October 2012


Editors Comment

  • DARE TO BE VISIBLE

    To me, transparency is the most important driver of change and change is crucial to improving performance. So, in order to raise the efficiency of the entire supply chain, I feel that ensuring optimum visibility is at the heart of the matter.... 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
  • DHL DISASTER RESPONSE TEAM CONDUCTS EMERGENCY TRAINING IN INDONESIA

    DHL has conducted a four-day emergency relief simulation course in Indonesia with the Indonesian Army, 27 in-country volunteers and seven volunteers from its South East Asia DHL Disaster Response Team (DHL DRT). DHL DRT has over 400 volunteers worldwide creating a global disaster relief network for vulnerable regions and managed by the DHL GoHelp network in Panama, Dubai and Singapore.... Read More
  • ENVIROTAINER OPENS OFFICE IN SINGAPORE

    Envirotainer has opened an office in Singapore to improve access to its active temperature-controlled air cargo containers and cold chain management services across Asia Pacific, now the world’s fastest growing pharmaceuticals market.... Read More
  • YCH EXPANDS IN KUNSHAN CHINA

    YCH Group conducted the groundbreaking ceremony to start the development of its supply chain facility, the YCH Kunshan DistriPark, in the Jiangsu Kunshan Export Processing Zone (EPZ).... Read More
  • AEB APPOINTS GENERAL MANAGER FOR ASIA-PACIFIC

    AEB (Asia-Pacific) announced the appointment of Thomas Halliday as general manager to focus on growth across the APAC region. With immediate effect, Halliday succeeds Dr Torsten Mallée to assume the role and will be based in Singapore.... Read More
  • DACHSER STRENGTHENS PRESENCE IN VIETNAM

    Dachser established a company in Vietnam under the umbrella of the regional head office for Far East Region, based in Hong Kong. The range of services provided by Dachser Vietnam extends from air and sea freight business to customs clearance and other logistics services. In the short term the company plans to employ a staff of 20. The head office and first branch office is located in Ho Chi Minh City.... Read More
  • CRYOPORT, PAN ASIA LOGISTICS TO OPEN OPERATIONS CENTER IN SINGAPORE

    Cryoport has signed an agreement with Pan Asia Logistics to open its Asian Operations Center in Singapore. The agreement calls for Pan Asia to support Cryoport by providing warehousing, shipping, receiving, order entry and fulfi llment, and refurbishing and recycling of Cryoport’s liquid nitrogen dry vapor shipping containers.... Read More

Strategy & Business

  • INCREASING SUPPLY CHAIN VISIBILITY

    For a supply chain to remain competitive, a system that delivers visibility of a companyʼs supply chain network should be regarded as the foundation of successful operations. By HERBERT VONGPUSANACHAI.... Read More
  • BEING VISIBLE

    From organisational relationships to technological interfaces, integration of all supply chain participants is essential to enable visibility. By MARK MILLAR.... Read More
  • WHERE’S MY STUFF?

    Trading partners need the capabilities to track, trace, and control the progress of the entire logistics transaction. All partners need access to real-time information for collaboration to work. By THOMAS L TANEL and RONALD D GROSSMAN.... Read More

C-Level Conversation

  • TALKING STRATEGY WITH FRANK

    LEE KOK LEONG talks to FRANK APPEL, chairman of the board of management and CEO of Deutsche Post DHL, during a visit to Shanghai. He outlines DHLʼs China strategy.... Read More

Software & Systems

Track & Trace

  • GROWING DEMAND

    Image-based barcode readers along with peripheral technology, play an important role in supply chains to ensure traceablity, accountability and consumer safety. By DIDIER LACROIX.... Read More

Handling & Storage

  • CHANGING WITH TIMES

    The distribution centre (DC) has become complex and today, it has to deal with various types of cargo. This has put a demand on conveying and sortation systems to keep pace with the heterogeneity and timelines of delivery. By RACHITA JHA.... Read More

Last Mile

  • APPLYING BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

    Business intelligence should be continuously applied to ensure that companies are improving their processes in a proactive and predictive manner. By THOMAS HALLIDAY.... Read More