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Our entire range of industry leading reports, infographics webinars and maps are available below, click the images to be directed to the pages:

 

The 2015 3PL Report                     

- Year on year increase in customer dissatisfaction.

- 32% of manufacturer/retailer respondents expect their 3PL to have at least some expertise/knowledge of augmented reality.

-30% of manufacturer/retailers expect 3PLs to have at least some expertise/knowledge on on drone delivery.

 

Date Published: February, 2015

The 2015 CSCO Report    

                    

This report aims to give senior supply chain executives some guidance in temrs of what challenges their global peers and what they are facing, and how they're postioning their companies for furture growth.

 

Date Published: February, 2015

 

The 2015 Logistics Technology Report                          

 

Technology and logistics are increasingly synonymous. Today, more than ever, we're seeing technology not only impact but revolutionize the way logistics are being conducted. 

 

 

Date Published: February, 2015

 

 

The 2015 3PL Selection and Contracting Report                          

Key findings:

4% increase in customer dissatisfaction 

-32% of manufacturer/retailer respondents expect their 3PL to have at least some expertise/knowledge of augmented reality 

-30% of manufacturer/retailers expect 3PLs to have at least some expertise/knowledge on drone delivery

 

 

Date Published: January, 2015

Executive Q&A                         

Chuck Moyer, CEO of Express Courier, Doug Waggoner, CEO of Echo Global Logistics and Scott McWilliams, Executive Chairman and CCO of OHL share their insight into some of the major areas logistics is changing, the associated challenges and the opportunities set to take the industries by storm.

 

 

Date Published: August, 2014

Life Sciences Supply Chain Q&A Series                          

This Q&A is the second of two, exploring the wider picture of life sciences supply chain trends and challenges

 

 

Date Published: October, 2014

Life Sciences Supply Chain Q&A Series                          

This Q&A is the second of two, exploring the wider picture of life sciences supply chain trends and challenges

 

 

Date Published: October, 2014

Life Sciences Supply Chain Q&A Series                          

This Q&A is the first of two, exploring the wider picture of life sciences supply chain trends and challenges. This is an easily digestible piece that should give readers food for thought when it comes to exploring their own operations and role in the life sciences industry.

 

 

Date Published: October, 2014

3PL Selection & Contract Renewal                           

This report forms the second in a two-part series on 3PL Selection and Contract Renwal. This second part explores the views of LSP users in terms of how they go about bid processes, contract renewals and sending out RFPs.

 

 

Date Published: August, 2014

3PL Selection & Contract Renewal                         

This report forms the first in a two-part series on 3PL Selection and Contract Renewal. This first part explores the views of LSPs in terms of how they go about bid processes, contract renewals and evaluating RFPs.

 

 

Date Published: August, 2014

M&A in the Life Sciences Industry and the Impact on Supply Chain                          

Acquistions in the Life Sciences Industry and the Impact on Supply Chain Management

 

 

 

 

Date Published: August, 2014

 

 

The Walgreens Supply Chain Mission An Interview with the SVP of Supply Chain and Logistics, Reuben Slone                            

Slides and recordings from Webinar with Reuben Slone, SVP of Supply Chain and Logistics and Rich Sherman, Principal Essentialist Supply Chain at Trissential.

 

 

 

 

Date Published: March, 2014

3PL Warehousing Map                                     

The 2014 North American 3PL Warehousing Map                                                         

 

 

 

 Date Published: March, 2014  

 

 

 

Life Sciences Supply Chain Report Series                                      

-Forecasting and S&OP is the biggest challenge facing pharmaceutical supply chain executives for the coming 12 months 

-Compliance issues is the main challenge affecting the cold chain 

-58% of pharmaceutical manufacturer respondents carry out direct-to-customer deliveries- the benefit of this? it enables the manufacturer to move closer to the patient. 

 

Date Published: August, 2014  

 

 

 

Visibility, Speed and Agility                                                           How M2M is Redefining the Supply Chain and Transportation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Date Published: September, 2014

 

 

3D Printing Package 2014 

This Package includes-

-Opinion pieces from the experts on this game-changing phenomenom.

-3 presentations and video interviews exploring the biggest challenges and oportunities related to 3D printing.

-Insight and analysis from the recent 3D printing survey of over 250 supply chain and logistics executives.

