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Digital Procurement World celebrates 9 start-ups in procurement at DEMO VIRTUAL

Professionals and executives from all over the world came together on Sept. 16 at Digital Procurement World (DPW) — rapidly becoming a flagship event of the digital procurement industry. Its DEMO VIRTUAL event, which celebrates innovative start-ups in the procurement technology industry, gave young innovators the chance to showcase their solutions to potential investors and business leaders. The grand […]

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5 Reasons Why You’re Overpaying for Logistics Services

Let’s face it, international logistics can be a complicated process and, more often than not, it’s the part of supply chain optimization that gets the least focus. Even well-run logistics organizations face an uphill battle when it comes to finding the best service for the best price. Here are 5 reasons you’re probably paying too […]

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Innovating to push logistics into the 21st century

Dennis Mottola, global logistics consultant, explains to David Kershaw why he is positive about the outlook for the logistics industry, despite a widespread need for modernisation.  “I believe the project cargo industry is steadily waking up to the fact that it needs to innovate. We need to transform the way that we do business if […]

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Quality Extremes in Electronic Auctions, Tendering

Love them or loathe them, online bidding platforms are so entrenched in modern-day shopping habits that the verb “eBay” has an entry in the Oxford English Dictionary. The runaway success of that virtual shopping site spawned a mass of copycat e-tailers and, over the years, continued use has allowed buyers and sellers to become comfortably […]

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Change resistance hindering digitization in project logistics

When it comes to project cargo, some argue the idiosyncratic nature of the sector necessitates personal relationships and, as such, make it impossible to truly digitize and automate via technology. Others argue this is an out-of-date — perhaps even slightly self-serving — narrative and that project transportation is as ripe for modernization as landline telephones […]

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8VC bringing logistics expertise to industry wary of venture approach

A select group of venture capital (VC) firms are responding to skepticism in the logistics industry of the value technology startups provide by tapping logistics veterans’ expertise and marrying that with the ability to help young companies grow to meet customer demand. Part of that skepticism is to do with the VC model being so […]

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