Tuesday, July 5, 2022

SEKO Logistics makes two new hires further building on its leadership team

SEKO Logistics confirmed two new hires to their international leadership team to steer the growth of value-added global forwarding services and build SEKO’s value proposition in Australia and globally. Steen Christensen joins SEKO in the new role of Chief Operating Officer – International, while, in Sydney, Paul Good takes over as Managing Director, Australia.

Rand McNally buys Fleetsu, growing globally in connected vehicle tech

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Rand McNally, in a move to elevate its place in the connected vehicle space, has acquired Australia's Fleetsu and its innovative, flexible platform. TELEO Capital, which purchased Rand McNally in Q4 2020, bought Fleetsu, combining the fleet organizations as part of its pledge to significantly increase its investment in best-in-class solutions for the transportation market.

Soaring fuel prices predicted to negatively impact online businesses

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The talk of the town is the skyrocketing price of fuel. Every day people and businesses alike are both feeling the pinch. Online businesses, are being hit hard, because their business model is based on deliveries and with fuel prices going up and affecting all aspects of their supply chain, online businesses have to strategise to navigate their way through this challenge.

Why Australia’s supply chain industry urgently needs digitisation

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Many hoped by this point in time we’d laugh about the infamous toilet paper shortage in early 2020. However, Australia’s still experiencing the ramifications of supply chain disruptions. Although we’re seeing stock levels return to normal, the rising price tag attached to basic goods such as groceries and fuel is evidence of ongoing challenges within the supply chain.

FedEx Corp announces a new CEO after executive board reshuffle

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) announced that, effective June 1, 2022, Frederick W. Smith, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will become Executive Chairman, and Raj Subramaniam, President and Chief Operating Officer, will be promoted to President and CEO. In addition, R. Brad Martin, Chair of the Board’s Audit Committee, is now non-executive Vice Chairman of the Board. As Vice Chairman of the Board, Martin is the Board’s designated successor to serve as Chairman of the Board. David P. Steiner, Chair of the Board’s Governance, Safety, and Public Policy Committee, will continue to serve as Lead Independent Director.

Supply chain issues leave customers frustrated; brand loyalty at risk

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Supply chain issues continue to impact Australians, affecting both their mood and shopping behaviour, according to new research by Toluna, a leading consumer intelligence platform. The research, which surveyed 1031 Australians between 4-9 February 2022, showed that many shoppers are happy to switch brands when their preferred brand isn’t available, leaving long-term brand loyalty in question.  

Leading freight forwarder: More pain on the way, buy more and stock up!

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Over 20 years ago, when Carlos Villazon was riding around town at the tender age of 17 as an apprentice freight forwarder for a local Sydney company delivering paper contracts and handwritten cheques, he had no idea that he would later become one of the most in-demand and valuable business assets during a worldwide pandemic. But that is exactly what has happened, and Carlos and his fellow business partner, Chris Dimitriou are now front and centre of a pandemic supply chain storm helping businesses to navigate the choppy, if not at times, cyclonic, conditions.

Demand for secondhand equipment soaring as businesses tackle COVID

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Enquiries for finance for secondhand equipment have increased significantly. Businesses are looking for clever ways to grow their business in response to COVID market opportunities.

Continued product shortages leave Aussie shoppers frustrated and angry

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Supply chain issues continue to impact Australians, affecting both their mood and shopping behaviour, according to new research by Toluna, a leading consumer intelligence platform.

HAUL247 appoints a new CMO plus a new warehouse and logistics head

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HAUL247, an end-to-end logistics e-platform has appointed Ized Uanikhehi and Kehinde Oyeniyi as Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Warehouse and Logistics respectively.