June 2012


Industry News

  • The Logistics & Supply Chain management Soceity

    The next intake for the certifi cate, diploma and advanced diploma programmes off ered by the Australian Logistics Academy is open for registration. Leading to an internationally recognized qualifi cation, students can study at their own pace anywhere in the world.... Read More
  • UPS ORDERS AUTO-ID SYSTEMS FROM VITRONIC

    Vitronic announced a large order from UPS. At Cologne/Bonn Airport, 200 VICAMssi2 high-performance line scan cameras will capture parcels and envelopes for effi cient sortation.... Read More
  • WEISS RÖHLIG OPENS PROJECT FORWARDING DIVISION IN TAIWAN

    Weiss Röhlig has opened a project forwarding division in Taiwan to meet growing demand for outsize cargo solutions. This was the latest development by Weiss Röhlig to build a regional project cargo network across Asia. The expansion is being managed by the corporate project division in Vienna by Franco Ravazzolo.... Read More
  • GRENZEBACH ACQUIRES STAKE IN SWISSLOG

    The German Grenzebach Group has acquired an 11.26 percent equity stake in Swisslog Holding AG. With this acquisition, Grenzebach becomes the largest single shareholder of Swisslog Holding.... Read More
  • CEVA LAUNCHES LTL SERVICES FOR CROSS BORDER ROAD FREIGHT IN ASIA

    Ceva Logistics announced the launch of its Less than Truck Load (LTL) service as part of Ceva Ground’s cross-border road freight offering in Asia Pacific. The LTL service will enhance Ceva’s existing cross-border solution which runs from Singapore to China with an average of 500 trips each month for various multinational customers in the region.... Read More
  • EXTENDATA, INTERMEC IN PARTNERSHIP

    ExtenData and Intermec have partnered to develop and deliver direct store delivery (DSD) solutions for consumer goods suppliers.... Read More
  • MALTACOURT LOGISTICS COMPLETES MANAGEMENT BUY-OUT

    Maltacourt Logistics has completed a management buy-out led by CEO Matt Beech.... Read More
  • BARLOWORLD LOGISTICS SECURES CONTRACT FOR VINEXPO 2012

    Barloworld Logistics secured the contract for Hong Kong’s largest bi-annual wine exhibition, Vinexpo Asia Pacific, for the third time. Barloworld was awarded the contract for the Hong Kong event by W&S Logistics, the official French logistics partner of organizer Vinexpo Asia Pacific.... Read More
  • HID GLOBAL EMBEDS WORLD’S SMALLEST LOW-FREQUENCY CHIPS INTO RFID TAGS

    HID Global’s manufacturing innovation enables the use of the world’s smallest integrated low-frequency (LF) chips ever produced for contactless ID applications. HID Global is the first company that can eff ectively attach an antenna via its patented direct bonding technology to a chip surface less than 0.3 millimeters square, which is smaller than the pinpoint of a needle. This area is 50 to 75 percent smaller than the industry’s smallest chips previously used for deployment in LF radio frequency identifi cation (RFID) tags and transponders.... Read More
  • DHL DELIVERS MANCHESTER UNITED’S CHAMP19NS TROPHY TOUR TO SINGAPORE

    DHL delivered Manchester United’s Champ19ns Trophy Tour to Singapore for an exclusive event with customers.... Read More
  • DUTCH AUTHORITY ISSUES GDP CERTIFICATION TO PANALPINA

    Panalpina is currently operating the only facility for crossdocking and interim storage with airside access at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport with an official GDP certifi cation. The certifi cate was issued by the Dutch Ministry of Health.... Read More
  • DREWRY, CARGOSMART COOPERATE TO DELIVER CONTAINER KPIs

    Drewry Maritime Research and CargoSmart have entered into a cooperation agreement that will introduce a wider range of container key performance indicators (KPIs) to help importers and exporters benchmark their carriers’ service levels.... Read More
  • DACHSER ESTABLISHES JV IN MALAYSIA

    Dachser has established a joint venture in Malaysia and the services provided range from air and sea freight business to customs clearance and other logistics services such as special transports. It planned to employ a staff of 15. The joint venture is between Dachser and Malaysian entrepreneur Ah Seng Tan (holdings in Multitrans, Megalift). The head office and at the same time first branch office are located in Petaling Jaya, near the capital Kuala Lumpur. There are also plans to open a second branch office.... Read More
  • CAAS, IDA SELECT KEWILL FOR E‐FREIGHT@SINGAPORE

    The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) has selected Kewill, as one of the three consortia to develop infocomm technology (ICT) solutions, to manage paperless airfreight processes in Singapore as part of the e-freight@ Singapore programme.... Read More
  • CYCLEON OPENS OFFICE IN SINGAPORE

    Cycleon has opened an office in Singapore in order to develop reverse logistics solutions throughout the Asia Pacific region. The Cycleon system provides easy access for end users to return their products.... Read More

Strategy & Business

  • GOING FOR RESILIENCE

    MARK MILLAR focuses on the risks within the supply chain ecosystem and outlines a four-pillar framework through which to build supply chain resilience.... Read More
  • MODELING FOR RISK

    Systemic supply chain and transport risk should be more eff ectively managed through multi-stakeholder action and collaboration. By SG LIM.... Read More
  • MANAGING RISKS

    To mitigate these types of risks and keep the supply chain functioning, logistics professionals should keep an eye on trade compliance. By KAREN LOBDELL... Read More

C-Level Conversation

  • ADDING VALUES FOR SUCCESS

    CLIFTON CHUA says that customers are looking at bundling logistics solutions and FedEx is there to broaden its portfolio to provide value-added services. By LEE KOK LEONG.... Read More

Track & Trace

  • SECURING THE WIRELESS PRINTERS

    JOSEPH LIM says that wireless printers must incorporate the appropriate security technology to keep them from becoming weak outposts in the network environment.... Read More

Handling & Storage

  • LIFTING FOR GOOD TIMES

    The boost in industrial product and trade volumes are keeping the lift truck suppliers busy and innovation is catalyzing technology change in the industry. By RACHITA JHA.... Read More

Software & Systems

  • STRATEGIZING GROWTH

    With a growth strategy and plans to launch a multi-channel retail offering, PT Multitrend Indo works with Manhattan Associates in delivering WMS implementations throughout Indonesia and the Asia Pacific region. By JEFF BAUM.... Read More

Vertical View

Last Mile

  • A GROWING TREND

    GOPAL R says that Asia Pacificʼs transportation and logistics market is expanding at 7.6 percent despite global uncertainties while that of Singapore is growing at 6.2 percent to reach US$40.79 billion in 2016.... Read More

Editors Comment

  • CONFRONTING THE RISKS

    Supply chain risks, if left unmitigated, will disrupt the normal flow of business activities and eventually, negatively impact on profi tability. Companies need to assess the locations of the points of failure along the entire supply chain and come up with contingency plans to counter them.... Read More