Friday 15th Dec 2017 - Logistics & Supply Chain

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Global trade will grow, says Frank Appel

Global trade will continue to grow despite mounting protectionist tendencies, Deutsche Post DHL chief Frank Appel told shareholders at the company’s annual meeting in Bochum.

EU rejects parallel talks on UK withdrawal and future relationship

The European Union will not start talking about a post-Brexit trade deal with the UK until there has been “substantial progress” on how the UK is to leave the union, according to a resolution passed by the European Parliament setting out the negotiating position.

UN supply chain plan to deal with pandemics

The United Nations World Food Programme is to collaborate with NEC Corporation  for the development of the first information platform to provide end-to-end visibility of supply chains for pandemic interventions, on behalf of the Global Pandemic Supply Chain Network.

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.

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.

Profits rise at Kuehne + Nagel

Kuehne + Nagel opens new packaging service

Kuehne + Nagel has launched ‘KN Packaging’ a one-stop-shop contract packaging service. The service uses “state-of-the-art” software, collaborative robots and cooperation with local packaging providers.

Supply chain slavery is happening here

Last week Erwin and Krystian Markowski were each sentenced to six years in jail at Nottingham Crown Court after being convicted on charges related to trafficking people for labour exploitation.

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.

Time to test yourself against the best

It’s time to test yourself against the best supply chains in The  Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2016, organised by Logistics & Supply Chain.

EU must safeguard free flow of goods

The European Shippers’ Council (ESC) has called on the European Commission to safeguard the free flow of goods within member states.

Maersk joins WTO trade alliance

Maersk has joined the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, which was launched by the World Trade Organisation earlier this year as a public-private partnership to support the implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement.

Engineering a better supply chain

Engineering and manufacturing have seen big changes over recent years with the emergence of China and India as major players. But the changes ahead promise to be even bigger and will have a significant impact on how supply chains are structured.

Pressure is on EU-US trade negotiators

Negotiators from the European Union and United States government are meeting in New York this week to hammer out  the terms of a new free trade agreement – it’s the ninth round of negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

SMEs to benefit from transatlantic deal

Small and medium businesses based in both Europe and America would benefit from passage of the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP), according to a report commissioned by FedEx.

40pc of all trade online by 2025

E-commerce is set to take up to 40 per cent of all trade volumes by 2015, according to research by Deutsche Post DHL

FedEx chief backs trade agreement

Fred Smith, chairman, president and CEO of FedEx joined with the International Chamber of Commerce and business leaders of multinational companies from 30 countries to urge the World Trade Organisation to finalise the trade facilitation agreement at the m

Finance – the new battleground in supply chain

What is the fastest growing phenomenon in supply chain? We all know about the impact of online shopping on strategies, but even so, I think there is a good case to be made for supply chain finance

Manufacturers ready supply chains for growth

Companies across the UK manufacturing supply chain are putting in place the plans necessary to enable them to meet an increase in orders in 2014, a study by accountants BDO for the manufacturers organisation, EEF suggests.

Rising up the agenda

Ensuring that supply chain is on the boardroom agenda is a key challenge for many industry professionals. But how much greater is the challenge of ensuring it is at the core of international trade agreements?

WEF pushes supply chain up the agenda

Ensuring that supply chain is on the boardroom agenda is a key challenge for many industry professionals. But how much greater is the challenge of ensuring it is at the core of international trade agreements?

EU-US deal is game changer, says UPS

The proposed trade deal between the EU and US would truly be a game changer in the recovery of the global economy, according to Scott Davis chairman and chief executive of UPS

Supply chain is key to boosting trade

Supply chain was a key theme for the World Economic Forum, which met in Davos last month. In its report, Enabling Trade: Valuing Growth Opportunities, it argues that reducing supply chain barriers is more effective in stimulating trade that reducing impor

Resilience rules

Supply chain risk was at the forefront of delegates minds at Davos with the publication of a new report looking at boosting resilience globally

Lack of resilience a concern, says WEF report

Business and governments are increasingly concerned about the lack of resilience that exists in global supply chains, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum, Building Resilience in Supply Chains

End of the golden age?

Are we witnessing the end of the golden age of the extended supply chain?

Putting supply chain at the heart of trade

Deficiencies in the physical movement of goods are a greater deterrent to trade growth than institutional trade barriers, according to the World Economic Forum’s Council on logistics and supply chain. The Forum, of course, is best known for its star-stud

Supply chain is a development issue

The logistics gap between high and low income countries is wide and efforts to narrow it appear to have stalled, according to the World Bank

Time to have more of a voice in strategy making

Globalisation is starting to produce economic and political pressures – unemployment, social problems, sustainability dilemmas and so on – that will have an impact on supply chains in the years ahead

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