eyefortransport Weekly Newsletter 7 Feb 2013

Game Changers in the Logistics Industry; What happens next in DC; MIT Logistics Collaboration Case Study


The government of Jamaica haveannounced an interesting project to turn Jamaica into a big transhipment hub, taking advantage of its proximity to the Panama Canal and obviously both the North America and Latin American markets, as they admit themselves they are a bit slow on the uptake, but it will be interesting to see how and if this truly develops.


I would like to also draw your attention to a really interestingWebinar on Feb 15th featuring Mike Stark the CEO of Pacer Distribution and John Ferguson the CEO of SCI - they will be sharing first-hand insight on some of the major changes set to affect the logistics industry in the form of threats, opportunities and game changers - there will also be the opportunity for you to put your questions directly to Mike and John.




Chris Saynor
CEO, eyefortransport


News This Week:


What Happens Next In D.C.? Who Knows?
Article by John Wagner Jr from Wagner Logistics (Published on Supply Chain Blog - 31st Jan)


Haier America Awards U.S. Distribution Agreement to Kenco
Kenco, a leading provider of distribution, transportation, and supply chain intelligence solutions, has been awarded the United States distribution contract for Haier America, a division of the multinational Haier Group, the world’s number one appliance brand


Maersk Urges EU Climate and Ozone Action
Maersk Container Industry calls for tougher enforcement of European environmental legislation designed to protect the Earth's ozone layer and help prevent climate change


Collaborating with a competitor, company finds big savings and “green” dividend by streamlining logistics
MIT-authored case study shows cost, greenhouse gas reductions from increased efficiency and collaboration in logistics operations


Jamaica Logistics: Leveraging Speed & Connectivity
The Government of Jamaica has unveiled ambitious plans that will create the Caribbean island into a Global Logistics Hub for the Americas and position it as a regional trading rival to Singapore


Sage advice? Only for turkeys.
Article by Lora Cecere from Supply Chain Shaman; published on January 31st 2013


Featured Webinar:Comp Webinar - Threats, Opportunities and Game Changers in the Logistics Industry
eyefortransport is hosting an upcoming complimentary webinar on Threats, Opportunities and Game Changers in the Logistics Industry. It will be taking place February 15th at 11am EST/8am PST


Register here to tune in live, and receive the recordings 
Our expert speakers will share their first-hand insight on some of the major changes set to affect logistics in the form of threats, opportunities and game changers:


  • Mike Stark, President of Pacer Distribution will be looking at a Dynamic Scheduling tool set to help ease the major disruptions many logistics companies are facing with managing port activity.
  • John Ferguson, President and CEO of the SCI Group will discuss some of the major challenges facing outsourced logistics today

The webinar will also feature a live Q&A so you can pitch your questions to Mike and John. Take the chance to ask them their thoughts on other threats, opportunities and game changers set to affect the logistics industry, from 3D Printing to the rise of the 4PL. This is your chance to gain insight directly from some of the top decision makers in the logistics industry.


Even if you are unable to attend the actual webinar, if you sign up above, we will be sending you a copy of the recordings.

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