CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
June 24, 2018

Issue Archives: Special Issue 2010

Glimmers of hope

State of Logistics Report
Glimmers of hope

Logistics costs plunged dramatically last year as the economy contracted. Preliminary data for 2010 show that a recovery is under way, but shippers still face a host of challenges.

Logistics Services

The sun will come out tomorrow

Now that the economic outlook has brightened, logistics service providers must switch gears and adopt new techniques and management strategies.
Warehousing

10 warehousing trends to watch

To weather the recession and succeed during the recovery, companies will have to adapt to 10 trends that will profoundly affect the U.S. warehousing industry.
Trucking

Trucking market shifts gears

Rising demand has stabilized rates for now, but shippers should prepare for capacity and service issues down the road.
Rail

Light at the end of the tunnel?

With road congestion and high energy prices predicted to continue, railroads can expect more traffic to come their way. Can they handle it?
Ocean

Improving economy demands flexibility

To succeed in the recovery, shippers need to take advantage of the tactics ocean carriers will employ as demand increases. That means changing their own strategies.
Infrastructure

At a crossroads

The United States has a choice: Invest now in infrastructure and make it a powerful tool for development, or ignore it and watch our roads, bridges, and ports become a roadblock to business success.
Energy

Prepare for a liquid fuel emergency

Global oil production will peak within the next five years, and transportation will be especially hard-hit. It's time (or past time) to prepare for the crisis.
Air

Brightening skies, but still cloudy

Airfreight traffic has risen by double-digit percentages, but is it sustainable?
Columns
Perspective

Don't breathe a sigh of relief just yet

Despite the recovery, companies are likely to pressure supply chain managers to cut costs even further.
Direct Connection

A bright future... together

We must move beyond the typical approach of "state the problem and talk about the frustrations."
Afterword

What's the ROI for infrastructure?

It's not easy to measure the return on investment in things like roads and bridges. We all know they can pay off in improved safety and reduced congestion, but how much exactly?
Latest Video

TIA sees no limit to 3PL sector growth
Robert Voltmann, president and CEO of the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), joins us from CSCMP's annual EDGE Conference in Atlanta to discuss the state of the industry, and specifically the role of 3PLs in the market.

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Research for the Real World
Understanding "crowd logistics"
New research examines how crowd logistics differs from traditional logistics service models and which type of crowd logistics might be the most disruptive.
Forward Thinking
Commentary: When failure is really not an option
You shouldn't have to worry about the hospital supply chain when wheeled into the OR.

Forward Thinking
Putting logistics on a low-carbon diet
New book explores ways to cut industry's greenhouse-gas footprint.

Forward Thinking
XPO to build highly automated DC in U.K.
The warehouse will open in 2020 and handle consumer packaged goods for Nestle as well as testing new technologies.

Forward Thinking
LevaData announces $12 million venture funding for AI tools
Artificial intelligence software can cut supply chain risk and cost, firm says.

Forward Thinking
Truckers sitting in sweet spot as decade winds down, State of Logistics Report says
Truckers seen taking share from rails as technologies drive down costs, improve service, annual report says; transport, inventory costs climbed well above inflation in '17, it adds.

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Jump in dedicated revenues highlights strong 2017 for 3PLs, Armstrong says
Dedicated grows much higher than historical average as shippers seek capacity assurance.

Forward Thinking
Home Depot launches pilot for ambitious outbound delivery plan
Four-year, $1.2 billion initiative aimed at making next-day deliveries to all U.S. customers.

Forward Thinking
Transport, warehousing employment gains in the U.S. fueled by warehousing, truck, couriers
U.S. government data shows sector gained 19,000 jobs over April figures.

Forward Thinking
How Unilever funds supply chain innovation
To encourage employees to be more innovative, the consumer packaged goods company set up a microfunding effort for small experimental supply chain implementations.

Forward Thinking
International air freight to have tradable futures market
TAC Holdings establishes platform to remedy pricing "inefficiencies."

CSCMP Notebook
New CSCMP report explores blockchain and data sharing
CSCMP's latest Hot Topics report looks at how companies can use emerging blockchain technology to improve data sharing and speed up transactions.

Level up: CSCMP EDGE keynote speakers will inspire attendees to improve their supply chains, work environment
The founder of Zipline; a panel of supply chain executives from IBM, Amazon, and Nike; and a happiness expert will discuss technology and the keys to future supply chain success at the industry association's annual conference.

CSCMP launches Supply Chain Professionals Day
The annual event is set for the third Monday in May and will include online photo campaign.

Amazon EU director will present at CSCMP European Conference
Amazon's Sean Olson-Roy leads a strong lineup of sessions on supply chain's latest trends and developments.

What is the consumer Internet of Things?
New Hot Topics report from CSCMP outlines the evolution of IoT and advocates for strong standards.

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