Lieferkettenoptimierung

Falling iron ore prices: supply chain optimization is an answer

by Reg Kenney -

Iron ore prices plunged below $50 a ton this year – down from over $130 last year – and there appears to be no end in sight. Mining companies around the world are scrambling to cut costs in order to compete with the world’s largest producers, who are still mining at a profit. Here’s my advice to mining companies AND their suppliers: take a look at your supply chain. It’s been an overlooked part of the business throughout the industry’s boom years from 2003 to 2014 – and I see significant cost savings potential in supply chain optimization.

A warehouse for each neighborhood

A warehouse for each neighborhood

by Johan Peter Paludan -

The renowned futurist Johan Peter Paludan talks about megatrends, advancing automation and his vision for “last-mile” delivery systems.

Electric cars are changing everything

Electric cars are changing everything

by Robert Llewellyn -

When I first sat in an all-electric car fifteen years ago, something told me it wasn’t a passing fad, it wasn’t just about a different drive train, I felt it represented the seeds of a very profound shift.

Internet of things

Connecting the Unconnected – the Internet of Things in Logistics

by Markus Kückelhaus -

The Internet of Things presents a unique technology transition that is impacting all our lives. It will have major implications for the business of logistics.

Better healthcare needs better logistics

Better healthcare needs better logistics

by Angelos Orfanos -

As poverty declines, better healthcare is reaching more people and improving more lives around the world than ever before. Logistics providers need to innovate to meet the growing needs of the expanding life sciences and healthcare industry.

The rise of multimodal transport

The rise of multimodal transport

by Kelvin Leung -

Rail transport has never seen better days. Developments, especially on the Asia-Europe trade lanes, are giving rise to opportunities for this relatively new transport option in the region.

Future-proofing transport design

Future-proofing transport design

by Paul Priestman -

Transport design is about more than functionality. In a world increasingly aware of the importance of sustainable practices, design must embrace two key principles: the need for longevity and to promote a change in behaviour.