Premium / Supply chain radar: When the going gets tough, JB Hunt delivers – out of deep value territory now?

first_img Email* Reset Your Password Please Login New Premium subscriber REGISTER Password* Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Forgotten your password? Please click here By Alessandro Pasetti 16/07/2019 << Go back LOGIN Email* JB Hunt is one of the most well-run logistics companies I have covered during the years, and its latest trading update released on Monday unequivocally proves that when the going gets tough, its management team are always ready to deliver the goods while properly managing expectations.The headline story – JB Hunt missed Q2 bottom-line estimates, reported by Seeking Alpha (it was later amended) – did little to change my upbeat take on its prospects, which were confirmed short term in after-hour trade by ... Reset Premium subscriber LOGINlast_img read more

Global survey finds buyers want EVs priced at $47k, with 468-km range

first_img COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS See More Videos The results of the study (dubbed “Accelerating the Evolution”) found that to achieve mass adoption, electric cars must, on average, offer 31-minute charging times; 468 km of range; and have a base price of US$36,000 (CDN$47,250).The price was the biggest factor for adoption, according to consumers, with charge time and range following in importance. Some 61 per cent of buyers are adopting a wait-and-see approach, hoping that battery technology will improve vastly before purchasing.Fleet managers are equally cautious, with 54 per cent of them saying they would wait for competitors to switch before doing so themselves.RELATED Motor Mouth: Can electric vehicles sell without incentives? The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Why would an oil company commission a study to find out when EVs become viable? Well, Castrol’s hoping to diversify its products, and will soon offer “e-fluid” lubricants for EVs. advertisement Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 At a perfectly legal 100 km/h, the Leaf used about 20 kilowatt-hours per 100 kilometres. That works out to about 310 kilometres — a far cry from the 349 which Nissan claims, but it’s hardly worth mentioning. But bump up your speed to 130 km/h, however, and things go to hell in a hand-basket.  Handout / Nissan First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened Electric car sales have now surpassed stickshift sales in the U.S.“An equally critical challenge is helping consumers understand that, in many cases, the future that they want from electric vehicles is closer than they may think,” the study summarizes.So when will the tipping point occur? Some automakers have gotten close to reaching one or two of the criteria, but capturing the trifecta is a different story. Most consumers surveyed said they would consider buying an electric car by 2024, while the study itself predicts mainstream adoption will occur by 2032 in the U.S.; 2025 and 2027 in India and China; and 2031 in France. Trending Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. RELATED TAGSNissanFlexElectric CarsElectric VehiclesNew VehiclesFlex Electric cars are becoming more and more popular, but most people are still a long way away from switching to plug-in power and away from reliable gasoline vehicles, Green Car Reports reports.Oil company Castrol commissioned a global survey to find out the tipping point where most consumers would be willing to take an EV over a fuel-burning car as a viable transportation option.The study surveyed 9,000 consumers, 750 fleet managers, and 30 automotive industry professionals in the United States, United Kingdom, Norway, France, Germany, India, China, and Japan. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Trending in Canada ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

IoT and big data pose “monumental” risk for operators

first_img Steve Costello Tags WEDO TECHNOLOGIES WORLDWIDE USER GROUP & SUMMIT 2016: The internet of things and big data presents “the most monumental of all risks” for businesses, futurist Patrick Dixon warned.With the amount of personal data held by companies growing, and encompassing among other things financial, location, and health data, he said that “you have the biggest target for criminal activity that the world has ever seen”.Dixon, who is founder and chairman of strategy consultants Global Change, said that while there is a clear potential for financial damage through cyber security and fraud, perhaps the bigger issue is the damage that can be done to the brand.“Reputational risk is the number one thing that companies will be thinking about at board level for the next decade. Why? Because it is lost so quickly, so hard to win back. If you think about cyber security as a way to prevent fraud, I’ll tell you the cyber security risk is a reputational risk as well, it’s not just the direct bottom line impact of money stolen”.He continued: “It’s the fact that account details have been broadcast on the internet, it’s the fact that people don’t feel safe to put money into banks, it’s the fact that the telco is embarrassed to find all the calls people have made to other people published on the internet – it’s reputation that really matters”.Dixon, author of The Future of Almost Everything, also warned that “institutional blindness” is a particular risk factor, with benchmarking against others in the same industry “being highly toxic to management – one of the fastest ways to magnify risk”.“70 per cent of all the manufacturers of memory chips in the entire world decide to put their manufacturing in the same flood plain, in the same country, where they were hit by the same disaster. Why was that? Because they decided to benchmark their risk against the industry average,” he said.Another example cited was the automotive emissions scandal, which has hit car maker VW particularly hard.“Everybody else is doing it, so it’s probably OK. We benchmark ourselves against the industry average, the industry average is flawed, and we all go over the same cliff together.”But while risk management could come across as a way to protect against things going wrong, Dixon also argued that there was also an upside.“We can see risk as a downside, but if we manage risk better than a competitor, we grow through the events and the competitor goes down,” he said. Mobileum inks deal to acquire WeDo Technologies Mobile Mix: Huawei hit for six AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 12 MAY 2016 Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Operators urged to embrace roaming innovationcenter_img Related Featured Content Wedo Previous ArticleWhatsApp launches desktop appNext ArticleGuest blog: App development should be democratised Author Home IoT and big data pose “monumental” risk for operatorslast_img read more