Other Columns


  • 10 things eft’s been reading this week

    Oct 5, 2018

    It’s a war out there!

    Written by: editor

  • Benefits of hiring a third-party logistics provider

    Oct 2, 2018

    Kevin Hill of Quality Scales takes a look at the advantages of working with a third party logistics (3PL) provider and what that can mean for your business

    Written by: editor

  • 10 things eft’s been reading this week

    Sep 28, 2018

    Looking into the crystal ball isn’t easy but it is increasingly critical

    Written by: editor

  • 10 things eft’s been reading this week

    Aug 24, 2018

    Out of stock? How a lack of labour is putting the brakes on growth in the logistics industry.

    Written by: editor

  • 10 things eft’s been reading this week

    Aug 17, 2018

    Does the downfall of the humble plastic straw give an indicator that major change is on the way for the supply chain?

    Written by: editor

  • Transportation Innovation 2018

    Jul 30, 2018

    What effect will autonomous technologies, such as robot technologies and autonomous vehicles, have? By Lisa Kennedy, Project Manager, Tompkins International

    Written by: editor

  • Amazon Unstoppable Even in Face of Strikes

    Jul 26, 2018

    Amazon was hit by strikes in Europe as it geared up for its critical Prime Day sales period but it seems to have had little effect on the company’s performance

    Written by: editor

  • Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll

    Jul 18, 2018

    Rhode Island has come out bottom of two separate reports into the state of the US’ infrastructure quality, both of which find much in need of improvement across the country.

    Written by: editor

  • The Influence of IoT: How it’s Transforming Global Logistics

    Jun 12, 2018

    When someone mentions the Internet of Things (IoT), people often think of smart devices, wearables, or even how your heating at home regulates itself. However, the influence of the IoT goes far beyond that. More specifically, it’s impacting the logistics world and global supply chains.

    Written by: editor

  • Making the Last Mile Work

    Jul 27, 2017

    In an environment where e-commerce continues to enjoy double digit growth, retailers require fresh solutions from their logistics partners tailored to their ever changing distribution channels. Whether you're supporting a hub and spoke system or a network of brick and mortar retail sites; your ability to adjust and adapt is critical. Quite often "speed to market" is your most important different

    Written by: Brian Surber

  • Autonomous Vehicles And The Transport Sector

    Jun 7, 2017

    My guest is Charles Edwards a management consultant at supply chain consultancy firm GRA.

    Written by: editor

  • The Week of May 22nd: 10 things eft's been reading

    May 25, 2017

    Uber freight was front and center on our radar this week. They’re going to be on-hand at the 3PL Summit in Chicago in a couple weeks time (June 14-16) along-side Otto. Just saying, might be worth checking it out.

    Written by: editor

  • Reducing Costs in Shipping with a Focus on Inbound Logistics Strategy

    Apr 20, 2017

    Shippers often forget about the possible savings through an effective inbound logistics strategy. Unfortunately, this disconnect could be costing tens of thousands of dollars and eating away at your bottom line. In addition, managing vendors and inbound logistics can feel like a lot of work for little gain, yet the possible savings by implementing an inbound logistics program can add up through th

    Written by: Adam Robinson

  • Autonomous Cars Driving Change in Automotive Manufacturing & Supply Chains

    Nov 23, 2016

    The long road to commercially available autonomous cars is almost at an end. A number of things will be changing when that happens. Chief among the changes is the way automotive manufacturers invest and sell their products.

    Written by: Kelli Saunders

  • What’s Big Data in Supply Chain & Logistics? Why Should I Be Looking at This Tech Trend?

    Nov 16, 2016

    Data reflect all the small, seemingly insignificant details of the modern world. From a review of your personal bank account spending habits to larger, more advanced processing capabilities, data evolve and expand with each passing day.

    Written by: Adam Robinson

  • Change

    Nov 16, 2016

    The American electorate shocked the country and the world with the election of Donald Trump this week. How will this affect the logistics industry?

    Written by: John Wagner Jr

  • The Economy isn't so Scary (but the transport industry is)

    Nov 3, 2016

    As mentioned in my last blog, I took part in a trade mission to Havana, Cuba. Wow, what an experience!

    Written by: John Wagner Jr

  • Insight from CSCMP

    Oct 19, 2016

    I attended the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals annual conference last week in Orlando and came away with optimism for the future

    Written by: John Wagner Jr

  • Politics aside, the economy improves

    Aug 4, 2016

    Another week and another political convention. As for the economy there is probably too much emphasis placed on the role of the President.

    Written by: John Wagner Jr

  • If Steve Jobs Owned a 3PL

    Aug 2, 2016

    Everybody knows Steve Jobs, the iconic innovator, who transformed five different industries: computers, phones, music, digital publishing and movies (Pixar). He even left his mark in brick and mortar with the Apple Stores, which have been wildly successful.

    Written by: Joe Lynch

  • Planning for a Profitable Retail Future at eft’s Inaugural D3 Conference

    Jul 27, 2016

    By Hugh Williams, managing director, Hughenden Consulting and D3 conference chair

    Written by: Hugh Williams

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    Celebrating Drones, Butterflies and Exceptional People

    Jul 13, 2016

    Hugh Williams, recent Conference Chair of the 3PL Summit & CSCO Forum in Chicago, shares his thoughts on the event.

    Written by: Hugh Williams

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    Logistics Leaders: Do You Know How To Drive Home The Results

    Jun 8, 2016

    Perhaps no other industry is more dependent on dedicated employees, capital investment, and tangible teamwork than the transportation sector. As a result, the logistics industry is blessed with a fleet of people-savvy leaders.

    Written by: Keith Martino

  • Why do I attend conferences?

    Jun 7, 2016

    When you are working in the same office week in week out, with the same view, the same coffee machine and the same desk arrangement - does it not add an air of excitement when you come in after the weekend and remember the desks were all moved around! You now have a different view from the window, a new walk to the coffee machine and slightly different perspective on the job as a whole.

    Written by: Hugh Williams

  • Data Trumps Delivery

    May 31, 2016

    Q & A – Jeff Thomas, President and CEO, Priority Dispatch

    Written by: Andrea Obston