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Contract logistics has an opportunity for explosive growth driven by new retailing [03/Jul/2014]

The contract logistics market has been a comparatively stable if rather unexciting sector over the past decade or so. But now contract logistics is entering a new stage of growth fuelled by a combination of e-retailing and emerging markets. Read Full Article...

Where next for UPS under its new CEO? [25/Jun/2014]

The UPS that new CEO Dave Abney inherits has few if any financial problems to deal with, yet he is faced with some subtle but important strategic decisions. Read Full Article...

ASOS warehouse disaster reveals hidden costs of supply chain risk [25/Jun/2014]

The fire which occurred on Friday 20 June 2014 at the global distribution centre of online retailer, ASOS, highlights many of the risks to which modern supply chains are exposed, according to Ti’s CEO John Manners-Bell. Read Full Article...

Same-day delivery? The real race is in both fulfilment and delivery [16/Jun/2014]

While same-day local delivery in large metropolitan cities will probably remain viable as a niche solution, a distribution model that combines delivery with fulfilment will prove to be the winner in the same-day race. Read Full Article...

ASOS finds growing an expensive business [06/Jun/2014]

The internet-based clothing retailer ASOS’ latest series of profit statements suggest that it has been hit by lower margins. Read Full Article...

Alibaba the new role model for start-ups as it invests in SingPost [29/May/2014]

The global e-commerce market is changing and Asia Pacific has become a hotbed of e-commerce activity. With companies like Alibaba now expanding into international territories comparisons with Amazon are becoming increasingly common. However, in Asia Alibaba has already taken precedence and has become the role model for other Asian e-commerce companies. Read Full Article...

Convenience of Chinese e-commerce grows [22/May/2014]

Collection points and alternative sales locations are growing in China thanks to e-commerce. In fact, within the Chinese e-commerce market, the overall online-to-offline trend is growing as online providers look to expand their reach. Read Full Article...

Marks & Spencer abandons London Gateway [21/May/2014]

The British clothing and grocery retailer Marks & Spencer has announced that it will not build a distribution centre at the London Gateway Port and Logistics development. Read Full Article...

Alibaba’s IPO and what it means to the logistics industry [08/May/2014]

At long last Alibaba has filed its IPO with the US Security and Exchange Commission. While the press is all abuzz over what it will mean to consumers and investors, perhaps a more interesting question is what does it mean to the logistics industry? Read Full Article...

What are the implications of the Middle East’s growing economic significance for logistics providers? [08/May/2014]

Growth in the Middle East offers great opportunity for logistics providers but its implications also present significant challenges. What this means for logistics providers will be the subject of discussion at Ti's upcoming conference in Dubai. Read Full Article...

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