaborators in addition to a snapshot of the major M+A deals that took place January 2014 – June 2015. 

Brazil SWOT Infographic

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

This infographic explores Brazil's Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats and how supply chain and logistics will be affected.

Successful inbound supply chain management

Published on: Mar 3, 2014

AEB's white paper provides you with five opportunities to optimize the planning, monitoring, and efficiency of your supply chain

Trucking Tech Infographic

Published on: Dec 16, 2013

EFT has just released an infographic on trucking IT, providing the industry with a snapshot on investment trends, impactful technologies and innovation gaps in the trucking space.

IT Strategy for Logistics CIOs

Published on: Jan 16, 2013

eyefortransport have just released the 2012-2013 Transport & Logistics CIO Report. The report is created from the responses of senior IT executives from logistics and transport companies from across the world, giving you exclusive global insight into...

Trucking Technology Info-Graphic

Published on: Sep 2, 2012

eyefortransport have just created a new info-graphic listing trucking technology solution providers and which areas each solution provider fits into the trucking industry. See in one place which solution providers are providing the latest technology...

The State of the Hi-tech Supply Chain Industry Report

Published on: Apr 7, 2016

The hi-tech industry has gone through some significant changes over the last 5 years driven primarily by shifts in consumer demand. This era is hitting a state of maturity as global demand wavers and hi-tech supply chains are left keeping on top of fluctuating demand. Areas of clear revenue for hi-tech companies are still abound. Aftermarket sales is starting to show real ROI while risk mitigation is becoming more and more advanced. That being said, the year ahead is going to be a challenge. How are hi-tech companies going to adapt to mixed global demand?

The Role Start-ups Play in the Hi-tech Supply Chain

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

A break-down of the role start-ups play in the hi-tech supply chain, from innovators to drivers of the industry.

Hi-Tech Supply Chain Industry Trends 2014

Published on: Mar 3, 2014

eft, in collaboration with Jabil, have released a Hi-Tech Supply Chain Infographic identifying the key industry trends, pressures facing hi-tech & supply chain executives and the top 3 markets hi-tech companies are looking to expand into.

Hi-Tech & Electronics S&OP guide Webinar 2013

Published on: Oct 15, 2013

This webinar is a step by step guide to S&OP for the Hi-Tech and Electronics Industry

Hi-Tech & Electronics Webinar 2013

Published on: Oct 15, 2013

This three part webinar looks at how to mitigate risk through the supply chain.

Hi-Tech Reverse Logistics & Aftermarket Services Report 2013

Published on: Oct 15, 2013

A brief analysis of eyefortransport’s recent survey

Hi-Tech & Electronics Reverse Logistics Report Europe 2013

Published on: Oct 7, 2013

This Report looks at some of the key ways in which the Hi-tech Reverse Logistics is evolving in Europe

Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chain State of the Industry Report Europe

Published on: Oct 7, 2013

This Report looks at some of the key ways in which the Hi-tech Supply Chain is evolving in Europe

Asia Pacific Hi-tech Supply Chain Industry Report (Part 1)

Published on: Jul 16, 2013

This Report looks at some of the key ways in which the Hi-tech Supply Chain is is evolving in Asia

70% of Hi-Tech Companies Still Consider Reverse Logistics as a Cost Center

Published on: Feb 28, 2013

eyefortransport’s latest industry report reveals that 70 % of supply chain executives at hi-tech companies still consider reverse logistics as a cost center. The report, released this week, demonstrates how more than two thirds of the executives...

Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chain Summit Europe 2012 presentations

Published on: Oct 15, 2012

The presentations from our 7th annual Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chain Summit in Europe can be found here.

Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chain Mini report

Published on: Jan 15, 2012

This report looks at the executive rankings in Transportation and communications infrastructure across Asia-Pacific countries

Life Sciences Supply Chain Infographic

Published on: Oct 10, 2013

Life Sciences Supply Chain –
a Snapshot of Industry Trends including the top supply chain priorities and some of the biggest challenges for 2013 in the form of an infographic.

Life Sciences Supply Chain Report

Published on: Oct 10, 2013

The 2013 report shows the continuation of several key trends but also highlights some marked differences when
compared to 2012 results. Cost control and complexity while constant themes over the past four years, appears to
have gained a renewed...

