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We attended the International Congress LOGISTICS INNOVATION IN EUROPE

The International Congress LOGISTICS INNOVATION IN EUROPE,  organised by DINALOG and the SoCool@EU, took place at the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam on the 1st of April 2014. The program, offered a series of interesting insights on the challenges logistics is facing today.   Accordingly with Prof. Dr. Alan C. McKinnon, Head of Logistics and Dean of Programs at the Kühne Logistics University, the three main ... Read More »

99 problems; one solution to DEAL with them

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Communication and cooperation are essential when creating an efficient and flexible (logistical) network. ICT can provide an adequate environment to support real-time interaction between various actors. Every logistic operation involves a network of people and organizations: the sender, the driver, the coordinator (planner), the administrator and the recipient. Each of them needs to interact and coordinate with (some of) the ... Read More »

World Conference on Transportation Research 2013

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World Conference on Transportation Research 2013 in Rio WCTR is one of the biggest and most important conferences related to transportation research. It is organized every three years by WCTR Society starting in early 70ies, bringing together managers, policy analysts, operators and researchers, all with a common interest in promoting state of the art and state of the practice in ... Read More »

Collaborate and stay competitive

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This was one of the key findings from the “Innovation in Logistics: Can collaborative discussion platforms support innovation uptake in a competitive logistics industry?” workshop and roundtable, in which the Loginn project Consortium discussed with innovators and innovation adopters from the industry and the research – such as Ludger Brüll (Bayer Technology Services), Andres Kirchheiner and Thomas Zeller (AIS), Richard ... Read More »

Aston Martin, Jaguar and Toyota’s cooperative recipe for managing risk

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The increasing vulnerability of freight transport chains requires a new approach for identifying potential risks, mitigating their impact and addressing their consequences. For such an approach to be effective, it should extend beyond the boundaries of the single supply chain actor. “Trusted networks” can proactively identify and manage the potential risks in the supply chain. As supply chain and transport ... Read More »

How to make the most of your ICT systems

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Being aware of  your partners’ capabilities is the basis to achieve the most of your own ICT systems and accomplish a full integration Identification of e-logistics applications of partners facilitates integration and coordination, which are key factors in supply chain management. Any company in the transport and logistics domain can benefit from the implementation of this practice, from manufacturers, good ... Read More »

Shippers seek disruptive supply chain innovations, and are willing to pay for it

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Supply chain innovation is among the main issues addressed by the 17th Annual Third Party Logistics Study conducted by Cap Gemini in collaboration with Penn State, Panalpina, Korn/Ferry International and Eyefortransport. The study incorporates the views of more than 2,300 industry executives from around the world. According to the study results, until recently 3PLs responded to the need for innovation ... Read More »

Worried about innovation in (your business) Logistics?

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Statistics say, the Logistics sector shows a low investment in innovation, much lower than other industrial sectors (less than 1% in the 2012 versus a median value of about 4% based on The 2012 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard). This is partially due to a lack of knowledge on what the market and the research programmes offer in terms of ... Read More »