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CommentWire
CommentWire

Exel: acquire local, build global

Exel's latest purchase will boost its global air and sea freight activities, as well as strengthen its local operations in South Africa. While some global players are following an acquisition path designed to diversify their operations across the supply chain, Exel's strategy involves building its core logistics and freight capabilities on a global scale.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Nov 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

DHL: back in Iraq

DHL Express has decided to resume operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan, just a week after the company had cancelled all flights in the region. The decision to continue operating in the area could prove to be risky for the company, and is highly surprising given the current security problems in Iraq.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Dec 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

Dubai Logistics City: a global vision

Dubai is creating the world's first integrated logistics and multi-modal transport platform, consisting of a mixture of new and expanded facilities. With major freight forwarding players such as DHL showing an increased interest in the region, the success of the project is vital in alleviating the pressure on the area's existing logistics infrastructure.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Apr 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Christian Salvesen: turnaround of UK transport business essential

Christian Salvesen's half-year results show a small increase in profit and turnover. Yet these largely positive figures hide a mixed bag of geographic and operational performance: while the forthcoming tie-up with APL Logistics is a good strategic move, the company must not neglect critical issues in its home market.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Dec 2005
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
Expert View
Expert View

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
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Stock management technology: retailers not sold on RFID

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jul 2006
Expert View
Expert View

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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