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Supply chain start-up in the spotlight: Cesonia

The start-up Cesonia was founded earlier this year by Dr Daniel Kaltenthaler, Dr Johannes Lohrer and Korbinian Sontheim in Munich, Germany. They have launched a smart data network for a data-driven and highly connected business …

cold chain

Reports, Trends

‘The cold chain sector has work to do – and quickly’

The cold chain sector underestimates the impact of last mile delivery, Good Distribution Practice (GDP) and global warming, according to the ‘Cold Chain Change’ survey by VebaBox Cool Solutions. The sector has not yet woken …

supply chain visibility retailers

Reports, Trends

Huge need for better supply chain visibility among retailers

There is an unmistakable need for better supply chain visibility, concludes Zetes based on its survey of 451 retailers in Europe. Ever-changing consumer demands are creating increasing complexity, waste and costs in retail supply chains. …

Saltrex Waste


Saltrex Waste saves goods from incineration

Every year more than 771 million tonnes of goods are labelled as waste in the EU, over 40% of which are incinerated or end up as landfill – often undeservedly so, according to the international …

transparency fashion sector


Consumers force fashion sector to improve transparency

Transparency and sustainability are hot topics in the fashion world, fuelled by industry scandals such as the deadly fire in a clothing factory in Bangladesh in 2013. Consumers are demanding insight into how clothes are …

last-mile distribution


Four scenarios for last-mile distribution

A city’s economic vitality and liveability depends on good urban logistics. The city distribution situation is partly determined by shifts in consumer behaviour and possible governmental regulation. Scenario planning helps companies to capitalize on future …

Louis Vuitton


Louis Vuitton turns to blockchain in battle against copycats

LVMH, owner of numerous leading brands including the luxury French label Louis Vuitton, is turning to blockchain technology in its fight against copycats. It is hoped that this project will keep counterfeit goods off the …



Supply chain start-up in the spotlight: Ambrosus

The globalization of supply chain networks has made the traceability of products and their storage conditions more difficult while increasing the chance for fraud and tampering. At the same time, consumers are becoming more demanding …



SupplyStack raises €5 million for European expansion

Belgian start-up SupplyStack has received an investment of €5 million to further its expansion in Europe. The financial injection for the company comes from Participatiemaatschappij Vlaanderen, Mainport Innovation Fund and existing investor Fortino Capital. According …



DSV acquires Swiss freight company Panalpina

Danish logistics service provider DSV has acquired Swiss company Panalpina World Transport in a transaction valued at €4.1 billion. The purchase of Panalpina is part of the ongoing wave of consolidation in the sector.DSV’s takeover …

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