eyefortransport Weekly Newsletter 17 Jan 2013
UPS quit TNT deal; Hi-Tech S&OP Webinar; New CIO Logistics Report; 3 articles to share
The big news this week was UPS pulling out of its purchase of TNT , this leaves TNT in a “no-man’s land” in terms of its future direction and strategy as I am sure it had been confident that the UPS acquisition would go ahead. It will certainly be interesting to see how TNT progresses from here, I’m just not sure that this decision will actually keep the European express market more competitive than if there were just 3 very strong players. I still think something will happen with TNT in the next 12 months.
There is also a bundle of new content for you this week. Please take a look at the new report we have just published on ‘IT strategy for Logistics CIO’s’ ; we have also organized a webinar with Electrolux and NXP Semiconductors on S&OP(for your information, this webinar is completely vendor neutral, it is not sponsored, and just features the views of these 2 great supply chain organizations). There are also some great articles from Lora Cecere, Neal Williamsfrom Priority Freight and Cathy Roberson.
News This Week:
IT Strategy for Logistics CIOs
Eyefortransport have just released the 2012-2013 Transport & Logistics CIO Report. The report is created from the responses of senior IT executives from logistics and transport companies from across the world, giving you exclusive global insight into the strategic importance of IT for your peers and competitors
The end of a fairy tale - Part 2
Article by Lora Cecere from Supply Chain Shaman; published on January 14th 2013
Complimentary Webinar - A Step-to-Step Guide to S&OP for the Hi-Tech & Electronics Industry
eyefortransport announces a free webinar A step-BY-step Guide to S&OP for the Hi-Tech & Electronics Industry featuring expert speakers from Electrolux and NXP Semiconductors
XCL -- Planning for the Unexpected
Neal Williams, Group Managing Director of Priority Freight examines the trend in the use of Expedited Contingency Logistics
ModusLink Names John J. Boucher as New President and CEO
Boucher brings deep supply chain management experience and strong leadership and operations expertise
DHL wins long-term contract with Panasonic worth over £100m
DHL Supply Chain has been awarded a long-term contract worth over £100m with Panasonic, to manage its warehousing and transport operation
The Big Show: Clouds of Sensors and Sensing
Article by Lora Cecere from Supply Chain Shaman; published on January 15th 2013
Aeros Announces Successful Completion of the First Movement Test of the World's First Rigid Variable-Buoyancy Air Vehicle
The massive Aeroscraft prototype vehicle has now completed its first movement and ground-handling test, effectively validating the air vehicle’s manoeuvrability
UPS anticipates prohibition of merger – TNT Express to focus on execution of strategy
On 11 January 2013, TNT Express and UPS met with the European Commission’s (EC) case team investigating the proposed acquisition of TNT Express by UPS
Fulfillment and logistics are bottlenecks to China’s ecommerce growth
Article by Cathy Morrow Roberson from Transport Intelligence - Published on 12th January 2013
Featured Content: IT Strategy for Logistics CIOs
The report is created from the responses of senior IT executives from logistics and transport companies from across the world, giving you exclusive global insight into the strategic importance of IT for your peers and competitors.
Findings pinpoint the expected areas of IT investment for logistics companies in 2013, the expected strategic role of the CIO, IT vendor selection trends and much more.
The unique findings aid both providers and users in understanding logistics and transport IT challenges, as well as providing insight into the challenges that these companies currently have when providing IT solutions to shippers.