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.
This is great article, that really explains how Google Glass can be practically used in the supply chain environment...well worth a read
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.
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.
There are a couple of supply chain related topics that have been on my mind at the moment which I’m going to use in the column this week to vent about one. Omni-channel retail: It is surely common knowledge that consumers simply want an integrated, unified shopping experience.
With over 200 attendees already confirmed for the event, eft is releasing a copy of the attendee list to provide insight on this year’s gathering of executives and demonstrate how the attendance level has increased year on year.
HP and eft surveyed over 200 transport and logistics IT executives, manufacturers and solution providers in the industry to provide insight into future IT investment trends, the strategic role of the CIO and the level of technological innovation in the industry. The complimentary report can be downloaded here.
This week I wanted to highlight our columnists as 3 of them have new and insightful entries to share. Vivek Sood examines the five stages of outsourcing and provides ‘Four Critical Lessons From the Leaders Who Outsource Well’.
With the global economy seeming to be in better shape than for many years, it would seem a good point at which to examine prospects for the global logistics industry. Economics and logistics output are, of course, inextricably linked.
There is some good and insightful information in this article. Well worth a read.
Internet Retailer - E-Retailers/Top 500 Chinese E-Retailers - Amazon China builds its own delivery network
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
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...
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 ...
Taken from the upcoming Annual Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chain Report (being released next week) this concise data analysis details the main hi-tech supply chain priorities for 2014. eft research director, Sophie Farrow, commented “Poor communication across multiple organisational silos, divisive returns management iss
As it is Valentine’s Day tomorrow, our gift to you is a bouquet full of supply chain content. There are some interesting short videos from the European Head of APL Logistics about diversity in the workplace and commoditization of logistics services and a re-cap of the relatively recent European 3PL Summit and CSCO Forum.
I had planned to write about the favourable economic indicators that have been reported in many areas of the world in this week’s column. Just as I was finishing my research out popped the January ISM Manufacturing figures (http://www.cnbc.com/id/101384666) showing that U.S.