IT in the Supply Chain – Digital Strategy or Strategy for the Digital Era?

As the presentations and discussions progressed at EFT’s 17th CIO Forum (Amsterdam, 16th-17th February), a recurring question on the nature of supply chain operations emerged – What, in 2016, does IT mean to supply chains? The two days of conversation left the distinct impression that the logistics industry is entering a phase of seismic change…

Would you recommend your parcel carrier?

This post, which first appeared on Ti’s free Logistics Briefing service, comes from Stephen Olugbode. The latest addition to Ti’s Senior Analyst team, Stephen joins from GeoPost where he held the position of Group Research Manager with responsibility for the organisation’s strategic research programmes. At Ti, Stephen will lend his experience and expertise in the…

European Road Freight Rates: The Cost to Supply Economic Growth

European road freight rates can provide us with many clues about wider economic prosperity. The fortunes of those operating in the European road freight industry are strongly linked to economic growth and, in particular, the success, or lack thereof, of the region’s retailers and manufacturers. Indeed, research undertaken here at Ti for our latest European…

Logistics: Back to another New Normal?

2011 was a memorable year for a few reasons. The Arab Spring began, a Prince got married and, perhaps most significantly, the global economy supposedly returned to some sense of normality following the turbulence of the 2008 recession. Yes 2011 was an optimistic time and the feeling that better things were to come extended to…