LogiCon 2012 – Conference Main Day Two

Two returning themes in these two LogiCon 2012 days were Collaboration and Agility. After a warm welcome by Professor Alan Waller OBE of the Cranfield School of Management the second day started off with a lecture on Supply Chain Agility by Gavin Chappell, Supply Chain Director at UK grocery chain Asda. One of his opening remarks was that research had […]

Extended Retail Supply Chain Collaboration

On Conference Day One at LogiCon 2012 in the Netherlands Andy Stinnes, Managing Director of GT Nexus lectured on Extended Supply Chain Collaboration, in this case enabled by a Cloud based Supply Chain Management Platform. According to GT Nexus there are three main Supply Chain threats that need to be addressed: 1. Supply Chain Disruptions 2. The Global Financial Crisis […]

LogiCon 2012 – Conference Main Day One

With a few logistics problems of our own LogisticsMatter had a false start on the first day of the LogiCon 2012 conference arriving late at the Raddison Blu Hotel near Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands. LogiCon 2012 is Europe’s only Retail and FMCG supply chain conference, bringing together 150 senior supply chain experts, to learn from over 37 insightful sessions and […]

Panalpina’s new logistics center in Moscow aims at high-value cargo

Panalpina continues to expand and insource its Logistics offering. The provider of supply chain solutions has opened a new state-of-the-art logistics center on the outskirts of Moscow. It offers 6,000 m2 of storage area. 2,500 m2 are dedicated to cross-docking activities and close to 1,500 m2 to Value-Added Logistics Services (VAS). The new logistics center with a 360 degree service […]

Logistics and the Hobbit

Peter Jackson is making two new Hobbit movies in New Zealand and he is sharing exciting behind the scenes production details through videos posted to YouTube. His latest video blog is all about Logistics. It describes how truckloads of materials and people are moved across country to the many, often remote locations these movies are shot at. Take a look […]

Christmas Time, Logistics Time

Every year in the weeks leading to Christmas there are Supply Chain & Logistics Operations being planned all over the world to ensure that all stockings are filled in time and in full. The Supply Chain and Logistics Operation at my house around Christmas: We leave the house on December 24th and return December 27th. In the days before that, […]

FedEx Express Named Among Top Five of the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 28, 2011 — The Great Place to Work® Institute today announced that FedEx Express, an operating company of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), has been named as one of the top five global companies to work for in its inaugural ranking of the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces. FedEx was selected for the recognition from among the 350 multinational […]

Supply Chain and Mobile Technology: the Subway Shop

Supply Chain is all about getting your product to the right place at the right time. The movie below shows a brilliant example of how a combination of Supply Chain Management, Marketing, and Mobile Technology can work together to enhance customer satisfaction. There is a daily need for groceries, whether you shop daily, or once a week, and let’s face […]

FedEx Named a 2011 Finalist for Prestigious U.S. Chamber ‘Citizens’ Awards – Best Business Neighbor Category

Washington, DC, September 22, 2011 —The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center named FedEx as a finalist in the 2011 Corporate Citizenship Awards competition, in the category of Best Business Neighbor. The Corporate Citizenship Awards, known simply as the “Citizens,” have been presented every year since 2000 and are one of the nation’s premier recognition programs for companies […]