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A year of innovation ahead in the supply chain and logistics industry

A year of innovation ahead in the supply chain and logistics industry | Transport & Logistics | Scoop.it

"2015 will see an increased focus on innovation by supply chain and logistics companies as the pace of change in the industry accelerates. This is according to Prof. John Manners-Bell, CEO of leading research company Ti. These innovations will range from those affecting particular sector niches and logistics functions to those which have the power to transform the entire industry. "

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Barbara Cloude's curator insight, January 6, 2015 10:27 AM

Article très intéressant qui évoque une piste pour innover sur le marché de la logistique du dernier kilomètre, en appliquant la même recette qu'Uber sur celui des taxis : grâce aux smartphones, faire le lien entre un besoin de transport d'un colis d'un endroit à un un autre, et une place libre dans un véhicule à proximité qui va dans cette même direction.

 

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Urban Outfitters selects TXT Integrated Retail Planning solution

Urban Outfitters selects TXT Integrated Retail Planning solution | Transport & Logistics | Scoop.it

"Innovative specialty retailer, Urban Outfitters, Inc. has selected TXT MAPLE LAKE to support end-to-end retail planning across regions, brands and channels, from strategy through to assortment execution. Urban Outfitters Inc. sells women's and men’s clothing, accessories and home furnishings in nearly 500 stores, e-commerce and wholesale channels under the Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, Terrain, and BHLDN brands globally. "

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CMA CGM, CSCL and UASC form "Ocean Three"

CMA CGM, CSCL and UASC form "Ocean Three" | Transport & Logistics | Scoop.it

"The French line CMA CGM has announced that it has signed three agreements with China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) and the United Arab Shipping Company (UASC).

 

Under the name of "Ocean Three", the agreements concern the Asia–Europe, Asia–Mediterranean, transpacific and Asia–US east coast trades. They are a combination of vessel-sharing, slot-exchange and slot-charter agreements.

 

The service offerings are as follows:

On the Asia–Europe trade: four weekly services, which complete two existing options, thereby offering six departures a week.

On the Asia–Mediterranean trade: four weekly services, two to the Mediterranean, one to the Adriatic and one to the Black Sea, the only one on this market.

On the Transpacific trade: four weekly services to California and one service to the Pacific Northwest (United States and Canada).

On the Asia–US east coast trade: one service via the Suez Canal and one service dedicated to the Gulf of Mexico."

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5 New Year's Resolutions for Supply Chain Executives

5 New Year's Resolutions for Supply Chain Executives | Transport & Logistics | Scoop.it
"Coming up with New Year’s resolutions is a popular tradition in many parts of the world. Usually, the focus is on improving our personal lives, such as losing weight, quitting smoking, or spending more time with our family and friends. But what about resolutions to help us improve at work?

If you’re a supply chain or logistics executive and you’re looking for ways to improve as a leader this year, here are my five recommendations"

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Asia Pacific's logistics market transforming, suggests new report

Asia Pacific's logistics market transforming, suggests new report | Transport & Logistics | Scoop.it

"Asia Pacific's logistics industry continues to develop at a fast rate despite the economic weakness of its two largest trade partners – the EU and the US. Ti's latest report, Asia Pacific Transport & Logistics 2013, suggests that shifting trade lanes, the growth of the ASEAN community and intra-regional trade have prompted a transformation of the region's logistics market and significant investment by logistics providers."

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State of the Industry: Steady as she goes, MHI says

At the annual State of the Industry press conference, MHI predicts slow but steady growth in 2013 and 2014. MHI also announces co-location of supply chain event at Modex.

The materials handling industry is expected to grow at a slower clip in 2013 and 2014, but continue to grow. Meanwhile, Supply Chain & Transportation USA will co-locate with Modex at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center in March 2014. Those were two of the announcements at MHI’s annual State of the Industry press conference on Tuesday at ProMat.

