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Yes, You Can Predict Supply-Chain Disasters - HBR

Yes, You Can Predict Supply-Chain Disasters - HBR | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it

The disruptions to everything from gasoline supplies to the deliveries of merchandise for the holiday shopping season caused by Hurricane Sandy have demonstrated that our ability to forecast weather events has outpaced our ability to forecast supply-chain disasters. If we can forecast a superstorm, we should be able to predict events that could disrupt supply chains and mitigate their impact.

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August 2014 Executive's Edge: From Tompkins International

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Social Media Solving Your Supply Chain Problems | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence

Social Media Solving Your Supply Chain Problems | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
Interview by James A Cook Social media can help break down organizational silos and solve supply chain problems, argues consultant Tony Martins. He's successfully put that idea to the test with his "hive" model of communication Social media has changed the way people across the globe communicate with one another.
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Netherlands Prepares for Self-Driving Trucks Within Five Years | Transport Topics Online

Netherlands Prepares for Self-Driving Trucks Within Five Years | Transport Topics Online | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
The Netherlands is reviewing traffic laws to make large-scale testing of self-driving trucks on public roads possible, Reuters reported.
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Interesting Observations About the Future of 3PLs and the Retail Industry | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence

Interesting Observations About the Future of 3PLs and the Retail Industry | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
I had some interesting discussions yesterday in London, both at a workshop looking at the 19th Annual 3PL Study (please complete the study survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3PLStudy-E4T) which is put together by John Langley from Penn State, Capgemini, Korn Ferry, Penske Logistics and eft.
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How will supply chains change in 2014? | DHL Supply Chain Matters

How will supply chains change in 2014? | DHL Supply Chain Matters | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
change, look ahead, 2014, predictions, ideas, innovation
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What Supply Chain Means to Me? #SC4ME

What Supply Chain Means to Me? #SC4ME | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it

April 10th, 2014 is Supply Chain Day.  And to celebrate, eft is posting a daily quote on what supply chain means to individuals within the industry.  Given my primary research focus i...

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Amazon will not Make Kiva Systems Available to General

Amazon will not Make Kiva Systems Available to General | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
Supply Chain News: Amazon will not Make Kiva Systems Available to General ...

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Amazon is a 3PL....even in China, or maybe that should be especially in China

Amazon is a 3PL....even in China, or maybe that should be especially in China | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
Internet Retailer - E-Retailers/Top 500 Chinese E-Retailers - Amazon China builds its own delivery network
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I have long advocated to many logistics CEO's I get to meet, that they need to see Amazon as a logistics competitor. This article neatly supports this view. They have warehouses, they have delivery drivers and they have the advanced supply chain technology to provide forecasting and inventory information to their retail clients.

In the US/Europe they may still use third parties for transportation, but this will change - its only the pace and scope of change which is unknown

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New blog post: Weekly Update and Musings on Amazon (again)

New blog post: Weekly Update and Musings on Amazon (again) | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
Hi, Where did this week go?! Wow. Talk about zipping by.... I'm continuing along with the healthcare report and will have a draft ready for team review next Friday. Publication date is set for Apri...

Via Cathy Roberson
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How Important is S&OP in Your Supply Chain? | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence

How Important is S&OP in Your Supply Chain? | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it

eft is conducting a survey to understand how important S&OP is and the benefits that might be gained through its use. Fill it out now and receive all of eft’s latest research. - See more at: http://www.eft.com/general-supply-chain/how-important-sop-your-supply-chain#sthash.BFYcww7P.dpuf

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Panalpina sharpens its axe as logistics operations sap strength from profits - The Loadstar

Panalpina sharpens its axe as logistics operations sap strength from profits - The Loadstar | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
Swiss forwarder Panalpina World Transport has identified 15 of its 75 global logistics sites which it says are responsible for most of the losses in its profit-sapping logistics division.
Reporting 2013 financial results yesterday, chief executive Peter Ulber said some sites would be the focus of turnaround efforts and some would be closed.
Asked about the timing, he said: “Contractually, the exit of the road activities is easier, because we subcontract, but ...Read the full article...
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Robot ships designed by Rolls-Royce

Robot ships designed by Rolls-Royce | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it

Unmanned cargo ships could become a reality on our oceans within the decade, according to manufacturer Rolls-Royce.

The firm has been showing off the designs for its concept crewless ships.

