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The economic implications of Calais chaos
15/Jul/2015

The goings-on at Calais are becoming a problem for the British economy. The public perception is focused on the apparent inability of the French authorities to keep order, however the effects on the economy may increase beyond the estimated £1bn if the chaos continues. In particular the road freight sector may be hit hard.... read more.

Amazon and Ebay – showing their age?
27/Apr/2015

Among the pioneers of the dot com revolution, Amazon and Ebay have innovated and expanded to keep up with the ever changing global environment. But has it been enough? Are these two e-commerce titans able to take on the growing number of start-ups as well as the omni-channel strategy adopted by brick and mortars?... read more.

DHL Supply Chain uses discipline to drive-up margins
18/Mar/2015

DHL Supply Chain is enormous and its size and scope has made it very difficult and complex to manage. This has resulted in underperformance, with the company’s direction confused by the different strategies required for growth across its vast network.... read more.

New minimum wage regulations cause conflict between European road freight companies
25/Feb/2015

The barriers to trade between the different economies of Europe remain substantial and the market for road freight is no exception. An example is the recent problems Germany and France have encountered attempting to introduce minimum wage legislation.... read more.

Autonomous vehicles – The trucking dimension
11/Feb/2015

There can be no more disruptive technology to the global road freight industry than ‘autonomous driving’ or to give it its more usual term ‘driverless vehicles’. Although in many people’s minds, this type of technology is little more than science fiction, the fact that technology giants such as Google have invested heavily in developing the concept shows that it is perhaps closer to realisation than people think.... read more.

UTi stands at a crossroads
05/Feb/2015

UTi has always been a little unusual. Much of it was created through acquisition by a company with its background in South Africa and it has gone-on to grow businesses in South East Asia and the Middle East, as well as North America.... read more.

A year of innovation ahead in the supply chain and logistics industry
07/Jan/2015

2015 will see an increased focus on innovation by supply chain and logistics companies as the pace of change in the industry accelerates. These innovations will range from those affecting particular sector niches and logistics functions to those which have the power to transform the entire industry.... read more.

What impact will falling oil prices have on logistics?
10/Dec/2014

The recent decline in oil prices has significantly reduced the cost base of logistics, constituting a welcome reprieve for the global industry. However, the picture is complex as the factors which led to falling oil prices have also hit the demand for logistics services.... read more.

The importance and challenge of the end-to-end cold chain supply chain
11/Nov/2014

The cold chain is critical in meeting the needs of a rising number of global consumers. More and more people around the world want increasingly far flung and temperature sensitive products ‘now’ and they demand guarantees that what they consume is safe. This presents the logistics industry with significant challenges as the cold chain stretches all over the world.... read more.

New Asia is restructuring global trade
24/Sep/2014

Almost everywhere in Asia there is economic dynamism and rapid change. Free trade is being embraced while a burgeoning Asian middle class has a new set of consumerist and, often, political demands. All this is reflected by huge implications for global trade, the logistics solutions that enable it and the supply/demand and rate expectations of transport providers and their customers.... read more.

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The Future of Logistics, Singapore 2015


 

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