the VR group's logistics division of VR transpoint's acting. director Martti Koskinen has been appointed to the VR transpoint's permanent director since February.Koskinen has been working on VR transpoint's acting. as a leader 5. December onwards.the Division's previous director Rolf Jansson rose in October to the VR group's president and ceo.an Engineer trained Koskinen has worked with VR transpoint's sales and marketing director in the years 2009-2016.prior to This, he has worked, inter alia, Corus Ltd. Central and Eastern European business leader and Rautaruukki Oyj, Ruukki Construction's marketing and procurement director as well as the Central-European area director.VR transpoint's turnover of 381 million euro.
the VR group's logistics division of VR transpoint's acting. director Martti Koskinen has been appointed to the VR transpoint's permanent director since February.Koskinen has been working on VR transpoint's acting. as a leader 5. December onwards.the Division's previous director Rolf Jansson rose in October to the VR group's president and ceo.an Engineer trained Koskinen has worked with VR transpoint's sales and marketing director in the years 2009-2016.prior to This, he has worked, inter alia, Corus Ltd. Central and Eastern European business leader and Rautaruukki Oyj, Ruukki Construction's marketing and procurement director as well as the Central-European area director.VR transpoint's turnover of 381 million euro.
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SAP and UPS combine software and logistics to let customers order parts instantly – if it s cheaper than traditional manufacturingSAP and UPS are working together to deliver an on-demand 3D printing service that links the former s supply chain software with the latter s industrial manufacturing and logistics networks.Customers will be able to approve and order custom 3D printed parts directly from within SAP software, which will then be manufactured at one of 60 UPS facilities cross the US.SAP UPS 3D printing partnershipUPS 3D printing 2It is claimed the partnership will allow companies to simplify supply chains and open up 3D printing to smaller companies without access to a machine, those who cannot justify a long production run or those who need a prototype made quickly.This agreement with SAP adds an important UPS capability to help customers right-size inventories and lower short-run production costs, and help entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life faster than ever, added Stan Deans, president of UPS Global Distribution and Logistics.3D printing has come down in price in recent years with analysts predicting the technology will become more mainstream.Makerbot has targeted small and medium businesses, while HP s recently announced 3D Jet Fusion range is looking at bigger firms, costing between £94,000 and £114,000 per unit.
Even the furniture industry with profiled e-commerce companies such as Royal Design and Furniturebox growing strongly, namely by 35 percent. Now we see that even traditional operators begin digitized. It can make the step to digital commerce becomes less, she says. Exactly how to do it is not entirely obvious. Consumers do not want to see higher prices, e-retailers are already pushing their margins very hard and it is the same with logistics companies. I have a slide that I use twice in a single presentation.
NASA/Handout via Reuters Elon Musk's SpaceX made waves by announcing in late April that it planned to field a Mars mission by 2018.While it's fairly clear on exploratory issues, it's much less clear on exoplanetary settlements and exploitation of resources.The U.S. Government is working through the issues raised by SpaceX's planned mission, Motherboard reports.Digital Trends was able to confirm Motherboard's story, and NASA and SpaceX already have a "no-funds exchanged" agreement to work together at least on logistics and support for the mission.More from Digital Trends:Such an agreement is vital, considering Article VI of the treaty states that signees "shall bear international responsibility for national activities in outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, whether such activities are carried on by governmental agencies or by nongovernmental entities," and that the signee governments "require authorization and continuing supervision by the appropriate State Party to the Treaty."This likely means whatever shape SpaceX's mission does take in the end, it will likely be in some form of a public-private partnership to ensure the company is within the limits of international law.
