European road freight prices fall – Logistics Manager

European road freight prices have fallen by some eight per cent since last year, according to the Transport Market Monitor from Transporeon and Capgemini.


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Brave New World. Starship delivery robots set to hit UK streets soon

The first Starship delivery robots are set to take to the streets in the UK, Germany, Switzerland and USA in the next few weeks. They will deliver groceries and online purchases to consumers starting in August/September.


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10 interview questions every buyer should know

1. What have been the biggest achievements in your procurement career?

2. What do you like most and least about procurement?

3. Give an example of a time when you have had a difficult experience with a stakeholder and how you resolved it.

4. What tools and techniques would you use to implement a company-wide operational change driven by a procurement need to save money? And how would you get buy-in from stakeholders?

5. What has been the hardest lesson you have learnt in procurement?

6. Give an example when your perseverance resulted in a win for you and your organisation?

7. Who has had the biggest influence of your career? And how have they helped shape you?

8. What ongoing education are you undertaking?

9. What would you like to be doing in two or three years? And what is your career goal in 10 years’ time?

10. What attracted you to apply for this role and to work this company?


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DHL starts testing warehouse robots – Logistics Manager

DHL Supply Chain has run a pilot test with French robot technology “EffiBOT” for an automated order picking operation in Unna, Germany. The robot is an automated trolley, which follows pickers through the warehouse and “takes care of most of the physical work.” During the pilot, two robots were able to support the warehouse’s pickers …