November – December 2012


Editors Comment

  • STAY COMPETITIVE

    Warehouses were and still are a dominant part of the industrial landscape. I feel that warehousing and its related activities are a microcosm of the logistics industry. And if viewed as a strategic function, warehousing can help companies stay competitive.... Read More

Industry News

  • The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

    In keeping with our strong foundation in training and development, the society will be partnering with faculty from Technische Universität Mùnchen (TUM), National University of Singapore (NUS) and The University of Wollongong (UOW) to host the region’s first Supply Chain Symposium and Summit.... Read More
  • INTTRA, SINOTRANS DELIVER JOINT E-COMMERCE SOLUTION IN CHINA

    Inttra announced that Sinotrans has expanded the scope of its partnership by joining the Inttra NVOCC network. Through this expanded agreement, Inttra and Sinotrans will drive innovation and further streamline ocean freight management in China.... Read More
  • AGILITY OPENS WAREHOUSE IN HONG KONG

    Focused on delivering a comprehensive range of advanced logistics services, Agility has opened a 13,000-square meter warehouse in Hong Kong. The showcase grade A logistics center will provide customers in Hong Kong and South China with optimal storage and handling facilities, including dust-free and static-free zones for electronics components and climate-controlled areas for temperature-sensitive products.... Read More
  • BT LAUNCHES CLOUD-BASED SOLUTION FOR GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS

    BT announced new cloud-based capabilities for BT Trace, its portfolio of supply chain solutions designed to help organisations overcome the challenges of managing increasingly complex global supply chains. BT Trace now includes a cloud-based solution that will provide a single, accurate view into complex supply chains in near real time, to see how and where changes need to be made and enable customers to improve operational efficiency.... Read More
  • KEWILL APPOINTS PRESIDENT AND CEO

    Kewill announced the appointment of Robert Bob Farrell as CEO. Most recently, Farrell was president and CEO of Edgar Online, a global provider of XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) software, services and data where he managed the sale of the company to RR Donnelly & Sons.... Read More
  • KART LAUNCHES CHINA-VIETNAM LTL TRUCKING SERVICE

    Kerry Asia Road Transport (KART) has launched a new scheduled twice-weekly trucking service connecting Shenzhen and Hanoi, through its ASEAN-China road network. There are emerging trade channels developing between China and ASEAN countries and KART’s Less-than- Truckload (LTL) service will initially connect the industrial cities in southern China and northern Vietnam, providing shippers and 3PLs with a fixed-day dedicated service. KART will look to expand this service to other city pairs in the future.... Read More
  • KART LAUNCHES CHINA-VIETNAM LTL TRUCKING SERVICE

    Kerry Asia Road Transport (KART) has launched a new scheduled twice-weekly trucking service connecting Shenzhen and Hanoi, through its ASEAN-China road network. There are emerging trade channels developing between China and ASEAN countries and KART’s Less-than- Truckload (LTL) service will initially connect the industrial cities in southern China and northern Vietnam, providing shippers and 3PLs with a fixed-day dedicated service. KART will look to expand this service to other city pairs in the future.... Read More
  • ISC FAR EAST APPOINTS MANAGING DIRECTOR

    ISC Global AG announced the appointment of Udo T Westphal as managing director of ISC Far East, its Singapore-based sister company. Effective immediately, Udo is responsible for driving the business in Asia Pacific and securing customers and partners to further expand ISC Global’s footprint in the region. Udo will report directly to Bernhard Frauendoerfer, CEO and president of the board of ISC Global which, in cooperation with its partner, 4PL Central Station in Basel, Switzerland, offers 4th party logistics (4PL) for Asia and its global customers.... Read More
  • DHL DELIVERS RARE TIGERS

    DHL has delivered two Sumatran tigers, one from the USA and one from Australia, to take part in an international breeding program. With fewer than 300 Sumatran tigers now in the wild, ZSL London Zoo is hoping to breed the tigers as part of a wider conservation support program.... Read More
  • LOGWIN RELOCATES TO JAKARTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

    Logwin has relocated to a larger office facility at Soekarno Hatta Jakarta International Airport, providing a single integrated office to better meet customer demand. In June 2012 Logwin also established a new bonded warehouse close to the new office dedicated to air freight imports.... Read More

Market Moves

  • CHANGING THE UK LOGISTICS LANDSCAPE

    London Gateway is envisioned to turn Londonʼs newest port into a 21st century logistics facility, a major hub and port of entry for goods coming into the UK, and for goods destined for onward transition to Ireland and Continental Europe. By MARK MILLAR.... Read More

Handling & Storage

  • ASRS LIFTS PERFORMANCE, QUALITY AND SAFETY

    Malaysian Mosaics Berhad (MMB), a manufacturer of homogeneous porcelain tiles and ceramic tiles for commercial and residential use, is based in Malaysia. MMBʼs three production facilities are located in Kluang, Johor and its products are marketed in more than 50 countries worldwide. By MICHAEL BRADSHAW.... Read More
  • NINE WAYS WAREHOUSING ADDS VALUE

    With new trends and an “e-volution” in moving and storing materials comes the inevitable need to reconceive how we operate our warehouses and distribution centers to stay competitive. By THOMAS L TANEL and RONALD D GROSSMAN.... Read More

C-Level Conversation

Strategy & Business

  • CONTROLLING RISKS

    Risk control is the strategy adopted by managers who seek to transform threats into opportunities, in order to gain competitive advantage, creating value for the fi rm. By FERNANDO S OLIVEIRA.... Read More

Vertical View

  • TIME FOR GROWTH OVERDRIVE

    Temperature controlled supply chain is the lifeline of any agrarian economy. As Asia progresses towards economic growth, the region is witnessing greater movement of food and medicines is under threat in absence of a robust cold chain network. By RACHITA JHA.... Read More
  • GLOBALIZING THE PHARMA SUPPLY CHAIN

    Companies need to focus on what they do best, which is producing and creating the products, and hire external logistics providers that optimise the supply chain from end to end on a daily basis. By DR W PARTSCH.... Read More

Track & Trace

  • THE EVOLUTION OF DATA CAPTURE

    While emerging technologies, like RFID, may attract industry attention because of their potential uses, innovations in bar coding can deliver substantial operational benefi ts. By FREDDY FAM.... Read More

Software & Systems

Last Mile

  • SUPPLY CHAIN INTEGRATOR

    MARK MIDDLETON believes that on board courier (OBC), or more widely known as hand-carry in our region, can add value to automakersʼ supply chains, even more so in times of logistics disruption.... Read More