Tags: supply chains
Fashion logistics: filling the gaps for a better customer experience
Logistics providers need to fill vital gaps to deliver a better customer experience with transparency at the consumer level. This will determine their position to provide the necessary services and even disrupt the future fashion industry. Mattias Praetorius, global head of the Consumer, Retail and Fashion industry vertical at Panalpina, looks at the trends in this blog post.
Generational shift in fashion logistics: stepping up to the challenge
We’re about to experience a generational shift. The sooner the fashion and logistics industries become fully digitally enabled, the better for speed to market, which will continue to be the top priority. Mattias Praetorius, global head of the Consumer, Retail and Fashion industry vertical at Panalpina, looks at what generational and behavioral changes among consumers mean for fashion logistics.
Panalpina’s Healthcare Logistics Center in Germany obtains GDP certification
Panalpina’s new Healthcare Logistics Center in Weiterstadt near Frankfurt/Main has obtained Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification and is ready to assist healthcare customers with the handling, transport and storage of their temperature-sensitive medicinal products. Frankfurt is Panalpina’s third logistics facility in Germany’s Rhein-Main region, alongside Moerfelden and Neu-Isenburg.
10 developments that have shaped the fashion industry and logistics in the past two decades
Panalpina has been closely involved in the evolution of the fashion industry for decades. Time to pause and take a look back over the last twenty years to highlight some of the major changes that have taken place, not just for nostalgia’s sake but to see what the trends are for the future. This is the first part of a three-part blog post series with Mattias Praetorius.
Healthcare industry banks on logistics for safe, efficient and timely deliveries, notes Brazilian government official
Getting medicinal products from A to B in tamper-proof, cold-chain conditions requires highly efficient global supply chains. Logistics is essential for the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry, as commercial and regulatory experts increasingly realize. This was underlined by Brazilian authorities during the recent opening of Panalpina’s healthcare logistics center in Cajamar, São Paulo.
Blockchain for pharma’s blockbusters
How would you trace and authenticate unique and valuable products within the healthcare and pharmaceutical supply chain? Panalpina’s hacker team took a stab at creating real-world blockchain solutions to share data within and across enterprises.
Blockchain: Moving from hype to tangible benefits for supply chains
The initial glitter of blockchain may have taken a beating, but concrete steps are underway to turn its promise into tangible business applications. A keen mover of digital technologies in freight forwarding and logistics, Panalpina has narrowed the use cases for this industry and started a pilot to play the benefits of blockchain to make supply chains more efficient.
Panalpina developers tackle traceability in pharma product supply chains at blockchain hackathon
A team of Panalpina IT developers from Basel and Lisbon will take a crack at creating solutions for better traceability and authentication within pharma product supply chains. They will take up the challenge to advance real-world blockchain solutions and join other competing teams at the Swiss Blockchain Hackathon being held from June 21 to 23, 2019 at the Trust Square blockchain hub in Zurich.
One-stop-shopping in Krefeld, Germany is the key to further growth
In 2015, DSV in Germany merged all locations in the Dusseldorf area in Western Germany under one roof in Krefeld. That has improved customer service and it’s been conducive to business growth.
Brexit: Panalpina is ready to uphold customers’ supply chains
Given the many Brexit challenges, Panalpina has set up a special task force to help customers find individual solutions. It also offers the following services to uphold customers' supply chains: tailored Air Freight solutions provided by the company's Charter Network, customs clearance and consulting, warehousing and other value-added logistics services, supply chain redesign and consulting.
Perishables and e-commerce: Is the real promise in B2B?
Perishables continue to spur the growth of global logistics. With Fruit Logistica in Berlin this week, we look at how e-commerce is factoring into the perishables industry. Driver or disruptor: the views are not clear-cut, and business-to-business (B2B) might turn out to be the big winner.
Three ways to make supply chains lean with value stream mapping
Value stream mapping allows oversight of the entire supply chain and enables businesses to create holistic solutions, optimize and remove waste, as Maria Pía Caraccia, corporate Logistics business improvement manager at Panalpina, explains in an interview with Cardiff University’s Panalpina Centre for Manufacturing and Logistics Research.
“The elongated, take-make-dispose supply chain is under threat”
In a recent interview, Mike Wilson, global head of Logistics and Manufacturing at Panalpina, and newly chaired honorary visiting professor at Cardiff Business School, talked to professor Aris Syntetos, from the School’s Panalpina Research Centre, about manufacturing and supply chain trends, Sino-US trade conflicts and who will be the ultimate winners in global logistics.
E-commerce: a risky boom for international supply chains
Global retail online sales are expected to exceed $4.8 trillion by 2021 and e-commerce is the fastest-growing sector driving global air freight volumes. But what’s easily shopped online needs to be shipped in a safe and compliant way in the physical world. In the background, Panalpina ensures that international e-commerce shipments comply with customs, dangerous goods and security regulations.
Colombia: Panalpina opens first ocean freight hub operation
Panalpina brings to the market another industry first with the Less than Container Load (LCL) Ocean Freight hub in Cartagena, Colombia, which connects services in Europe, Asia and Latin America with Central America and the Caribbean. Operated entirely by Panalpina, this new development offers customers more than 30 new LCL services, reduced transit times and greater coverage.
Panalpina at the G7 value retention workshop in Montreal
Under the scope of Canada’s G7 Presidency in 2018, and following the group leaders’ summit in Charlevoix earlier this month, Panalpina was invited to participate with a supply chain perspective in the G7 value retention policies workshop on advancing remanufacturing, refurbishment, repair and direct reuse. The event was held at the Panoramic Hall of the Montreal Science Centre on 21-22 June.
Panalpina is CTPAT re-validated by the US Customs and Border Protection
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) carried out an audit and re-validation of Panalpina’s CTPAT standing as a consolidator and broker. CTPAT is a public-private sector partnership program which recognizes that CBP can provide the highest level of cargo security only through close cooperation with the principle stakeholders of the international supply chain.
World Remanufacturing Day: celebrating the commercial and environmental benefits of the circular economy
If rockets can be reused, then a lot of other things should be too! Today is World Remanufacturing Day. Remanufacturing and the circular economy go hand in hand and Panalpina helps its customers make the transition to circular supply chains in multiple industries; remanufacturing mobile phones, repairing telecoms equipment, repacking fashion products and screening and testing optical equipment.
“The challenges we are facing are common to all irrespective of size”
Fruit Logistica 2018 in Berlin is history, but the global appetite for perishables persists. On the first day of the most important exhibition for the international trade of fresh produce, Panalpina’s Colin Wells elaborated on the global trends for the supply and demand of fruits and vegetables.
Predicting the future at the #BCX18 IoT hackathon
Panalpina is proud to have participated in the Logistics & Supply Chain 4.0 hack challenges at Bosch Connected Experience (#BCX18), the annual Internet of Things (IoT) hackathon by Bosch. An international team of eight developers and two hack coaches coming from Basel, Lisbon and Luxembourg used machine learning to predict the future.