New research undertaken by Manhattan Associates has revealed that Australians desire contactless shopping, delivery and collection options following COVID-19. The research shows that nearly 60% of Australian shoppers are more likely to purchase and collect retail goods without human interaction (such as online ordering for contactless click and collect) compared with before COVID-19.
Our reliance on imports and the disconnect between manufacturing and distribution operations in Australia were exposed during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. We either couldn’t get products on our shores or locally manufactured products were flying off the shelves because distribution operations couldn’t keep up with significant demand spikes. Article by Travis Erridge, CEO and Co-Founder of TM Insight.
Leading global freight forwarder C.H. Robinson has surveyed its customers to understand the key issues supply chain experts anticipate this year.
Chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) can adapt capabilities of nontraditional competitors to be better equipped to fit the needs of modern customers and support new business models, according to new research by Gartner.
DB Schenker has appointed Dr Niklas Wilmking as CEO for the Asia Pacific region. Dr Wilmking returns to the Asia Pacific region, based in the Regional Head Office in Singapore to lead its over 15,000 strong workforce across 20 countries.
MEGATRANS2021 has been accepted as an approved event under the Australian Government’s Business Events Grant program. Sponsors and exhibitors are able to apply to Austrade for a one-off grant to cover up to 50 per cent of your event-related expenses in participating in MEGATRANS2021.
DHL Global Forwarding has announced two appointments to its Asia Pacific management board. Niki Frank, CEO of DHL Global Forwarding India, will expand his portfolio to include the entire sub-region of South Asia and Yvonne Lee, Head of Strategic Projects, DHL Global Forwarding ASEAN and South Asia, and Head of Business Processes and Organisation, DHL Global Forwarding Thailand, will assume the role of Managing Director, DHL Global Forwarding Philippines.
As governments and businesses around the world face one of the most significant challenges in history – an unprecedented rapid mass development, distribution, and administration of COVID-19 vaccines – a new report issued by Deloitte points to universal adoption of global standards across the healthcare supply chain worldwide to enable fast, efficient, and safe distribution.
Kuehne+Nagel has announced it has agreed an international supply chain arrangement to provide distribution and storage of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The deal includes distribution to markets in Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa, and parts of the Americas.
A new study involving freight data sharing trials with companies including Woolworths, Nestle and Toll Group has revealed Australia’s supply chains are suffering from limited access to real-time supply chain freight data which is adding to delivery delays.