KFC’s switch to DHL goes wrong

Only rarely does the importance of logistics procurement burst into the open. It has done so for the fast food chain ‘KFC’ in Britain over the past couple of weeks and it has been horrible. KFC retail sites have either been forced to close or sell a restricted menu due to a shortage of supplies…

Home Depot Rumoured to be talking to XPO

Rumours are swirling that the US Furnishing and DIY retailer Home Depot is planning to buy XPO Logistics. The reports assert that XPO and Home Depot have been talking to each other for several weeks about the suggested acquisition. Neither company is commenting on the suggestion and the source of the rumour is unclear. However,…

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…

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…

Missed our e-commerce Twitter chat?

Following the 2016 publication of Ti’s annual Global e-commerce Logistics report, Lilith Nagorski (Head of Research) and David Buckby (Economist) took to Twitter to answer a range of e-commerce questions provided by our subscribers. Over the course of an hour on Friday afternoon (4th March 2016) Lilith and David, who were instrumental in the creation…

Twitter chat round-up

Ti recently undertook a live Twitter chat on the topic of the Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index (AEMLI) 2016. The AEMLI, written and compiled by Transport Intelligence, uses economic and trade data, social indicators and transport development to rank 45 emerging market countries for their potential as logistics markets. The key Ti team members responsible…