Thursday, August 18, 2022

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.

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.

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.

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.

Logility to buy network optimization provider Starboard Solutions Corp

Logility, Inc., a player in supply chain innovation powering the sustainable and resilient enterprise, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Starboard Solutions Corp., a Traverse City, Michigan based innovator of supply chain network design software.

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.

FedEx expands shipping capacity between Australia and New Zealand

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. and one of the world’s largest express transportation firms, announced the launch of a new trans-Tasman service directly connecting Christchurch, Auckland and Melbourne. The flight will be operated by Airwork, with dedicated block space allocated to FedEx. FedEx customers can enjoy greater connectivity, shorter transit times and additional capacity to send shipments between Australia and New Zealand. 

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.

Blue Yonder appoints curated industry expert Duncan Angove as its CEO

Blue Yonder, a digital supply chain and omni-channel commerce fulfillment company, announced that Duncan Angove has been named as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Angove is a strategic business leader with decades of tech and leadership experience, previously holding senior executive roles at Infor, Oracle and Retek. Duncan Angove succeeds Mark Morgan who held the role of interim CEO since February 2022.

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.