To learn more and subscribe, please click here.Delivering packages to consumers is one of the most discussed uses for drones here in the U.S., but FAA regulations have prevented companies such as Amazon from doing so.European governments, on the other hand, have been far more receptive to drone delivery, and German transportation and logistics company DHL has taken full advantage of this situation.People can visit a DHL "Skyports" location where it stores the drones, insert their package into a box, and input a code that attaches the package to a drone and activates it.The drone then departs and can travel between the two villages in eight minutes, compared to the half hour it takes by road.The Parcelcoptor can travel up to 45 miles per hour, has a six-foot wingspan, and can carry up to 4.5 pounds.This method is much simpler than delivering packages to individual homes, which is Amazon's plan for its Prime Air delivery system.So it might be prudent or the retail giant and other drone delivery programs to consider this approach.Drones turned the corner in 2015 to become a popular consumer device, while a framework for regulation that legitimizes drones in the US began to take shape.The accelerating pace of drone adoption is also pushing governments to create new regulations that balance safety and innovation.Safer technology and better regulation will open up new applications for drones in the commercial sector, including drone delivery programs like Amazon s Prime Air and Google s Project Wing initiatives.Jonathan Camhi, research analyst for BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, has compiled a detailed drones report that forecasts sales revenues for consumer, enterprise, and military drones.It also projects the growth of drone shipments for consumers and enterprises.The report details several of world s major drone suppliers and examines trends in drone adoption among several leading industries.Finally, it examines the regulatory landscape in several markets and explains how technologies like obstacle avoidance and drone-to-drone communications will impact drone adoption.Here are some of the key takeaways from the report:We project revenues from drones sales to top $12 billion in 2021, up from just over $8 billion last year.Shipments of consumer drones will more than quadruple over the next five years, fueled by increasing price competition and new technologies that make flying drones easier for beginners.Growth in the enterprise sector will outpace the consumer sector in both shipments and revenues as regulations open up new use cases in the US and EU, the two biggest potential markets for enterprise drones.Technologies like geo-fencing and collision avoidance will make flying drones safer and make regulators feel more comfortable with larger numbers of drones taking to the skies.Right now FAA regulations have limited commercial drones to a select few industries and applications like aerial surveying in the agriculture, mining, and oil and gas sectors.The military sector will continue to lead all other sectors in drone spending during our forecast period thanks to the high cost of military drones and the growing number of countries seeking to acquire them.In full, the report:Compares drone adoption across the consumer, enterprise, and government sectors.Breaks down drone regulations across several key markets and explains how they ve impacted adoption.Discusses popular use cases for drones in the enterprise sector, as well as nascent use case that are on the rise.Analyzes how different drone manufacturers are trying to differentiate their offerings with better hardware and software components.Explains how drone manufacturers are quickly enabling autonomous flight in their products that will be a major boon for drone adoption.To get your copy of this invaluable guide, choose one of these options:Subscribe to an ALL-ACCESS Membership with BI Intelligence and gain immediate access to this report AND over 100 other expertly researched deep-dive reports, subscriptions to all of our daily newsletters, and much more.
A Taiwanese investment firm is looking to capitalize on the red hot Internet of Things IoT market, by launching a $625 million global IoT investment fund.The China Post reports that Fu Hwa Securities Investment Trust Co. will begin operations of its IoT investment fund by late June.The firm said its new fund will target the plethora of opportunities that are emerging from IoT technologies such as self-driving cars, big data, smart logistics, cloud computing and advanced manufacturing.Fu Hwa expects a decade of IoT growthAs these innovations come to market, Fu Hwa said it sees IoT growth as remaining strong for the next 10 years, driving both investment and efficiencies in companies who are able to successfully integrate new IoT technologies.Notably China has recently provided a big boost to IoT prospects in the region, particularly in the realm of self-driving cars.The regulations are expected to pave the way for autonomous vehicles that will appear on China s highways in three to five years, and then in Chinese cities by 2025
Overall, this is an investment of 25 million crowns. Behind the money is existing owners and staff, as well as new shareholders in the form of, inter alia, the former Tesla boss Peter Carlsson and Rovio founder Kaj Hed venture capital firm Moor. With Peter's background in the development of hardware and put them into an international ecosystem we are properly equipped to take Glue a global level, says Diego Oliva, founder and styrelesordförande in Glue, in a statement. I am driven by these kinds of challenges and sees similarities with Glue with its hardware and software will make the home a lot smarter. Thus, e-commerce and community services to take off for real and we will see new companies and business models are established based on Glue's ecosystems, says Peter Carlsson. Partly to logistics through our app will escape bomkörningar, meaning that the customer is not at home and can drop in supply despite the appointment.
