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CommentWire
CommentWire

Kuehne & Nagel: positive moves

Kuehne & Nagel is continuing its growth strategy with another acquisition in Central America. As economic slowdown keeps freight growth down in the developed world, it makes sense for K&N to focus on less exploited markets to maintain its profit growth. At the same time, the move expands the Swiss firm's worldwide network still further.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Sep 2002
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3PL set to play a significant role in shifting industry landscape

A fundamental shift in executive thinking and continued pressure on margins has meant that a company's supply chain is increasingly being seen as a strategic asset. While businesses are realizing the vital role 3PL can play within this process, logistics providers are also re-assessing their own unique position in the market. Datamonitor lead analyst Chris Morgan explains...

Published By Datamonitor
07 Apr 2006
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Manufacturing technology: SCM software sales on the rise

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jun 2006
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Asia-Pacific is the next pot of gold for 3PL providers

Enterprise expenditure on outsourced and third-party logistics (3PL) is set to experience explosive growth in emerging markets over coming years. Although 3PL providers of all sizes look set to benefit from this growth, consolidation is likely to be a key future factor as clients increase their focus on operational efficiency and seek integrated one-stop services to satisfy their business needs.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Jul 2006
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

RFID: tagged for retail

Published By Datamonitor
21 Jul 2006
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RFID = resource for international deception?

At a recent security conference in Las Vegas, demonstrations showed how easy it was to clone a passport equipped with an RFID tag. It seems this is just another indication of how easy it is to get over-enthusiastic about technology, and utilize it for inappropriate means.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Aug 2006
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Logistics industry to face challenging 2008

The global logistics industry is set to face a challenging year in 2008, as the effects of the credit crunch filter through to consumer spending. Margins in the industry are already thin, but shippers can make moves now to improve their chance of future success.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Feb 2008
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Shipping and aviation dominate financial deals in the transportation sector

In 2008, the transportation and logistics sector in the BRIC and MEA markets is witnessing significant private investments. According to a report published by Datamonitor, this trend will continue, and the sector is likely to experience much higher capital infusion in freight management companies and capacity during the second half of the year.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jun 2008
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European parcel volumes resilient against economic adversity

Although the recent credit crunch and resulting economic uncertainty are affecting the growth potential of the European express industry, the main effects will be on the use of different modes of transport and profitability rather than on overall levels of parcel volumes. Indeed, supply chain rationalization, internationalization and B2C e-commerce are continuing to drive industry growth.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Sep 2008
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Express operators must develop flexible service portfolios to survive poor market conditions

The express industry is becoming increasingly reliant on the B2C segment and its growing demand for online shopping deliveries as the economic downturn reduces B2B parcel volumes. Shippers are also moving toward economy products as their budgets get squeezed, prompting a shift from air to road and encouraging express players to implement creative solutions for surviving the current market climate.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jan 2009

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