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What does the next phase of the economic cycle hold for the logistics industry?
In his keynote speech at Global Distribution Strategy conference, October 6-7, 2009, Brussels, Ti’s Chief Executive, John Manners-Bell, will talk about prospects for the logistics industry. In his speech he outlines three scenarios for the market: ‘golden’, ‘difficult but manageable’ and ‘meltdown’. Download Now ».
Nearshoring is a valuable part of a company's logistics strategy
In these fast moving times, it is vital to stop and think critically not just about the ideas of the moment, but also about important long term trends. One of the biggest debates revolves around the future of 'offshoring' of production, the trend which has driven the global supply chain industry over the past decade. 'Nearshoring' has become an important countertrend, due to factors such as supply chain risk and the cost of fuel. Download Now ».
Where's the best location for your European distribution centre?
In the latest feature discussing the key topics which will be addressed at the Global Distribution Strategies Conference, 6-7 October 2009, in Brussels, Jef van Doorslaer of real estate company Cushman & Wakefield shares some insights on the state of the European logistics property market. Download Now ».
The European road freight market's in a mess - but it could be worse
In the first of a series of weekly features examining timely issues which will be discussed in more detail at TI's upcoming Global Distribution Strategies 2009 Conference in Brussels in October, John Manners-Bell looks at the impact which the recession is having on the European road freight market. Download Now ».
Special Feature: The Collaboration Conundrum
The technology powering social networking sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn is about to revolutionise supply chains. Ahead of his keynote presentation at Global Distribution Strategies Conference 2009, supply chain technology pioneer Ken Lyon explains how. Download Now ».
Integrated logistics in China - overcoming the challenges
While the Chinese market is not new to global 3PLs, providing shippers with integrated contract logistics and value-added services within that country remains a challenge even for those with sophisticated networks and resources. However, as explained by a senior executive from Penske Logistics, there are also opportunities for 3PLs to overcome the hurdles. Download Now ».
Exploring the Trans-Eurasian option
A container block train operated by Trans Eurasia Logistics (TEL), a joint venture between German rail operator Deutsche Bahn and Russian railway company RZD, is currently en route from Hamburg, northern Germany, to China, and due to arrive in Beijing and Shanghai in late November. It is the first commercial container train eastbound in that approximately 10,000km trade lane and will provide shippers with a viable alternative to ocean freight. Download Now ».
Asia Pacific Logistics Survey 2008
A whitepaper discussing the trends and developments highlighted by a major new survey on the Asia Pacific transport and logistics markets Download Now ».
Global Distribution Strategies - Asia Pacific sponsor Somero looks at raising flooring standards around the globe
Leading manufacturer of technologically advanced concrete leveling, contouring and placing equipment, Somero, has published a new case study which looks at the importance of constructing industrial warehousing with consistent flooring standards. Visit them at the forthcoming Global Distribution Strategies Asia Pacific conference to learn more about raising flooring standards around the globe. Download Now ».
Real time supply chain visibility - increasing for shippers and 3PLs
The last few years have seen rapid developments in real time supply chain visibility, with the main beneficiaries being high volume shippers, 3PLs and freight forwarders. Ti interviewed two US-based technology company executives, John Urban, President of GT Nexus, and Larry Trebesch, General Manager, China, at Savi Networks. They will both be speaking at Ti’s conference 'Global Distribution Strategies - Asia Pacific 2008'. Download Now ».