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Logistics expertise 23.11.2021
7 min.

New technologies that changed the logistics industry forever

The logistics industry is an important and crucial component of world trade, providing significant financial contributions, not to mention that without it, there would be no way to get goods where they need to go. Today on the blog, we are going to ... Read more

Graph showing freight offer developments in Q2
News 23.11.2021
6 min.
Graph showing freight offer developments in Q2

TIMOCOM Transport Barometer:

Road transport is booming. According to the TIMOCOM transport barometer, freight volumes across Europe rose a full 51 percent above the previous year’s volumes during the third quarter of 2021. Even though they dropped slightly as compared to ... Read more

The wooden Euro pallet is the most widely used load carrier for truck transport
Logistics expertise 15.11.2021
6 min.
The wooden Euro pallet is the most widely used load carrier for truck transport

Digital pallet management vs. analogue pallet exchange Expert

Pallets have had a significant supporting role in the logistics industry since the 1960s. The EUR-pallet was developed as a multi-use exchange pallet and quickly became a driver of standardisation within the logistics industry. But the analogue ... Read more

Dr. Stephan Freichel and Pia Rütten from TH Köln describe the importance of supply chain visibility
Logistics expertise 10.11.2021
7 min.
Dr. Stephan Freichel and Pia Rütten from TH Köln describe the importance of supply chain visibility

Guest Post: The importance of Supply Chain Visibility

Dynamic markets and multi-layered logistics networks mean that companies are faced with even more challenges. They have to react quickly to unforeseen changes to the market and deal with supply chains that are becoming more complex, and therefore ... Read more

Stand out as a preferred transport service provider
Logistics expertise 21.09.2021
6 min.
Stand out as a preferred transport service provider

Are you already Carrier of Choice?

Efficiency, service and digitilisation – this combination is the key to success for many service providers. However, it is not always easy for transport companies to keep an eye on all three aspects and to implement them professionally. After ... Read more

Warehouse employee at work
Logistics expertise 17.08.2021
4 min.
Warehouse employee at work

Steel shortages and delivery bottlenecks cause delays

Steel shortages and missing parts are currently causing delivery bottlenecks and delays. Almost every second company in Germany is dealing with the consequences. The raw material shortage is also affecting warehouse equipment manufacture. How can ... Read more

Factoring services are popular in the logistics industry
Logistics expertise 22.06.2021
6 min.
Factoring services are popular in the logistics industry

Quick payment: how factoring services help logistics companies

As is the case with many other industries, logistics companies often have to deal with long payment terms, a problem only exacerbated by late payments. This is a real predicament for companies already forced to operate with very low margins. ... Read more

Dr. Thomas Hanke from the FOM University of Applied Sciences on resilience
Logistics expertise 01.06.2021
4 min.
Dr. Thomas Hanke from the FOM University of Applied Sciences on resilience

Resilience vs. efficiency: stability thanks to flexible supply chains

Climate change, global conflicts, resource shortages and changes to consumer behaviour all pose risks to current supply chains.Creating resilient supply chains requires precise analysis of what is causing the risk as well as targeted ... Read more

Container ship blocks the Suez Canal
News 28.05.2021
6 min.
Container ship blocks the Suez Canal

The Ever Given and the Suez Canal:

Everybody is talking about it. The ‘ketchup effect’, caused by the container ship Ever Given when it blocked the world’s most important trade route. For the second time in a year, the logistics industry found itself under enormous ... Read more

Customs Clearance
Transport market 15.04.2021
8 min.
Customs Clearance

A guide to customs clearance for import and export to the EU

The decision to leave the European Single Market and the Customs Union has fundamentally changed UK border controls and customs clearance. This directly impacts importers and exporters, as well as transporters, moving goods between the UK and the ... Read more

Supply change, trade and industry, digitalisation
Logistics expertise 09.03.2021
6 min.
Supply change, trade and industry, digitalisation

Increase flexibility, reduce costs

Approximately 10 % of all costs in industrial companies and around 30 % of all costs in commercial companies are related to logistics processes. For this reason alone, companies should regularly examine the efficiency of their own delivery ... Read more

A dispatcher uses a tracking system to check where vehicles are located.
Logistics expertise 09.03.2021
5 min.
A dispatcher uses a tracking system to check where vehicles are located.

