Rotterdam, Seasonal Workers, M&A Activity, and Hyperlooping

Logistics in the News – Week 41 A lot of interesting things in the news again last week, which you may have missed. Please find a roundup of the main news and background items for the past week below. You can read the full articles by clicking the link in the tweets. Rotterdam is on a roll Rotterdam is my […]

Emerging Technologies That Will Impact Logistics

I have said it before, and I will say it again. I love Infographics. Good ones, that is. As of today I have collected 473 of them on my Infographic board on Pinterest, so the one in this article will be 474. Emerging Technologies Shaping the Future of Logistics The global logistics market is estimated to be worth about $4 […]

Logistics in the News – Week 13

It was a very busy week, both for me as well as for interesting logistics news. After a very relaxing weekend, with the first hours sitting out in the sun this year (Yes!), I postponed the writing of this overview until today. It was that relaxing… 🙂 This week’s overview has interesting articles on 3PLs, flying cars, and Uber amongst […]

Logistics Executives Look at Incremental Changes When it Comes to Technology

Technology is changing how logistics services are being provided, and also how logistics service providers themselves work. Increased use of technology also has an impact on the role the CIO or the head of the IT department has, transitioning from support to strategy. eft have concluded this based on one of their lates surveys: The 2015 Logistics Technology Report. The […]

The Uber of 3D Printing

United States Patent Application 20150052024: “Methods and systems can be provided for providing items manufactured on demand to users. A user request for an item can be received. The item can have 3D manufacturing instructions associated therewith. A delivery method for the item can be determined. A manufacturing apparatus can be selected to manufacture the item based on the 3D […]

Logistics in the News – Week 6

 I have decided to try something new on LogisticsMatter. The concept itself is not new, it’s new on this blog. 🙂 Every workday between 14h00 and about 18h00 CET a selection of the best Logistics and Supply Chain news and background stories is tweeted through @LogisticsMatter. What I will (try to) do is give a quick weekly round up of […]

Technology and Logistics: Is your 3PL 2.0?

“For years, logistics companies have faced commoditization. The industry is finally in a place where real innovation is being implemented, but more importantly demanded by the customers.” These are the words of eft CEO Chris Saynor, and they reflect what I saw and heard at the eft 3PL Summit I attended last year November in Amsterdam. Several speakers touched on […]

The UPS Store Makes 3D Printing Accessible to Start-Ups and Small Business Owners

San Diego, July 31, 2013 – The UPS Store® today announced it is the first nationwide retailer to test 3D printing services in-store. Select UPS Store locations will be offering the services to start-ups, small businesses and retail customers, beginning in the San Diego area with locations in additional cities across the United States in the near future. A recent poll […]