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The Sharing Economy is shaking up logistics (DHL Trend Research)

  • Shifting social trends are driving preference for sharing rather than owning assets, creating viable new business models
  • Digital technology gives instant access to available assets - from warehouse space to delivery vehicles - creating new on-demand services
  • Logistics providers will facilitate growth of the Sharing Economy as assets are transferred between parties more frequently
  • Sharing Economy to grow to US$335 billion by 2025

Logistics will play a major role in shaping the Sharing Economy. DHL reveals in a new Trend Report today that embracing digital platforms and business models built around sharing not owning assets presents a significant future opportunity for the logistics industry. The repor

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23 Jan 2018
Supply chain visibility 2018: Everybody wants it, yet few have it

OK, I realize the headline is a bit loaded, but I got inspired after coming across a market study by Geodis that found only 6% of companies claim to have “full visibility” across their supply chains. This mirrors other studies that point to a consensus that while visibility is unive

Greg Kefer, VP marketing

09 Jan 2018
The Changing Role of ERP in Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturing

Synchrono® finds more manufacturers are looking for agile, demand-based manufacturing software to work with their ERP system. According to The Changing Role of ERP in Manufacturing, ERP systems are exceptional at their intended purpose: Gathering transactional data from all areas of the enter


09 Jan 2018
How Could Smart City Technologies Save Supply Chains Millions?

  Smart cities could significantly reduce supply chain costs for enterprises. How can they achieve this, and what are the barriers standing in the way? Navigating our most congested cities, the average commercial vehicle driver wastes 129 hours a year sitting in traffic. In supply cha

Martin O'Grady
Unipart Group

07 Jan 2018
8 steps for a successful business case for your supply chain investments

Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to engage in or witness the process organizations go through to prepare business cases in support of supply chain investments, from the successfully crafted and executed, to those that fail to gain traction. Based on that experience, I wanted to share

Dr. Madhav Durbha

07 Jan 2018
Distributors’ profitability in 2018 depends on digital strategy, strong relationships

As with any other aspect of any distribution company, the importance of offering value-added services maps back to a fundamental question: What return on investment (ROI) will it deliver back to the business? The latest MDM survey, “Path to Profitable Services”, looks into the value-a


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Last update 2 Feb 2018
PMI remains elevated at start of 2018
   Source: Investec Manufacturing PMI ® Ireland  -  IHS Markit

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