Trends

Trends

end-to-end visibility

Trends

Lack of trust is preventing end-to-end visibility

With companies facing severe shortages of raw materials and parts, not to mention lengthy transport delays, the importance of supply chain visibility that extends beyond the tier-one suppliers is more evident than ever. The only …

recording webinar

Trends, Whitepaper

Recording webinar ‘Transforming logistics during a global crisis’

Supply Chain Media and Oracle organized a webinar about ‘End-to-end Transport Management’. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented stresses on supply chains: the surge in freight costs, bottlenecks in human capital, transport and logistics issues, border …

Bol.com

Trends

Bol.com to acquire Cycloon to improve own sustainability

Bol.com has announced plans to take over bicycle courier Cycloon so that it can deliver small parcels in a sustainable manner in the future. “By acquiring a majority stake in Cycloon, we are taking another …

C&A

Trends

C&A to start manufacturing closer to home

C&A is reshoring some of its jeans manufacturing activities from low-wage countries. The clothing retailer, which was originally founded in the Netherlands, is opening a new textile plant in Mönchengladbach, Germany, where it initially plans …

potato shortage

Trends

Japan faces potato shortage

Japan is currently facing a major shortage of potatoes. The problem has become so severe that McDonald’s has been forced to limit the portion size of French fries for its customers. In an attempt to …

Picnic

Trends

Picnic seeks alternative location after fire in hub

Various local businesses offered online grocery retailer Picnic a ‘home’ after fire destroyed its hub in the Dutch town of Roosendaal on 28 December. Even so, it will take a while before the e-tailer is …

warehouses

Trends

Employees regard warehouses as a hotbed for COVID-19 transmission

Warehouses are a hotbed for coronavirus transmission, according to 39% of people working in the logistics sector. This is one of the findings from a survey conducted by workforce management specialist Protime among more than …

Isabelle Conrot

Trends

Isabelle Conrot, Roche Pharma: “I want my legacy to be a lean and agile supply chain organization”

“The right doors opened for me at the right time,” says Isabelle Conrot who has spent her entire career – 27 years – working for the Swiss healthcare company, Roche. Always curious to see where …

transport choices

Trends

Delays and uncertainty force businesses to reassess their transport choices

Faced with sky-high tariffs, port closures and congestion at container terminals, many shippers decided to transport their goods from China by train instead of by boat. However, the New Silk Road infrastructure couldn’t cope with …

Dominic Regan blog webinar

Blogs, Trends

Orchestrating transportation with data

Logistics in modern companies not only supports corporate strategy, it enables it. And to meet today’s logistics challenges of the three C’s – customer service, carbon, and cost, these companies are looking to harness data. …

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