eft Newsletter 17th April 2014

S&OP Survey Analysed; Electronics Supply Chain Comes to Amsterdam; JB Hunt Results; 3PLs and CSCOs to Meet in Chicago

I think it’s about time to mention a couple of upcoming events that you may be interested in (and that also help provide the finance to keep eft providing complimentary news and research for the industry...)

Firstly, if you are involved in supply chain within the European hi-tech and electronics industry, then there is an unmissable event that specifically caters for you….the imaginatively named ‘8th High-Tech and Electronics European Supply Chain Summit’. This event takes place in Amsterdam on May 21-22 and some complimentary passes worth €1995 for qualified supply chain executives are still available. Over 100 senior supply chain leaders will be present at this event, in addition to many of the leading logistics providers and supply chain technology vendors who serve this market – you can view the current attendee list here

In North America, on June 11-13, over 600 executives will be in Chicago once again at the 12th 3PL Summit and CSCO Forum. As the name of these 2 events suggest, they bring together many CEOs of the leading 3PLs and the top supply chain executives of leading manufacturers and retailers. The current attendee list, agenda and speaker list clearly explain the benefits in attending, so please take a look. It is most likely that someone in your organization will benefit from attending. Again there are some complimentary passes for qualified manufacturers and retailers available worth $2995, plus discounts for female executives to attend in our bid to increase the participation of women in these type of high-level industry gatherings.

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New This Week: 

ASOS’ Not So Secret Weapon to Success – Its Supply Chain 
The retail industry has indeed undergone vast changes over the years – the catalog, big box retailing and the internet – to name a few. 

Updated 3PL Summit Brochure – Newest Speakers, Attendees, Sessions 
eft has recently re-launched the brochure for the 12th 3PL Summit in light of the addition of several new key additions that have occurred in the program since it was last released. 

With Office for iPad, Microsoft Opens Up Not to Expose Vulnerability 
For the first time ever, Microsoft has put its most popular productivity suite onto Apple’s iPad 

DHL expands partnership with IDEXX Laboratories
DHL ensures safe, express delivery of IDEXX customers' time sensitive test results in minimal time 

Varner Retail Expands Cooperation with DB Schenker Logistics 
Varner Retail will expand its cooperation with DB Schenker effective 1 April 2014. The new contract means that Varner Group shops in Norway move all store distribution to DB Schenker. 

J. B. Hunt Reports Results For The First Quarter 2014 
J. B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. announced first quarter 2014 net earnings of $68.7 million vs. first quarter 2013 net earnings of $73.3 million 

Analysing eft’s First S&OP Survey: Part 1, How We’re Faring on the Journey 
eft partnered with Hughenden consulting and surveyed 100 shippers to create a three-part article on S&OP as part of an ebook. Here is the first part ‘The journey of S&OP’ 

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