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Has Walmart Finally Figured out China?

Walmart’s recent quarterly earnings put the retail industry on notice. It ain’t all about Amazon. U.S. comparable sales rose 2.7% from a year earlier, its strongest growth in eight years and e-commerce sales were up 50% year-over-year for the quarter. And indeed, it ain’t all about the U.S. either. For the third quarter, 2017, total […]

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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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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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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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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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Top Blog Posts for First Quarter 2017

Our top 5 blog posts for first quarter were dominated by Amazon. There’s no mistake, Amazon is a player in the global fragmented logistics market. Look for more surprises from them as well as other ‘non-traditional’ logistics providers this year. Our 5th most popular blog post was What Does the Amazon Acquisition of Souq Mean? […]

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How to Manage your Chemical Storage in 4 Steps

An interesting area of logistics is that pertaining to chemicals. We’re fortunate to have Barnastock share their thoughts on chemical storage with us. Barnastock is based in Barcelona Spain and is a chemical product logistics company that is part of Grup Barcelonesa. Services they provide include storage of chemical products, packaging, decanting of hazardous chemical […]

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What does the Amazon Acquisition of Souq Mean?

Amazon has agreed to buy the Middle East’s version of Amazon – Souq.com – in a deal worth more than $650 million. Souq, based in Dubai, was established in 2005 as an online auction site but switched to a marketplace with fixed prices and retail website in 2011. It operates throughout the Middle East and […]

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