Transparency and visibility are the future of freight forwarding

Following on from yesterday’s summary post about Ti’s Future of Logistics conference held at the Intercontinental Hotel in London this week, Wednesday’s morning innovation showcase session consisted of presentations from participants from companies Xeneta, Freightos, and Bringg, all of which provide a technology based platform to the shipping market. The purpose of the presentations was…

International Women’s Day and the Logistics Industry

Why is it that still, in 2016, when I’ve mentioned to people “Today is International Women’s Day”, some responded with, “Well, when’s International Men’s Day then??” For those who don’t know, International Men’s Day is on the 19th November. The BBC published a guide on the subject last year. As I mentioned earlier though, today (08/03/2016) is International Women’s Day.…

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…

European Post Offices No Longer Just Post Offices – Acquisitions Aplenty in Scandinavia

M&A activity in the logistics sector is gradually picking up in tandem with the global economic recovery. For instance, across the pond, FedEx has just acquired GENCO. In addition, certain microeconomic trends specific to logistics markets are also stimulating acquisition activity. One particularly interesting trend in Europe is post offices adopting increasingly aggressive acquisition strategies.…

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…