Technology without data- like a car without petrol

The phrase “future of logistics” has found its way in to innumerable reports, blog posts, tweets and news articles with increasing frequency. Here at Ti we’ve used the phrase on many occasions including as the title of our conference series. The focus of many excitable articles appears to be the assumption that the future of…

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…

XPO Logistics and the US Freight Brokerage Industry

On September 9, 2015, XPO Logistics announced that the company would be completing its second major acquisition of the year, purchasing Con-Way for around US$3bn. Following hot on the heels of the company’s takeover of Norbert Dentressangle in June, this latest purchase means that XPO will become the second largest provider of less-than-truckload (LTL) services…