Supply Chain Management

Contactless delivery pilot during pandemic brings efficiencies to the CPG supply chain, notes report

The Consumer Brands Association recently released an operational standard for contactless freight pickup and delivery designed to empower companies to shift from an archaic paper-based delivery process to a digitized supply chain.Spokesmen say this will enhance safety, increase productivity and bring transparency to every employee involved in the end-to-end supply chain ecosystem.At the beginning of the pandemic, the consumer packaged goods industry faced the enormous dilemma of continuing to produce and deliver the essential products Americans needed to stay home and stay safe, while also protecting the health and safety of truck

Deutsche Post DHL Group announces intent to acquire J.F. Hillenbrand Group

Global logistics services provider Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL) said this week it has inked an agreement to acquire Mainz, Germany-based global ocean freight forwarding services provider J.F. Hillebrand Group and its related subsidiaries for roughly $1.5 billion (EUR).Established in 1844, J.F. Hillenbrand is a global service provider, focusing on ocean freight forwarding, transport, and logistics for beverages, non-hazardous, bulk liquids, and other products requiring special care. DHL said that over the last 12 months, J.F. Hillenbrand generated revenue of around $1.4 billion (EUR), will ship roughly 500,00 TEU (Twenty-Foot

BlueYonder report highlights e-commerce growth and supply chain investment and execution

A report issued this week by Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Blue Yonder (formerly JDA), a provider of AI-driven and end-to-end supply chain management service, in partnership with Reuters Events Supply Chain, examines priority strategies and investments for supply chain professionals across transportation and warehousing, across a few different themes, including supply chain and risk management within transportation and warehousing, among others.The report, entitled “The State of Supply Chain Execution Report 2021,” was based on feedback from 589 global supply chain professionals surveyed between May and June 2021, with 40% of respondents from

Blockchain: A Bliss for the Agri-Food industry

This article throws light upon the challenges faced by the Agri-food businesses around the globe especially in the developing and underdeveloped economies and how Blockchain technology is the road ahead for overcoming challenges of the industry from farm to fork. Originally, the processing of raw materials and the storing of perishable commodities used for food preparation was carried on a family or artisan scale. However, it was only after the industrial revolution when agri-food came into existence. Today, the agri-food industry is situated at the center of a very important

Weekly Update #28: Crypto Football Club

The new week has begun – so as usual, it is time to summarize the last seven days in the blockchain industry. The previous week was pretty successful for the blockchain industry: the Bitcoin’s price reached $10,000, and we witnessed the historical milestone of half a billionth transaction. Australia: National blockchain roadmap This week, we have two interesting news from the smallest continent on Earth. The first one concerns the local government’s approach to the blockchain technology. The Australian Ministry for Industry, Science, Energy, and Resources has prepared a roadmap