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The Dark Side of Digitalization

Improvements in efficiency, real-time visibility and connectivity with suppliers and customers 24/7 are among the benefits touted for digitizing the supply chain. It makes complete sense and thanks to a variety of technology tools and startups often described as logistics disruptors, digitizing business processes is happening at a quicker pace. With this rapid pace, risks […]

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Fixing NAFTA

What’s been described as “the worst trade deal in the history of the world” will not be scrapped after all but instead, renegotiated. The 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has had its share of champions and critics through the years. The US Chamber of Commerce cites such statistics as exports from the US […]

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Top LogisticsTI Blog Posts for Second Quarter 2017

Wow. Still catching my breath as we close out the second quarter. During the time period, we, in partnership with Mike King & Associates, introduced the APAC Freight Forwarding Index. In addition, the second annual Evolving Freight Forwarding white paper was published. We also attended a couple of great events – Automotive Logistics’ Supply Chain […]

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Cross-Border e-Commerce Drives Airfreight Demand

By all accounts it appears a renaissance is underway in the global airfreight market. IATA’s 2017 data through April indicates a simple average freight tonne kilometer (FTK) growth of over 9.0% while available freight tonne kilometer (AFTK) average growth of just shy of 3.0%. With May data due soon, Cargo Facts anticipates double digit growth. […]

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The Changing Automotive Supply Chain

Get ready, the car you’re probably driving is going to look and feel much different 10 -20 years from now. Indeed, after attending Automotive Logistics’ Global Supply Chain conference recently, I came away with a much deeper respect for the often maligned automotive industry. Blamed for offshoring jobs, plant closures and continued pressure to cut […]

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APAC Forwarding Markets Trending Upwards

The APAC Forwarding Index: May Survey Results Key Findings Produced by Mike King & Associates and Logistics Trends & Insights LLC Please click HERE for the full report Air and ocean volumes on the major East-West trades will continue to accelerate in the coming months, according to the latest survey results for the APAC Forwarding […]

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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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