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EV Cargo Technology’s Duncan Grewcock speaks at LogTech Asia Hybrid Summit

On 18th March 2021, EV Cargo Technology’s Chief Commercial Officer Duncan Grewcock is a speaker at the LogTech Asia Hybrid Summit. The event is being held virtually and on-demand – available anytime and anywhere.

The event is focused on the fast changes in the Asia supply chain due to the influx of logistics start-ups, technology and innovation. The jam-packed agenda includes keynote presentations, interactive panels and virtual networking sessions with the latest disruptors and leading practitioners.

Duncan Grewcock joins the event as an expert in business process re-design and software implementation in international retail supply chains. He will be speaking about the ‘Top Trends to Watch in the LogTech Sector’ at the summit.

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The Top Five Trends to Watch in the Logistics and Technology Sector

EV Cargo Technology’s Chief Commercial Officer Duncan Grewcock recently joined industry professionals at the GSCC LogTech Hybrid Asia virtual Summit to discuss the top trends to watch in the LogTech sector.

During his keynote webinar, Duncan highlighted the importance of keeping supply chains up to date with the latest technology, and shared examples of how to implement technology to ensure the best possible outcome and the fastest, most streamlined service for customers.

Substantial investment in technology has been a common theme for many businesses over the past 12 months, with digital strategies fast-tracked to embrace the evolving digital world and to keep up with customers’ expectations. The world’s leading research and advisory company, Gartner, has found 63% of enterprises expect they will achieve financial payback in three years for their innovative technology projects and it is predicted that throughout 2024, 50% of supply chain organisations will invest in applications that support artificial intelligence and advanced analytic capabilities.

During the event, Duncan identified five key digital trends to look out for in the logistics and technology industry, and gave actual examples of each:

1. Internet of Things: Automated Pallet and Container Pictures
2. Artificial Intelligence: Delivery Sensing
3. Big Data & Analytics: Optimising Stock Flow
4. Transparency & Traceability: Packaging Compliance
5. Digitalisation: Digitalisation of Origin Processes

With 87% of senior business leaders saying digitalisation is a company priority (Gartner), there has never been a better time to enhance your current offering and provide technology-led solutions.

At EV Cargo we are working hard to upgrade logistics into a technology industry and provide unrivalled world-class supply chain solutions which are underpinned by the latest technology. Optimise your processes and get in touch with our experts to add intelligence into your supply chain, to remove complexity and to enhance operational efficiency.

Watch Chief Commercial Officer Duncan Grewcock’s keynote speech at the GSCC LogTech Asia Hybrid Summit below:

Victory In Portugal For EV Cargo Supported Driver

EV Cargo brand ambassador Elfyn Evans scored his first victory of the season after mastering the tough gravel roads of Rally de Portugal. Winning the event by 28.3 seconds, the result sees him move to within two points of the FIA World Rally Championship lead.

Based close to Porto on the west coast of Portugal, Rally de Portugal was the first gravel event of the season, and the first time Elfyn was to use Pirelli’s loose surface tyre on his Toyota Yaris WRC rally car.

His gravel challenge started strong, even though colder weather conditions meant he had to use a mixture of soft and hard tyres to find the maximum grip on the slippery mountain roads.

Running third on the road also meant an element of road sweeping, with the cars coming behind benefitting from a cleaner surface and faster conditions.

The first day also saw a full leg of action, with competitors having to tackle eight stages and over 120km of action without the safety and assistance of a mid-day service halt.

Elfyn racked up a series of solid times, especially on the second pass when conditions were cleaner, but acknowledged that a few improvements could be made to help boost his confidence in some sections. Despite that, he moved up from fifth to hold second overnight, just six seconds off the lead.

Day two was one of consistency. Again, using mixed tyre compounds for most of the day, he battled through and set strong times on the event’s longest stage, the 38km run through Amarante.

However, leader Ott Tanak succumbed to mechanical problems on the penultimate test. That elevated Elfyn to the top spot and he held a slender overnight lead of just 10.7 seconds going into the final day’s action.

He doubled that margin on the opening stage on Sunday and cruised to victory over the final five stages, including the iconic Fafe test which was lined with tens of thousands of fans.

With just a short 10-day break, the championship resumes in Sardinia for round four on 3 June.

Elfyn Evans said: “It was great to take the victory and it comes at a really good time for the championship. We weren’t the outright fastest all weekend, but we did deliver a consistent performance and made no mistakes.

