Robots are now rumbling along London’s streets delivering goods to people, and the company behind the initiative will be explaining how it’s done at the Omni-Channel Conference in London in September. Sandra Sooläte, head of UK operations for Starship Technologies, will look at the future of robotics in logistics; the benefits and challenges of using […]
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World leading robotics and automation suppliers are lining up to exhibit at the Robotics & Automation Exhibition which takes place at the Milton Keynes Arena on 11-12th October. The event offers visitors the opportunity to discover how the latest technologies can improve efficiency, and reduce costs. These are just some of the companies that will […]
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The supply chain is experiencing a rather severe labour deficit – and it doesn’t look like it’s about to recover any time soon. In fact, according to The World Bank, the global problem is going either to remain the same, or in the worst-case scenario, deteriorate even further over the next five years. Fixing the […]
DHL Parcel is to open a mega parcel centre in Bochum, in the Ruhr region. By autumn 2019, the new site will handle up to 50,000 shipments per hour. “Our network – with an average of 4.3 million parcels per day – leads the way in Germany when it comes to capacity and quality,” said […]
The shortage of logistics-related labour is a global problem that will either remain the same or worsen over the next five years, according to a new survey by The World Bank, which calls for a major expansion of training and skills development initiatives in developing countries. The new study, authored by Prof Alan McKinnon, Christoph […]
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Carriers have become more blatant with surcharges; they offer simplified pricing schemes. Like Flat Rate shipping then adding additional charges after the fact negating any expected efficiencies. A shipper needs to be more aware of the charges and impacts to mitigate said increases.
The transportation marketplace faces challenges created by the uncertain economy born by unprecedented world events. During this volatility, should a Shipper choose a Spot rate over Contracted Rates, or vice versa? Below, we will weigh in and provide pros and cons of each pricing method and guide the Shippers onto the best path.
The past few years have reflected a time requiring detailed planning and attention to optimize the ebbs and flows of the capacity constrained transportation market place. The rapidly changing economy has created a mine field for Shippers to navigate for the best pricing and service offered by the Carriers.