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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

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

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

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

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

Product Manager David Moog and colleagues looking at the task board
Logistics expertise 05.01.2021
5 min.
Product Manager David Moog and colleagues looking at the task board

Smart collaboration in the logistics industry

Let’s be real: everywhere you look you see promises of tailored digital solutions. But which services have really been adjusted to meet customer’s needs? Or are actually developed specifically to meet them? In this blog post, we use ... Read more

HGV drivers and freight forwarders are often faced with time constraints, but there are solutions available
Logistics expertise 17.12.2020
7 min.
HGV drivers and freight forwarders are often faced with time constraints, but there are solutions available

Stress-free logistics

A distant dream: stress-free logistics Road hauliers and freight forwarders almost always have to work against the clock. Time constraints in the logistics industry are even worse during seasonal peaks, such as in the lead-up to Christmas. In this ... Read more

Working from home has potential above and beyond the current crisis, but only if there is a digital company culture in place to support the process.
Logistics expertise 17.12.2020
8 min.
Working from home has potential above and beyond the current crisis, but only if there is a digital company culture in place to support the process.

Seven tips for working digitally with your company beyond the coronavirus

The coronavirus was a driving force behind digitalisation that managed to trigger the introduction of digital work processes across Germany within a very short time period, and establish them as acceptable working methods. Many logistics companies ... Read more

Freight Exchange Benefits for Freight Forwarders
Logistics expertise 07.12.2020
10 min.
Freight Exchange Benefits for Freight Forwarders

Advantages of freight exchange for freight carriers and forwarders

The logistics industry has been especially slow to the digitalisation game. Online freight exchange platforms are set to change that, as they are already revolutionising the business. With access to hundreds of thousands of jobs a day, precise ... Read more

woman and man hold hands protectively over truck symbol
Logistics expertise 26.11.2020
7 min.
woman and man hold hands protectively over truck symbol

TIMOCOM Start-Up Blog: What insurance do I need to start a transport company?

Selecting insurance is an essential part of planning and starting a company. After all, if a damage claim is made, or there is a legal dispute, the resulting costs can quickly put the company itself at risk. But what transport insurance do I need ... Read more

Infographic: What does a Supply Chain Manager do?
Logistics expertise 24.11.2020
7 min.
Infographic: What does a Supply Chain Manager do?

Working in the Logistics Industry – Supply Chain Managers

They are the key players when it comes to coordinating added value and supply chains: Supply Chain Managers. They keep an eye on things and are in charge of controlling the flow of goods and information. But what specific tasks fall under the ... Read more

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