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A Shipper’s “Buy-Only” ERP vs. an LSP–specific “Buy–Sell” Solution

Guest contributor is Naval Sabharwal, Global Head – Logistics & Supply Chain, Ramco Systems. Ramco Systems focuses on providing innovative business solutions that can be delivered quickly and cost-effectively in complex environments. Logistics world is made up of two essential operations – buying and selling. While buying is the only essential functionality in a shipper’s […]

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The 2017 Evolving Freight Forwarding Market – Infographic

For the second year, the Evolving Freight Forwarding Market is the theme of our upcoming white paper. As we put the finishing touches on the paper, please enjoy the survey results in this great infographic from Visually Explained. While last year we focused on overcapacity, plunging rates, mergers & acquisitions and declining global demand, this […]

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Blockchain – Solving Interoperability in Freight Forwarding?

by Anthony Sabbadini Guest contributor Anthony Sabbadini is CTO and founder of SCTracker, a supply chain tracking technology company. Readers of Logistics Trends and Insights will receive a free account and 25% off any premium services within our range of GPS and mobile solutions. Enter promo code “SCT25OFF” at sctracker.com Freight forwarding is a business […]

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Alibaba and JD – The Next Generation of Global Logistics Leaders?

Growth in China’s small parcel market continued its break-neck speed in 2016 as the country’s State Post Bureau reported a 51.4%, 31.28 billion, increase in deliveries for the year. In terms of revenue, the Chinese government agency noted the sector generated about USD $57.58 billion in revenue, up 43.5% from 2016. The State Post Bureau’s […]

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Amazon Logistics – Primed and Growing

“We’re spreading a lot of the Prime benefits that we see in North America to other countries.” Indeed, this statement seemed to be the theme of Amazon’s first quarter 2017 earnings call. To meet the needs of this expansion of Prime benefits, Amazon’s logistics services are also expanding. During first quarter, Amazon announced the follow […]

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First Survey Results: The New APAC Forwarding Index

   KEY FINDINGS Optimism high for Asia-Europe air and ocean lanes after heavy month-on-month volume gains 54% of respondents expect higher air freight and ocean volumes three months from now Intra-Asia volumes by all modes expected to further expand in Q3 Produced by Mike King & Associates and Logistics Trends & Insights LLC PLEASE CLICK […]

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An Online Platform, Online Freight Marketplace or a TMS – What’s the Difference?

Perhaps it was reading too many articles and reports on logistics technology but I was terribly confused the other day by various descriptive words and phrases, so, I posed the question, “What’s the difference between an online platform, online freight marketplace and a TMS (transportation management system) on Twitter. My thanks to Eric Johnson of […]

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Forwarders’ Opportunities in a New Global Environment

Freight forwarders have ridden the waves of globalization for the past 20 or so years. Outsourced manufacturing to China, the opening of emerging markets in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America and the rise of free trade agreements have all help traditional forwarders expand service offerings and geographic reach as supply chains spanned across […]

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Brexit’s Impact on Online Retail

While we’re still a bit unclear on Brexit’s full impact, it is sure to change the way people do business. This infographic from 2flow.ie analyses the impact Brexit could have on online retail and it is predicted to have a devastating effect. Retailers need to be ready is the main message from the infographic and […]

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The 2017 Evolving Freight Forwarding Market Survey

For the second year, the Evolving Freight Forwarding Market is the theme of our upcoming white paper. While last year we focused on overcapacity, plunging rates, mergers & acquisitions and declining global demand, this year we’re focusing more on value, digitization, pain points and differentiation. In addition, many freight forwarders remain in a precarious position. […]

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