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Logistics costs rising as a result of e-commerce growth

While giving the logistics sector a much-needed boost, the growth in ecommerce is also creating its own challenges, according to a recent report by Robeco. Costs are rising, particularly related to last-mile delivery, forcing the …

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Supply chain start-up in the spotlight: Byrd

Founded in Austria in 2016 as part of the i²c TUW i²ncubator, byrd positions itself as an all-in-one low-cost shipping partner for both ecommerce and traditional retailers. It offers a simple, convenient and enjoyable logistic …

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Working Wisdom: quote about misalignment

Friedrich Nietzsche once said: “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (15 October 1844 - 25 August 1900) was a German philosopher, cultural critic, composer, poet, philologist and Latin and Greek …

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Supply Chain Movement issue 28 – Consulting & Trends

Contents Supply Chain Movement 28 – 2018 Q1 Date of appearance: March 2nd, 2018 6|  News & BackgroundLogistics sector launches own apps and start-ups Winner of Last Quarter: Pfizer Loser of last Quarter H&M Boeing and …

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Delivery problems force temporary closure of hundreds of KFC UK outlets

On Monday 19 February, fried-chicken chain KFC was forced to close more than half its 900 restaurants in the UK due to supply chain problems with fresh chicken deliveries. DHL, who only recently took over …

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Supply chain start-up in the spotlight: Cubyn

Founded in 2014 by Adrien Fernandez Baca and Mathieu Lemaire and currently employing 25 people, Paris-based Cubyn is a pioneer in the fast-growing first-mile logistics segment.The French company offers on-demand logistics for online businesses, including …

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Working Wisdom: quote about bureaucracy

Jim Collins once said: "The purpose of bureaucracy is to compensate for incompetence and lack of discipline." Jim Collins (born 1958, USA) describes himself as ‘a student and teacher of what makes great companies tick, and …

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European start-ups secure over EUR160 million of investment capital

Following on from the popularity of start-ups in the Europe-wide fintech sector, investors now seem to have spotted significant potential in supply chain management. Over the past couple of years, 53 European logistics-related start-ups have …

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Daimler to digitalize aftersales for Mercedes

The approach to the Mercedes aftersales service is set to change dramatically. Just as within other disruptive companies, a digital platform will play a big role, according to Stefan Putzlocher, Head of Global Warehouse and …

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Boeing set to build its own seats

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing is also turning its attention to the production of aeroplane seats in an attempt to achieve supply chain benefits. It is partnering with Adient, a car seat specialist, to set up a …

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