Latin America healthcare and life sciences supply chain spending map

Published on: Oct 17, 2012

Get insider insight on the healthcare expenditure of some of the fastest changing countries in the LatAm region:
Total healthcare expenditure, and expenditure as a % of GDP mapped.
Private vs. public healthcare expenditure.
Annual % increase in...

APAC Healthcare and Life Science Info-Map Series

Published on: Oct 17, 2012

Map 1 - Provides key customer demographics statistics such as hospital beds per thousand, doctors per thousand, and the percentage of the population aged over 65.
Map 2 – This maps out the key APAC healthcare R&D locations, showing the APAC R&D...

Life Sciences Aftermarket Report

Published on: Apr 9, 2012

eyefortransport has just released the 2012 Life Sciences Aftermarket Report. The report
discusses what % of healthcare companies see reverse logistics/aftermarket services as a cost centre vs profit centre and a range of other things.

Medical Device Supply Chain Report

Published on: Apr 9, 2012

eyefortransport has just released the 2012 Medical Device Supply Chain Report. The report reveals the top supply chain strategies and initiatives being implemented by medical device manufacturers over the next 12 months.

Life Sciences Supply Chain Pharmaceutical Report

Published on: Apr 9, 2012

eyefortransport has released the 2012 Life Sciences Supply Chain Pharmaceutical Report you will have access to the key facts and figures you need to plan your supply chain strategies for 2012 with a special focus on contract manufacturing and the track...

Supply Chain Hot Trends

Published on: Jul 4, 2016

This research includes responses from 400 industry executives comprising of 35% logistics providers, 32% retailers and manufacturers and 33% solution providers. We have supplemented the survey analysis with information gained from qualitative research eft has conducted over the last 6 months with industry executives from each of the above segments. 

Chief Supply Chain Officer Report 2016

Published on: Jul 4, 2016

This report was the product of a survey of 300 supply chain executives, including 44% manufacturers and retailers (shippers), 22% logistics providers and 35% solution providers. It aims to explore some of the key forces affecting supply chain today, and how manufacturers and retailers are coping with the new realities of a modern supply chain.

The Internet of Things (IoT) in Supply Chain and Logistics

Published on: Jul 4, 2016

IoT is changing the way supply chain and logistics are managed. We polled 600 supply chain decision-makers to learn about their existing and future plans for leveraging IoT within their operations.

A few of the topics include:

  • Biggest supply chain challenges faced today
  • Most popular operational visibility technology
  • ROI timing and expectations

The State of the Hi-tech Supply Chain Industry Report

Published on: Apr 7, 2016

The hi-tech industry has gone through some significant changes over the last 5 years driven primarily by shifts in consumer demand. This era is hitting a state of maturity as global demand wavers and hi-tech supply chains are left keeping on top of fluctuating demand. Areas of clear revenue for hi-tech companies are still abound. Aftermarket sales is starting to show real ROI while risk mitigation is becoming more and more advanced. That being said, the year ahead is going to be a challenge. How are hi-tech companies going to adapt to mixed global demand?

The Top 10 Logistics Locations Revealed and Explained

Published on: Apr 7, 2016

Warehousing has become one of the most important aspects of supply chain and logistics in recent years, driven by such things as the eCommerce boom, and shifting global demand. As such, selecting the right warehousing location is no longer just a cost, but a strategic decision.

To help supply chain executives make these decisions, eft and Prologis have been able to determine Europe’s top ten most desirable logistics locations based off the input of over 170 European supply chain and logistics decision-makers from organizations that occupy European logistics property.

Dynamic Distribution Disruption Retail Report Infographic

Published on: Apr 7, 2016

How are retailers tackling the challenge of aligning inventory perfectly with fluctuating demand?

Hot Trends in Supply Chain Fall/Winter 2015

Published on: Apr 7, 2016

Supply chain is moving at 100 miles an hour. We look to capture some of the trends dominating the conversations we’re having with the industry in our bi-yearly hot-trends survey of supply chain executives. This winter, we explored the following themes:

  • The heated mergers and acquisitions that have been taking place in logistics
  • The imminent rise in interest rates in the U.S.
  • Economic challenges in China
  • Predictive analytics

Dynamic Distribution Disruption Retail Report

Published on: Apr 7, 2016

This report presents meaningful information on the following retail topics:

  • Demand planning
  • Aligning inventory supply with customer demand (being demand-driven)
  • The criticality of supply chain visibility, omnichannel and supply chain technology
  • The important impacts on supply chains of final delivery, eCommerce, reverse logistics and predictive analytics
  • The opportunities of combining distribution and fulfillment and of utilizing stores as a part of the eCommerce supply chain.

