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  • Five Ways Postal Operations Can Profit From E-Commerce

    Jan 12, 2016

    Postal operators were in the right place at the right time when e-commerce started to take off earlier this century. Posts dominated the B2C parcel market in many countries, so it was natural that postal operators would benefit from e-commerce growth.

    Written by: Ian Kerr

  • New Year, New Logistics Landscape

    Jan 12, 2016

    The new year is a great time to consider change – and, difficult as it may be in the beginning, companies that depend on logistics and supply chain technologies need change in a big way.

    Written by: Dawn Strobel

  • City Logistics: Hub or no hub?

    Jan 12, 2016

    Countless books and articles have been written about urban distribution centers, logistics decoupling points, city hubs and urban consolidation centers. Every self-respecting European city has been the scene of such initiatives – the one more successful than the other, but all highly subsidized in any case. What can we learn from those initiatives? The best option could be no hub at all.

    Written by: Walther Ploos van Amstel

  • Are Web Stores Causing Traffic Jams In Neighbourhoods?

    Jan 4, 2016

    Online shopping isn't creating more congestion – and it won't do that even when the number of web-store deliveries doubles to 200 million in 2020. But that doesn't stop my neighbors from complaining all over social media about the increasing number of delivery vans in the street.

    Written by: Walther Ploos van Amstel

  • CIOs under Pressure as Retail Industry Transforms

    Dec 9, 2015

    Sales at Brick & Mortars fell 10% during the Thanksgiving holiday while online ordering increased its share of the retail spend pocket. Is it the end for Brick & Mortars?

    Written by: Cathy Morrow Roberson

  • 5 Change Management Tips to Create a Strategic Transportation Management Mindset

    Dec 9, 2015

    After deciding to use a third party logistics provider (3PL), you may be tempted to continue operating as you have previously. Unfortunately, failure to make and embrace changes will lead your organization to failure

    Written by: Adam Robinson

  • Thoughts On The Delivery Landscape

    Dec 9, 2015

    “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…”.

    Written by: Raghu Ramachandran

  • More than Alibaba – China’s Retail Industry

    Dec 2, 2015

    Consulting firm, McKinsey noted “over the course of the next decade, the global face of the retail industry will change dramatically. Emerging markets will continue to see spectacular growth, both in regards to new shoppers and per capita spending”.

    Written by: Cathy Morrow Roberson

  • Q&A with Vidmantas Šidlauskas, Head of Procurement, Ruptela

    Nov 17, 2015

    A delegate's experience from last year Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chain Summit in Amsterdam

    Written by: Sarah Lafferty

  • What Makes an Effective OS&D Strategy?

    Nov 3, 2015

    One of the most popular downloads from the C.H. Robinson website in 2015 was the Do “Favored Shippers” Really Receive Better Pricing and Service? white paper that was based on research conducted by Iowa State University in conjunction with C.H. Robinson.

    Written by: Bryan Freeland

  • Soft News All Around

    Oct 27, 2015

    A flat economy affects the logistics market as we roll through October and baseball’s postseason. The September economic numbers were lackluster, pointing to a continued slow recovery.

    Written by: John Wagner Jr

  • DHL Global Forwarding: Future-Proofing With Innovation

    Oct 27, 2015

    DHL is arguably the most innovative logistics provider, so it was exciting to see Mr. Joeri Kuik, VP at DHL Global Forwarding, Global Head of DHL Lead Logistics Partner and Chief Innovation Officer as one of the speakers at the recent eft 3PL Summit in Venlo. Kuik was a panelist on the Disruptive Technologies session and also held the floor speaking on Future Technologies and Innovations.

    Written by: editor

  • Report Points to Increase of Shippers Outsourcing Transportation Management Due to These 4 Core Benefits

    Oct 12, 2015

    Businesses today often need a bit of help moving their bottom line forward. Outsourcing various parts of your company to other businesses that specialize in those areas has long been a solution that can give you excellent results.

    Written by: Adam Robinson

  • Quarter-End Shipping Surges Impact Transportation Rates

    Oct 12, 2015

    Do month-end or quarter-end surges still affect your transportation costs?

    Written by: Bobby Martens

  • John Wagner Looks At Some Of The Latest Transportation News And Figures

    Oct 7, 2015

    Consumer Spending Bodes Well for the Holiday

    Written by: John Wagner Jr

  • The Relationship Between Innovation in the 3PL Industry and Collaboration Revealed

    Sep 29, 2015

    The commoditization of logistics has been an ongoing pain-point for 3PLs for the better part of the last decade.

    Written by: Dr. Richard Bushart

  • Logistics M&A Activity – What’s Next?

    Sep 24, 2015

    The logistics environment is undergoing great change as 2015 goes down as one of the most active for m&a activity in recent years. Last week, Logistics Trends & Insights hosted a Twitter chat relating to this topic.

    Written by: Cathy Morrow Roberson

  • Are You “Off-Shoring?”

    Sep 22, 2015

    Businesses are “in the business” of making money.

    Written by: Steve Brady

  • How To Change An Industry

    Sep 22, 2015

    The Story Of How A Logistics Startup Is Changing Global Freight

    Written by: Zvi Schreiber

  • 6 Questions To Ask 3rd Party Logistics Companies for 2015 and Beyond

    Sep 15, 2015

    With an ever-increasing pool of third-party logistics (3PL) providers to outsource shipping needs to, understanding how to select the best 3PL is the difference between reaching your existing customers and gaining a new market share

    Written by: Adam Robinson

  • John Wagner Looks At Some Of The Latest Transportation News And Figures From 2015 So Far

    Sep 15, 2015

    Inside The Wage Cycle & A Shipper's Forecast

    Written by: John Wagner Jr

  • Supply Chain leaders debate improvements to infrastructure and skills at eft’s first CSCO Forum in Brazil

    Aug 26, 2015

    Chairman, Hugh Williams, reflects back on eft's first Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum Brazil

    Written by: Hugh Williams

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    Get Top Marks in Continually Developing Supply Chain Competence

    Aug 26, 2015

    Business transformation implies a change in the way a company does business, as well as a development of competence in specific functions and processes.

    Written by: Susan Fourtané

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    Retailer Target puts the spotlight on supply chain

    Aug 26, 2015

    Plagued by a huge security breach a couple of years ago and a botched attempt to enter the Canadian market, the US retailer Target perhaps took a wise step this past week in naming John Mulligan COO and responsible for the company’s supply chain. Mr. Mulligan will certainly be kept busy particularly as Target’s CEO noted the retailer has an “incredibly complex supply chain” for unacceptable stock

    Written by: Cathy Morrow Roberson

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    A Closer Look at the Tianjin Explosions and Chemical Logistics

    Aug 26, 2015

    We would like to begin this post by saying that our thoughts go out to those affected by the Tianjin explosions, today is definitely a more somber topic but we feel that bringing light to these events might help prevent future occurrences and prepare companies to mitigate risk and such tragedies in the future.

    Written by: Kelli Saunders

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