The Price of a Big Mac in Denmark: Worth the wages?

Supply Chain View from the Field

Today’s NYT has an article about how fast food restaurants like McDonald’s and Burger King pay $20 an hour – a living wage – in Denmark. Here’s the sentences that caught my eye in the NYT article : “In interviews, Danish employees of McDonald’s, Burger King and Starbucks said that even though Denmark had one of the world’s highest costs of living — about 30 percent higher than in the United States — their $20 wage made life affordable.

This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013)

Talking Logistics

XPO Logistics to Acquire 3PD, the Largest Provider of Heavy Goods, Last-Mile Logistics in North America. Evenex has “over 3,000 customers exchanging more than 375,000,000 documents every year and is the leading and preferred business-to-business integration provider in Denmark.”.

Novo Nordisk: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

The company is headquartered in Denmark and employs 42,000 people in 77 countries while marketing products in more than 165 countries. There will be European, Asian, and North American cohorts of 30-40 people.

Gradual changes in the European supply chain consulting market

Supply Chain Movement

At the same time, the supply chain specialists are expanding across Europe and even into North America. Denmark. The major consultancy firms are still acquiring smaller niche competitors to intensify their supply chain expertise.

RELEX Solutions Fuels Growth with Additional Funding from Summit Partners

RELEX Solutions

In the last two years, RELEX has nearly tripled its revenues, entering the North American market and adding over 90 new customers worldwide including Rossmann, WHSmith, Morrisons, Coop Denmark and AO.com. Summit maintains offices in North America and Europe and invests in companies around the world. Read PDF.

RELEX Enters The New Year on the Momentum of a Successful 2017

RELEX Solutions

After a Christmas season in which discounting failed to protect many well-known North American and European retail chains from online competition and falling sales, RELEX says the competitive advantage generated by great service levels, optimized inventory and reduced waste, will be 2018’s key battlefield. Among those who’ve joined the ‘RELEX family’ in 2017 are: Coop Denmark – the country’s biggest grocery chain retailer.

Can Maersk Transform Itself Into an Integrated Service Provider?

Supply Chain Brain

Denmark’s A.P. This time around, Maersk is taking direct aim at UPS and FedEx , the two dominant package deliverers in North America and elsewhere. Thirty years ago, following the invention of double-stack container trains , ocean carriers launched their own branded intermodal services in collaboration with the railroads.

Shipping Prospects Heat Up in the Arctic

Elementum

Shorter, more direct routes between Asia and ports in Europe and eastern North America would mean faster trips, reduced shipping costs, and fewer greenhouse gas emissions per trip.

Shipping Prospects Heat Up in the Arctic

Elementum

Shorter, more direct routes between Asia and ports in Europe and eastern North America would mean faster trips, reduced shipping costs, and fewer greenhouse gas emissions per trip. Some studies predict that the average time to sail from North America to Northeast Asia will go from 30 to 20 days in the next decade, although the question of whether this will lead to a substantial decline in traffic for traditional shipping lanes (e.g.,

Logistics Technology and Startup Roundup: Q1 2016

Freightos

Amazon leased 20 Boeing 767s for North America fulfillment in an effort to reduce shipping costs, which hit $8.7 Maersk experimented with using a drone to deliver goods to a container ship in Denmark , in an effort to save costs on barge deliveries.