Additional Analysis by Jim Tompkins

The Innovators and the Disruptors – The New Businesses Tackling Supply Chain

Published on: Sep 25, 2015

The supply chain is currently enjoying incredible change as technology, new innovative business models and start-ups are changing the way goods are brought to market.

Is EDI dead? We asked 200 Supply Chain Executives on Their Thoughts

Published on: Sep 25, 2015

With data playing an ever increasing role in supply chain, eft wanted to explore one of the technologies that has been a mainstay of data interchange for over 30 years – EDI. Why does it still exist? Do people in the industry really like it?

The Airbnb for Warehousing? - New Business Models, Innovation, ROI Webinar

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

Steve Banker, Service Director, Supply Chain Management, ARC Advisory Group, Karl Siebrecht, Co-Founder and CEO, FLEXE and Dhruv Agarwal, CEO, True Fabriation discuss FLEXE's business model, and how it's set to disrupt traditional warehousing.

IoT - What's really in it for logistics?

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

In an effort to better understand the Internet of Things and what it means for logistics, eft engaged with IoT experts at the global IT service provider, Luxoft, for answers.

In this interview we discuss everything from IoT’s history to its ROI in logistics companies. We look at how organizations should be incorporating IoT into their strategies and the costs to become a connected business.

The Role Start-ups Play in the Hi-tech Supply Chain

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

A break-down of the role start-ups play in the hi-tech supply chain, from innovators to drivers of the industry.

The 2015 CSCO Report

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

This report aims to give senior supply chain executives some guidance in terms of what challenges their global peers are facing, and how they’re positioning their companies for future growth.

The Rise of Automated, Real-time Visibility

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

  • Real-time visibility very important, and is one of the top challenges as supply chain processes go
  • Large % of processes involve the exchange of information with partners and often results in manual processes
  • Profitability and increase companies capacity are the two key drivers for why automating manual processes happens
  • 16% currently do not use EDI
  • Cost, lack of real-time and difficulty to implement are the top challenges when it comes to EDI n 14% have no current plans related to EDI, and 29% are outsourcing EDI implementation to a partner
  • 60% have teams of analysts, data analysts, or data scientists, when it comes to handling logistics and supply chain information in their organization

IoT Pack - The potential of IoT on Supply Chain and Logistics

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

This pack contains:

  • Presentations by Zebra, Avnet, Cirrus Link and Jabil
  • Articles by Dr. Steve Brady and Karen Reddington
  • Interview with Michael Minkevich – VP Technology Services, Luxoft l Anders Brown – MD IoT Practice, Luxoft l Patrick Corcoran – Director of Analyst & Advisor Relations, Luxoft

The Impact of Big Data on the Supply Chain

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

This Pack Contains:

  • 3 exclusive interviews and presentations with the industry experts, exploring the biggest opportunities in big data
  • Industry analysis from the recent big data survey of over 200 supply chain and logistic executives
  • Snapshot into Lora Cecere’s latest research on supply chain big data

3D Printing and the Impact on Supply Chain and Logistics

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

This package includes:

  • Opinion pieces from the experts on this game-changing phenomenon
  • 3 presentations and video interviews exploring the biggest challenges and opportunities related to 3D printing
  • Insight and analysis from the recent 3D printing survey of over 250 supply chain and logistic executives

Omnichannel Retailing - Interviews, Analysis, Presentations, Opinions

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

This package includes:

  • Interviews and analysis from omnichannel supply chain experts
  • 4 omnichannel presentations from supply chain executives
  • Opinions from 300 surveyed supply chain executives

Mexico Supply Chain and Logistics SWOT Analysis

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

This infographic explores Mexioc's Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats and how supply chain and logistics will be affected.

LATAM Supply Chain Executive Q+A

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

A Q+A Series with Latin American supply chain executives from Cargill, Bosch, Pirelli, and Coty.

Brazil SWOT Infographic

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

This infographic explores Brazil's Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats and how supply chain and logistics will be affected.

