eyefortransport Weekly Newsletter 19th September 2013

Bart Pouwels Joins Life Sciences Summit; 3PL Implementation Steps; CSCO Strategy Report Available

Our newly released Chief Supply Chain Officer Strategy Report has revealed some interesting statistics relating to omnichannel retail and other key business challenges facing supply chain executives in the coming year.  You will be able to get the low down on the most effective methods for cutting supply chain costs, the biggest concern in omnichannel retail expansion and the key emerging markets for 2014 according to retailers and manufacturers worldwide.

As well as this, we have some great articles this week by Cathy Morrow Roberson and new insight on how to select a 3PL for your company by Charles M. Intrieri.

Lastly, don’t miss the information about our 3PL summit and CSCO forum as well as our upcoming High-Tech Events.

Chris Saynor 
CEO, eyefortransport

News This Week:

Over 50% Of Retailers and Manufacturers Looking to Expand Omnichannel Capabilities in the Next 12 Months 
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 (or are investigating the possibility to do so) within the next 12 months. 

Bart Pouwels of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Joins Lifescience Supply Chain Leaders at Summit 
Schiphol Cargo’s resident pharma and lifescience logistics expert, Bart Pouwels, is among the Elite Speaker Faculty for this year’s Life Sciences Supply Chain Summit, covering the shipping of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and healthcare products (November 20-21, Hotel Mercure, Amsterdam).

Latest Logistics Confidence Index indicates improving air freight conditions 
Increasing confidence in the outlook for the transport and logistics sector helped raise the overall Stifel Logistics Confidence Index 0.6 points to 53.0. This is the eighth consecutive month the index registered above the 50 threshold, indicating improving conditions in the overall European freight forwarding market. 

Growing middle class presents opportunities for Chinese domestic express providers 
Article by Cathy Morrow Roberson from Transport Intelligence - Published on September 14th 2013 

DSV Air & Sea expands services through acquisition of SBS Worldwide 
Article by Cathy Morrow Roberson from Transport Intelligence - Published on September 12th 2013 

3PL Implementation Steps - Critical Third Party Logistics 
Article by Charles M. Intrieri, 3PL/Logistics Consultant 

UPS Survey Finds Global Healthcare Executives Driving Supply Chain Transformation to Reach New Markets 
Investments Planned in Areas Such as Technology Amid Growing Concerns over Product Protection, Global Regulatory Environment

BNSF Plans $110 Million Capital Program in Nebraska to Improve and Expand Rail Capacity 
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) plans to invest an estimated $110 million on maintenance and rail capacity expansion projects in Nebraska this year
Featured Content: Chief Supply Chain Officer Strategy Report

We’ve just finished putting together the 2013 Chief Supply Chain Officer Strategy Report and wanted you to be the first to know!  It provides insight into current and future supply chain trends such as omnichannel retail, emerging markets and big data.
You can access the complimentary report here
The report, featuring the responses of senior supply chain executives from a variety of industries, reveals:

  • The top 3 business challenges for supply chain executives in the upcoming year  
  • The most effective methods for cutting supply chain costs 
  • The biggest concern in omnichannel retail expansion 
  • The key emerging markets for 2014 

We’d be interested to get your feedback on the results - please contact me directly with your thoughts and views!
For more information on the 3PL Summit and CSCO Forum visit www.3plsummit.com/eu and www.cscoforum.com/eu, or contact the event director Sophie Farrow at sfarrow@eft.com or +44207 375 7587

Featured Content: Upcoming Hi-Tech Events

I also just wanted to let you know that we’re very quickly nearing our upcoming Hi-tech Supply Chain Summits in North America and Asia:



We have a handful of complimentary passes remaining that are reserved for each event for hi-tech manufacturers and retailers. Click the links above to learn more.

If you have any industry contacts working in this space, do feel free to forward the registration information to them.

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