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SITL Logistics Solutions 2013 to highlight supply chain collaboration

SITL Logistics Solutions 2013 to highlight supply chain collaboration | Transport & Logistics | Scoop.it

"SITL Logistics Solutions will bring together transport and logistics specialists from 26 to 28 March 2013 in Paris Nord Villepinte, near Paris (France). The trade show’s theme will be Working together to win over the markets of today, with conferences and award ceremonies focusing on a range of themes including real estate, the maritime industry, rail freight and innovation. 

Alain Bagnaud is the Managing Director of the Transport, Tourism & Communication Division at Reed Expositions France, which organises SITL Logistics Solutions. Alain Bagnaud explains, "The current, complex economic, social and environmental transformations require new approaches and solutions within logistics organisations. The changes encourage collaboration between the links in the logistics chain in order to optimise both competitiveness and operational flexibility.""

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Smart supply chains for smart phones

"How do you develop a cost effective supply chain while at the same time providing unique value to customers? That is the question that will be addressed by Nokia’s senior vice president, smart devices supply chain, Kari Kulojärvi, at the Extended Supply Chain conference which takes place in London in March.

Kulojärvi will also consider how to overcome the challenges facing supply chain operations within the global smart phone sector."

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Does Your 3PL Provide ‘Golden Rule’ Customer Service?

Does Your 3PL Provide ‘Golden Rule’ Customer Service? | Transport & Logistics | Scoop.it

"Outsourcing logistics can be hectic and stressful, especially if you deal with a provider more interested in the next shipment than the one en route right now.

Imagine a third-party logistics provider (3PL) that does whatever it takes to fix shipping problems, believes there is no such thing as “just a transaction,” and whose drivers smile when they make deliveries and are happy to go the extra mile for your customers. Imagine a company that believes every delivery involves a shipper and a receiver— and a chance to build a trusting relationship."

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Shipping recognised in New Year Honours

Shipping recognised in New Year Honours | Transport & Logistics | Scoop.it

Britain’s shipping industry is rounding off a good year in which it managed to perform well during a tough economic climate with several mentions in the 2013 New Year Honours list.
Helen Deeble, chief executive of P&O Ferries and current president of the UK Chamber of Shipping, has been made a CBE.
Deeble is the first woman to be elected president of the chamber which is enjoying a resurgence right now, with membership growing and some considerable successes on behalf of British shipping being achieved.

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Hauliers heading for growth?

Hauliers heading for growth? | Transport & Logistics | Scoop.it

A new haulage market report which looks into the financial performance of the UK’s largest 1,000 operators, has found that average growth could be as high as 7%.
However the Plimsoll Portfolio Analysis – Road Haulage concludes that this is by no means widespread, as this successful growth is being driven by a just quarter of the industry – an elite band of 241 companies. 

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SITL Logistics Solutions 2013 to highlight supply-chain collaboration

SITL Logistics Solutions will bring together transport and logistics specialists from 26 to 28 March 2013 in Paris Nord Villepinte, near Paris (France). The trade show’s theme will be Working together to win over the markets of today, with conferences and award ceremonies focusing on a range of themes including real estate, the maritime industry, rail freight and innovation.

SITL Logistics Solutions will bring together transport and logistics specialists from 26 to 28 March 2013 in Paris Nord Villepinte, near Paris (France). The trade show’s theme will be Working together to win over the markets of today, with conferences and award ceremonies focusing on a range of themes including real estate, the maritime industry, rail freight and innovation.

Alain Bagnaud is the Managing Director of the Transport, Tourism & Communication Division at Reed Expositions France, which organises SITL Logistics Solutions. Alain Bagnaud explains, "The current, complex economic, social and environmental transformations require new approaches and solutions within logistics organisations. The changes encourage collaboration between the links in the logistics chain in order to optimise both competitiveness and operational flexibility."

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Are you ready for extreme collaboration?

