For companies of all sizes around the globe, advances in logistics processes and technologies can have a dramatic effect on operational costs and, ultimately, the bottom line. Faster, more affordable delivery systems, more efficient warehousing options, and innovations in customs clearance processes are just a few ways that improvements in logistics can help businesses better connect with their customers and suppliers, all while saving time and money. Continue reading
This year, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will hold its annual National Small Business Week from May 1-7. Created to recognize the country’s top small businesses and entrepreneurs, along with small business advocates and champions, the SBA’s special week includes a series of events and awards that will highlight the critical role that small companies play in powering the national – and international – economy.
The energy industry is in the midst of unprecedented change. Low oil and natural gas prices, the decline of coal, a dramatic rise in renewable energy projects, and a growing focus on climate policy initiatives are all part of the transformation story, and the impact of this change is being felt across business sectors – and across the globe.
For energy companies, the story is still being written, and a recently-released DHL whitepaper examines just how important it will be for these organizations to rethink and redesign one of the most critical parts of their operational strategies: the supply chain. Continue reading
Ground-breaking advances in robotic technologies are now reaching the point where many experts believe the technology will play a significant role in parcel logistics, from sorting to distribution, and – ultimately – for home delivery.
This new generation of robotics will be designed to work alongside human workers. The technology will be able to handle the more mundane, repetitive or dangerous tasks, including unloading, sorting and handling of parcels all day, especially heavy items.
It has been 15 years since the term “BRIC” was coined by Goldman Sachs economist Jim O’Neill, who was describing the prospects of rapid growth in the emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China. The group of nations, which now officially includes South Africa, represents over 3 billion people, or 42% of the world’s population, and it has a combined GDP of over $16 trillion, according to the International Monetary Fund. And yet, despite these impressive numbers, the BRIC economies are now struggling, with the exception of one: India.