eyefortransport Weekly Newsletter 21 March 2013
Big Data in the Supply Chain Info-grpahic; FedEx struggles; New Pres of UPS Europe; Dachser doing well
There is one stand-out piece of content that I wanted to highlight this week and that is a new info-graphic and more in-depth report we have put together on the subject of ‘big data in the supply chain’ – I would really recommend that you take a look at some of the findings…definitely food for thought. We are also running a complimentary webinar tomorrow at 1.00pm EST on Supply Chain Big Data – analytics for intelligent decision making. You can register here for the webinar.
On behalf of my friends at LQ Magazine I also wanted to invite you to participate in LQ’s Third Annual 3PL Sustainability Study and Awards. LQ’s 2012 Best 3PL Performers in Sustainability included: C.H. Robinson and John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc.; GENCO ATC; Ryder Integrated Logistics and Fresh & Easy; UPS Supply Chain Solutions and March Networks. I invite you to visit LQ’s 2013 3PL Sustainability Study and Awards website at - http://www.LQ3PLstudy.com - where you can register your company online, the deadline is April 26.
News This Week:
Electrolux Selects GT Nexus as Collaborative Cloud-Based Global Freight Spend Management Platform
Ability to rapidly adapt to business demand and control deviation from buying strategies across global ocean and air freight network are key value drivers
FedEx Express struggles as customers shift to low yielding services
Article by Cathy Morrow Roberson from Transport Intelligence - Published on 20th March 2013
CEVA launches new China-Europe railway service
Saving customers freight costs and improving transit times
Dachser on course for revenue of five billion euros
Dachser closed the 2012 financial year with new record highs in terms of overall revenue and staff numbers. Revenue growth nevertheless slowed to 3.7%
BGSA Announces Sale of Open Mile to Echo
BG Strategic Advisors Announces that Echo Global Logistics, Inc. Has Acquired BGSA Client Open Mile, Inc
CMA CGM - Strong operating performance, Strengthening of the financial structure, Action plan fully achieved
The Board of Directors of France’s CMA CGM, the world’s third largest container shipping group, met under the chairmanship of Jacques R. Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, to review the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2012
F&B Supply Chain Strategies for China
The Chinese food and drink market presents growing opportunities for Western brands. Emma Rowlands, UK sales director for Kerry Logistics (UK), explains
New Report Gives Insight into Supply Chain Big Data Priorities for 2013
eyefortransport has released its latest industry report on the impact of supply chain big data on operations in 2013
Does Your Warehouse Need Voice?
Article by Lora Cecere from Supply Chain Shaman; published on March 20th 2013
An Invitation to Participate in a Supply Chain Sustainability Study and Awards Program
"The best leaders almost without exception and at every level, are master users of stories and symbols." - Tom Peters
Cindy Miller Promoted to President of UPS Europe
UPS has announced that Cindy Miller, a 24-year UPS veteran, has been promoted to president of UPS Europe, making her responsible for all UPS operations in more than 120 countries and territories across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
Featured Content: Best SC Big Data ROI Comes From Visibility Solutions – new report
In February, eyefortransport surveyed over 200 supply chain executives on their supply chain big data strategy for the coming 12 months. It’s taken a lot of work, but the results are in and they prove surprising in many ways.
We’ve created a 20 page report, plus a handy info-graphic that shows some of the most interesting statistics in an easy-to-read form.
You can see the info-graphic & download the report directly here. It’s complimentary.
The report analyses supply chain big data strategy from the point of view of supply chain executives who have started big data projects, those who haven’t (exploring the reasons behind that decision) and solution providers to the industry.
Results chart the expected time period on ROI, challenges behind implementation, the best application areas for a big data project (visibility is leading the field), the person responsible for strategy decisions and much more.