Archive for Europe

3PLs Offer Solutions to Manage Medtech Challenges in Europe

Non-European medical device companies face a number of challenges — and opportunities — when attempting to enter the European market. Addressing these issues early in the process helps avoid unnecessary and costly delays and ensures a greater chance for a successful transition. Part of the plan should include partnering with an established and experienced 3PL to act as a consultant in setting up the operation from a full supply chain perspective. The following prioritizes and […]

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This Week in Logistics News (June 17-21, 2013)

Summer is finally here, so let’s go right to the news…and then maybe the pool. C.H. Robinson Continues European Expansion with Istanbul Office MercuryGate International Inc. Announces Expanded European Presence Through Partnership JDA Software Announces Integrated Product Roadmap FedEx Corp. Reports Fourth Quarter Earnings Oracle Doubles Dividend; Cloud SaaS Revenues Up 50%, Engineered Systems Up 45% Infor Reports Q4 Double-Digit Growth Natural Gas Seen as Major New Transport Fuel (Wall Street Journal) EU, U.S. leaders […]

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Guest Commentary: Single-Minded Procurement Losing Ground in Europe

During tough economic times, long established practices tend to come under scrutiny as companies search for ways to gain a competitive edge. This is one reason why freight managers in Europe are reviewing a practice that has been part of their industry for many years: allocating all the cargo in a lane or other operational areas to a single carrier. Another approach is to employ multiple carriers in each lane to mitigate risks such as […]

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Guest Commentary: European vs. US-based TMS: Differences of Shipment Execution in a Highly Complex Region

Why should a European transportation management system (TMS) differ from a US TMS? Because geography and demographics demand it. There are more than 40 countries in Europe, of which the 27 member countries of the European Union (EU) form an area that is less than half the size of the US, but with a population that is 50% larger – not to mention 23 official languages! And while the EU has brought a level of […]

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