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  • Thriving in a World of Commoditized Logistics

    Sep 7, 2016

    Despite ongoing pressures to serve their customers at the lowest possible price point, logistics service providers have a great opportunity to deliver high-value, customer-centric services while maintaining profitability in a commoditizing industry.

  • Use Global TMS Technology to Connect Your Supply Chain

    Sep 7, 2016

    In a world so tied together by technology, why is it that only 35% of shippers use a transportation management system (TMS)?

  • Does the Fate of the Supply Chain Industry Rest in the Hands of Millennials?

    Sep 6, 2016

    Every day, more than 12,000 Millennials become adults. This is an impressive number until you remember that the demographic is currently estimated at being comprised of over 80 million people, according to the U.S Bureau statistics.

  • Royal Mail and Missing People, and Amazon Prime Air

    Sep 5, 2016

    Royal Mail has partnered with UK charity Missing People. Royal Mail's Community Investment Manager, Gary Grange, joins me to explain how the partnership works. We cover:

  • Where are the Cold Chain Logistics Opportunities?

    Aug 31, 2016

    Global demand for cold chain logistics continues to grow as urbanization expands and government regulations tighten.

  • Summer bring slow economic numbers

    Aug 24, 2016

    Dog days of summer bring slow economic numbers

  • Supply Chain Link Up With IoT

    Aug 18, 2016

    The supply chain may be going global, but for many companies, it remains more opaque than ever. Enter: the Internet of Things.

  • Amazon’s Air Freight Aspirations

    Aug 17, 2016

    “…it would be a daunting task requiring tens of billions in capital and years to build sufficient scale and density to replicate existing networks like FedEx.” – President of FedEx Services

  • What Going Digital Can Mean for Your Warehouse Operation

    Aug 15, 2016

    As technology evolves so do material handling operations across the board. In a warehouse setting, going out with the old and in with the new can yield and foster rewards that would not be attainable otherwise. There are many benefits to going digital and revamping your warehouse operation. Here are several bi-products of digitally accelerating any warehouse operation:

  • Do Not Tolerate a Passive Approach to Selling

    Aug 10, 2016

    Q & A with Jason Burns, Partner and Business and Development Manager, QCS Logistics By Andrea Obston, CLDA Director of Public Relations

  • Opportunities to Deliver a Seamless Omni-Channel Experience Danny Halim, Vice President, Industry Strategy, JDA

    Aug 9, 2016

    The advent of online retailing has created a new wave of opportunities and competition for third-party logistics companies (3PLs). According to PWC, three-quarters of retail sales growth has occurred through online channels since the year 2000. The retail landscape now sees goods constantly move between retail stores, fulfilment centres, and consumers.

  • Postal Hub Podcast- Self-Driving Trucks

    Aug 3, 2016

    How will self-driving trucks change the transport and logistics sector?

  • 3PL and Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum Europe 2016

    Jul 6, 2016

    GateHouse Logistics showcasing ghTrack in Venlo, Netherlands, this fall

  • Transform Your Supply Chain For Omnichannel

    Jun 30, 2016

    We are in the early stages of a global supply chain revolution. Omnichannel and the Amazon Effect. Internet of Things. Platform Businesses.

  • How will the Brexit decision affect supply chains?

    Jun 29, 2016

    In a vote that has rocked the world, the UK has decided to leave the European Union. The recent aftermath of this decision has been brutal for the British Pound and the uncertainty of what it all means has folks wondering what will happen next.

  • Give drivers more freedom to plan

    Jun 29, 2016

    Carriers send their drivers out on the road with a set of strict transport orders. Transport planners specify exactly which route the driver is to take. But is that really so smart? With traffic being so uncertain, who is in the best position to make the best decisions: the planner at his desk or the driver behind the wheel?

  • Millennials, Politics, And Direct Mail- Plus Australia Post's Joint Venture With Aramex

    Jun 14, 2016

    The US Postal Service recently released a report into how direct mail can be used to target millennial voters. Joining me to discuss this in depth is Brian G Denneny, the US Postal Service’s Executive Director of Sales.

  • The key ingredients for 3PL success

    Jun 14, 2016

    The new customer-centric business environment requires supply chains to be resilient enough to respond quickly and easily according to demand whilst maintaining vital profitability. Indeed, organisations are now required to step-up and maintain their competitive edge by treating customers as strategic partners in order to keep up with the tech-savvy consumer.

  • Big And Smart Data Are The New Gold

    Jun 14, 2016

    I witnessed the power of Big Data for the first time at NK Speed Docking. Analysis of on-board computer data for 30,000 logistics journeys showed that one in five lorries on the road could be eliminated if the unpredictability of loading and offloading times was addressed.

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    The Relationship Between Innovation in the 3PL Industry and Collaboration Revealed

    Jun 14, 2016

    The commoditization of logistics has been an ongoing pain-point for 3PLs for the better part of the last decade.

  • More Amazon Effect For Omnichannel And The Future—Systemic Inventory Rich vs. Inventory Velocity

    Jun 2, 2016

    Inventory rich is a condition enjoyed by many retailers, manufacturers, and wholesalers. Much of this is due to systemic inventory. And the condition is becoming more significant as firms deal with the differing demands of omnichannel and with the accelerating requirements of lean for supply chain stakeholders.

  • Post Office Click-And-Collect

    May 31, 2016

    Parcel lockers might be the fashionable high-tech last-mile delivery solution, but postal operators all over the world are implementing a post office click-and-collect delivery option.

  • The Use of Drones in Logistics

    May 31, 2016

    In our latest #WeekendSurvey Twitter survey, we asked, “Will drones be used in daily logistics services in the near future?” While there were only 18 responses, the results show a bit of hesitancy in this technology with 39% indicating yes, 39% noting that it depends on regulations and 22% saying drones will not be used in daily logistics services in the near future.

  • Outlook on U.S. Exports: Forecasting the “Perfect Storm” or Something Else?

    May 26, 2016

    Many of us are familiar with the term “perfect storm.” This cliché term implies conditions are ideal for the creation of a pending negative event. Recently, it has been used to describe the outlook for U.S. exports.

  • No Address? No Problem

    May 4, 2016

    The growth of e-commerce is skyrocketing. According to market research firm, eMarketer, e-commerce sales are estimated to reach $3.5 trillion within five years and nowhere is that growth expected to leap the fastest than in emerging markets.