Logistics service providers innovate with apps

Various European logistics service providers have launched a digital offensive. Just a couple of years ago, logistics companies made widespread use of apps by start-ups and other third parties because they couldn’t integrate the numerous …

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Agility teams up with Maersk and IBM on blockchain supply chain solution

Logistics provider Agility is collaborating on a supply chain solution developed by Maersk and IBM based on blockchain technology. The use of this distributed ledger technology to manage and track container shipments is expected to …


Supply chain start-up in the spotlight: Seven Senders

Logistics startup Seven Senders was founded by Dr Johannes Plehn and Thomas Hagemann in Berlin, Germany, in 2015. With the motto ‘You sell. We deliver’, the company is aimed at optimizing the delivery and after-sales …


Whole Foods’ new inventory management system meets employee resistance

According to recent reports in the US trade media, a new inventory management system at grocery retailer Whole Foods Market has not been warmly received by many store employees. The system is aimed at creating …



Supply chain startup in the spotlight: Localz

Founded in 2013 in Melbourne, Australia, and having recently opened an additional office in London, UK, Localz claims that we now live in the ‘Individual Economy’ (Iconomy).  The Iconomy is shaped by consumer expectations of getting …

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Marks & Spencer to open new logistics centre in 2019

Earlier this month, UK clothing and homeware retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) announced plans to open a new mechanized distribution centre in 2019 as part of its strategy to further simplify its supply chain network. This …

Key Boardroom Conversations of the Chief Supply Chain Officer in 2018

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Key Boardroom Conversations for Supply Chain in 2018

It’s 2018; in mature companies, the board of directors includes a Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO). He – in spite of gender diversity efforts, the CSCO is still a man in most cases – reports …

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Unilever trials blockchain to improve supply chain sustainability

In one of the industry’s first practical applications of blockchain, Unilever has embarked on a year-long pilot project involving the use of the high-profile technology to manage transactions within its tea supply chain. By enabling …


Supply chain startup in the spotlight: InstaFreight

Digital forwarding company InstaFreight was founded by Philipp Ortwein in Berlin, Germany, in June 2016 and currently employs around 30 people. The company sets out to reshape Europe’s fragmented B2B transport market for palletized goods …

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Supply Chain Movement themes of 2018

2018 just started and that means a fresh start with 4 upcoming Supply Chain Movement editions. We’ve got the next 4 themes lined up for you. No. 28 Consulting & Trends (including Consultancy Subway Map) | …

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