eyefortransport Weekly Newsletter 23rd May 2013

Nestle's Logistics Thoughts; Is the Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain Still Relevant; Logistics Revenues surpass pre-recession levels

As promised last week I have written a short article on the Supply Chain Canada event I spoke at last week, including a summary of a presentation I heard from the Head of Logistics of Nestle, some interesting stats and thoughts were shared.


We also have this week a thought-provoking piece from Lora Cecere on the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25, and why it no longer works for her. You can actually hear from and meet both Lora and a representative from Gartner at the 3PL Summit and CSCO Forum in Chicago next month (June 18-20), less than 50 places are still available so make sure you register quickly.


Lastly, the deadline for voting in the Customer’s Choice 3PL Awards was today, but we have extended it into next week so make sure you vote here


Chris Saynor
CEO, eyefortransport

News This Week:


Why I No Longer Believe in the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25
Article by Lora Cecere from Supply Chain Shaman; published on May 23rd 2013


After refusing a YRC takeover, ABF and Teamsters agree on new contract
Article by Cathy Morrow Roberson from Transport Intelligence - Published on May 21st 2013


Logistics revenues surpass pre-recession levels, but profitability yet to fully recover
The latest report from Ti, Global Transport and Logistics Financial Analysis 2013, reveals the winners and losers in the global logistics industry over what has been a tempestuous six year period


Damco Reports Year-On-Year Revenue Increase of 6% In First Quarter with A Profit Of 6 Million Dollars

Damco records above-market growth in air freight volumes (15%) and supply chain management volumes (10%) compared with last year, invests in the future with new global IT system


Humans in the Chain: Part 2 - why IT needs to learn about supply chain before selecting software
Article by Hugh Williams from Hughenden Consulting - This is the second in a three-part series for eyefortransport on why overlooking the humans in the supply chain causes various initiatives to fail. This post will focus on IT’s role in selecting supply chain software


What the Head of Logistics of Nestle is thinking and why are 3PL contracts so short?
Chris Saynor, the CEO of eyefortransport reports back on a flying visit to Canada

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