Saturday, July 26, 2014

Global Freight Forwarding report publishing soon!

That's right. Ti's Global Freight Forwarding report will be published July 31. The Ti team, led by the wonderful Lilith, is putting the finishing touches on the report - formatting charts, proofing etc.

Did you see the report infographic? if not here it is:

What's next? well, Thomas is at work on the Global Automotive Logistics report and I'll be planning the Asia Pacific Logistics report this coming week. I also a few other things to take care of such as updating Dashboard charts, making sure some customers are doing ok and contact some folks that may like to speak at our conference in Singapore (scheduled for October).

With that, enjoy the week ahead and thanks for reading!


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Freight Forwarding and More

The Smoky Mountains always amaze me and it seems the place I retreat to when a breather is in order. Be sure to check out my photo and the banner on my Twitter page. My photo was taken at Clingman's Dome, the highest point in the park. The banner is a photo I took in Cades Cove, one of the last remaining holdouts before the US government annexed it into the Smoky Mountains National Park.

The Freight Forwarding report is almost finished. In fact, it will be completed and reviewed by our boss who happens to be enjoying the Welsh outdoors this week. Once approved, it will be published on July 31st.

Also for this week will be to catch up on updating Dashboard charts and outlining the next report - Asia Pacific Logistics. Reckon a new blog post is also in order, lots of topics to think about!

That's about it from here. Below is a photo Chris took of me in the doorway of an old Church in Cades Cove. For those folks close to me, many will get this photo - My background is in History and I've always had a love for old Churches and cemeteries.

Enjoy the week ahead and be sure to check out Ti's blog, my blog and our Twitter accounts: @TransportIntell and @cmroberson06 for additional logistics news.

Thanks for reading,

Saturday, July 12, 2014

New blog post and more!

I must confess, I am so glad this week is over. Last weekend was tough from a personal perspective and the week began on a very sad note - our beloved Allie Cat passed away. She was a part of our family for only a few months and had developed diabetes, fluid build-up in the lungs and several other ailments that the doctor suspected all added up to cancer.

This is Allie in her favorite place, on Chris' lap, asleep.

Work-wise the freight forwarding report is coming along nicely and should be published the end of this month. Also this week the Global Logistics Monitor was completed. Folks that subscribe to our GSCI portal will now have access to these monthly updates and analysis of the global market starting with this one. I've already received some good feedback on this one and will use that tailor it to fit the needs of folks needing market analysis to benchmark their companies against and for investor relations presentations.

Yes, after what, 3 weeks now? I finally wrote a new blog post. This one was interesting. a specialized PR firm in California found out my fascination with start-up companies and sent me a case study featuring JAS Forwarding and Zoom. To be honest, I wasn't sure about this but after some thought, the simplicity of the solution and the need for such a solution for communications and collaboration around the world for freight forwarders hit me. So, the post is available here in case you're interested in reading more.

Next week will be kind of a short one for me. I will be focused on the freight forwarding report and then Thursday and Friday Chris and I are heading to the Smoky Mountains for some long overdue hiking. Don't worry, I'll still continue to check emails and phone while away from the desk but probably just in the evenings.

Enjoy the weekend. I hope to catch the World Cup this weekend. Apologies to my German friends but since I am responsible for the Americas region for Ti, I will be pulling for Argentina this time around. But honestly, I am just hoping for a really good game regardless of the outcome!

Take care and thanks again for reading the blog!