StreetScooter provides electric vans and charging infrastructure for Amazon

Aachen-based manufacturer of electric commercial vehicles partners with Amazon, delivering 40 StreetScooter WORK Box vans and 60 charging stations
Vans will be deployed for last-mile delivery to customers in Munich
Munich,Aachen - Amazon has ordered 40 StreetScooter WORK Box electric vans which will be deployed at its distribution center in Munich Daglfing. Complementing the vehicle order, StreetScooter has also installed 60 charging stations at the Amazon site.

"We were very delighted that Amazon turned to StreetScooter for a climate-friendly delivery solution as well as our proven charging infrastructure expertise," said Jörg Sommer, CEO of StreetScooter GmbH.

"Amazon is committed to achieving the Paris agreement targets ten years ahead of schedule - in 2040 instead of 2050 - so we are collaborating with a number of different partners developing new technologies and helping promote a carbon-neutral economy," explained Adam Elman, Senior Lead Sustainability, Amazon Europe. "We look forward to working with StreetScooter and using their expertise to add additional electric vehicles and charging stations to our network and achieve carbon-neutral delivery operations."

StreetScooter's "Made in Germany" e-vans not only proved their ability to handle the heavy demands of last-mile delivery, but scored points for economy and ROI as well. According to Jörg Sommer, StreetScooter performs better in total cost of ownership after just a few years as compared to conventional combustion-engine vehicles.

2019年度物流コスト調査結果(速報値)の公表  -売上高物流コスト比率は4.91%-



Cai Mep International Terminal in Vietnam joins TradeLens

CMIT (Cai Mep International Terminal), a joint venture between Vinalines, Saigon Port and APM Terminals, joined the TradeLens digital platform, in support of the blockchain technology.

CMIT is one of the largest terminals in Cai Mep ? Thi Vai deep-water gateway port complex, which currently accommodates mainline vessels with a capacity up to 194,000DWT/21,500 TEU connecting Vietnam directly with main markets in Europe, North America and Asia. Being an important link in global trade, CMIT continuously pioneers to innovate and apply e-solutions in its daily operations such as e-invoice and e-cargo (customs link), and now joins Tradelens with the purpose of adding a new digital platform to deliver best-in-class service.

“In the context of constantly increasing demand for high quality online services by our customers, along with the robust development of global digitalization, joining Tradelens enables immediate updates on cargo data, hence directly supporting our customers’ supply chain planning efficiency. Tradelens is the industry leader, supported by the major shipping lines in developing blockchain solutions”, said Jan Bandstra, General Director, CMIT.

“By way of illustration, a seafood container export from Vietnam to US has more than 30 shipping milestones and shipment data at more than 10 relevant entities with requirement of close tracking. When the cargo data is transparent and enabled seamless, real-time information sharing at different stages by different entities in global supply chain will increase considerable efficiency for global trade flows”, Nguyen Xuan Ky, CMIT Deputy General Director, revealed.

TradeLens is an open and neutral blockchain-based platform that is digitizing the global supply chain and transforming trade. It brings together all parties in the supply chain?including beneficial cargo owners, freight forwarders, inland transportation providers including rail and trucking, ports and terminals, ocean carriers, customs and other government authorities?onto a single, secure data-sharing and collaboration platform. Developed in a collaboration between Maersk and IBM, TradeLens now is supported by over 100 diverse organizations across the industry like carriers Maersk, MSC, CMA CGM, ONE, Hapag Lloyd; biggest cargo owners like Procter & Gamble,…; global leading port operators like APM Terminals, PSA,…and Customs Authorities across the globe.

CMIT is proud of being the very first terminal in Vietnam joining Tradelens and this will contribute to encourage other terminals, its partners, customers and other business units in the local supply chain community to join this platform, hence promoting Vietnam’s foreign trade development.

アフリカで活動するスタートアップへの出資・成長支援を加速する「Samurai Africa Fund 2号」を組成

株式会社サムライインキュベート(本社:東京都港区、代表取締役:榊原 健太郎、以下 当社)の子会社である株式会社サムライインキュベートアフリカ(本社:東京都港区、代表取締役社長:榊原 健太郎、以下 サムライアフリカ)は、アフリカ大陸のスタートアップへ出資・インキュベーションを目的とした「Samurai Africa Fund 2号投資事業組合」(以下 アフリカ2号ファンド)を組成したことをお知らせいたします。



名称:Samurai Africa Fund2号投資事業組合




代表:創業者 代表取締役 共同経営パートナー 榊原 健太郎

代表:代表取締役社長 榊原 健太郎

Digitalization and automation will help e-commerce supply chains overcome the profitability challenge, says new DHL white paper

Online retailers and their logistics partners continue to face cost challenges, particularly in fulfillment and last mile delivery operations
New DHL white paper, Change at the Speed of the Consumer identifies ways in which innovation can alleviate cost pressure and manage growth surges
Ken Allen, DHL eCommerce Solutions CEO: "There is no 'silver bullet', but companies must embrace new technologies and innovate to thrive."

