eyefortransport Weekly Newsletter 15 March 2012

Humans in the Supply Chain; Supply Chain Big Data explored; Supply Chain Collaboration with Baxter and Donaldson


I wanted to draw your attention to the article that our friend Hugh Williams has authored for us about ‘humans in the supply chain’ – it’s definitely a timely read. Also, please sign-up for the Supply Chain Big Data Webinar, this is becoming a really interesting topic and we have recruited 2 insightful speakers in Lora Cecere and Eric Peters the CEO of FoodLink to present for you. We will also be shortly releasing a report and info-graphic on how companies are using Big Data in their supply chain…more of that next week.

Lastly, as you may know eyefortransport also organizes many industry events around the world – check out our events listing here https://www.reutersevents.com/supplychain/events to see if any of the upcoming events are relevant for you.


Chris Saynor 
CEO, eyefortransport 

News This Week: 

Innovative collaboration to generate savings in costs and CO2 for Baxter and Donaldson through orchestrated co-loading of transports between Belgium & Ireland
Baxter, a global healthcare company, and Donaldson, a global manufacturer of filtration systems, have successfully been co-loading their transports between Belgium and Ireland since August 2012. Neutral orchestrator TRI-VIZOR is synchronizing the shipments of both companies in real time, while ECS European Containers supports the community as logistics service provider.

Humans in the Chain: Part 1 - why supplier collaboration efforts fail
Article by Hugh Williams from Hughenden Consulting - This is the first in a three-part series for eyefortransport on why overlooking the humans in the supply chain causes various initiatives to fail. This post will focus on supplier collaboration.

Ivy Boyer becomes Geodis Wilson's new CMO
Global freight management company Geodis Wilson has announced the appointment of Ivy Boyer as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). She succeeds Kim Pedersen, who recently became Executive Vice President of Geodis Wilson.

Comp Webinar on Supply Chain Big Data Analytics
eyefortransport are hosting a complimentary Webinar: Supply Chain Big Data – analytics for intelligent decision making.

Towne Air Freight Continues Rapid Growth
Towne Air Freight, announces the relocation of its vital southeast regional hub in Atlanta, Georgia to a larger, more efficient facility in early April, 2013 to accommodate Towne’s rapid growth. More than quadruple the size of Atlanta’s previous facility the new 50-door hub features a 250,000 square-foot building and state-of-the-art security system including a completely secured and gated yard.

Featured Content: Comp Webinar on Supply Chain Big Data Analytics

eyefortransport are hosting a complimentary Webinar: Supply Chain Big Data – analytics for intelligent decision making.
The webinar will take place on Friday 22nd March at 1pm EST.

You can register to tune in live, and receive the recording here:  Register for the Webinar 

Two expert speakers will share their first-hand insight on the opportunities and challenges presented by the use of big data analytics towards improving supply chain operations.


  • Lora Cecere, Founder & CEO of Supply Chain Insights will talk through the big data decisions that are impacting supply chain operations, the problem with interpreting external data and what lies ahead for supply chain executives. 
  • Eric Peters, CEO of FoodLink will discuss how Big Data is revolutionizing the food industry, exploring how the industry is using data and technology to improve food safety, the supply chain, production and delivery in an effective and integrated fashion.  

The webinar will also feature a live Q&A so you can pitch your questions to Lora and Eric. You’ll get the chance to ask them how you begin the journey towards big data success.

Register today to save your place  - feel free to send the invitation to your friends and colleagues in the industry who may be interested.

All webinar registrants will also get a full copy of the slides and recording post-webinar sent directly to them. 

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