Are you ready for extreme collaboration? | Transport & Logistics | Scoop.it
If you thought you were doing well on collaboration, think again. We have now entered the age of extreme collaboration.
Effective collaboration in the supply chain is hardly a trivial thing – bringing new levels of confidence and trust to business relations.
But, extreme collaboration (XC) is to collaboration what bungee jumping is to a walk in the park.
The concept has its genesis in the ICT function, and, according to Gartner: “XC is enabled by combining four nexus forces into a pattern that can dramatically innovate the way people behave, communicate, work together and maintain relationships — often across wide organisational and geographic boundaries — to collectively deliver breakthrough process performance.”"
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Transport Next Generation show, 31 March to 02 April 2015, Paris

"A new development at SITL Paris 2015, previewed by Alain Bagnaud, Director of Reed Exhibitions Transport & Logistics.

How would you describe the positioning of Transport Next Generation? What is distinctive about it and what added value does it provide?
AB: The aim of Transport Next Generation is to be an international event which responds the expectations of supply chain directors in industry and retailing. This new exhibition brings together, in a single space, the innovative transport equipment in all modes which work to achieve the most effective transport performance for industry and retailers. As such, Transport Next Generation addresses the link between shipper and transporter. Fundamentally multimodal, it touches the five main transport segments: road, rail, maritime, river and combined transport to which can be added two specific universes: urban and temperature controlled.
The programme for Transport Next Generation is based around a Steering Committee which, besides including our usual SITL partners, also has the participation of the Fédération Française de la Carrosserie (FFC), the Association Française du Gaz Naturel pour Véhicules (AFGNV) and TLF’s “Industrial Vehicle Rental” trade council.
What solutions does Transport Next Generation provide?"
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5 Key Business Drivers for Labeling in a Global Supply Chain

5 Key Business Drivers for Labeling in a Global Supply Chain | Transport & Logistics | Scoop.it

"In  today’s fast-paced global economy, it’s critical to identify, understand and measure how certain business drivers impact your supply chain and your company’s business growth. To do so, you must consider the critical role that labeling plays in meeting the demands of key business drivers. These drivers can have a significant influence on the performance and overall success of your business. "

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VIP Business Tour alongside SITL 2014

VIP Business Tour alongside SITL 2014 | Transport & Logistics | Scoop.it

"On 3 and 4 April 2014, the Paris Region Economic Development Agency and its partners Reed Exhibitions, Hubstart Paris Region and CG92 took more than 40 participants at SITL on tours of the region’s technical sites.

These tours allowed the French and international logistics professionals, tasked with identifying new business opportunities at the SITL, to get a view of the innovations being unfolded in the Paris Region in order to reinforce the efficiency of this worldwide logistics hub:

  • Visit of the Grand Roissy exchanges international hub, a multimodal territory at the cutting edge of logistics innovation. This visit showcased the innovations of global logistics leaders like Raja and Eurodep geared towards adapting to the tremendous upsurge in the development of e-commerce which calls for increased productivity (compactness and performance of sorting solutions, automatic order picking, reduced noise and electricity consumption, etc.).
  • Guided visit of Port de Gennevilliers in Hauts-de-Seine which demonstrated the implementation and the strategic challenges of waterway logistics in major metropolitan cities."
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Europe's post offices ramp up e-commerce service offerings

Europe's post offices ramp up e-commerce service offerings | Transport & Logistics | Scoop.it

"Many of Europe's post offices are struggling due to varying degrees of privatisation and declining mail volume. As such, many are reinventing themselves, particularly as online retailing continues to grow and demand for parcel delivery solutions, e-fulfilment services and cross-border European solutions increases.

The UK's Royal Mail is a classic example. In the midst of its privatisation process, it saw letter volumes decline 9% in 2012. However, its parcel subsidiary, Parcel Force, accounted for half of the group's revenue. As a result, the Royal Mail announced plans to invest £75m in Parcel Force's network, including a new parcel processing centre in Chorley, new depots in Cornwall and Hampshire, and the expansion or relocation of nine further depots over the next four years. Parcel Force's IT will also be upgraded, replacing existing legacy systems."

