Q+A: Charles Brewer, Managing Director, DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa, Weighs Into African Logistics, Emergency Response and the Impact of Technology on Logistics
Jul 27, 2015
In the past decades we’ve seen major disasters incapacitating cities, infrastructures, and lives around the world. When it comes to emergency response, a strong logistical network is one of the most critical assets for fast and efficient relief. However, infrastructure is often the first thing to fail in an emergency.
The Next Hot Vertical – Delivering it Cold
Jul 20, 2015
A conversation with Jason Burns, board member of the Customized Logistics and Delivery Association and VP of Business Development for QCS Logistics. He recently moderated a panel on Cold Chain Deliveries at the CLDA Annual Meeting.
Trucking Rates Looking to Increase: The Driving Factors & What You Can Do About It
Jul 14, 2015
Adam Robinson, Marketing Strategy for Cerasis, explains how business executives, need to understand why this rate increase is happening, especially if you do not have a 3PL transportation management provider.
Inside The Numbers and Insight From CSCO Forum, Chicago
Jul 7, 2015
John Wagner from Wagner Logistics gives his insights on the Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum which happened in Chicago, June 16th-18th.
5 Things You Don't Know About Renewing Your Freight Broker Bond
Jul 7, 2015
Summer is here, and your freight broker license and bond renewal may not be on your mind right now. And while some well-deserved relaxation is needed, it’s also a good idea to consider your license and freight broker bond renewal early on to avoid potential pitfalls.
Logistics Planning: From Good to Great
Jul 2, 2015
Behind almost every superhero is an intelligent, resourceful support team. With advanced decision-support technology, the support team alerts their superheroes to crime happening nearby, guides them through the quickest route in the city, and encourages them even when the odds are stacked against them.
Time for 3PL to Get Real – How 3PLs Can Deliver Strategic Value in an Omni-Channel World
Jul 2, 2015
The demands of the omni-channel customer are forcing retailers and manufacturers to quickly adapt to become more agile and responsive. This challenge presents an opportunity to third-party logistics providers (3PLs), as they are ideally positioned to help retailers and manufacturers transform their supply chain operations.
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.