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 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 in the News – Week 12

Spring is in the air! I have a sunroof in my car, and whenever the sun is out and it’s not freezing cold I have it open as far as it will go. This week was the first time this year I could do this. Usually it’s annoying to be in traffic jams, but this week I didn’t mind so […]

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 […]

Logistics in the News – Week 10

It was a good week, and a good weekend as well (I know I’m later than usual with the weekly digest). My wife was away for a training this weekend, so it was just me and the twins. Had great fun, but spent quite some time today getting the house back into shape. And the things you eat when you let […]

Logistics in the News – Week 9

A good friend of mine came by the house yesterday evening. We usually play squash once a week, but his back is injured and I need to take it easy with my knee (try taking it easy when playing squash). We opted for some beers in stead and had great fun with my Sonos. Had been too long since I […]

Logistics in the News – Week 8

This Saturday it’s Valentine’s Day again. The best day in the year if you are a florist, I guess. As my wife tends to read the things I write here (I do appreciate your comments and compliments. Opst!) I’m not going into if I got / will get her something for Valentine’s Day, and if so, what. Don’t want to ruin […]

Logistics in the News – Week 7

There was quite some snow this morning, so it took me 1 hour and 45 minutes to get to work, instead of 45. The sun was shining, the farm lands I was driving through were white and looked beautiful in the morning sun, and I had some interesting podcasts to listen to. Time well spent. And now on to what caught […]

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 […]