TinyOwl is among several food delivery startups in India that have recently run into operational troubles despite support from marquee investors.Issues include the high cost of logistics and a oversaturated market Bloomberg reports that more than 400 restaurant delivery startups have been founded in India over the last three years, raising a total of $120 million in funding .Like Zomato and Foodpanda, two of its biggest rivals, TinyOwl was forced to hold mass lay offs last year.TinyOwl, however, may have another shot at life.Partnering with Roadrunnr, which handles last-mile deliveries for e-commerce and food delivery companies, may give TinyOwl an advantage over its competitors if it relaunches service.TechCrunch has also contacted Roadrunnr for comment.
Lyft is going where Uber has not gone before: letting users schedule rides in advance.But there are still lots of questions to be worked out before this is introduced to actual Lyft passengers.The experiment will let Lyft employees schedule a ride up to 24 hours in advance.Normally, if the demand is too high, riders are charged a multiple if they want to request and drivers are incentivized to come online.This system could become a problem if you're trying to book in advance.Deciding on Prime Time will matter a lot to riders in the future if they request a $20 ride only to find that the Prime Time triples it to $60.For now, scheduled rides is just a limited test to the company's San Francisco employees, but Lyft will have to work out the logistics of ensuring fair pay and pricing before it rolls it out to everyone else.NOW WATCH: Apple just invested $1 billion in this Chinese companyLoading video...
Hi all,I work for a courier company and have done for the past 5 years.I've worked my way up the chain from being a part time warehouse operative to a customer services adviser for the last 3 years.We've had a move recently into a brand new office and subsequently I've been promoted into head of marketing and sales working alongside someone with a lot of sales experience.In the business we've never really marketed ourselves properly, our logo has been the same for nearly 15 years, we've just relied pretty heavily on face to face sales and have done pretty well for ourselves.have been produced.: TL;DR - Newbie to marketing within a logistics company, what should I concentrate on first?
There isn t a lot of data on the potential of technology in Southeast Asia, which is why many in the industry have been excitedly flipping through a new report released today by Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek and Google.The biggest takeaway: Southeast Asia s internet economy could be surge to be worth a massive $200 billion annually within ten years.Beyond the headline $200 billion stat, the research — pulled together using proprietary data from Google, Temasek insight, interviews with third-parties and other sources — gives some color on where the most notable tech verticals may be by 2025:E-commerce in the region could be worth $88 billion, growing at 32 percent per yearThe online travel market could reach $90 billion, growing at 15 percent per yearOnline media — games and advertising — could grow to $20 billion, increasing at 18 percent per yearThe region s nascent taxi on-demand service could hit $13 billion and 29 million monthly riders — up from an estimated 7.3 million now — growing at 18 percent per yearWith 260 million users now and an estimated 480 million by 2020, Southeast Asia s is the world s fastest growing internet market — adding 3.8 million new users a month.Beyond that, its young population 70 percent of which is aged under 40 , lack of big box retailers serving entire countries and growing middle classes are forecast to power this surge forward.The report cites plenty of challenges — particularly around tech talent, barriers around payment, inconsistent regional logistics and immature consumer behavior — but Temasek and Google believe that with $40-$50 billion in investment capital, the region s digital economy can take huge strides over the next decade.I don t want to cannibalize the report too heavy by republishing the deck extensively, but the slides below are particularly worth pouring over.
Woven into one of the sleeves is a patch of conductive fibers—so subtle you can barely tell it s there—that lets you tap or swipe across its surface and toggle a series of customizable commands, from silencing calls to querying Google Maps for directions.The tech components are twofold.The metal-based conductive fibers are fully washable and sewed into the denim, and a button-sized piece of removable hardware called the smart tag allows the jacket to connect to your phone or tablet via Bluetooth.Gesture controls and specific functions can be customized with the help of a companion app, but there's no word yet as to whether that app will be immediately available for non-Android users.Among the tasks the jacket can perform: offering up suggestions for nearby coffee shops or other types of venues , providing an ETA to your destination, and changing tracks on your playlist.By next spring, Google will release further details on battery specs and whether smart tags can be interchanged between garments; those logistics and the jacket's price are still in the works.Though Levi s is Google s first Jacquard partner, the platform will ultimately be open to third party designers and app developers—just like Google s smartwatch line, Android Wear.The conductive fibers that power Jacquard are compatible with any commercial loom, which means that any designer of textile-based products will easily be able to incorporate the technology into their wares.In other words: clothing is just the beginning, and furniture may well be up next.The Commuter Trucker jacket will be available as part of Levi s Spring 2017 collection in stores and online.
