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DHL Study on Logistics Strategies in the Race to the Urban Consumer

Recent DHL study titled “Shortening the Last Mile: Winning Logistics Strategies in the Race to the Urban Consumer” revealed that since 2008, urban populations significantly increase to over half of today’s population, from 3.4 billion to 4.2 billion. In terms of technology usage, there is significant development as well. Back then, only 1 in 100

Logistics Technology Trends Shaping the Future

David Rogers, a chairman, director, and a consultant at Asia Pacific Logistics Federation, conducted a study on logistics tech trends that are predicted to shape the future. As a matter of fact, if you see our world today, it certainly is true that time has become a hero of logistics world. Every market player invests

Stay Up-to-Date with These 5 Levels of Freight Automations

Generation 4.0 – the application of the Internet of Things, the use of advanced robotics, the application of advanced analytics of big data: place sensors in everything, create networkers everywhere, automate anything, and analyse everything to significantly improve performance and customer satisfaction. Do you agree with the statement above? If the answer is yes, you

Green(ware)house: The Effect of Green Warehouse for Environment and Company

Warehouse can be a leading trend in energy efficient design as small measures can make a big difference. Heating and lightning will be the two largest energy uses for warehouses. These two elements are also the best targets for improving efficiency. From energy conservative to updated lighting, heating, and cooling technologies, numerous techniques are provided

6 Top-Notch Technologies to Boost Supply Chain

Technology has been increasingly becoming the key to company’s success, innovation, and competitive edge in today’s digital era. Many organisations are now investing more in technological development to support their businesses. Likewise, technology offers a solution for improved accuracy and increased revenue. Companies that are fully-integrated with automation are outpacing non-integrated companies by 20 percent

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

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,

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 Blockchain will Change the World

The industry is abuzz with the new poster child of ‘disruptive’ innovation. So chances are that you have heard of Bitcoin, the digital currency that many predict will revolutionise payments. But how will this idea improve people’s life or transform your supply chain? Let’s look at our current financial system first. We depend on banks,

Are Jobs in Logistics and Inventory Management Vulnerable to Automation?

Automation is changing the paradigms in traditional warehouse operations. Logistics companies across the globe seek for enhancing the order accuracy through the use of material handling (MH) equipment, conveyor systems and robotic automation. E-commerce as the unseparated bottomline of logistics today also brings a great challenge for more efficient, low-cost delivery processes to distribute the