3PLs, Brexit, Platooning Trucks, and a Hackathon!

A Hackathon? Yes! A Hackathon! For those of you not familiar with the term Hackathon: The word “hackathon” is a portmanteau of the words “hack” and “marathon“, where “hack” is used in the sense of exploratory programming, not its alternate meaning as a reference to computer crime. The term seems to have been created independently by both the developers of […]

New Opportunities, Technologies, Markets & Challenges Explored in Latin America

“Driving your business forward in Latin America”. “Dissecting the 3PL-Customer relationship”. “Overcoming infrastructure challenges to optimize your network”. “Unlocking the potential of e-Commerce & Omnichannel”. “Tackling the talent shortage”. Sounds good right? It does! And if you are anywhere near São Paulo August 11 & 12 you should visit the 3PL Summit & Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum which eft […]

Logistics in the News – Week 11

This Thursday I was at the Dutch Logistics Manager of the Year event in Utrecht. It’s nice when logistics talent is celebrated, and that’s what this event is all about. Congratulations to Young Logistics Talent Mario Wopereis of CEVA Logistics, and to Logistics Manager of the Year Edwin Wenink of FloraHolland. Both had inspiring stories to tell about how connecting […]

The 3PL Product: Commoditized Service or Value Added Offering

This will be the forth year that LogisticsMatter is Media Partner of the eft 3PL Summit and CSCO Forum in Europe and the 12th time it is held in Europe. This year’s venue is the Park Plaza, Amsterdam Airport Hotel. If you want to be up to speed on what is happening in the world of Third Party Logistics, you better block 18-20 […]

LogisticsMatter is going to the 3PL Summit. And you?

This will be the third year that LogisticsMatter is Media Partner of the Eyefortransport 3PL Summit and CSCO Forum in Europe. This year the event is held in Amsterdam in the Steigenberger Airport Hotel, 12-14 November. “How to Successfully Drive your Logistics Business Past the Comfort Zone – New Opportunities, Technologies, Markets & Challenges Explored” is this year’s tagline. The second conference […]

UPS Expands Logistics Reach To Meet Emerging Demand In China

New Facilities in Chengdu and Shanghai Boost Access to Developing Rural and Urban Regions Atlanta, August 13, 2013 – UPS announced the expansion of its presence in China with the addition of two new contract logistics distribution facilities in Chengdu and Shanghai, bringing the total to more than 130 distribution facilities, covering 87 cities. The two new facilities are in addition […]

3PL Summit Day Three – The Morning

Time flies when you are having fun, even if you’re at the EyeforTransport European 3PL Summit, so before you know it you are at the start of Day Three. Well, Main Conference Day Two, but I covered that yesterday already, so Three it is. Traffic was much lighter coming in to Antwerp and the weather was still great, so everything […]

3PL Summit Day Two

Today was the second day of the EyeforTransport 3PL Summit. As I’m looking at the program I’m realizing that the title of this post can be confusing for some, as the program says Main Conference Day One. I wrote about Day One yesterday, so I’ll just stubbornly call this Day Two. The day started with a presentation by Rolf Habben […]