Self-driving Cars: Are Google Trucks Next?

An article on AllThingsD caught my eye today, and got me thinking. Self-driving cars could be a great improvement, as Google Founder Sergey Brin said when interviewed by AllThingsD: “These cars have the potential to avoid accidents. … They can save lives and reduce congestion. I expect that self-driving cars will be far safer than human driven cars.” Google’s self driving […]

Social Media in Logistics: Using Facebook Apps for Recruitment

Con-way is one of America’s largest transportation companies. While Transportation Companies are generally traditional companies, Con-way is at the forefront when it comes to Social Media. As I wrote in my post Smart Phone? Smart Logistics!, Con-way has been tweeting since 2009 and is active on multiple other social platforms, like YouTube, LinkedIn, and Facebook. I follow Logistics Companies on […]

C.H. Robinson Agrees to Acquire Apreo Logistics S.A.

Eden Prairie, MN (September 6, 2012) — C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., one of the world’s largest logistics companies, announced today that it has agreed to acquire Apreo Logistics S.A. (“Apreo”), a leading freight forwarder based in Warsaw, Poland. Founded in June of 2007, Apreo provides truckload services including dry van and temperature controlled and liquid and dry bulk capabilities. To […]

Location Based Logistics – Why Forecast Should Have Stayed

Two things triggered me to finish this blog post, which has been sitting in my concepts folder for weeks. The first was a tweet by Dutch Jazz Saxophone Player Tom Beek saying: “I slept like a blog”, which reminded me of how long ago it was that I wrote an actual blog post for (Check out his site for […]

Just How Big Is Apple?

Today I came across this Infographic by the people at They have created an Infographic on just how big Apple actually is. You can love them, or you can hate them, but from a Supply Chain point of view they really know what they are doing. Just look at the numbers below and think about all the parts and […]

The Green (Ware)House Effect [INFOGRAPHIC]

Storage Solutions, a company specializing in Used and New racking and warehousing equipment, has made an Infograhic. Storage Solutions is promoting sustainability initiatives in the warehouse environment, and that’s important. We only have one planet, so we better take good care of it. Do you have any ideas on how to make warehouses more sustainable? The Green (Ware)House Effect (click […]

CSCMP Europe 12 Day One – The European Research Seminar

This week LogisticsMatter is visiting the CSCMP Europe 12 Conference in Frankfurt Germany. The conference started at the House of Logistics and Mobility (HOLM) Forum near Terminal 1 at Frankfurt Airport. The day consisted of 9 lectures on academic research in the field of Supply Chain Management. The highlights of today: The Role of External Relationships for LSP Innovativeness: A Contingency […]

Fortune 500 Social Media Statistics

“All big search engines have already updated their ranking algorthms to include social media signals as a metric for search engine rankings”, says who made the Infographic depicted below. It shows how Fortune 500 companies are engaging the “general” public through Social Media. The Social Media effort of Fortune 500 companies seems to be declining somewhat, looking at the […]

DHL Express Goes Green, Delivers by Bike in 4 Dutch Cities

DHL has been serious about sustainability. It launched the GoGreen initiative to bring down CO2 emissions substantially by 2020 and has been working hard at this ever since. One of the key focus points in the GoGreen strategy is Urban Distribution. In the Netherlands they have launched a new initiative distributing packages in several cities by bike. This has resulted […]