 

 

Date Published: August, 2014 

 

 

 

The Solution Provider 

An annual North American Hi-tech and Electronics Supply Chain – Solution Provider Perspective report

-Top 3 customer priorties according to solution providers are Cost, Visibility and Complexity 

-Top 3 customer priorties according to the customers are Cost, New Product Launches and Improved Forecasting/S+OP

-30% of solution providers report customers are demanding price freezes, but more services

 

Date Published: August, 2014 

The Status of Women in the Logistics Industry

 

- A fascinating infographic Morai Logistics released on women in the Logistics Industry
 

 

 

 

Date Published: July, 2014

3PL & Customer Relationship Interview Part 1

Arno Ziegler, BLG Logistics & Winfried Hennemuth, Konica Minolta Solutions discuss their relationship including the key challenges of a 3PL and customer relationship.

 

 

 

Date Published: July, 2014

5 Fundamental Practices to Make The Implementation of Warehouse Technology Pay off Big Time

Warehouse operations and their efficiency are a key to any company that deals with freight, shipping and inventories. When efficiency lags behind however, orders are lost and things get out of control. 

 

Date Published: December, 2014

Big Data Package 2014 


In a world where everyone has the capability to leverage machine potential and maximize human productivity through the use of big data, how can the logistics and supply chain industry take advantage of this game-changing phenomenon and use it as a competitive advantage? Explore this, and more, in this comprehensive research package from eft. 

 

Date Published: November, 2014

Q&A: Hi-Tech Supply Chain Executive Insights 

- Nicky Monaghan, GM, Foxconn Turkey 
- Sammy Tanghe, Supply Chain Planning Director, Alcatel- Lucent 
- Dr Kurt Gruber, CVP Corporate SC, Infineon 
- Oliver Libert, Supply Chain Manager, Airties Wireless 

'Even the biggest and most successfull players in the hi-tech industry face constant battles to perfect and optimise their often overly complex and costly supply chains. In light of this, I have taken this opportunity to speak with a couple of supply chain professionals in the industry about their supply chain strategies for 2014'

Date Published: April, 2014

 

Webinar: Logistics - Customer Relationships and The Future of the Industry 2014

- Kate Vitasek, Faculty, Lead Researcher, Vested, University of Tennessee
- Greg Aimi, Research Director at Gartner
- Herb Shear, Chairman of Genco
- Mike Dundas, Executive Director, Global Operations Planning & Inventory Controls of Dell

'Despite a recovering economy, growth in the logistics space is still a challenge' said Chris Saynor, CEO, eft 'logistics providers are having to use innovation methods to drive growth in their organizations, including rethinking their approach to partnerships with customers'

Date Published: April, 2014

 

 

Webinar: The Walgreens Supply Chain Mission 2014

- Reuben Slone, SVP of Supply Chain and Logistics, Walgreens
- Richard Sherman, Principal Essentialist at Trissential

Rich began by introducing how companies can transform their supply chain to win. He encouraged listeners to view change as an opportunity, stressing that innovation is necessary to achieve competitive differentiation. He explored the risk/reward trade-off as he charted the steps towards successful supply chain transformation.
 

Date Published: April, 2014

 

More infographics, webinars & whitepapers in Hi-Tech, Retail, Health and more.

Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chain State of the Industry Report 2014
 
- 'Cost Reductions' main focus for hi-tech supply chain executives in 2014
- A third of hi-tech executives are investigating the possibility of using the train service between Asia and Europe.
- 69% of hi-tech companies are working in Eastern Europe
- Increased visibility voted as greatest big data supply chain ROI
 
Date Published: Feb 2013

Hi-Tech Supply Chain Industry Trends Infographic 2014

“Poor communication across multiple organisational silos, divisive returns management issues and fractured relationships with 3PLs are just some of the key challenges facing senior supply chain executives at hi-tech manufacturers and retailers.  This infographic, and subsequent report, gives you some easy-to-read statistics indicating the state of the industry” said Sophie Farrow, eft Research Director
 

 

Date Published: Feb 2013

Transport & Logistics CIO Report 2013-2014

- Key areas of IT investment for 2014 - WMS and busines applications' modification and performances were the most popular areas
- The use of big data technologies in the logistics industry - 61% are currently using or investigating big data
- Benefit found in outsourcing vs. building solutions in-house - of the 24 areas surveyed, only 6 areas were perceived to have more benefit when built in-house

 

 

