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Alibaba and Brazil's Correios form closer e-commerce ties [28/Jul/2014]

Alibaba and Brazil’s Correios have formed a partnership to boost bilateral trade between China and Brazil and take advantage of growth in the Brazilian e-commerce market, which could reach 11.7% this year. Read Full Article...

Competition in e-retailing makes life tougher for Royal Mail [22/Jul/2014]

Perhaps it is too much of a stretch to connect the tougher competition that the Royal Mail is facing with the prospect of heavy investment by UPS in Europe, but it is still tempting. Read Full Article...

Alibaba adds China Shipping to its e-commerce mix [17/Jul/2014]

China Shipping has entered into a cooperation agreement with Alibaba to establish a global e-commerce integrated logistics platform to enhance its international e-commerce operation. However, questions remain over whether or not this will make Alibaba's logistics solution truly competitive. Read Full Article...

Could private partnership be the answer to the USPS woes? [30/Jun/2014]

Financial woes continue for the US Post Office (USPS) as costs climb and the US government refuses to do what is needed to turn the beleaguered independent government agency around. For twenty of the past twenty-two financial quarters a loss has been recorded with the most recent for the period ending March 31 being $1.9bn. 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...

Cost management and e-commerce result in good fourth quarter for FedEx [19/Jun/2014]

The latest earnings from FedEx depict rising revenue, improving operating income and increasing volumes. It appears that there are improving economic signs, particularly as weather improvements in the US domestic market from January and February brought forth the need to clear shipper backlogs. Although, perhaps even more so, the company is benefitting mostly from rate increases and its reorganisation and cost management programmes. 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...

Flexibility is needed as Australia Post reorganises its business [12/Jun/2014]

Post offices around the world are feeling the pressure from declining revenues and letter volumes as well as increasing competition. Though profitable, Australia Post is no exception. Read Full Article...

The Middle East - A Rising Star in Global Logistics [10/Jun/2014]

With global trade changing thanks to manufacturing shifts, the loosening of trade barriers, nearshoring and foreign direct investments the Middle East is evolving into a global logistics hub. As such it became the subject of great debate at Ti's conference earlier this month. Read Full Article...

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