eyefortransport Weekly Newsletter 9th May 2013

Shortlist for best 3PLs unveiled; Supply Chain at Colgate; more 1st quarter results; 3PL Warehouse map


It’s a busy time here at eyefortransport. We were inundated with comments about the new USA 3PL Warehouse Density Map we produced, we have been sent a lot more data from other 3PLs, so an update will be taking place this Summer – we will also endeavour to produce a European version shortly.

Next week the team is off to Amsterdam for the 7th European Hi-Tech and Electronics Supply Chain Summit. There is a fantastic attendee list for this event which can be viewed here, there is still time to secure your place.

And, on Monday I fly to Toronto to speak about 3PL contracting trends at the Supply Chain Canada event – let me know if you are going, and we can meet-up.

Lastly, we are proud to announce the shortlist for the North American Customer Choice 3PL Awards – shippers are invited to vote now for their favourite 3PL in specific industry verticals here before the 23rd May deadline. The winners will be celebrated at the 11th 3PL Summit and CSCO Forum in Chicago on June 18th.



Chris Saynor
CEO, eyefortransport

News This Week:

Annual eyefortransport 3PL Awards Shortlist Revealed – includes top North American 3PLs
The shortlist for this year's eyefortransport Customer Choice 3PL awards has been announced, based on the nominations by the members of the esteemed judging panel. 5-10 companies in each of ten categories have been announced as finalists. The voting now opens to shippers (3PL customers) until May 23rd

Colgate: A Closer Look at Supply Chain Excellence
Article by Lora Cecere from Supply Chain Shaman; published on April 26th 2013


ORBCOMM Signs Seven New Customers in Transportation and Logistics Industry
Provides state-of-the-art ReeferTrak® platform for two-way command and control of refrigerated transport assets


European SAP Forum for Logistic Services
5th and 6th of June 2013 during and at the world's leading logistics trade fair: transport logistic, Munich, Germany


Ann Drake Launches AWESOME Initiative for Women’s Leadership
Ann Drake who will be speaking at the 3PL Summit launches a new women's leadership initiative for the supply chain industry. It is being officially launched on May 9, 2013 with a Symposium organized by Drake, chairman and CEO of DSC Logistics. The name of the initiative is AWESOME – Advancing Women's Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management and Education


Old Dominion Freight Line Reports 30.6% Growth In 2013 First-Quarter
First-Quarter Operating Ratio Improves 150 Basis Points to 87.6%


Panalpina reports a first quarter profit
The Panalpina Group returned to profit in the first quarter of 2013 after a loss in the last year


US manufacturing continues to slip
Article by Cathy Morrow Roberson from Transport Intelligence - Published on May 1st 2013


TMW Systems Survey Reveals Trucking Industry Eager to Diversify; Maximizing Driver Miles is Most Important in Driver Retention
Inaugural Survey Indicates Operating Ratios Struggling, Opportunity to Improve: With Goal to Achieve Sub-90%, 71% of Companies Report 94% or Higher

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