DHL, the world's leading logistics company, has identified digitalization and automation in the supply chain as an imperative for online retailers looking to grow and compete over the long-term. In its latest white paper, the company, which this year announced an investment of at least USD 2.2 billion in digitalization through 2025, provides new insights on how specific challenges within the e-commerce supply chain can be overcome with the support of new technologies.

"Change at the Speed of the Consumer: How E-Commerce is Accelerating Logistics Innovations" was authored by Professor Lisa Harrington, President and CEO of lharrington group llc. It looks at six principal areas where e-commerce is challenging the supply chains of merchants and logistics companies: customer expectations for a perfect buying experience; consumers' desire to buy and receive goods 'anywhere, anytime'; exploding demand for urban delivery; competition for labor and wage inflation; the emergence of new online sales models and unexpected surges in demand; and environmental concerns.

The impact of these challenges is most keenly felt in the areas of fulfilment and last mile delivery. Labor in the U.S., for example, which is the world's second largest e-commerce market accounts for 40-60% of warehousing operating costs. With real estate company CBRE predicting in 2018 that an additional 450,000 warehouse workers will be needed in the U.S. by the end of 2019 and unemployment at a consistently low rate, his presents a risk in terms of both cost and recruitment, particularly during peak periods. Increased urbanization, combined with heightened pressure - from both socially conscious consumers and municipal authorities, in particular - to reduce the environmental impact of transport operations is forcing retailers to seek out creative ways of balancing delivery convenience with reduced mileage for diesel-powered vehicles over the last mile.

Across each of the profitability challenges, technologies already exist that allow companies to reduce unit costs, better forecast needed inventory or increase productivity to absorb additional growth. Robotics and automated sorting systems, for example, allow companies to process higher order volumes without the need to engage large numbers of temporary workers. Advanced Warehouse Execution Systems, combining Internet of Things capabilities, machine learning, business intelligence and data mining agents can increase performance and responsiveness to meet rising customer expectations.

While autonomous vehicles for last-mile delivery still await regulatory approval in many markets, digitalization can already support better demand forecasting to allow inventory to be placed closer to the end customer and to optimize transport routings, reducing time on the road. As many of these technologies evolve further and new innovations come to the market, companies that are able to deploy them effectively within their supply chain will be best positioned to address the costly inefficiencies, volatile order trends and demanding customer expectations that characterize the fiercely competitive e-commerce market.

"The insights from this new white paper show that profitability is still a major challenge for many e-commerce companies, despite - or often actually because of - the dynamic growth of the sector. It also gives our customers a comprehensive overview of the specific areas where that challenge is most prevalent, and which technologies currently offer the most potential to support them," said Ken Allen, CEO, DHL eCommerce Solutions. "DHL's innovation approach is targeted at identifying, piloting and deploying across our global network the most effective technologies and solutions in each of these areas. We will continue to actively expand robotics and automation across many parts of our operations, for example, and we see artificial intelligence becoming an enabler throughout our business in the future. There is no 'silver bullet', but companies must embrace new technologies and innovate to thrive."

Acknowledging that innovation can itself be a profitability challenge, particularly if approached at the wrong pace or with excessive outlays of capital, the research also detailed a three-step approach to innovating successfully: focusing on innovations that provide differentiation; adopting a long-term, strategic view of innovation; and bridging the silos of people, software and machines.

"Given the complexity of the global logistics industry, the huge variance across markets and regulatory environments, and the competitive differentiation that comes from relationships and in-depth knowledge of customers' supply chains, we still see people playing a critical role in the industry for the foreseeable future," said Allen. "The companies that will win the race to future success are those that are able to combine the expertise of their people with software and machines most effectively."

DHL opened its newest Innovation Center - its third globally - in September 2019 in Chicago, U.S. The center acts as a hub for innovation, where DHL conducts research into the major trends shaping the logistics industry, explores customers' needs and readiness for more innovative solutions, and tests and pilots technologies with the highest potential for deployment.


拡張知能(AI)技術の研究開発およびライセンス販売事業を展開する株式会社トライエッティング(本社:愛知県名古屋市、代表取締役社長:長江祐樹、以下TRYETING)は、三井物産株式会社(代表取締役社長:安永 竜夫/以下、三井物産)とサプライチェーン・バリューチェーン最適化を目指し、AI技術を活用した需要予測に基づくサプライチェーン業務効率化手法の共同実証実験を開始しました。





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