eyefortransport Weekly Newsletter 4th April 2013

Another 3PL CEO leaves; Supply chain big data; UTi and Agility results


I have just returned back home from Lisbon where I had a great time delivering the keynote presentation at Portugal’s biggest supply chain event; next stop is Toronto in May for the ‘Supply Chain Canada’ annual event of the 2 major Canadian industry associations SCL/CITA…if you are attending then let me know.


The biggest news this week is the continuing merry-go-round of Logistics executives with the news that Monika Ribar, CEO of Panalpina is stepping down to be replaced by Peter Ulber, previously of K&N. I first met Monika in Las Vegas in 2000 when she was CIO of Panalpina, and have enjoyed watching her career progress these last 13 years and meeting her regularly at our European 3PL Summit. It will be interesting to see how Panalpina and K&N develop these next few years.


I would also recommend you take a listen to Lora Cecere’s recent webinar on Supply Chain Big Data, it is well worth 10 minutes of your time.



Chris Saynor
CEO, eyefortransport

News This Week:

Management change at Panalpina: from Monika Ribar to Peter Ulber
Monika Ribar, CEO of Panalpina, one of the world’s leading freight forwarding and logistics companies, will step down at the end of May 2013. Her successor is the internationally widely recognized freight forwarding expert and former Kuehne + Nagel management board member Peter Ulber

Geodis BM handles all Heineken logistics flows for a three-year period
Geodis BM has signed a three-year contract with Heineken to handle its logistics flows across France.

UTi Worldwide’s latest earnings mirrors a struggling freight forwarding market
Article by Cathy Morrow Roberson from Transport Intelligence - Published on April 3rd 2013

Agility Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results for 2012
Agility, a leading global logistics provider, today announced its fourth quarter and full year financial results for 2012

Lora Cecere Discusses The Impact of Big Data on SC Operations in Recorded Webinar
Eyefortransport have just released the first installment of the recordings and slides from the webinar - Supply Chain Big Data – analytics for intelligent decision making


Featured Content: Lora Cecere Discusses The Impact of Big Data on SC Operations in Recorded Webinar

A couple of weeks ago, Lora Cecere conducted a webinar with eyefortransport, covering the impact of big data on supply chain operations.

Access is complimentary and you can listen to and watch her presentation here

Lora discussed the top 3 areas of supply chain management pain in big data terms, the big data plans and expectations of supply chain executives and gave a review of the current state of IT operations systems.

The presentation got great feedback - it’s an interesting listen so we encourage you to take 10 minutes out of your day to watch it. The second part of the webinar which includes a presentation from Eric Peters, the CEO of FoodLink and an exclusive Q&A with our speakers will be released soon so stay tuned.


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