Prof John Manners-Bell
Prof John Manners-Bell is Chief Executive of Ti, Honorary Visiting Professor at the London Metropolitan University’s Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law and an adviser to the World Economic Forum. He has over 25 years’ experience working in and analysing the global logistics sector.
Ken Lyon is Managing Director of Virtual Partners Ltd and has over 30 years of experience in the transportation industry. Ken specialises in the use of advanced information systems to manage the operations of 3PL, 4PL and Lead Logistics Providers and their trading partner networks.
Having obtained a Masters in Economics David is now Ti’s resident Economist. David manages one of Ti’s core strengths, that of quantitative analysis of a range of logistics markets, including sizing and forecasting.
Alessandro Pasetti, financial columnist, is the founder of UK-based, SEO firm Hedging Beta Ltd. He currently writes for The Loadstar, Seeking Alpha, among others. Ale also covers investment strategy and assets valuation for several European clients.
Lilith Nagorski is Head of Ti’s Research Department. Lilith joined the company as a Researcher working primarily on the providers’ area of the GSCi portal and quickly brought improvements to the organisation of the department.
Alex Le Roy
As a graduate in International Relations, Alex brings a variety of knowledge and interest to his role as an Analyst at Ti. Alex’s drive to constantly provide quality analysis for the logistics industry has led him to increase his area of responsibilities to include investigating the potential for new products, training new recruits, and scanning the horizon for the next big thing.
- Before implementing technology solutions, LSPs must have a clear understanding of the information and data required at the strategic, tactical and operational level
- Sophisticated technology systems are no longer reserved for those with the largest budgets. Even the smallest LSPs can implement effective technology solutions given the proper understanding of their requirements
- With greater data sharing traditional barriers between operation and support departments within companies have been reduced greatly. As a consequence, these new work flow processes throughout the entirety of the supply chain require new platforms
- Transition from legacy systems will require a huge amount of investment and, in some cases, could realistically expect to cost millions of dollars, much or which may never be recovered
- Successes for many LSPs rely heavily on the level of visibility they have within their own supply chains from procurement all the way through to final delivery.
- What is contract logistics?
- What trends have shaped the market?
- Which innovations have impacted the supply chain?
Technology in contract logistics
- What are the applications for IT in the supply chain?
- What are the advantages of cloud technology?
Vertical sector logistics
- What are the differences in supply chain by vertical sector?
Market size and forecast analysis
- Which contract logistics providers have the largest market share?
- How does market size vary from region to region?
Financial and volume analysis
- How has the contract logistics sector performed in 2015?
- How have bottom line margins and profitability been impacted in 2015?
Profiles of major logistics providers
- The top 17 global LSPs reviewed and analysed.
New report - Global Logistics 2016
- The 2016 edition of Ti’s Global Logistics report is available to purchase now!
- For the first time, the report includes contract logistics margin comparisons, a dedicated chapter on the adoption of technology throughout the industry, as well as a chapter exploring the impact of social responsibility, environmental accountability and ethics in the supply chain.
- New themes for this year’s publication include innovation, technology, risk, sustainability and ethics
- Globalisation of supply chains, the growth of e-commerce and technological innovations have changed the structure of the contract logistics market. The report offers insight into how providers remain competitive in the evolving market
4th May 2016, Bath, UK: Ti is pleased to announce that the latest edition of its best-selling report, Global Logistics, is now available to purchase. As with previous years, the report provides industry leading analysis of global, regional and country level contract logistics markets as well as detailed profiles of the leading providers. The comprehensive report also contains Ti's unique market sizing and forecasting data.
Ti findings state that the global contract logistics market expanded by only 3.8% in 2015, down from 4.4% the previous year. Ti's predicts that this will improve as emerging market growth is expected to pick up. Ti Economist, David Buckby, explained: “Overall, 2015 was a year where there wasn't a great deal of change in developed contract logistics markets. What the world really noticed was the weakness in emerging markets. This is by no means a call to ‘give up’ on emerging markets, forecasts for 2016 and beyond are more optimistic. Rather, it is that logistics providers should perhaps pause for thought a bit more before ramping up investment in certain locations.”
As well as this, however, for the first time, the report also includes analysis on the increasing impact of social responsibility, environmental accountability and ethics in the supply chain. Economic, environmental and societal issues are bound tightly together. In order to ensure a long term, sustainable future for global supply chains, companies must build collaborative, multi-stakeholder approaches to creating value which don’t impact on the environment or have a negative impact on people’s wellbeing. This analysis, provided by John Manners-Bell, CEO of Ti, explores the question: How will this impact strategies employed by logistics providers?
Another new theme for 2016 is on technology within the supply chain, the applications of IT in the supply chain and the impact it will have on the success of the market. The increased integration of IT and technology throughout operations presents a number of efficiency opportunities for logistics service providers. However, without a constant steam of accurate data fed in to the system they become extremely ineffectual. Ken Lyon, Advisory Board member for Ti and author of the chapter, ‘Technology in Contract Logistics’ said: “This inability to share information seamlessly between different systems is possibly the most significant contribution to both breakdowns in communication, and failures in efficiency in the industry. As the demand for collaboration and information sharing increases, the harder it becomes for older systems to cope.”
Whilst the themes adopted for the 2016 Global Logistics report may at first sight seem diverse and eclectic, each theme is fundamental to competitive advantage in the modern supply chain and logistics industry.
John Manners-Bell, CEO of Ti said this on the themes included in the report, “These factors now form a complex matrix of values which managers need to take into account when making informed decisions on their production and logistics options.”