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The Holiday Season: Logistics Roles During Peak Seasons

From Easter, Christmas, Eid, to New Year, holidays often become the busiest days for logistic companies because customer’s demands are usually seeing significant growth during these times. Aside from professionals in the logistics industry, few people will probably put any thought into how their beloved consumer products find their way onto shelves. The products are

5 Things to Expect when Designing a Warehouse

In today’s highly competitive business environment, the role of warehouse will go beyond a simple storage solution. Warehouses are now required to provide more flexibility, accessibility, and efficient functionality. Therefore, designing a warehouse is different from designing a house. It requires a perfect and careful planning, as well as extensive consideration of many factors. Colin

5 Extraordinary Ways to Optimise an End-to-End Supply Chain

Nowadays, businesses focus more on customer-centric model. Following the trend, your supply chain should also pay more attention to the end customer. Miebach study noted that companies that optimise their supply chain can potentially reduce inventory costs of total between 20 percent and 30 percent, and even reduce cost for individual items by up to

Warehouse Safety: 3 Common Warehouse Hazards and How to Prevent Them

Warehouse can be a hazardous place to work. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported that there are more than 5000 workers getting fatal injury during work in 2016, followed by 1,252 roadway incidents, 849 falls, slips, and trips, and 500 homicides in all sectors of logistics. Not only reduce productivity and cost financially, fatal

Future of Delivery: DHL Parcelcopter

Commonly used in military service as well as recreational use, nowadays drone technology is being developed for wider usage in other sectors of industry. Drone is an unmanned aerial vehicle that is controlled by a remote pilot from the ground. According to Business Insider, by 2021, there will be more companies using this technology. However,

5 Characteristics of Top-Notch Logistics Provider

As your business is expanding, you might need a partner to deliver and distribute your products around the world. In this case, working with a third party logistics (3PL) provider can be an option. According to a recent study, 73 percent 3PL users and 92 percent of 3PL providers agree that 3PL provides new and

An Inventive Way to Deliver Goods: Peer to Peer Logistics

Global distribution of goods has led to the rise of supply chain and shipping industry. The latest trend that is gaining popularity among logistics companies such as Walmart is peer to peer service (P2P). Besides the cost efficiency, P2P service is also a revolutionary way to shop and travel around the world. Grabr, Nimber, and

How to Use AI to Transform Logistics and Supply Chain Industry?

Have you ever asked Siri to set an alarm or timer on your iPhone? Or have you ever asked Cortana to show you directions through your Smartphone? Without realising, artificial intelligence (AI) has now become part of your daily life in today’s rapidly evolving world. Not only making life easier, the new wave of machine

The Assassin Deliveryman

Interview with Muhammad Aidil Abdullah, Singapore Group Leader, Qxpress Pte Ltd The e-commerce market in Singapore is expected to be worth US$5.4bn (S$7.46bn) by 2025, according to a recent report by Temasek and Google. The report states that the Republic’s e-commerce market was valued at US$1bn in 2015, with online shopping making up 2.1 per

Debunking Myths about Careers in Logistics and Supply Chain

There are various reasons why someone is attracted to pursue a career in logistics and supply chain. Some say that the big industry has a lot of opportunities for career advancements. Also, with the broad scope of business, the huge numbers of different level of employees required and the fact that it deals globally, are