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Why join the SITL Events community?

Why join the SITL Events community? | Transport & Logistics | Scoop.it
1) To develop your professional network and exchanges about your job and sector
2) To stay informed about your sector’s latest news throughout the year
3) To ask questions about the show



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Does Europe want Germany to run all its railways?

Does Europe want Germany to run all its railways? | Transport & Logistics | Scoop.it
The European Commission has produced a 4th Railway Package designed, once and for all after 20 years of trying, to introduce the single market and liberalisation to Europe’s railways to achieve  growth, cost reductions, competition and better service quality. Having consulted widely, the draft Directive was approved by the College of Commissioners on 9 January 2013.

Then along goes Dr Grube, Chairman of DB, to Angela Merkel in the German Chancellery, and demands that Merkel gets the draft withdrawn unless the clauses on restructuring of the railways are removed.

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Managing a Customer-Driven Supply Chain

"When it comes to customer service, shippers want their carriers and 3PLs to provide the complete package.

In today’s complex supply chain environment, customer service between shippers and their logistics providers means more than just a friendly voice on the line when something goes wrong. It is more than the ability to track a shipment or expedite a delivery. Today, shippers expect their logistics providers to take a “cradle-to-grave” approach to customer service, providing insight, strategic guidance, and a wide range of capabilities from the very beginning to the very end of the supply chain. From transportation of inbound raw materials to vendor management to outbound deliveries and everything in between, shippers depend on their providers to execute flawlessly, while acting as an extension of their company."

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Online Christmas puts focus on delivery

Online Christmas puts focus on delivery | Transport & Logistics | Scoop.it

"The shift in shopping from the high street to online is highlighted in the Christmas figures from retailers and analysts and has put the focus firmly on delivery quality with one UK newspaper suggesting that 225,000 parcels a day failed to arrive as promised during the festive period.

Both credit agency Experian and accountancy firm BDO reported a 30 per cent rise on online sales in the run-up to Christmas. And Boxing Day hit a new record for online sales with 113 million visits to retail web sites – up 17 per cent on the year before, said Experian."

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Glimmer of hope for key Asia-Europe rates

Glimmer of hope for key Asia-Europe rates | Transport & Logistics | Scoop.it

Prospects for the Asia-Europe container trades are looking more promising after a challenging period, a new analysis concludes, although the outlook for other routes is less encouraging.
According to the January edition of our sister publication Containerisation International’s data hub Freight Forecaster, the likely effect of supply and demand on future freight rates covering the key Asia to Europe trade lanes in 2013 is positive.
However, other European routes may suffer from poor vessel utilisation.

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Global Logistic Properties signs lease agreement with Tesco in China

"Global Logistic Properties Limited (GLP) announced that it has leased approximately 10,400 sq m to Tesco, one of the world's largest supermarket chains, at GLP Park Jiashan, Zhejiang Province in Eastern China.

This marks the first direct leasing agreement between Tesco and GLP China. Tesco also operates in another GLP property in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province through a contract with a third party logistics provider."

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China Merchants expands foothold in East Africa

China Merchants expands foothold in East Africa | Transport & Logistics | Scoop.it

"China Merchants Holdings (International) has purchased shares in the port of Djibouti from the local authorities for US$185 million, expanding its foothold at the mouth of the Red Sea.
The move has fuelled speculation that the Chinese state-owned port operator will target terminal interests in the Europe and the US. "

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Supply vs Demand - improving your supply chain and logistics ...

"GCC economy has remained resilient given the global economic crisis. Held under the patronage of Dubai Chamber of Commerce, the 2nd Annual Supply Chain Strategy Summit addresses how strategies for supply chain can play a pivotal role in international trade to enhance profitability in the global market.
Sales figures in the busiest time of the year sees a major rise in retail and FMCG markets.
The supply chain is tested to meet demands of Christmas shoppers.
According to FedEx Corp. it is expecting to see 70 million shipments in and out of the EMEA region, up 10% from 2011. "
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