Tag Archives: logistics service providers

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 »

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 »

Less is more (also in logistics)

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In the effort to reach a global market impact, companies intercept very specific needs of individual consumers, which translates into distributing a huge variety of niche products and into demanding customized shipments by specialized logistics service providers. This is best met by a network of specialized logistic services, each covering a portion of the chain and offering the right cost/performance ... Read More »