CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
September 25, 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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Top-Performing Supply Chains
Five seismic shifts in supply chain technology
Supply chain technology is changing rapidly as new, innovative solution providers leave traditional legacy players behind.

Research for the Real World
Making the most out of flash sales
E-commerce sites have found that flash sales can be an effective way of getting rid of excess inventory. But setting the right price and forecasting the success of these sales is difficult. A new model may help.
Forward Thinking
Pacejet Shipping Software and Single Source Systems partner to support logistics platform
Two firms will leverage Infor ERP software, extend life of SyteLine pick, pack, and ship product beyond 2019.

Forward Thinking
Maersk to combine liner, supply chain units into one product
Ocean shipping, Damco operations to operate with single point of contact.

Forward Thinking
Supply chains shift from global to local
A new A.T. Kearney report says that companies are increasingly feeling the pressure to customize their supply chain operations to match local conditions instead of relying on a one-size-fits-all global model.

Forward Thinking
Survey: retailers turning to AI to improve demand management
Artificial intelligence seen as tool for generating more accurate forecasts, Symphony RetailAI says.

Forward Thinking
Diesel to power smaller share of U.S. truck orders by 2040, study says
Battery electric vehicles to gain share as urban trucking grows, technology improves, IHS Markit report says.

Forward Thinking
Florence flooding keeps Port of Wilmington, NC, closed to trucks until Monday
Planned 14-day closure could squeeze imports of bananas, clementines.

Forward Thinking
Florence's winds continue to slow, but heavy rain triggers road, track, and port closures.
Carriers warn clients of freight delays, as floods shutter logistics sites.

Forward Thinking
Small trials can lead to big results with blockchain and AI, panel says
GE and IBM advise launching internal pilots of emerging technologies, Project44 speakers say.

Forward Thinking
South Carolina ports set all-time monthly box record in August
Figure breaks June's prior record.

Forward Thinking
Analyst: shippers are leading carriers in progress toward digital supply chain practices
Logistics industry is only at level two out of ten in digitalization process, as customers demand change, Project44 panel says.

CSCMP Notebook
A mixed bag
The U.S. economy is growing. However, logistics capacity has not been able to keep up with increased demand, and costs are rising.

Back on the "unchained" gang?
CSCMP looks to reunite "CSCMP Unchained" band at this fall's Edge conference.

Gattorna to receive CSCMP Distinguished Service Award
A 40-year veteran of the supply chain and logistics profession, Gattorna is best known for his work on dynamic supply chains.

SCPro Bridge Exam offered at annual conference
For the first time, attendees of CSCMP's EDGE Conference can take the SCPro Bridge certification exam. The proctored exam will be held on Monday, October 1, at 10:30 a.m.

CSCMP honors military members with benefits
The council now offers discounted rates for military membership and registration for its EDGE annual conference as well as 100-percent reimbursement on SCPro certification exams.

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