Eircode – unloved and unused by logistics companies

So Eircode….That thing of which I written numerous times…. its been around a while now. It cost the thick end of €40m So presumably lots of people are using it? In particular, one would imagine that the very largest firms in the global supply chain coming into and out of Ireland are using it, right?  People like these…

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Well, not so much. A survey released recently by CBRE on logistics and supply chain firms reveals that 96% of firms say they have not adapted processes to use it, 93% say they have not taken any action whatsoever, and 100% (yes, 100%) in pure logistics reporting no change in business processes. So, quite literally, NOBODY in logistics (from this survey) is using it.  89% of logistics companies say they dont expect to gain any benefit in processes from Eircode, a view shared by 77% of shipping companies.  overall 83% of companies see no benefit likely.

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Ireland needed postcodes. Sensible ones that map to small areas, like in most parts of the world. Instead, we got this botch.

 

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