Visibility, Speed and Agility- How M2M is Redefining the Supply Chain and Transportation

Published on: Oct 18, 2014

Transportation and supply chain management are critical pillars of global commerce and are facing unprecedented challenges and change. 
Not the least of which are: 
  • Higher operating costs and the commodization of prices 
  • An increasingly complicated regulatory environment 
  • Capacity crunches in the face of swings in customer demand 
  • Demands for business growth and delivering higher customer satisfaction results 

Successful inbound supply chain management

Published on: Mar 3, 2014

AEB's white paper provides you with five opportunities to optimize the planning, monitoring, and efficiency of your supply chain

Europe's most desirable logistics locations

Published on: Oct 17, 2013

This research was done by PROLOGIS, identifying the top 10 most desirable logistics European locations in 2013

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Supply Chain Hot Trends

Published on: Jul 4, 2016

This research includes responses from 400 industry executives comprising of 35% logistics providers, 32% retailers and manufacturers and 33% solution providers. We have supplemented the survey analysis with information gained from qualitative research eft has conducted over the last 6 months with industry executives from each of the above segments. 

The Internet of Things (IoT) in Supply Chain and Logistics

Published on: Jul 4, 2016

IoT is changing the way supply chain and logistics are managed. We polled 600 supply chain decision-makers to learn about their existing and future plans for leveraging IoT within their operations.

A few of the topics include:

  • Biggest supply chain challenges faced today
  • Most popular operational visibility technology
  • ROI timing and expectations

The State of the Hi-tech Supply Chain Industry Report

Published on: Apr 7, 2016

The hi-tech industry has gone through some significant changes over the last 5 years driven primarily by shifts in consumer demand. This era is hitting a state of maturity as global demand wavers and hi-tech supply chains are left keeping on top of fluctuating demand. Areas of clear revenue for hi-tech companies are still abound. Aftermarket sales is starting to show real ROI while risk mitigation is becoming more and more advanced. That being said, the year ahead is going to be a challenge. How are hi-tech companies going to adapt to mixed global demand?

Dynamic Distribution Disruption Retail Report Infographic

Published on: Apr 7, 2016

How are retailers tackling the challenge of aligning inventory perfectly with fluctuating demand?

Hot Trends in Supply Chain Fall/Winter 2015

Published on: Apr 7, 2016

Supply chain is moving at 100 miles an hour. We look to capture some of the trends dominating the conversations we’re having with the industry in our bi-yearly hot-trends survey of supply chain executives. This winter, we explored the following themes:

  • The heated mergers and acquisitions that have been taking place in logistics
  • The imminent rise in interest rates in the U.S.
  • Economic challenges in China
  • Predictive analytics

XPO Logistics, DSV, Damco, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics and more reveal key IT investments for your logistics business

Published on: Oct 22, 2015

As technology continues to influence the way logistics companies do business it’s also driving the evolving role of the CIO, as it metamorphosis from a tactical enabler to strategic and innovative visionary. In light of this, eft has taken the opportunity to speak with some senior IT decision makers in the industry about the future of technology and its role within the IT department.

The Innovators and the Disruptors – The New Businesses Tackling Supply Chain

Published on: Sep 25, 2015

The supply chain is currently enjoying incredible change as technology, new innovative business models and start-ups are changing the way goods are brought to market.

Is EDI dead? We asked 200 Supply Chain Executives on Their Thoughts

Published on: Sep 25, 2015

With data playing an ever increasing role in supply chain, eft wanted to explore one of the technologies that has been a mainstay of data interchange for over 30 years – EDI. Why does it still exist? Do people in the industry really like it?

Achieving Actionable INSIGHTS into Profitability with DHL Express

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

In this webinar, DHL Express answers questions that are common for any company trying to understand profitability such as:

  • Which customers are your most and least profitable?
  • Which customers are not meeting transaction commitments?
  • Where do operational costs not line up with revenue?
  • Is all business good business?
  • How do you balance the demand of increased service without giving up market share, revenue, EBIT, or a combination of all three? 

The Airbnb for Warehousing? - New Business Models, Innovation, ROI Webinar

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

Steve Banker, Service Director, Supply Chain Management, ARC Advisory Group, Karl Siebrecht, Co-Founder and CEO, FLEXE and Dhruv Agarwal, CEO, True Fabriation discuss FLEXE's business model, and how it's set to disrupt traditional warehousing.

