Drones, Disaster Relief, Apps and Innovations

Conflicts, disasters and natural resources can no longer be considered national concerns, they have become global concerns. More than 21.3 million people – roughly the population of Australia – are refugees. Water scarcity and climate change have added to international tensions, with 100 million people affected by the impact of El Niño and epidemics such as Ebola and Zika This […]

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 […]

Collaboration, Innovation, and a Virtual Disaster Simulation

As I wrote in my post in May: Whether it are natural disasters, such as earthquakes or extreme drought, or man made disasters like wars, they leave people in need of aid. Many times infrastructure is damaged, communications lines are destroyed, and the areas that need aid the most are the hardest to reach. Getting aid to where it needs […]

Collaboration and Innovation Improve Aid Delivery

Whether it are natural disasters, such as earthquakes or extreme drought, or man made disasters like wars, they leave people in need of aid. Many times infrastructure is damaged, communications lines are destroyed, and the areas that need aid the most are the hardest to reach. Getting aid to where it needs to be, when it needs to be there […]

Discover the Future of Your Multichannel Operations

Innovations and trends in Last Mile logistics are a recurring theme on LogisticsMatter.com. I love buying things online. It’s easy, convenient, and fast. One thing is of the utmost importance: the order needs to be delivered! Nothing worse than a missed delivery. Companies ranging from Amazon and Google, to small startups are attacking the challenges of last mile delivery with […]

Driving Value and Supply Chain Excellence Key Topics at LogiMed 2015

This will be the third time that LogisticsMatter is Media Partner to LogiMed Europe. LogiMed is Europe’s leading medical device supply chain and logistics event. The event tagline is: “Drive Profitability. Optimise Working Capital. Improve Bottom Line”: Something which I’m sure the over 200 senior supply chain professionals expected at the conference will love to hear more about. This year the […]

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 […]

3PL Value Creation

Armstrong & Associates are presenting an event this month in the University Center Conference in Chicago, and we are proud to be Media Partner. If you want to increase your knowledge on creating value within 3PL organizations, then this is the place to be October 28-30. The first day will consist of an Executive Briefing on 3PL Finance and Investment. I can […]

Supply Chain Optimization and Collaboration Key Topics at LogiMed 2014

We were Media Partner to the LogiMed Conference in 2013, and are happy to announce that we will be a Media Partner for the 2014 conference as well. We can’t visit all conferences that we partner with, but I have to say that LogiMed was among our favorites last year. I’ve met great people, listened to interesting speakers, had interesting […]

What do Lego, IKEA, and Virgin Galactic have in common?

Well, Lego and IKEA are both champions of modular design. Where Lego is all about letting you design your own things, IKEA is very much focused on minimizing logistics and supply chain cost related to their furniture by design. Ever noticed how most parts within an IKEA package fit together like pieces of Lego? Virgin Galactic’s will also be looking […]