Other Columns


  • Brazil: The Road Better Taken?

    Sep 19, 2014

    Brazil’s performance in the 2014 Emerging Markets survey mirrors real life – a dividing narrative is pitching Brazil’s potential against its failure to overcome chronic problems

    Written by: Nick Bailey

  • Economy Heats Up Transport Demand

    Sep 19, 2014

    The economy continues to heat up while the temperatures cool down this fall season. Along with economic growth there is a greater demand on our nation’s transportation capacity.

    Written by: John Wagner Jr

  • The Sharing Economy Brings Anarchy To The Supply Chain

    Sep 17, 2014

    What will it mean for the supply chain if suddenly one out of every two drills is sold between consumers themselves or if three families share one lawn mower? The emergent sharing economy will fundamentally change supply chains. How are all those...

    Written by: Walther Ploos van Amstel

  • Q & A – Julie Thomas, VP, Priority Dispatch

    Sep 16, 2014

    Pharma – Delivering Peace of Mind

    Written by: Andrea Obston

  • 5 Educational Supply Chain Infographics Covering the SCM, Logistics, Transportation, Distribution and 3PLs

    Sep 15, 2014

    Adam Robinson from Cerasis oversees five examples that reveal interesting data, best practices, and tips related to the supply chain, logistics, transportation, distribution and 3PLs industries.

    Written by: Adam Robinson

  • Cleaning Big Data

    Sep 11, 2014

    eft Columnist Steve Brady gives an insight on the tools available to aggregate data from multiple sources; as well as to clean the data up

    Written by: Steve Brady

  • Has Uber over done it with Corner Store?

    Sep 10, 2014

    David Upton, Managing Director at DA Systems Ltd, comments on Uber's business model; whether it embodies a sustainable value or not, and how its revenue model works.

    Written by: David Upton

  • The Armchair Supply Chain Expert

    Sep 8, 2014

    Haley Garner, Research Director at eft rekindles his musings on supply chain through a look at the connected consumer, and the implications this might have on the supply chains they frequent from the perspective of transparency, ethics and generally...

    Written by: eft writers

  • Strategy is an Easy Game – Especially for the Good Yachtsmen and Navigators

    Sep 8, 2014

    Vivek Sood's latest column aligns some of the best practices of navigators to its respective business strategy guidances, through a very useful metaphor.

    Written by: Vivek Sood

  • Manufacturing Industry Pros Share Why Manufacturing Is Important to the Economy

    Sep 3, 2014

    "Why is a third party logistics company talking about manufacturing, you ask? It’s because, like manufacturers ourselves, we view manufacturing as vital to the economy."

    Written by: Adam Robinson

  • Web Based Transportation Management System vs Server Side TMS

    Aug 28, 2014

    The article discusses the views on the use and implementation of a web based transportation management system and the market in general and discusses the current state of the TMS marketplace and where the industry is headed.

    Written by: Adam Robinson

  • How the Bakken Oil Boom Impacts U.S. Supply Chains

    Aug 28, 2014

    Industry expert Jason Craig illustrates through the Bakken oil boom of North Dakota the impact of the oil and gas industry on freight transportation; in relation to diesel prices, driver shortage, new lanes and rail capacity.

    Written by: Jason Craig

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    Facilitating Goods Logistics In The Urban Environment

    Aug 26, 2014

    The congestion in our city centres and residential neighbourhoods is only getting worse. Increasing deliveries from web stores means more trucks and delivery vans driving around. How are we supposed to accommodate all that in the larger cities?

    Written by: Walther Ploos van Amstel

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    How to Renew Your Freight Broker Bond with Bad Credit

    Aug 26, 2014

    Lachezar Stamatov, expert in the field of surety bonds and licensing, illustrates how to get and renew your freight broker bond despite bad credit history. Why is your credit score so important to surety bonds companies?

    Written by: Lachezar Stamatov

  • 1999 vs. 2014 vs. 2025 – How Critical is Technology for the Future of Logistics?

    Aug 21, 2014

    Technology has become one of the most exciting elements of the logistics industry in recent years with tech start-ups, the app boom and mobile infrastructure. eft Research Director Haley Garner weighs in with some thoughts on tech, and its implications...

    Written by: eft writers

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    4 Great Apps That Can Help Your Fleet Management Business

    Aug 20, 2014

    Boryana Gramatikova illustrates mobile app opportunities and shares her thoughts on the 4 particularly useful ones to the logistics industry

    Written by: Boryana Gramatikova

  • How Southern African Small Businesses are Making the World Rethink the Region

    Aug 18, 2014

    After global logistics company FedEx Express acquired Supaswift businesses in southern Africa earlier this year, David Binks, President for Europe, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa, visited the region to gain an on-the-ground view of the local...

    Written by: EFT Editor

  • 5 Areas of Focus in a Long Term Logistics Strategy That a TMS Can Solve

    Aug 14, 2014

    Transportation management systems (TMS) offer tremendous benefits for shipment management, trading partner collaboration, and freight payment. But with so many products on the market, finding the right solution can be daunting.

    Written by: Adam Robinson

  • Another Acquisition in the US Transportation Market

    Aug 13, 2014

    Just days after the publication of Ti brief, North America logistics and transportation mergers & acquisitions heats up, yet another acquisition has been made. The latest acquirer, Roadrunner Transportation Systems, is not shy when it comes to...

    Written by: Cathy Morrow Roberson

  • Judging Supply Chain Improvement: Campbell Soup Case Study

    Aug 12, 2014

    Lora Cecere conducts a Q&A with Dave Biegger, SVP, Campbell Soup to understand his view on supply chain methodology as a supply chain leader

    Written by: Lora Cecere

  • Alternative Fuels and Hybrids for Fleet Owners’ Savings

    Aug 8, 2014

    Alternative fuels and hybrid drive technologies are not only a step towards sustainability – they are also a great path toward cost efficiency

    Written by: Ralitsa Golemanova

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    Logistics Contracts - A Quick Step to Help Ensure You Get Paid

    Aug 5, 2014

    The importance of getting the paperwork right cannot be overstated. Many problems and disputes arise simply because this has been overlooked.

    Written by: Alex Davey

  • Supply Chain Plays Major Role in the US Dollar Discount Retail Sector

    Aug 5, 2014

    With the discount dollar sector growing, and consolidation taking place between the big players a successful supply chain is critical to keep the shelves stocked and prices low.

    Written by: Cathy Morrow Roberson

  • Mobile Devices vs. Desktop PCs - Current Online Market Trends

    Jun 30, 2014

    In his first article for eft Nicolas Fincher compares Mobile devices and Desktop PCs across a number of different criteria from usability to social shopping.

    Written by: Nicolas Fincher

  • A Business Card Guide to the Future of Supply Chains

    Jun 23, 2014

    CH Robinson’s Elizabeth Drury looks at how different roles in the supply chain have developed in recent years and to where they might be headed in the near future.

    Written by: Elizabeth Drury