Logistics

Malaysia develops infrastructure to support regional e-fulfilment ambitions

<b>Several major international retailers are opening logistics centres in Malaysia, furthering the country’s aim of becoming a regional distribution hub.</b><p>…

Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Slaves on our Streets: Supply chain transparency is key to ensuring an end to worker exploitation

When I speak to people about modern slavery, they generally know what I mean. The issue taps into the collective British memory and our long and …

Slavery

PostBOT delivery robot helps German mail carriers with deliveries

The German town of Bad Hersfeld has been chosen as the test location for a new delivery robot dubbed PostBOT that will be used to help mail carriers …

Robots

Haulage firm buys multinational's transport business in major deal

A Co Armagh logistics firm has acquired a chilled goods transport business from DFDS after the multinational restructured its business here.<p>Family …

News (Ireland)

Big truck sales mean big economic growth, but ageing infrastructure costing billions

Big truck sales are accelerating due to improving economic activity. According to Americas Commercial Transportation (ACT) Research, Class 8 truck builds rose to a two-year high in September. Solid economic growth is supporting trucking activity growth, but overall the industry is suffering due to …

Business

BRIEF-Future farm builds vertical supply chain with acquisition -- CFN media

Oct 20 (Reuters) - Future Farm Technologies Inc FFT.CD<p>* Future Farm builds vertical supply chain with acquisition -- CFN media

Farming

On-demand delivery app Jinn has permanently shut down.

Jinn, one of the stars of London’s food delivery scene, has announced that it is entering administration, and has permanently ceased trading.<p>In a statement, Jinn CEO Mario Navarro said, “it is with a heavy heart that I share that Jinn has now stopped operating and won’t be taking any new …

Gig Economy

Handling Digital Demand In A Post-Click World

It is gospel that supply chain strategy starts with the customer and works backwards. For decades that meant crunching sales and marketing data delivered in occasional buckets of structured, but low-resolution information. More recently that sporadic flow has become a continuous and growing stream …

Machine Learning

Introducing DHL Express for Shopify Shipping

International shipping for U.S.-based Shopify merchants just got easier, faster, and more affordable.The global retail market is five times the size …

LBC Express growing as e-commerce drives logistics boom in the Philippines

Philippines courier company LBC Express is expanding rapidly on the back of rising consumer spending and e-commerce growth.<br>Booming last-mile …

Amazon and Big Apartment Landlords Strike Deals on Package Delivery

Amazon Hub program gives the retail giant control over the last mile of the logistics chain<p>By<p>Laura Kusisto<p>Amazon.com Inc. is taking over the package rooms of some of the country’s largest apartment landlords, in a move that could help consolidate its control over how goods make it from the …

Amazon

How Tractor Supply Is Defying the Train Wreck of Retail

You may have heard that bricks-and-mortar retail is dead. But here are several reasons Tractor Supply shines as a diamond-in-the-rough of a tough …

Stocks

Collaboration and connectivity for better supply chain visibility

Social Media Coordinator<p><b>Author: Dee Houchen, Senior Director of ERP Solutions</b><p>The world is fast becoming a massive digital network. Companies …

Supply chain claims Apple's iPhone X part bottleneck woes will be resolved before Christmas

A new supply chain report suggests that the chokepoints on iPhone X manufacturing are loosening, and shipments from assemblers may meet demand before …

IPhone X

Bread bowl to your door: Panera launches delivery in Denver, northern Colorado areas

Panera Bread has expanded delivery into the Denver metro area and northern Colorado and is seeking to hire hundreds of new employees to accommodate …

Denver

Transports Week In Review: J.B. Hunt Gets Transports Off On The Wrong Foot For The Third Quarter

The XTN transports index is now up 12 percent; whereas the SPY is up 14.1 percent.<p>Most freight industries experienced some negative stock performance …

Markets

Snowman to provide logistics service for IKEA’s food biz

Mumbai, October 16:<p>IKEA, the world’s largest furniture retailer, which is in the process of setting up a 1,000-seater restaurant in Hyderabad, has …

Snowman

Boeing Q3: Deliveries Increase, Value Falls

Commercial deliveries increased helped by higher single aisle production rates.<p>Defense deliveries decreased with a bigger focus on re-manufactured …

Business

Procurement for Profit? It’s Simple

Social Media Coordinator<p>Author: Dee Houchen, Senior Director of ERP Solutions<p>How did buying something become so complex? Modern procurement involves …

Hong Kong-based on-demand delivery startup Lalamove raises $100M Series C to expand in Asia

Startups

eBay Earnings Preview: What to Watch

Will eBay repeat the improvement on the top line it showed in the second quarter?<p><b>eBay</b> (NASDAQ:EBAY) reports earnings for the third quarter on …

Stocks

Understanding Deepsea Ro/Ro Shipping

Industry analyst Dynamar has released the second edition of its Deepsea Ro/Ro Shipping II report, charting the history of the segment and analyzing …

The Arms Race To Leverage Machine Learning In Supply Chain Planning

Artificial intelligence (AI) is hot. Crunchbase reported that over the last year over $4 billion in venture capital has been invested in AI firms just in the US.<p>In the supply chain realm, the branch of AI known as machine learning is where most of the activity is, particularly for software …

Machine Learning

Wider distribution of car factories leading to car-carrier vessel overcapacity

Systemic changes in car production could be leading to a surplus of vessels operating the deepsea car-carrying business.<br>A new report from liner …

Facebook is swallowing up America’s food delivery businesses

Facebook is now eating the world, literally. The social media giant today unveiled plans to get into the food delivery business, by swallowing up online ordering pages from other food delivery companies.<p>An “Order Food” button now appears under the “Explore” section of Facebook’s home page, along …

Facebook

TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS BRIEFING: California loosens self-driving regulations — Bpost targets e-commerce fulfillment with Radial acquisition — Split FAA panel imperils drone regulations

<i>Welcome to Transportation & Logistics Briefing, a new M-W-F morning email providing the latest news, data, and insight on how digital technology is disrupting transportation and delivery, produced by BI Intelligence.</i><p>Get the free Top 5 Disruptive Trends Shaping Transportation & Logistics report and …

Transportation

Today's Top Supply Chain and Logistics News From WSJ

Sign up: With one click, get this newsletter delivered to your inbox.<p>Holiday hiring growth in distribution centers appears to be leveling off, but that may be because the payrolls are growing throughout the year. Amazon.com Inc. is adding 120,000 seasonal workers to help fill holiday orders this …

United States

Technology is revolutionising supply-chain finance

IN 2015 Kiddyum, a small company from Manchester that provides frozen ready-meals for children, won a contract from Sainsbury’s, a big British …

FinTech

Trump Promises Truckers Jobs from Tax Cuts, as UPS Invests in Outsourcing Trucking Jobs

<b>By Steve Horn</b><p><i>Third in a series on FedEx, UPS, and their positions on taxes and jobs</i><p>As President Trump prepared to pitch the job-creating effects of his proposed tax cuts Wednesday night to hundreds of truckers at a speech in Harrisburg, PA, a representative for a truckers’ union group told TYT the …

Sean O'Brien

Getting Help Where It’s Needed in Puerto Rico

“You can’t get sick now” in Puerto Rico, Lisandra Figueroa told The New York Times after her father died last week when breakdowns in supplies and transportation deprived him of bottled oxygen. Three weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, scarce medical supplies, equipment and power …

Opinion