Food delivery startup Zesty is rolling out its office catering service beyond San Francisco to locations throughout the Silicon Valley peninsula, and has brought on two food and hospitality executives to support its expansion.Joining Zesty as Director of Food is Nate Keller, formerly Executive Chef at Google who oversaw its growth from 400 to 400,000 meals served daily, and was the founding executive chef at Sprig.Also joining the startup as Director of Service and Hospitality is Will Douillet, the former Senior Director of Operations of Michael Mina s restaurant group.Keller said he appreciated Zesty s mission to improve the way humanity eats, and the challenge of working for a fast-growing company that doesn t currently make its own food.And I d like for us to provide better services to help chefs make healthier choices for the meals we are serving and their customers in general, Keller said.Zesty CEO David Langer said the company also uses algorithms and data analytics for menu planning, and to predict and optimize logistics.
Deliveries are currently limited to Singapore s Central Area, its main business and commerce hub, but the company said it will expand its service coverage and menu.Uber reportedly began signing up restaurants and testing UberEATS in Singapore last month.The app first debuted in Toronto at the beginning of this year, before expanding to four major U.S. cities in March.The question for UberEATS, however, is whether or not new users will want to stick with it when there are already fairly well-entrenched food delivery services in Singapore, like Rocket Internet-backed FoodPanda and Deliveroo, whose investors include Accel and DST Global.Its tech infrastructure also may help it achieve higher margins than other food delivery companies, which often struggle to balance profit with the high-cost of providing on-demand deliveries.Uber, which has raised $9 billion in funding so far, has said that it plans to become a major hyperlocal logistics player, providing quick deliveries of food and packages, instead of just rides.
China s biggest e-commerce company said in the filing that it is cooperating with the SEC, and that the commission told it the request for information shouldn t be taken as an indication of any violation of federal securities law.Some analysts and investors have long-questioned the transparency of Alibaba s financial statements, particularly the way it self-reports gross merchandise volume for Singles Day.The Nov. 11 Chinese holiday is a major online shopping day akin to Cyber Monday in the U.S. Last year, the company reported sales of more than $14 billion on that day alone.Related to accounting for its logistics network, a spokeswoman for the company pointed to a detailed description of Alibaba s Cainiao logistics network in its annual filing, which shows a net loss from the network of 90 million yuan and 295 million yuan in fiscal years 2015 and 2016, respectively.JD.com s numbers, by contrast, are consolidated for logistics, which gives investors a better sense of real costs incurred by a company, analysts say.But such an approach can make it difficult for specific information to be gathered, since each local delivery company operates as a franchise.
The Chinese e-commerce giant, which went public in 2014 in the largest NYSE IPO in history, quietly disclosed that the SEC is looking into whether it has violated federal securities laws.The probe focus is centered around Alibaba s relationship with its affiliate organizations, its business on Singles Day, China s largest online shopping day in which Alibaba grossed $14.3 billion in sales last year, and other general investments.Alibaba has spent more than $40 billion on M over the past five years, including recent billion dollar deals with food delivery firm Ele.me, Southeast Asia s Lazada and video site Youku Tudou, so there s plenty to pore over.The Chinese firm has a number of affiliate companies, including Ant Financial — which controls its Alipay service — and Cainiao, which is focused on logistics and recently raised its first external funding at a reported valuation of $7.7 billion.Cainiao was founded three years ago with partners from the logistics industry.Alibaba holds a 48 percent share in the business, but its exact role and financial involvement in the organization is unclear, as The New York Times pointed out last year.
View photosMoreChairman and chief executive of Alibaba Group Jack Ma reacts during a session of "Future-Proofing the Internet Economy" at the World Economic Forum WEF in China's port city Dalian, September 9, 2015.REUTERS/Jason Lee Reuters - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said it was being investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over whether the Chinese e-commerce company's accounting practices violated any federal laws.The company has provided the SEC with information about its accounting for its logistics unit, Cainiao Network, as well as operating data from its Singles' Day shopping festival, according to Alibaba's annual report filed on Monday.http://bit.ly/1XwuQ1o Singles' Day is the biggest shopping event in the world, larger than the United States' Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined.The company said it was cooperating with the SEC on the investigation.Reporting by Narottam Medhora in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva
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