Survey shows 89% of Supply Chain Managers Don't Have a Close Relationship With Their Suppliers
Jun 23, 2015
A recent survey from CIPS shows that only 11% of supply chain managers maintain a close relationship with their suppliers. The majority of those surveyed either have relationships with tier one suppliers only, or don’t have any relationships at all.
Driving Organizational Alignment
Jun 23, 2015
How can we move forward if we cannot align? In supply chain strategy documents, terms like alignment, agility, responsiveness, and flexibility dot the page. At a principle level everyone agrees with the concepts. In meetings, groups nod their heads that...
Winners of annual eft North American 3PL Awards Revealed
Jun 17, 2015
The winners for this year's eft North American 3PL Awards were announced and celebrated at a reception during the eft 13th Annual North American 3PL Summit
Top High-Tech Supply Chain Topics in Pictures
Jun 15, 2015
Today's global electronics supply chain industry is highly complex and diverse. Keeping the same rapid pace at which the industry is moving is paramount for OEMs.
The Sharing Economy and What it Means for Logistics
Jun 7, 2015
Robert Nathan, CEO of LoadDelivered provides insight into how the shared economy is affecting logistics.
Omni Channel Retailing: Opening Pandora's Box?
May 28, 2015
Mick Jones, Vice President Global Logistics, Supply Chain Strategy & Network Transformation at Lenovo took part in a panel at eft’s Hi-tech Supply Chain Summit in Amsterdam, have a read at his takeaways.
The Mad Men Ad World is Changing: Content is King
May 22, 2015
The fact that content is an effective business tool is undeniable. A shift in marketing has taken place in the past decades.
Why We Bought Freightquote
May 19, 2015
Ecommerce is going to be a bigger part of future supply chain services. Our recent acquisition of Freightquote brings us a talented team of logistics professionals who understand truckload, less than truckload, and intermodal services. It also provides a...
An Infographic on The Future of European Logistics
May 5, 2015
Did you know contract logistics accounts for more than one third of the European logistics market by value? Which are the top five countries? How many people are employed in EU logistics? It’s all here…
Internet of Things Will Revolutionize How Healthcare is Delivered
Apr 30, 2015
The big technology shift sweeping the global connection of healthcare is the supply chain becoming part of the Internet of Things. Pieces of the supply chain are already connected so packages can be tracked and monitored but in the future, more tiny...
Lagos Port Still Bottlenecks Africa's Top Economy
Apr 29, 2015
The road leading to the Lagos port, which handles nearly everything that Africa's biggest economy imports, is one of the most congested in a megacity whose traffic jams are legendary.
Discussing the Highway Bill: An Interview with NAM Director Robyn Boerstling
Apr 28, 2015
We are fortunate to have Robyn Boerstling as our guest on Transportfolio® this week. Robyn is the director of transportation and infrastructure policy at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).
Red Ocean Businesses And Their Red Ocean Supply Chains - Are You Swimming or Sinking?
Apr 16, 2015
“We typically lose out when a market commoditizes, and we no longer differentiate, further aggravated by us being too slow or expensive” Frans van Houten, CEO, Royal Philips Electronics
With TNT in Bag, FedEx May Create a Duopoly in India
Apr 10, 2015
US courier services giant Fedex’s acquisition of the Dutch TNT Express will create synergies and economies of scale, but from an Indian perspective, the international express logistics space may become a duopoly.
Q & A Steve Howard: To Expand or Not to Expand Your Warehousing Facilities. That is the Question.
Mar 26, 2015
In warehousing logistics, there’s a great space challenge. When is the right time to expand your warehouse facilities? And when is it time to make better use of what you have?
Five Alternatives to Solve the Automotive Industry Talent Crisis
Mar 25, 2015
DHL Global Forwarding white paper analyses issue of talent shortage in the automotive sector and suggests options for solving the problem
Women in Logistics: International Women’s day
Mar 24, 2015
March 8th is International Women’s day. We at eft decided to look back at some of the milestones we’ve seen throughout the last year in the advancement of female participation in logistics.
A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2015
Mar 24, 2015
Georgia Logistics compiles a monthly set of facts and figures regarding the Logistics Markets. We selected a few facts to share with you.
Transportation Technology Eases the Commute
Mar 23, 2015
Whether it's frustrated commuters stuck in a jam or electric vehicle owners looking for somewhere to eat while they charge their car, the Internet of Everything has something to transform the commuter's experience and keep the wheels turning.
Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, 2014–2019
Mar 11, 2015
The Cisco® Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update is part of the comprehensive Cisco VNI Forecast, an ongoing initiative to track and forecast the impact of visual networking applications on global networks.
The Evolution of Supply Chain Infographic
Mar 11, 2015
We've made a lot of progress in 125 years, from simple hand-operated tools to intelligent robots. Here are just a few of the highlights of the ever-evolving supply chain management journey.
Plan Better Truck Routes
Feb 17, 2015
It’s not so long ago that route planning, fleet optimization, and driver allocation relied almost exclusively on the guile, instincts, and experience of operations managers and dispatch personnel.
Are We Ready For Unmanned Trucks In Europe?
Feb 10, 2015
Autonomous driving will fundamentally change the European market for long-distance transport
The Future of Logistics: Are 3PL Companies Ready to Adopt these 4 Emerging Technologies?
Jan 19, 2015
This first post is part one of a two-part series on the future of logistics. In today’s post, we will cover the four emerging technologies which 3PLs must consider as a part of their service offerings. In the least, 3PLs must understand these emerging...
Q & A Tom Jowers - Establishing Yourself as a Preferred Provider
Jan 19, 2015
In today’s delivery industry you must put your best foot forward and dominate by means of logistical excellence and superior customer service. Performance will set you apart from your competition. Superior performance will significantly contribute to...