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Recent briefs by Danny:

Biologics are transforming pharma logistics

The pharmaceutical sector has long been one of the most influential and profitable sectors in the global economy and will exceed $1.5 trillion in value by 2023. With a rapidly ageing population in the West and increasing levels of wealth in developing countries, the market for pharmaceuticals will only continue to grow.

DFDS in talks with Ekol

DFDS is “in a strategic dialogue” with Turkish logistics service provider Ekol Logistics to explore the possibility of acquiring Ekol’s “international road haulage activities”.

Amazon seeks to capture more of the value chain

In the past few weeks, it has come to the attention of a few news outlets that a dedicated unit of Amazon – The ‘Pan-Amazon Team’, has been engaging with clients of their Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform to consider various other Amazon products and services. This would include Amazons logistics and supply chains services.

About that other “I” word! Is anyone happy with Inventory?

There is no gainsaying the fact that Inventory is a double-edged sword. Too little leads to irate customers, and too much of it has margins shrinking along with market capitalisation, as evidenced by the selloff in Walmart and Target shares over the past month.  In a whitepaper written for this publication in January, it was …

The Heat is On

Over the past few weeks, the extreme hot weather in northern Europe has resulted in several outages in the data centres of Google and Oracle. Elsewhere in the world, data centres running Microsoft Azure services have also experienced unexpected outages.