Megatrends, Strategic Technology Trends, Robots, and Autonomous Vehicles

Logistics in the News – Week 42 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. Robots in factories and warehouses GE and Caterpillar […]

Self-driving Trucks, Amazon, Beer, Social Media, and Robots

Logistics in the News – Week 39 A lot of interesting things reported this 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. Self-Driving Trucks to Start Hauling Freight in 2017 Otto founder Lior […]

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 […]

3 Technology Trends Changing Supply Chains

It was some time around Christmas that fellow Supply Chain enthusiast Eytan Buchman, whose work you can read on the Freightos Blog, asked me if I wanted to put my thoughts to paper on which 3 technology trends would be changing Supply Chains as we know them between now and 2020. Of course I did. I was honored to be one of the […]

Scania Tests Selfdriving Trucks on Dutch Highway

Two weeks ago I wrote about the Dutch Government wanting Netherlands to be a testing ground for self driving vehicles. Today they have put their money where their mouth is. Minister Schultz, responsible for roads and waterways, rode along with a convoy of three Scania Trucks for a self driving vehicle test. Testing.. 1.. 2.. 3.. Three Scania R500 Streamline […]

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 […]

Dutch Government: Netherlands to be Testing Ground for Self Driving Vehicles

The Dutch have always been at the forefront of logistics. (And yes, I am Dutch, bear with me… ) In the 16th and 17th century the Dutch sailed all over the world, discovered new land, and were master traders. There’s something about water and the Dutch. It’s a love and hate thing. On the one hand we have the largest […]