This Week in Logistics News (December 3-7, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Alphabet’s Wing is launching a free 10-minute drone delivery trial in Finland (The Verge). Simply put, the real-time freight visibility market is moving beyond domestic, truck-based transportation and going multi-modal and global. Which candy is mentioned the most in songs?

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend. And freight costs are continuing to rise, pushed upward by factors such as globalized distribution and unpredictable fuel prices. Checklist Freight Spend Management.

Struggling to innovate

Supply Chain Movement

During a recent conference in Helsinki, Finland, a board member at DB Schenker revealed that his company has launched an online platform for booking ocean freight shipments. Logistics service providers seem to be struggling to innovate, despite the thriving economy.

LogTech Industry Roundup: Q2 2016


The global freight market contracted in 2015 by 1.6%. “…the industry is likely to see more tie-ups between freight marketplace technology companies and 3PLs.” Mid-sized forwarders, threatened by recent acquisition activity, are even more set to reap the benefits of freight technology. ” Global Freight Forwarding 2016, Transport Intelligence. Online freight forwarder, iContainers, also completed a funding round.

Case Musti Group: Thriving in a Complex, Multinational, Supply Chain Environment

RELEX Solutions

Musti Group Nordic is the leading pet supplies and accessories retailer in the Nordics, with 121 Musti & Mirri stores in Finland, 127 Arken Zoo and Djurmagazinet pet stores in Sweden, and also 18 Musti stores in Norway. For instance, when the project started, the main DC was in Finland.

Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

Finland. Third, it is essential the system generate pre-invoices to reduce carrier invoice uncertainties, eliminate fraud, and manage freight spend. The world is becoming smaller and larger at the same time through globalization and the internet.

New download: SCM Map Europe 2014-2015

Supply Chain Movement

However, the main growth in freight flows lies on the periphery of Europe and the Middle East is also continuing to develop, both for domestic supply and for distribution to Africa. Slight shift in European networks.

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3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Finland. The Japanese freight mover Kintetsu World Express has expanded recently outside its home market with the acquisition of APL Logistics, which has a strong base in America and Europe.

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