Augmented Reality and Logistics

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

Markus Kuchkelhaus, Director - Trend Research, DHL Customer Solutions and Innovation joins Dr. Steve Brady, CEO, Supply Chain Innovations Today to discuss the benefits of augmented reality.

The Sharing Economy and the Future of the Transportation Industry

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

Logistics is in a very exciting space as technology is allowing companies to re-thing how they’re doing business. One of the models that has been grabbing headlines in the last year has been the ‘sharing economy’ – using technology to allow individuals or organization to share the excess capacity of their assets – generally goods or services – to maximize returns.

In an effort to better understand how the sharing economy is affecting logistics, eft asked Robert Nathan, LoadDelivered’s CEO to provide some insight from his vantage-point.

IoT - What's really in it for logistics?

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

In an effort to better understand the Internet of Things and what it means for logistics, eft engaged with IoT experts at the global IT service provider, Luxoft, for answers.

In this interview we discuss everything from IoT’s history to its ROI in logistics companies. We look at how organizations should be incorporating IoT into their strategies and the costs to become a connected business.

The Role Start-ups Play in the Hi-tech Supply Chain

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

A break-down of the role start-ups play in the hi-tech supply chain, from innovators to drivers of the industry.

The State of Logistics Tech: 2015

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

The state of logistics technology in 2015 according to the 2015 Logistics Technology Survey based on the responses of 130 logistics executives working in IT

The 2015 Logistics Technology Report

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

How will IoT, 3D Printing, Drones, Driverless Vehicles and Augmented Reality play out in the industry? Will investment strategies change for companies as new technologies impact the way the business is done? Will the CIO’s role continue to evolve from operations to strategy? Will the role of the CIO get churned into that of the COO? We don’t’ have all the answers, but this report will provide you with a unique glimpse into how technology and logistics are coming together.

The Rise of Automated, Real-time Visibility

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

  • Real-time visibility very important, and is one of the top challenges as supply chain processes go
  • Large % of processes involve the exchange of information with partners and often results in manual processes
  • Profitability and increase companies capacity are the two key drivers for why automating manual processes happens
  • 16% currently do not use EDI
  • Cost, lack of real-time and difficulty to implement are the top challenges when it comes to EDI n 14% have no current plans related to EDI, and 29% are outsourcing EDI implementation to a partner
  • 60% have teams of analysts, data analysts, or data scientists, when it comes to handling logistics and supply chain information in their organization

IoT Pack - The potential of IoT on Supply Chain and Logistics

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

This pack contains:

  • Presentations by Zebra, Avnet, Cirrus Link and Jabil
  • Articles by Dr. Steve Brady and Karen Reddington
  • Interview with Michael Minkevich – VP Technology Services, Luxoft l Anders Brown – MD IoT Practice, Luxoft l Patrick Corcoran – Director of Analyst & Advisor Relations, Luxoft

The Impact of Big Data on the Supply Chain

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

This Pack Contains:

  • 3 exclusive interviews and presentations with the industry experts, exploring the biggest opportunities in big data
  • Industry analysis from the recent big data survey of over 200 supply chain and logistic executives
  • Snapshot into Lora Cecere’s latest research on supply chain big data

3D Printing and the Impact on Supply Chain and Logistics

Published on: Jul 15, 2015

This package includes:

  • Opinion pieces from the experts on this game-changing phenomenon
  • 3 presentations and video interviews exploring the biggest challenges and opportunities related to 3D printing
  • Insight and analysis from the recent 3D printing survey of over 250 supply chain and logistic executives

Logistics and Transport IT Executive Infographic

Published on: Jan 24, 2014

eft, in collaboration with HP, have created an infographic on the biggest challenges and trends facing the logistics IT industry for 2014.

Truck IT Industry Report

Published on: Jan 24, 2014

Following on from the Truck IT infographic eft have released a comprehensive report exploring trucking technologies further.

Big Data report by Lora Cecere 2013

Published on: Oct 11, 2013

In this report, we define the concepts and share insights to
help leaders better understand how Big Data concepts can help solve problems in today’s
supply chain

Supply Chain Big Data Report 2013

Published on: Sep 15, 2013

This report series will form a concrete overview of where the industry is headed, exploring the challenges and
benefits of implementing a supply chain big data analytics solution.

Big Data Infographic 2013

Published on: Aug 14, 2013

Big Data in the Supply
Chain – a Snapshot of
Industry Trends

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