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How Intelligent Fleet Solutions are Transforming Field Engineer Networks

 

We accurately align engineer stock holding with service requirements, enabling
enterprises to maintain optimised inventories across their fleet network—at a reduced cost.

We connect field engineers in even the most complex supply chains. Efficiencies are
achieved by using data from Smart Vans to find new ways to optimise assets and build
competitive advantage for our customers.

Here are a number of examples as to how this approach has already been applied for
customers.

 

1. Engineer fulfilment

We introduced an optimised lockbox solution across one company’s UK network, and in doing so achieved a Mileage saving of 1.4 million miles pa, delivering savings of £200,000 worth of fuel costs, as well as 46,000 driving hours.


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17 Oct 2018
4 Benefits of Strategic Network Planning
 

Imagine for a second that you’re entering a friendly betting pool for the 2018 World Cup. Germany won the contest in 2014 (the most recent tournament), so you decide that it stands to reason that Germany will win again this time around. Hindsight being 20-20, we now know that you would have lo

 
Brian Hoey
Flexis

16 Oct 2018
DHL research shows 75% of companies believe investment in ground transportation will directly support their company growth
 

An evolution in the transport sector is being driven by trends such as the rapid growth of e-commerce, the continued urbanization of markets, and technologies such as big data analytics and digitalization Advanced technologies and service options are changing the way shippers and 3PLs manage th

 
DHL
DHL

16 Oct 2018
Robotic roll-outs reap results: 95% of organisations using RPA say the technology has improved productivity
 

81% of business leaders now support the use of robotics in the workplace, up from 72% in 2017*. 67% of organisations have begun implementing a strategy for robotic process automation (RPA), up from 49% in 2017. Deloitte research shows that just 5% of businesses implementing RPA are seeking to

 
Deloitte
Deloitte

16 Oct 2018
Unlocking the potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
 

As the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) expands the possibilities of digital transformation, business executives foresee sweeping changes. A new Deloitte Global report released today, “The Industry 4.0 paradox: Overcoming disconnects on the path to digital transformation,” fin

 
Deloitte
Deloitte

11 Oct 2018
Autonomous car technology and the Self-Healing Supply Chain
 

I recently rented a car featuring steering assist and intelligent cruise control. Now, I’m used to driver assist technologies as my vehicle has blind spot warning and front and rear collision warning, and braking. My wife’s car has a heads-up display as well as steering wheel vibration w

 
Jonathan Lofton
Kinaxis


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Last update 5 Nov 2018
Global manufacturing slowdown continues in October
   Source: J.P.Morgan Global Manufacturing PMI ™  -  IHS Markit



Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals

Maximum safety and reliability and reducing the costs for our customers at the same time: we are able to offer the chemical industry an extensive range of chemical logistics services that hardly any other logistics specialist can match. It is our goal to harmonise our services with your specifications in s...


Blockchain in Logistics

DHL has released a trend report in cooperation with Accenture, a leading global technology consultant, on blockchain technology's potential to transform the logistics industry. Global supply chains are notoriously...


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HOYER: Future-Proofs System for Managing Intermodal Rail, Road, and Sea Transport to Meet High Growth Potential

HOYER is an independent family enterprise that dates back to 1946, and which has become one of the world’s leading bulk-logistics providers, offering comprehensive transport services and complex logistics soluti...

Reshaping The Interface Between Marketing And Operations In Globalizing Furniture Supply Chains

Over the past few decades, international fragmentation of production and offshore outsourcing have remarkably altered the organization of Western supply chains. Particularly in low-tech, manufacturing sectors, the fast s...


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