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Tag Archives: Logistics

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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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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The Use of Drones in Logistics

In our latest #WeekendSurvey Twitter survey, we asked, “Will drones be used in daily logistics services in the near future?” While there were only 18 responses, the results show a bit of hesitancy in this technology with 39% indicating yes, 39% noting that it depends on regulations and 22% saying drones will not be used […]

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The Importance of Coordination in Logistics Sector

Logistics is a sector in which multiple work operations are run, managed, controlled and completed simultaneously.  In order to ensure customer satisfaction, it is necessary to skillfully manage various operations and conduct controls to ensure the operations are running smoothly. For example, X firm contracts with a logistics company to handle storage, value added operations, […]

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Emerging Trends in Logistics

The future of logistics is paved with technology and innovation. In 2016, many businesses are looking for clever ways to reduce supply chain waste and innovate the industry on a whole – an industry this size needs to constantly strive to become better and more productive. The infographic below from 2 Flow indicates that over […]

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It’s All about Technology – Or Is It?

Venture Capitalists have discovered an industry ripe for investment – the logistics market. I ran across several articles this week alone highlighting this trend and it has finally become a topic of discussion in some of the major industry conferences, most recently the Journal of Commerce’s TPM conference. A good article from the JOC notes […]

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