eyefortransport Weekly Newsletter 18 July 2013
Economy looking up for logistics? Amazon vs Wal-Mart plus FedEx/UPS; European warehousing map
An abundance of interesting and insightful articles this week to share with you, including the ever popular USA economic and transport related stats from Georgia Logistics – most are positive, although not in a massive way yet. I would also highlight the article from Cathy Morrow Roberson about Wal-Mart, Amazon and FedEx/UPS – I think this is one to watch carefully. How these 4 monolithic companies end up working or competing with each-other in the omni-channel retail arena is going to an interesting and unpredictable journey in the next 2 years.
Lastly, if you are an European 3PL with warehousing then please contact my colleague Lubamba at firstname.lastname@example.org asap, as we are putting together a European version of the very popular North American Warehousing Map and listing that you can see here, and we want to ensure we include as many facilities as possible.
News This Week:
76% of Hi-tech Manufacturers and Retailers deliver product to Eastern China
eyefortransport just completed Part 1 of its Asia Pacific Hi-tech Supply Chain Industry Survey Focussing on the hi-tech manufacturer and retailer perspective on priorities and demand trends in the region
A quick glance into the Logistics Market - July 2013
Georgia Logistics complies a monthly set of facts and figures regarding the Logistics Markets. We selected a few facts to share with you
Let's Make It An Expresso. Outside-In Is Not An Evolution
Article by Lora Cecere from Supply Chain Shaman; published on July 17th 2013
Norbert Dentressangle to acquire Daher Group’s freight forwarding activities
In line with the Group’s Freight Forwarding growth strategy, launched from scratch in 2010 and now achieving an annual turnover close to €220m
Wal-Mart plays catch up to Amazon while FedEx and UPS dispel ecommerce threats
Article by Cathy Morrow Roberson from Transport Intelligence - Published on July 17th 2013
Kuehne + Nagel Group – Half-Year Results 2013
Improvement of results in the second quarter 2013 as planned
New Intermec Research Reveals Mobile Technology Could Save Transport and Logistics Companies an Average of $460,000 Annually
39% may be missing out on cost savings by not undergoing process re-engineering
Oil transportation by rail under review
Article by Cathy Morrow Roberson from Transport Intelligence - Published on July 10th 2013
We’ve also just completed our Asia Pacific Hi-tech Supply Chain Industry Survey. If you work in the region or with the region, the report is well worth a look as the report provides some valuable insight into some of the shifts taking place in the APAC region as economic recovery falters and companies change their regional strategies.
The report, part 1 in a series to be released in the coming weeks, was compiled from over 230 respondents from across the hi-tech industry and focusses on how hi-tech manufacturers and retailers are gauging their sector’s priorities and shifting consumer bases.