Latest Intelligence on Transport and Logistics in South and Central America

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CommentWire
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Kuehne & Nagel: taking over the world, with minimal risk

K&N can now fully integrate the unit's activities into its network, controlling the subsidiary's operations for the benefit of its global network. Setting up joint ventures and turning the successful ones into wholly owned subsidiaries is a wise strategy for K&N. It can test the waters in each market before putting forward full capital and resource commitment.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Feb 2002
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
Expert View
Expert View

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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Panalpina, NYK's YAS alliance signals a shift in strategic policy in the logistics industry

Logistics companies Panalpina and NYK Group have announced they are to co-operate both in Japan and internationally. While this should lead to an improvement in operations, research from independent market analyst Datamonitor (DTM.L) shows that challenges still exist for both parties, as identified in Datamonitor's "Logistics Profile" series.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Feb 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

AP Moller-Maersk: delivering a mixed bag

Shipping company AP Moller-Maersk has released its results for 2006. Although overall revenue increased, profitability collapsed due to its container business unit suffering from over-supply in the industry. While the company forecasted a positive picture for 2007, further diversification may be required.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Mar 2007
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TNT: plans to update strategy in response to changing environment

TNT has reported higher second quarter and first-half profits than the previous year, however operating margins were lower than reported mid-way through 2006. TNT also plans to undergo a strategic review in response to changing market conditions, which will investigate growth opportunities, and consider trends in just-in-time delivery, e-commerce, environmental issues and demographic changes.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Aug 2007

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