3PL Update – Is CEVA Logistics an acquisition target for Kuehne and Nagel ?

Following on from last weeks speculation that DHL Global Forwarding may be sold, or spun off by German parent group Deutsche Post, with Japan Post as a possible buyer. The Loadstar blog is reporting that there are further unconfirmed rumors  in the 3PL marketplace that CEVA Logistics could be an acquisition target for Kuehne and Nagel. Stay […]
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3PL Update – Deutsche Post considering spining off of DHL Global Forwarding

DHL Global Forwarding may be sold or spun off by German parent group Deutsche Post, with Japan Post a possible buyer, claims news agency Reuters, citing “two people familiar with the matter”. According to Reuters, Deutsche Post is assessing whether to spin off its “ailing” freight forwarding operation or make an outright sale, allowing it to […]
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Fastway Couriers acquired by Aramex

Aramex, a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transport services has today announced its acquisition of Fastway Couriers, a leading courier service provider headquartered in New Zealand with a major market presence in Australia. To read the full press release from Fastway Click Here
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The 4 Rs (and 1 G) of Selecting and Managing 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) Service Providers

Selecting and managing 3rd party logistics (3PL) service providers is one of the most important roles of any Logistics Manager – particularly those managing outsourced logistics activities such as international freight forwarding, warehousing and domestic transportation. The number of potential service providers is endless and the cost of these services represents a significant portion of […]
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Australia Post and StarTrack Gearing up for Christmas

As Christmas fast approaches and order volume increases we start to get nervous about being able to meet the delivery expectations of our customers. Last year in particular , the delivery performance for the likes of Australia Post and StarTrack was not so good during this time. Although the proof will be in the pudding, Christmas […]
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Toll Group In 6.5 Billion Takeover by bid Japan Post

Japan Post has made a 6.5 Billion takeover bid for the Toll Group – Australia’s and Asia’s Pacific’s largest independent logistics group. Although the bid is subject to shareholder approval it is almost certain that it will be accepted. Toll Chairman Ray Horsburgh said: “We are delighted to recommend to shareholders that Toll joins with Japan […]
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Will UberCARGO disrupt the 3PL industry like it has the taxi industry?

We have all heard about the Uber phenomenon that is currently disrupting the taxi industry around the world by providing a low cost and more technologically savvy option to the traditional taxi network. On the 7th of January, the Uber Blog announced that UberCARGO had been launched in Hong Kong. UberCARGO is described as: “The same […]
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MHD Magazine Now Available In Digital Version

Just announced – the leading supply chain management trade publication,  MHD Supply Chain Solutions Magazine is now avialable in digital version Click on the below link to view and enjoy on line now http://mhdsupplychainsolutions.realviewdigital.com/    
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3PL E-Warehouse Management and Solutions Show Review

I attended the 3PL E-Warehouse Management and Solutions Show (http://www.3plshow.com.au) held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre last week expecting a vast array of 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) Service Providers to be in attendance. These expectations were based purely on the name of the show but clearly, and to be fair having since re-read […]
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Managing 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) Service Providers – Key Success Factor # 3 – Establish well defined performance measures

Establishing well defined performance measures will have two major benefits. It will ensure that there is no ambiguity as to what the service level expectations are. It will ensure that the service provider knows exactly how the performance measure is determined and how it is to be calculated. As an example DIFOT (Delivered In Full […]
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