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XPO to acquire Norbert Dentressangle – my thoughts from 36,000ft

XPO to acquire Norbert Dentressangle – my thoughts from 36,000ft | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
At around 10pm last night I (and hundreds of other logistics commentators I presume) were sent an email from Brad Jacobs, CEO of XPO with their latest press release which announced the purchase of one of Europe’s largest, oldest and most established Logistics Providers, Norbert Dentressangle. Before I continue, both Brad and Hervé Montjotinthe CEO of Norbert Dentressangle will be speaking at the 13th 3PL Summit and CSCO Forum in Chicago on June 16-18 (www.3plsummit.com) – come and join all of us there.This news release took me by great surprise….so much so that I fee
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Inside Amazon's heavy-duty fulfillment center: A 'perfect symbiosis' of robots and humans - GeekWire

Inside Amazon's heavy-duty fulfillment center: A 'perfect symbiosis' of robots and humans - GeekWire | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
DUPONT, Wash. — It has actually been in operation since last summer, but Amazon marked the grand opening of its 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center he
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Uber’s Latest Experiment Is Uber Cargo, A Logistics Service In Hong Kong

Uber’s Latest Experiment Is Uber Cargo, A Logistics Service In Hong Kong | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
Uber is often talked about for its potential to develop a global logistics service, and it is literally stepping into the logistics space after launching a..
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TV news coverage of the announcement that the European CSCO Forum and 3PL Summit will be in Venlo, Netherlands in 2015

TV news coverage of the announcement that the European CSCO Forum and 3PL Summit will be in Venlo, Netherlands in 2015 | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
dagelijks nieuwsprogramma
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My bits are in English, the rest is in Dutch ;0)

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Christmas shopping gets tech boost

Christmas shopping gets tech boost | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
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I think this statement has to be a retailers priority...,

 

"Stock accuracy can be as low as 50%," says Mr Sears-Black.

Older retail stock systems can't keep track of how many products are in the process of being bought, broken, lost or stolen.

"This is why the poorest performing brands have disappeared," he says. 


So companies that have great stock visibility have the best chance of thriving and those that don’t will die, but for some it may be a slow death.

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Robotization In Transport And Distribution: Will Nine Out Of Ten DCs Soon Be Obsolete? | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence

Robotization In Transport And Distribution: Will Nine Out Of Ten DCs Soon Be Obsolete? | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
  Faster, more frequent and more finely meshed With more e-commerce (soon also in business-to-business), with the rise of nano stores and with the circular economy, the flows of goods will become faster, more frequent and more fine-mazed.
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6 Threats That Can Destroy Your Supply Chain's Revenue | irms360

6 Threats That Can Destroy Your Supply Chain's Revenue | irms360 | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
Protect your company’s reputation and financials by planning for these six supply chain threats.
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Should Retailers Partner with Google to Beat Amazon? :: Logistics Viewpoints: A Blog for Logistics, Supply Chain, and 3PL Executives

Should Retailers Partner with Google to Beat Amazon? :: Logistics Viewpoints: A Blog for Logistics, Supply Chain, and 3PL Executives | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
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Watch up the clash of the Titans - Amazon, Google and Alibaba. And several smaller but highly innovative players you will soon hear about

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Drone fleet | Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Drone fleet | Supply & Demand Chain Executive | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
Google's research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered more quickly
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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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Amazon’s Dash Button Is Not a Hoax, It’s Phase One

Amazon’s Dash Button Is Not a Hoax, It’s Phase One | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
Amazon's Dash Button is the first step in automating how, when and where you shop online.
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This has been on the cards for a while - going to eventually be a big game changer for some retail operations and a boon for CPG companies wanting to increase their proportion of sales that is 'direct to consumer'.

Will make last mile capabilities even more important for logistics companies to have in their mix

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Can 'flying donkey' drones plug Africa's transport gap?

Can 'flying donkey' drones plug Africa's transport gap? | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
Africa needs to spend billions on new transport infrastructure to meet the needs of its growing economy. Could cargo drones help plug the gap?
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Innovation in transport sector! 

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Innovation in transport sector.. 

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Fomer DHL exec John Allan named as new Tesco chairman - The Loadstar

Fomer DHL exec John Allan named as new Tesco chairman - The Loadstar | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
John Allan, the former head of DHL Supply Chain has been appointed as the new chairman of UK supermarket giant Tesco
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I've had the pleasure of meeting John on a couple of occasions, and most recently in November at the eft 3PL Summit (www.3plsummit.com/eu) in Amsterdam. He is hugely experienced and knowledgeable, and an interesting choice for Tesco. Definitely a safe pair of hands with obviously immense understanding of supply chain, logistics and fulfillment which is one of the key battlegrounds for every retailer, and especially grocery retailers.

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Venlo Welcomes Important International Exhibition In 2015 | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence

Venlo Welcomes Important International Exhibition In 2015 | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
SMART Logistics Centre Venlo was responsible for generating sufficient regional support. ‘It worked,’ says board member Ron Kuypers of SMART LCV’s Acquisition, PR & Branding Department.
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What Is The Role Of Technology In Achieving Last Mile Success? | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence

What Is The Role Of Technology In Achieving Last Mile Success? | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
Barclays have recently published an interesting report, The Last Mile*, which explores the online purchasing and delivery journey.
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LTG to Discuss Electronic Remanufacturing Best Practices at the Hi-Tech & Electronic Supply Chain Summit

LTG to Discuss Electronic Remanufacturing Best Practices at the Hi-Tech & Electronic Supply Chain Summit | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 27, 2014) - LTG (Li Tong Group), one of the largest Reverse Supply Chain Management (RSCM) services providers for technology and telecom in the Asia-Pacific region, will be presenting at the Hi-Tech & Electronic Supply Chain Summit in San Francisco tomorrow. The presentation will focus on...
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eft Weekly Newsletter 25th September 2014 | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence

eft Weekly Newsletter 25th September 2014 | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
  There is so much good content in this week’s newsletter that I really don’t know where to begin…..so instead, I will just recommend that you peruse the headlines below and digest what is of interest to you, and maybe forward this newsletter on to...
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Research: 3-D printing looms large over logistics – CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly

Research: 3-D printing looms large over logistics – CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it

Logistics service providers differ in their predictions of how three-dimensional printing could affect their industry.

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This was a really interesting study. I think a lot of 3PLs are looking into the threats that 3D printing could pose for their spare and critical parts services enough

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M2M set to surpass RFID and bar-codes as a tool to gather information along the supply chain | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence

M2M set to surpass RFID and bar-codes as a tool to gather information along the supply chain | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
The “Visibility, Speed and Agility - How M2M is Redefining the Supply Chain and Transportation” report was produced in conjunction with AT&T. Nearly 350 surveys were collected from industry executives to shed light on how companies use or plan to use this technology within the supply chain.
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Introducing Project Wing - YouTube

Project Wing is a Google[x] project that is developing a delivery system that uses self-flying vehicles. As part of our research, we built a vehicle and trav...
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Is this the future of home delivery?

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NASA Working On 'Highways' For Drones

NASA Working On 'Highways' For Drones | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
With all these drones heading into the sky there's surprisingly little regulation in place for managing them.

READ MORE: Google Delivery Drones Being Tested In Australia

Well NASA has realised that as more and more people start sending their dr...
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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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