U.S. Is No Longer One of the Top 10 Most Innovative Countries

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Singapore jumped ahead of European economies Germany, Switzerland and Finland into third place on the strength of its top ranking in the tertiary-efficiency category. High-Tech/Electronics Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News North America Asia PacificThe U.S. dropped out of the top 10 in the 2018 Bloomberg Innovation Index for the first time in the six years the gauge has been compiled. South Korea and Sweden retained their No. 1 and No. 2 rankings.

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). According to the press release, “FourKites currently tracks loads in more than 70 countries worldwide, working with top shippers and carriers across North America, South America, Europe and Africa.

Finn-Tack implements inventory and demand management solution

Supply Chain Movement

It also has a further four warehouses in The Netherlands, North America, Russia, and in Finland. Finn-Tack, a global su pplier of equestrian and trotting clothes and equipment for riders and their horses, is in rapid growth.

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. Finland. The major consultancy firms are still acquiring smaller niche competitors to intensify their supply chain expertise.

RELEX Solutions Names Stefano Scandelli Senior Vice President Sales EMEA

RELEX Solutions

Founded in 2005 in Finland by three logistics scientists, RELEX Solutions is growing rapidly and has now more than 200 customers, over 400 employees and 11 offices across Europe and North America. Read PDF. RELEX Solutions has appointed Stefano Scandelli as Senior Vice President Sales EMEA with the aim of supporting the company’s rapid growth on the European market.

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. S Group – Finland’s largest retailer, operating in the areas supermarket trade, department stores and specialty stores.

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.,