“We pushed hard to try and build a gap and then it was just a case of maintaining it. It was a tough weekend but a pretty decent result in the end.”

Next year’s WRC will reach the highest levels of sustainability with cars powered by hybrid technology for the first time and fossil-free, 100% sustainable fuel being introduced.

Ethics and Compliance in the Supply Chain – An ASCI Webinar

At our recent ASCI Lunchtime Webinar, over 50% of members said they haven’t commenced their plans towards Australia’s 2025 Sustainable Packaging Targets set out by Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO).

On 19th May 2020, EV Cargo Technology will be hosting an ASCI webinar to discuss how the collaboration of technology can assist with the implementation of sustainability and ethical trade best practices.

During the ASCI webinar, our speaker Duncan Grewcock (Chief Commercial Officer) will identify areas of improvement in your supplier and factory network. In addition, Duncan will be looking at the amount of packaging inefficiencies that exist throughout the supply chain. Find out how, by implementing efficient, ethical and sustainable solutions, you can optimise and drive greater compliance. Click here to register for the event.

If you have any questions for Duncan feel free to raise it during the event or afterwards by sending an email to [email protected]

EV Cargo Strengthens its Senior Team and Builds for the Future

Global logistics and technology business EV Cargo has strengthened its executive team with the appointment of three Executive Vice Presidents across business development, marketing and communications, and technology functions.

Previously a senior advisor at EV Cargo, Ross Eggleton becomes Executive Vice President business development, bringing an extensive range of FMCG, retail and consumer supply chain expertise.

Long-standing Palletforce directors Dave Holland and Dean Hughes have been appointed as Executive Vice Presidents of marketing and communications, and information technology respectively.

Holland has driven EV Cargo’s market presence, brand and communications while Hughes is responsible for pioneering many award-winning technology innovations, including harnessing AI for proprietary tools that optimise supply chains.

EV Cargo continues its culture of promotion from within the business, investing in new roles and expertise to strengthen its robust executive and management teams.

Heath Zarin, EV Cargo Chief Executive, said: “We welcome Ross, Dave and Dean to these newly-created Executive Vice President positions, strengthening our senior leadership team and positioning us to achieve our full potential across global markets.

“EV Cargo remains committed to the growth mindset and will continue to invest in our people. We actively promote a culture of career progression to ensure we have the best people to deliver integrated supply chain solutions for the world’s leading brands.”

EV Cargo Targets Further Growth With Launch Of New Solutions Division

Global logistics and technology business EV Cargo is targeting accelerated growth after expanding and strengthening its service offering with the creation of a new business division. EV Cargo Solutions will offer a range of flexible and on-demand services by combining and integrating the global capabilities across all EV Cargo business divisions.

EV Cargo’s existing and highly successful 4PL managed transport product Jigsaw will be at the heart of the Solutions division and current Jigsaw managing director Andy Humpherson will lead the new and expanded business.

In addition to the well-established Jigsaw proposition, EV Cargo Solutions will offer three new products: on-demand warehousing and consolidation, logistics and supply chain consultancy and integrated end-to-end supply chain solutions for global key accounts.

With access to over 175 UK operating centres, including the current Jigsaw partner haulier network and the Palletforce member network, EV Cargo Solutions’ on-demand warehousing will offer customers short-term storage and handling solutions from an extensive network of ambient, chilled and bonded facilities across the UK and Europe. It will also enable the development of agile, urban last-mile distribution solutions through a flexible network of out-of-town consolidation and sortation centres.

Harnessing the deep pool of logistics and supply chain knowledge and experience within EV Cargo’s global business, EV Cargo Solutions will offer a comprehensive range of technology-enabled consultancy services for both existing and prospective customers including network and flow of goods optimisation, customer service strategies, transport mode selection, fleet and load utilisation and initiatives to reduce carbon footprint.

Leveraging the combined global capability of EV Cargo across all divisions and operating markets, EV Cargo Solutions will orchestrate and deliver highly integrated and bespoke end-to-end logistics solutions. Underpinned by technology and data analytics, it will provide seamless visibility and control of shipments and inventory from source to shelf or final user.

Heath Zarin, EV Cargo chief executive, said: “The creation of EV Cargo Solutions is a key part of our long-term global growth strategy. Over the last 18 months, we have focused on both integration and growth and the Solutions division will deliver a range of new services aimed at adding value for our key customers and creating additional agile and responsive revenue streams. The combined capabilities across EV Cargo and its partners provide a powerful network of global resource with unrivalled local expertise.”

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