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    How the E-Commerce Boom Triggered a Transformation in Retail Logistics

    Mar 21, 2016

    In recent times, Business 2 Consumer (B2C) e-commerce sales have massively increased in popularity.

  • UK vs USA Omnichannel Winner? (Part 2 of 6-part Podcast Series)

    Mar 9, 2016

    Tactical discussion on distribution-center redesign for omnichannel fulfilment and complete inventory visibility with John Munnelly, Head of Operations at John Lewis ($13+ billion British department store chain), responsible for JL’s state-of-the-art 2mn sqft automated distribution center, fulfilling to both stores and customers.

  • Jabil, Bose & Zebra Technologies Exclusive Q+A Interview

    Mar 9, 2016

    As the hi-tech industry is faced with increasingly complex global markets, increased customer pressures, evolving demand for real-time shipment visibility, reduced cycle times and inventory levels coupled with major economic fluctuations, hi-tech supply chain executives are looking for solutions that can help meet these challenges.

  • 3PLs and Logistics Service Providers—Is the Future Changing?

    Mar 4, 2016

    Reverse outsourcing. Cutting out the middle man. Not using the usual suspects. These are what shippers—retailers, manufacturers, and others—are doing. At the same time, 3PLs and logistics service providers (LSPs) are dealing with and competing in a commoditized industry where price is the key differentiator.

  • M&S’s David Walmsley on Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategy (Part 1 of 6-part Podcast Series)

    Mar 2, 2016

    Strategy is one of many recent publications to highlight UK’s status as one of the world’s leaders in omnichannel retail. Why is the UK always so consistently highly ranked?

  • Perhaps Bigger is Not Better – Small Stores Make a Comeback

    Mar 2, 2016

    As retailers report fourth quarter earnings, a troubling but not so surprising story is emerging – brick & mortar retailers are in trouble. Declining foot traffic thanks to changing preferences and shifts towards online shopping are a part of the problem but perhaps part of the problem are the stores themselves. Remember the old adage “Bigger is better” as we witness the growth of big box stores?

  • How are Hi-Tech Companies Optimizing for Growth or Adapting to Demand

    Mar 2, 2016

    Hi-tech is facing unprecedented pressures to tackle the challenges it is facing – mitigating risk, decreasing lead-time, becoming more consumer-centric to name three.

  • Exclusive Hi-Tech Supply Chain Presentation Pack

    Feb 24, 2016

    More than once you’ve probably looked at some new digital or technological development and asked yourself, “How can we use that to combat supply chain challenges, risks and pain points”.

  • Interaction Report From Logistics CIO Forum

    Feb 24, 2016

    On 16 and 17 February, the eyefortransport 17th Annual Logistics CIO Forum took place in Amsterdam.

  • 5 Reasons Content Marketing In Supply Chain Is So Important

    Feb 24, 2016

    How to tackle supply chain conundrums, manage industry thought leadership and engage your target audience.

  • How Delivery Can Enhance The E-Commerce Experience

    Feb 17, 2016

    The first wave of e-commerce was about price, according to Temando CEO and co-founder Carl Hartmann. E-commerce's second wave is all about the customer experience.

  • The Economy: The Good and the Bad

    Feb 11, 2016

    The bad news: the rest of the world is struggling in a weak economy as China slows and oil prices bottom out. The good news: the U.S is putting along with a barely positive GDP of 0.7 percent annualized in the fourth quarter. After further revision the GDP number could slip further to 0.5percent. The slowdown is impacting the demand for logistics services as we will explore later.

  • Disrupting Latin America’s Final Mile

    Feb 11, 2016

    Even though Latin America’s economic situation is certainly not the best, there are pockets of optimism across the region. Among the biggest is the growth of e-commerce. While it is not on the same scale as in Europe, the US or China, it is, nonetheless, growing at a fast clip.

  • UPS Webinar Recording: How Hi-tech Companies are Adapting to Meet Global Demand

    Feb 11, 2016

    Each year, UPS talks to some of the hi-tech industry’s most influential supply chain decision-makers to find out what’s on the horizon. They discuss opportunities and challenges ahead and discover new behaviours, refined strategies, and ideas ripe for adoption.

  • Align Your Inventory With Fluctuating

    Feb 11, 2016

    Retail is undergoing the biggest transformation since the eCommerce boom, and unsurprisingly the future of the industry isn’t either in online or offline, but in the seemliness combination of channels.

  • 2 Big Ways Robotics Continues to Transform Manufacturing

    Feb 3, 2016

    When was the last time you thought about robotics being used in manufacturing? If the auto industry videos you were shown in high school come to mind, you are not alone. That was historically the most accurate depiction of robotics.

  • 6 Signs You're Ready for a New Supply Chain Execution Solution

    Jan 27, 2016

    Customers expect and demand flawless customer service from suppliers and those suppliers are turning to logistics service providers to meet new and more demanding customer requirements. Are you ready to compete for their business?

  • Omnichannel and e-Commerce Supply Chain Management – 2016

    Jan 27, 2016

    E-commerce and Omnichannel—especially the e-commerce segment—have been and are changing retailing

  • Smart Technology, Digital Disruption, The Internet Of Things, And CIOs

    Jan 22, 2016

    Smart Technology, Digital Disruption, and the Internet of Things: key topics at this year’s annual Logistics CIO Forum held at the Hyatt Place, Schiphol Amsterdam this year. On February 16 and 17 Top IT executives at logistics companies will come together to discuss the latest trends and developmenst in their field.LogisticsMatter has again joined eyefortransport as a Media Partner for this event

  • Index Suggests Growth, But Volatility

    Jan 20, 2016

    According to the 2016 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index, supply chain executives expect an uptick in emerging markets growth in 2016, despite concerns about China and the fluctuating oil price.

  • A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

    Jan 19, 2016

    Georgia Logistics compiles a monthly set of facts and figures regarding the Logistics Markets. We selected a few facts to share with you :-

  • How Hi-tech Companies are Adapting to Meet Global Demand

    Jan 14, 2016

    UPS Change in the (Supply) Chain High Tech Webinar

  • EDI vs. API

    Jan 12, 2016

    EDI grabbed a few headlines in 2015 as data took centre stage in supply chain. Heading into 2016, predictions are being made suggesting that this will be the year that EDI gets phased out in favour of newer, nimbler technologies.

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    D3: Dynamic Distribution Disruption Report (Part 1 of 3)

    Jan 7, 2016

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

  • How Hi-Tech Companies are Adapting to Meet Global Demand

    Jan 4, 2016

    Each year, eft talks to some of the industry's most influential supply chain decision-makers to find out what's on the horizon. We discuss the opportunities and challenges ahead and discover new behaviors, refined strategies, and ideas ripe for adoption.