What next for e-commerce?

Today was one of the rare occasion where I forked out the extra cash for next-day delivery. True to their word (and despite recent bad press), Yodel delivered. In late 2014 Yodel were forced to cease operations temporarily to catch up with a back-log of parcels (Ti Brief 15/Dec/2014). The surge in demand was unprecedented…

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…

Bad weather nips UPS’ quarterly operating profit

As well as regularly providing coverage and analysis of developments in the Asia Pacific, Americas and global logistics markets for Ti’s free Logistics Briefingservice and authoring a number of our key market reports, such as the recently published Global Healthcare Logistics 2014 report, Ti’s Senior Analyst Cathy Roberson also runs the fantastic Global Supply Chain…

Exclusive Interview with author of ‘Supply Chain Risk: Understanding Emerging Threats to Global Supply Chains’

Today (April 10th, 2014) is the first-ever European Supply Chain Day. As explained here, Ti has provided our blog readers with a number of posts about the various career paths at Ti to highlight just how accessible this industry is for career development. The final post in this series focussed on the career development of…