Skou: going all the way in the transformation of AP Møller-Maersk

A “desperate” (according to one Maersk observer) Søren Skou has written a short article on LinkedIn, stating that the “first step in Maersk’s transformation has now been completed”. 
“I strongly believe that we now have the building blocks we need to succeed,” the CEO added. But, he noted, in the move towards One Maersk, there was “much work to be done”, with technology and mindset key to the change. 
“The software we build will make …

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‘boom!’ – new global community will boost the role of women in the supply chain

 Let’s look at the stats: just 11% of senior roles in supply chains are held by women – a figure that has actually decreased in the last two years, according to Gartner’s 2019 Women in Supply Chain survey.
And of the total supply chain workforce, women make up only 39%. 
Why does it matter? Because companies within the top quartile for gender diversity are 15% more likely to have returns above their respective national …

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Supply chain radar: DSV + Panalpina – something is brewing on the road to heaven…

“When we do deals, I always ask, ‘Are the premises sound? Is the risk exposure worth it for this particular company, and have I protected my client’s back?’ We proceed by identifying and evaluating qualitatively and quantitatively the key elements of risk in the transaction.” – Bruce Wasserstein (1947 – 2009).
Do you remember my previous DSV/Panalpina coverage, headed: “Trouble in paradise?“.
You wouldn’t be surprised to hear that the deal could close …

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More ‘slash and grab’ cargo theft from trucks and ‘inside jobs’ are on the up

Thefts from trucks remain the biggest criminal risk in logistics, accounting for 84% of cargo theft.
But along with the problem of unsecured parking, the TT Club reports a rising trend of thefts by ‘insiders’. 
TT Club, in partnership with BSI Supply Chain Services & Solutions, yesterday released a report on global cargo theft, that says ‘slash and grab’ is the most common type, accounting for 27%, with 29% of the crimes happening …

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