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I know this has been reported for a while now, but an interesting update nonetheless

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eft Newsletter 27th February 2014 | EyeforTransport

eft Newsletter 27th February 2014 | EyeforTransport | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
This week we have some musings from myself about the retail industry, including some personal advice of an acquisition target for Amazon. Vivek Sood has written a great thought piece on how to rise to the CEO position and ...
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3D Printing: Hype or Opportunity? | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence

3D Printing: Hype or Opportunity? | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
Featuring first hand insight from industry thought leaders (including HP, DHL and Jan de Rijk), an engaging video interview and an analysis of eft’s recent 3D printing survey results (conducted with over 250 senior supply chain and logistics executives) the resource pack aims to document where the industry current viewpoint on this disruptive
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Denmark Shipping Company, Maersk, Using 3D Printing to Fabricate Spare Parts on Ships

Denmark Shipping Company, Maersk, Using 3D Printing to Fabricate Spare Parts on Ships | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
Back in April the United States Navy revealed that they had installed a 3D printer aboard one of their ships, the USS Essex. This news was somewhat expected as
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A Rare Peek Inside Amazon’s Massive Wish-Fulfilling Machine | Business | WIRED

A Rare Peek Inside Amazon’s Massive Wish-Fulfilling Machine | Business | WIRED | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
Through the engineering of its fulfillment centers, Amazon has built the world's most nimble infrastructure for the transfer of things. We step inside to see how the formidable system works.
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Rajiv Aserkar's curator insight, June 21, 6:40 AM

This is a glimpse into future of Supply Chain Management.

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Deutsche Post DHL | May 20, 2014: Global E-Tailing 2025 - E-commerce and logistics globally set for growth

Deutsche Post DHL | May 20, 2014: Global E-Tailing 2025 - E-commerce and logistics globally set for growth | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
It is the first global scenario study on cross-border online commerce and its implications for the logistics industry.
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The benefits of Google Glass to your Supply Chain | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence

The benefits of Google Glass to your Supply Chain | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
Google Glass has been out “in the wild” for a little over a year and with the number of units still only in the tens of thousands Google Glass has captured the imaginations, and stoked the fears, of many.  In fact, a recent study found that nearly half of Americans recognize Google Glass when they see it.
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This is great article, that really explains how Google Glass can be practically used in the supply chain environment...well worth a read

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Alibaba to Spend $692 Million to Partner With Intime Retail

Alibaba to Spend $692 Million to Partner With Intime Retail | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. will invest about $692 million in Intime Retail Group Co., an owner of department stores and supermarkets, as China’s biggest e- commerce operator integrates online and offline shopping.

Via Tim Sensenig, Cathy Roberson
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I have previously mentioned why I think it is imperative that pure-play ecommerce retailers get a physical 'bricks and mortar' presence (see http://www.eft.com/column/why-every-retailer-needs-be-fully-omnichannel-which-includes-having-bricks-mortar-stores

 

This news from China from Alibaba is exactly the correct strategy that is needed. How long until a similar announcement from Amazon in the USA or Europe?

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Walgreens’ Supply Chain Mission and A Look at Logistics-Customer Relationships – complimentary webinars | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence

Walgreens’ Supply Chain Mission and A Look at Logistics-Customer Relationships – complimentary webinars | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it

Today at 12.00pm EST. Hear from the SVP Supply Chain of Walgreens

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Today at 12.00pm EST. Hear from the SVP Supply Chain of Reuben Sloane

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US factory output in February rebound

US factory output in February rebound | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it

US factory output rebounded in February, helped by a recovery in car and consumer goods manufacturing.

Output rose by 0.8%, from January - the biggest gain since August last year.

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Ukraine, Cybersecurity, Winter Weather - How it Affects Logistics & Supply Chain; S&OP Survey; Walgreens Supply Chain Update; Two New Webinars and One 3PL Video

Ukraine, Cybersecurity, Winter Weather - How it Affects Logistics & Supply Chain; S&OP Survey; Walgreens Supply Chain Update; Two New Webinars and One 3PL Video | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
My mission today was to use a word in my opening remarks that I have never written or said before (my colleagues at eft would say it should be ‘I’m sorry’ or ‘yes, I was wrong’).
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How will the situation in Ukraine affect the supply chain & logistics industry? | EyeforTransport

How will the situation in Ukraine affect the supply chain & logistics industry? | EyeforTransport | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
Much has been written about the current situation in Ukraine.  But, how will this affect companies doing business in Russia/Ukraine?  As of March 7th, there are as many questions as answers.
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Omni-Channel Retailing, Keeping Pace With Customer Demands | EyeforTransport

Omni-Channel Retailing, Keeping Pace With Customer Demands | EyeforTransport | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it

eft is releasing a package of omni-channel supply chain analysis, presentations, Q+As and industry research that it has conducted over the past several months to provide unparalleled insight into how major players in this space are tackling the challenge.

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The Evolution of Automation | EyeforTransport

The Evolution of Automation | EyeforTransport | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
The logistics industry is fertile ground for the effective application of new technology and automation.
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