How interfaces remove communication barriers

If everyone has access to information, the supply chain can be optimised more efficiently. But sharing data is still a sensitive issue within the logistics industry. Can the data be exchanged securely? Which business partners should have access to ... Read more

Interview Alexander Oebel, TIMOCOM Lawyer, Director Debt Collection & Legal Affairs
News 17.02.2021
8 min.
Interview Alexander Oebel, TIMOCOM Lawyer, Director Debt Collection & Legal Affairs

Is the coronavirus changing how payments are processed in the logistics industry?

If the payment date for an invoice has passed, the international debt collection service can help customers get their money. They are successful in around 86 percent of cases. In this interview TIMOCOM lawyer Alexander Oebel, Director of the debt ... Read more

Cube with supply chain management symbols
Logistics expertise 17.02.2021
5 min.
Cube with supply chain management symbols

More important than ever: supply chain risk management for industrial and commercial companies

A modern, multi-step supply chain may involve hundreds of suppliers. Unexpected weaknesses within these supply chains cost companies millions of euros each year. It was always important, but during the coronavirus pandemic logistics has become an ... Read more

Statistics for efficient transport management
Logistics expertise 02.02.2021
5 min.
Statistics for efficient transport management

How to plan customised, data driven transport for products you manufacture.

You want to dispatch the products you manufacture, independently, flexibly, and cost efficiently? Digitalisation in the logistics industry is the way forward, helping you to do just that with comprehensive offers from IT logistics service providers ... Read more

Double deck trailer truck owned by Mooij Forwarding & Logistics B.V.
News 02.02.2021
6 min.
Double deck trailer truck owned by Mooij Forwarding & Logistics B.V.

Specialised success: how to increase efficiency using double deck trailers.

The automotive industry was hit hard by the coronavirus crisis last spring. Factories stood still, supply chains were disrupted, orders cancelled. There was nothing Nico Mooij from Mooij Forwarding in Milsbeek could do except wait and ... Read more

IFS Certification: the advantages of safe foodstuff production
News 28.01.2021
6 min.
IFS Certification: the advantages of safe foodstuff production

IFS Certification – the biggest advantages for industrial and commercial companies

Manufacturers of home brands, in particular, have to meet consumer needs over the long term. And consumers are focusing more and more on sustainable purchases, whether they are buying food, electronics, clothing or transport. 62 percent of Germans ... Read more

Automation in the logistics industry
Logistics expertise 21.01.2021
7 min.
Automation in the logistics industry

AI and Automation Offer Competitive Advantages to Companies both Large and Small

Complex connections between multiple supply chain participants mean that the logistics industry is an ideal incubator for developments in data supported decision making. According to a study by Roland Berger, increases in data analysis by automated ... Read more

Heavy bridge components transported at night by Universal Transport
Logistics expertise 19.01.2021
5 min.
Heavy bridge components transported at night by Universal Transport

Specialised success: heavy transport, music to our ears

It’s only a small segment of the transport market, but an impressive one: volume and heavy transport. It’s not just the entire value added chain behind the specialisation. It’s that there can be grave consequences if things ... Read more

Eliza Wyrwich works in the accounting, financial and debt collection department at Mega Pol Trans in Pila; the department uses TIMOCOM’s debt collection service to collect on unpaid invoices.
Logistics expertise 12.01.2021
3 min.
Eliza Wyrwich works in the accounting, financial and debt collection department at Mega Pol Trans in Pila; the department uses TIMOCOM’s debt collection service to collect on unpaid invoices.

Mega Pol Trans uses TIMOCOM’s international debt collection service

If the payment date has passed, and contacting the debtor hasn’t helped, a debt collection service provider can provide the support your company needs to collect the payment. Mega Pol Trans, a Polish transport company, uses TIMOCOM’s ... Read more

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