eyefortransport Weekly Newsletter 10th October 2013

UPS and LNG; CH Robinson White Paper; Europe's best Supply Chain's Ranked

This week’s newsletter is sponsored by UTi Worldwide

UTi is an industry leading non-asset based, supply chain management provider with 313+ facilities in 59+ countries, including 245+ logistics centers. With over 21,000 professionals around the world, we deliver competitive advantage to each of our clients' supply chains with innovative, integrated, client-centric solutions. At UTi, there’s not a weak link in the chain.
I wanted to draw your attention to two announcements this week. Firstly, one of our ‘sister’ companies, Open Mobile Media, has been looking at the state of the mobile enterprise within the transport and logistics industry and will be discussing this theme at the Open Mobile Summit in San Francisco next month. If you are in the area and the use of mobile is of interest to you I suggest you take a look at the amazing speaker list and agenda.

Secondly, continuing with the theme of ‘technology’, CH Robinson have released a new white paper which looks at how shippers can use global technology to manage orders further up the supply chain – it is well worth a read.

Lastly, according to Gartner, only 1 European company (Unilever) has a top 10 global supply chain, and only 3 out of the top 20 supply chain’s are European companies – does this seem fair, is Europe really that far behind North American companies who dominate the listing? Let me know your thoughts.

Chris Saynor 
CEO, eyefortransport

News This Week:

Mobile enterprise takes off with implications for transport and beyond
If IBM is right, some 35% of the world’s total workforce will be mobile by the end of this year – at least in some capacity. In the United States, this percentage is expected to exceed 70%. 

Drive Efficiencies & Cost Savings with Global Vendor Management
C.H. Robinson’s latest white paper demonstrates how shippers can use global technology to manage orders further up the supply chain and develop more efficient processes to move their products to market. 

What I Have Learned Teaching Courses on Market-Driven Value Networks
Article by Lora Cecere from Supply Chain Shaman; published on October 6th 2013 

Norbert Dentressangle wins Toolbank contract
Norbert Dentressangle has won a major new contract with Toolbank, one of Europe’s leading specialist distributors of hand and power tools. 

UPS to Expand Natural Gas Footprint
Thirteen new LNG fueling stations to be operational by the end of 2014 

Gartner Announces Ranking of Top European Supply Chain Organizations for 2013
Regional Supply Chain Leaders Were Revealed at Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2013, September 23-24 in London 

DB Schenker Logistics now offers domestic land transport network in Turkey 
"Having our own land transport network in Turkey will enable us to cover yet another important market for our customers and further tighten our network," said Karl Nutzinger, the Member of the Management Board of Schenker AG, responsible for Land Transport at DB Schenker. 

Kuehne + Nagel provides warehousing services for Toyota in Ukraine
Kuehne + Nagel has been awarded a 3-year contract for warehousing services to support the supply of spare parts and accessories to Toyota retailers and service stations in the Ukraine. 

Featured This Week: CH Robinson Global Vendor Management White Paper

C.H. Robinson’s latest white paper demonstrates how shippers can use global technology to manage orders further up the supply chain and develop more efficient processes to move their products to market.

Doing this helps them achieve new flexibility, cost savings, security and consistency in their supply chains.
Global vendor management requires visibility for purchase order (P.O.) management. An illustration shows how P.O. management could work, providing visibility to overall inventory, lowering transportation costs and ensuring on time deliveries.
Other diagrams show three ways that a global vendor management program might be structured. One model shows a company that delivers from multiple global suppliers to multiple customers. In another, a vendor assembly program provides fixed transit times and predictability for customers and consignees. In the final model—merge in transit—a company’s orders go directly to the customer, bypassing company facilities so there are no handling, inventory, or reshipping requirements.
The report concludes with 4 tips for shipping around the world for more efficient shipping in the EU and beyond.
Access the white paper here
For more information contact CH Robinson - Info-europe@chrobinson.com

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