Kris Kosmala Vice President Asia Pacific division, Quintiq Kris Kosmala is Vice President of the Asia Pacific division of Quintiq, a constant innovator in applying mathematical optimisation to solve real life business planning & execution problems.
  • AI making inroads into contract logistics As Artificial Intelligence makes inroads into contract logistics, there is a growing need for a reality check on how well prepared the industry is to adopt the technology, and what the next steps are. Kris Kosmala, Quintiq, Vice President Asia Pacific, talks through the challenges and opportunities. 0 Comments 2 months ago
  • Economics of port innovation could be tricky Judging by the conferences dedicated to maritime logistics, the ports have an amazing, innovation-rich future ahead of them. From autonomous yard vehicles and cranes, self-optimising container stacks, to intelligent containers, ports are urged to upgrade and invest in advanced automation leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) universe. Then there are information technologies like blockchain, and […] 0 Comments March 15, 2018
  • Blockchain’s role in reducing dangerous goods’ risk A recent report by Resilinc provided a very interesting read. According to that report, “factory fires/explosions” were the most persistently disruptive supply chain events reported by Resilinc’s customers in 2017. This makes for quite a sizeable problem, even stacked against disruptions caused by the natural disasters and weather-related events happening around the globe in 2017. […] 0 Comments February 14, 2018
  • Creating advantages for Asia’s rail intermodal transportation When it comes to Asian rail intermodal transportation, what comes to mind are images of trains carrying containers between China and Europe. Sporadically, there come some news of funding of railway projects under the One Belt One Road initiative. All of that does not reflect the fact, that rail intermodal services are not the staple […] 0 Comments July 5, 2017
  • Airfreight’s Achilles Heel The cost of fuel is down, the passenger numbers up, profits instead of earning warnings, new runways, seemingly nothing to worry about. The business of aviation seems to be doing OK, thank you. Or so I thought until I ran into some old and new friends at the recent Payload Asia conference in Singapore. I […] 0 Comments November 2, 2016
  • Big data and supply chain logistics optimisation: illusion vs. reality Not one supply chain conference or event goes by without some random discussions on big data. Presenter after presenter make grandiose statements about how big data will change the way supply chains operate and how everything will be incredibly different. But when you ask what is so disruptive about all that “big” supply chain data, […] 0 Comments May 5, 2016