September 2012


Editors Comment

  • THE OTHER GIANT

    India has one of the fast growing economies in the world, with strong industrial and retail sectors. There are opportunities for logistics solutions providers to capitalize on this success story.... Read More

Industry News

  • DESCARTES ACQUIRES INFODIS

    Descartes has acquired Infodis BV, Netherlands-based provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) transportation management solutions. Infodis provides transportation management network-based solution that handles specifi c European logistics requirements. The solution manages both inbound and outbound purchased transportation for more than fi ve million shipments per year to and from Europe, with particular strength in Europe/ Asia Pacifi c shipping.... Read More
  • ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES ACQUIRES LASERBAND

    Zebra Technologies has acquired LaserBand, provider of patient identifi cation wristbands and related products which are used more than 200 million times per year by thousands of hospitals around the world. This acquisition strengthens Zebra’s leadership position in serving the healthcare industry. For 2011, LaserBand had sales of US$24 million. The transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to Zebra’s earnings. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.... Read More
  • TOYS ON AROUND-THE-WORLD TRIP WITH DAMCO

    A four-month trip courtesy of Damco saw an eclectic selection of 50 famous toys visited 10 cities, travelling through seven countries spanning three continents. The Damco toytrip was kicked off early in the year, where manufacturers were invited to send one of their toys on Damco’s round-the-world trip to create awareness on logistics and transportation.... Read More
  • CHAPMAN FREEBORN LOADS PUMA BOUND FOR HUMANITARIAN MISSIONS

    Chapman Freeborn’s Singapore team embarked on a project to load an Ilyushin IL-76 aircraft with a Puma, a four-bladed, twinengined medium transport/utility helicopter.... Read More
  • DHL STARTS CITY LOGISTICS PROJECT IN CHINA

    DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation, the cross-divisional unit providing a single customer interface and developing innovative industry-tailored solutions for the market, will undertake a comprehensive City Logistics Master Plan Research for Chengdu, China.... Read More
  • SDV BUILDS GREEN WAREHOUSE IN SINGAPORE

    SDV is completing a construction project in the western part of Singapore: a green four-storey ramp-up warehouse including nine floors of production and offi ce space. The total investment is S$55 million (US$43 million).... Read More

Strategy & Business

  • OUTSOURCING SUCCESSFULLY

    Supply chain outsourcing requires a collaborative management approach to successfully appointing and managing third party partners for the provision of logistics services. By MARK MILLAR.... Read More
  • ASSURANCE IN UNCERTAINTY

    For purchasers and suppliers who increasingly share vital information and resources, their relationship has evolved from mere transactions into a working business relationship. By THOMAS L TANEL and GEORGE A YARUSAVAGE.... Read More

SPECIAL REPORT

  • BETTING ON CHINA

    DHL invited internationally renowned journalists and analysts from around the world to meet with Deutsche Post DHL top management and tour landmark logistics hubs.... Read More

Software & Systems

  • THE RIGHT INTELLIGENCE

    Business to business networks off er greater access to critical supply chain data and increase the scale and scope of functionality to improve operational performance and decision making. By DR SANDEEP GOVIL.... Read More

Track & Trace

  • TIME TO STRENGTHEN SUPPLY CHAIN

    With signs of slowing manufacturing activity, Asian manufacturers can capitalize on the opportunity to upgrade the logistics that support their production and distribution processes. By DIDIER LACROIX.... Read More

Vertical View

  • PACKING IT IN

    Packaging is still not attracting serious attention in the Indian automotive industry, says RAMESH KUMAR.... Read More

Last Mile

  • THE DIGITAL AGE OF TWO-WAY RADIOS

    Two-way radios have come a long way since Nikola Teslaʼs public demonstration of radio in 1893, and the technology is growing ever more relevant today. PHEY TECK MOH shares why.... Read More

Handling & Storage

  • A CULTURE OF SAFETY

    There is a growing awareness in workplaces on the importance of ergonomics in keeping workers healthy and happy. By RACHITA JHA.... Read More