A billion data points. One for every 8th person in the world. One for almost every vehicle in the world. Comprehensive location tracking data points encompassing more than three continents including North America, Asia, Northern Africa, and Southern Europe. It doesn’t get any bigger than this.
Jack Ma inaugurated the world’s first Digital Free Trade Zone in Malaysia to boost e-commerce and small to medium size enterprises (SMEs) in Southeast Asia. Considering Malaysia’s proclivity in the Asian region, This Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) would act as a perfect platform for physical and virtual business set-ups to leverage the recent boom of online businesses. Malaysia’s DFTZ is set to handle more than $65 billion worth of goods at full functionality.
Decathlon, with a million daily shipments moving through its 1100 stores across the world, picks the best global route and resource optimization solution provider, LogiNext, to streamline their merchandise movement with accurate on-time deliveries and complete end-to-end distribution visibility.
We now stand at the forefront of the optimization revolution. Never has sweeping transformational changes benefited multiple industries more than right now. GST holds up the promise of total realignment and restructuring of how logistics movement happens across the nation. There would some resistance from some companies, as many are set in the way they have been doing things over a period and are averse to any sudden change.
As a company, we have spread wings across the globe, but Southeast Asia is where I find the perfect summation and confluence of diverse cultural flows. There is great balance between tradition and innovation. In Manila for the Forbes 30 Under 30 summit, I can’t help but marvel the power of innovation in bridging cultural and generational gaps across the world.
One of the largest Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies in the world increased the on-time deliveries by more than 60% while decreasing their resource cost by 18% and increasing their utilization by 30%. This increased the overall value (return on investment) of each resource to an amazing 58.5%. How did they do this?
Jon Snow quietly builds his army at Winterfell being advised on matters (that she know nothing about) by Sansa Stark. Not far away from the action, Petyr Baelish refurnishes his plans to sit on the Iron Throne. Jon Snow gathers forces identifying the carrying and movement capacity of each of his resources. A crow drops a secret notification in his mailbox.
Morgan Stanley predicts that 30% of Microsoft revenue would be purely from its cloud products by 2018. Moreover, Microsoft predicts that the revenue from their new-cloud licensing would be up to 1.8 times the revenue from non-cloud licensing. Technology Business Research (TBR) predicts that the global revenue from the cloud computing platform would be $167 Billion.
Being an entrepreneur offers a thrilling opportunity to create something of value—from scratch. Along with the highs of achievement come the times when you need a piece of advice to pull you out from the lows, keep you in check, and guide you to build a sustainable business. This is where the role of a mentor is critical.
Uber has had been on a topsy-turvy ride in the past few months that could earn it a lead in daily soap-operas such as the Days of Our Lives or All My Children. And now this. Their chief protagonist, Travis Kalanick has stepped down for an indefinite leave of absence. There is going to be a massive restructuring of the board and the vision of the company.