Date Published: Jan 2013

Investment Strategies for Logistics & Transport IT Executives 2013

- 67% of logistics IT executives intend to increase their IT investment in 2014
- Top 3 Areas for investment for logistics & transport IT Executives: WMS, Business Applications' Modifications & Performance and Electronic Data Interchange
- Benefit found in outsourcing vs. building solutions in-house - of the 24 areas surveyed, only 6 areas were perceived to have more benefit when built in-house

 

Date Published: Jan 2013

The Trucking IT Industry Report 2013

-Increased interest by flett executives in TMS improvements - 32% wanting improvements
- IT budgets showing signs of increases - 57% reporting increases
- Only 5% of fleets reported decreased budgets

 

 

 

Date Published: Jan 2013

The Trucking IT Landscape Infographic 2013

‘Technology is increasingly a key differentiator for logistics companies.’ Said Chris Saynor, CEO of  EFT. ‘Trucking is no exception, and so seeing recovery in IT budgets is a trend we expected to see as demand picks up in the recovering economy.’ 

 

 

Date Published: Jan 2013

11th Annual 3PL Summit & CSCO Forum Briefing 2013

- All the information you missed at the event can be found in this comprehensive debrief
- Key topics: 3PL Customer Relationship, Omnichannel, Network Optimization, Talent & Diversity and Africa 
- Results of the 3PL Awards
- Live polling, survey results & twitter storify  


 

Date Published: Jan 2013 

Q&A: Rob Johnstone - Same Day Delivery

- Rob Johnstone, President CLDA & Priority Express
- Rob discusses same-day retail and why it's important for business-to-business and how retailers get into same-day delivery

 

 

 

 

Date Published: Feb 2013

Q&A: Hi-Tech Supply Chain Executive Insights 

“Even the biggest and most successful players in the hi-tech industry face constant battles to perfect and optimise their often overly complex and costly supply chains. In light of this, I have taken the opportunity to speak with a couple of supply chain professionals in the industry about their supply chain strategies for 2014.” Sophie Farrow, eft Research Director

 

 

 

 

Date Published: Feb 2013

 

 

Webinar: The Move Towards Globalisation - Supply Chain Strategies for the Hi-Tech Industry

- Hugh Williams, MD at Hughenden Consulting
- Fred Hartung, VP Supply Chain Solutions & Logistics
 

“Rising demand and the increase in consumer purchasing power all over the world has created certain pain points for hi-tech companies. This webinar highlights the key issues surrounding globalisation and provide some great hints and tips for supply chain executives in the industry” - Sophie Farrow, eft Research Director 

 

Date Published: Feb 2013

Europe's Most Desirable Logistics Locations

- Survey done with Prologis 
- 3 most important criteras affecting the desirability of logistics location:

1. Proximity to economic networks & strategic transportation access
2. Proximity to customers
3. Labor availability and flexibility

 

 

Date Published: Apr 2013

European 3PL Warehouse Map

- This map is a breakdown of the European Third Party Logistics & Warehousing companies seperated in warehouse capacity by square meter.

 

 

 

Date Published: Feb 2013

CSCO Strategy Report 2013

- The Key emerging markets for 2014
- The most effective methods for cutting supply chain costs
- The most important factors when selecting a supply chain service provider
- The biggest concern in omnichannel retail expansion
 

 

Date Published: Jul 2013

Hi-Tech Reverse Logistics & Aftermarket Services Report 2013

- 70% of supply chain executives surveyed still considered reverse logistics a cost center as opposed to a profit center
- 45% returns rate is expected of businesses by 2015
- Recovery value of up to 28% on returned assets 
 

 

Date Published: Aug 2013

S&OP Hi-Tech Webinar 2013

- Ron Diebels, Director of S&OP Demand Management, NXP Semiconductors
- Ulf Harring, Global Head of S&OP, Electrolux
Talk you through their S&OP journeys and give you key strategies to overcome crucial challenges such as how to develop a truly cross-functional team and how you can get senior management approval for your projects.

 

Date Published: Feb 2013 
Life Sciences Supply Chain Report - Medical Devices Focus
- Data from pharma/medical device executives on their expected digital budget 2012-16, eMarketing priorities and who they see as leading the way in digital.

- A comparison between the 3PL challenges of medical devices manufacturers vs. the perceived challenges from the 3PL point of view

- Analysis of hospital and pharmacy supply chain challenges and plans for 2013

 

Date Published: Feb 2013