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The Communication Logistics Specialists are regularly asked to comment and give their views on aspects of the Austrian and European post, IT and telecommunications markets for industry magazines and publications.
Here you’ll find reprints of recent logistics news articles and links to PDF versions, where available. All articles reprinted with permission of the authors.
If you’d like to speak to the Communication Logistics Specialists about an aspect of the communication logistics market for your publication, then feel free to contact us directly.
Guest post by Walter Trezek in Logistik Express (German) on the future of cross-border ecommerce. (English translation here)
Grenzüberschreitender Online-Handel: Wir leben in einer zunehmend vernetzten Welt. Überholte analogue Strukturen, deren Zweck die Verteilung von Waren und Dienstleistungen war, werden von digitalen, kolletiv vernetzten Anwendungen abgelöst, die vom individuellen Kundennutzen getrieben werden.
After four months of discussions, country members of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) have recently approved the Technical Specification (TS 17073) for Postal services - Interfaces for cross-border parcels. Ecommerce Europe is proud to have chaired the work within the CEN to harmonize postal and supply chain management standards to enable one item label for the delivery of merchandise to end customers.
Walter Trezek is a guest on the postal, parcels and express podcast on the Postal Hub Podcast. Interviewed by postal industry insider Ian Kerr, their conversation includes an honest and forthright discussion of terminal dues, including the imbalance in shipping rates that favours merchants based in some countries, defining new classifications of products and services for letters and parcels being delivered cross-border, the growth in cross-border ecommerce between western countries and south-east Asia, barcoding and labelling for cross-border logistics, how delivery is a key component of digital service infrastructure, and recycling and packaging in e-commerce logistics. It's a discussion that will interest anyone in the postal and parcels sector.
Turning the postal business model by 180°: Modernising letter and parcel post delivery means viewing the postal business model from the standpoint of the recipient, not the sender. Combining this approach with speedier decision-making, a faster response to market demands, an integrated approach to product development and remuneration systems, and connecting wider postal sector players with products and services at all levels, is the recipe for successful, high quality postal services.
Walter Trezek on how the growth of ecommerce gives birth to new ecommerce fulfillment projects all requiring technology, interconnectivity, research and development. This article was published in Solynews, the International Postal News issued by postal equipment specialist Solystic, and circulated to 2,000 clients and partners.
Walter Trezek is a contributing expert to this study of The Economics of Terminal Dues, undertaken by Copenhagen Economics on behalf of the US Postal Regulatory Commission. A public hearing will held in Washington on 17 Nov. 2014.
The Universal Postal Union (UPU) system of terminal dues governs payments between designated postal operators for the transport, sorting, and delivery of cross-border letter post items in the destination country. UPU rates are used by many postal operators across the world, both directly and indirectly.
(German): Gleich und Gleicher? by Bernhard Fragner, interview with Walter Trezek on Austria’s courier, express and parcel market.
Die Kurier-, Express- und Paketdienste freuen sich über steigende Umsätze. Doch es herrscht Unzufriedenheit. Das Postmarktgesetz bevorzugt die gelbe Post, so der Vorwurf. Transitfreiheit, ein internationales Abrechnungssystem, das Eigentum an den Abgabeeinrichtungen: Wie frei ist der KEP-Markt wirklich?
European Standards Development: An Update on Activities, Walter Trezek, CEO, Document Exchange Network GmbH
In the lead up to full liberalization of the European Market for postal services, most operators understood that the markets upstream and downstream of the core postal service provision would be key for their future. The way in which society communicates has continued to change fundamentally over the last ten years, a process which has run parallel with the opening up of the postal market in Europe.
All Change. Walter Trezek
In the move to digital, mail, postal services worldwide are stepping into the role of trusted third parties, providing communication logistics themselves. What are the standardization, legal and logistical implications? Walter Trezek makes everything clear.
(German) Key Facts: Kerninhalte der geplanten neuen EU-Datenschutzverordnung 2012
Walter Trezek hat für FACTS die wichtigsten Key Points und Auswirkungen des geplanten Entwurfes zusammengesfasst. Die Europäische Kommission hat Ende Jänner eine neue, gesamteuropäische Rechtsgrundlage für den Datenschutz in der Europäischen Union vorgeschlagen.
Postal services are now data-driven, not item-driven, placing data protection at the core of new postal service provision. The following article was written by Walter Trezek and published in The Future is in the Post II: Perspectives on transformation in the postal industry, Ed. Derek Osborn & Kristian Sund, 2011
The End is Nigh? Walter Trezek, Co-convenor & secretary of CEN/TC331 WG2 Postal Services
Walter Trezek wonders if extending postal service provision into the internet will be the end of the post as we know it? Are postal services well placed to provide the infrastructure for an electronic universal service?
(German): Walter Trezek's guest commentary on Austria's 2010 Postal Market Act.
Postmarkt 2010: Neuer Markt, neue Regeln, neue Lösungen. Mit 31.12.2010 wird der österreichische Postmarkt für den Wettbewerbvollständig geöffnet. Das kundgemachte Postmarktgesetz bietet die Grundlage des vollständig geöffneten Postmarktes in Österreich.
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