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Logistics in the News – Week 6

Logistics in the News – Week 6

¬†I have decided to try something new on LogisticsMatter. The concept itself is not new, it's new on this blog. ūüôā Every workday between 14h00 and about 18h00 CET a selection of the best Logistics and Supply Chain news and background stories is tweeted through...

Technology and Logistics: Is your 3PL 2.0?

Technology and Logistics: Is your 3PL 2.0?

"For years, logistics companies have faced commoditization. The industry is finally in a place where real innovation is being implemented, but more importantly demanded by the customers." These are the words of eft CEO Chris Saynor, and they reflect what I saw and...

5 Drone Delivery Concepts Perfect for the Weekend

5 Drone Delivery Concepts Perfect for the Weekend

Let's face it. It's just a matter of time before the first commercial drone deliveries will be done, fully approved and licensed. The question is just when and where. Which country will be first? I'm sure we will see that this year. There have been some serious and...

The Uberization of Logistics is Now

The Uberization of Logistics is Now

Uber is moving into the logistics arena with the launch of UberCARGO in Hong Kong. The service works similar to UberPop. Something (optionally accompanied by someone) needs to be transported from point A to point B by somebody. Yes. It is the same as UberPOP, but with...

Je Suis Charlie

Je Suis Charlie

Yesterday two heavily armed terrorists walked into the office of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, and opened fire. At least 12 people were killed, among who were 8 journalists. And why? Because they wanted to retaliate for satirical cartoons that...

Top 5 LogisticsMatter Blog Posts of 2014

Top 5 LogisticsMatter Blog Posts of 2014

It's been another great year for LogisticsMatter. I've been invited to and visited several great events, presentations, and companies, and wished I didn't have to say no to some (but thanks again for the invitation, Daniel...). Also met a lot of interesting new...

Drone Deliveries? There’s a Pad for that!

Drone Deliveries? There’s a Pad for that!

Ever since Amazon released the video of their Prime Air Drone, the internet has been full of drone stories. It quickly became known that Amazon was not the only company working on a drone to deliver packages. Postal Companies Are Droning On A few examples: In Germany,...

The Autonomous Trucking Caravan

The Autonomous Trucking Caravan

The concept of self-driving cars is not new. Various companies have been testing and perfecting the concept in the past years. While the concepts are getting better, there has not yet been one fully approved for use in any country. Yet. Now it seems Audi is taking it...

5 Amazing Alternative Uses for Shipping Containers

5 Amazing Alternative Uses for Shipping Containers

In October of last year, I wrote about a bus station made of shipping containers in the Dutch City of Barneveld. Since then, I've come across many different buildings and structures made out of shipping containers, and some of these are absolutely amazing. I decided...

A Truly Social Supply Chain

A Truly Social Supply Chain

Social Supply Chain. If you follow the news on the web on Supply Chain (for example, by following @LogisticsMatter ūüėČ ), there is no way this term is new to you. It's a relatively new term, and there is no single meaning. Social Supply Chain is often referred to as...

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