Friday 24th Feb 2017 - Logistics & Supply Chain

WTO tfa deal

WTO trade deal comes into force

Trade costs could fall by an average of 14 per cent as a result of the World Trade Organisation’s Trade Facilitation Agreement, which has come into force after the number of countries ratifying the deal topped the threshold of 110.

Malory Davies FCILT, Editor.

Why governments want to tax logistics robots

The first inkling I had that robots were more than simply science fiction came in 1979 – it was a TV commercial (see below) for the Fiat Strada which ran for two full minutes and showed the car being assembled by these amazing machines.

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MAN takes top Supply Chain Excellence Award

MAN Truck & Bus is the overall winner of the 2016 Supply Chain Excellence Awards with a major strategic initiative that delivered huge benefits in both customer service and inventory performance.

DHL on demand delivery for Sub Saharan Africa

DHL Express is launching its on demand delivery service in Sub Saharan Africa. The service is now offered in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Mauritius & Tanzania.

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Amazon patents parachute for drone deliveries

Amazon has patented the transport of goods from drones to homes via parachute. This comes soon after the e-commerce giant patented an airborne fulfilment centre designed for service deliveries made by drones.

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