CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
December 17, 2017

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?
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La la la, I'm not listening ...
The Trump administration's positions on NAFTA would seriously harm the industries the White House says it is trying to protect. Business groups are trying to get that message through, but it's falling on deaf ears.

Top-Performing Supply Chains
Selecting supply chain planning software? Trust, but verify!
To determine which solution is best for your operation, have the vendors on your short list compete in a "proof of concept" test.

Research for the Real World
When suppliers and their customers don't see eye-to-eye
New research examines the implications when a customer requests extra accommodations from a supplier that the supplier views as falling outside of its normal roles and responsibilities.
Forward Thinking
More companies are using analytics to detect supply chain fraud, says Deloitte
Supply chain analytics software can help companies detect possible fraud before the company actually loses money, according to the global consulting company.

Forward Thinking
Pioneer of the profession Bud La Londe dies at 84
Bernard J. "Bud" La Londe is remembered for his profound influence on the practice and teaching of logistics and supply chain management.

Forward Thinking
Commentary: Let's rein in the blockchain exuberance
It's the hottest IT topic to come down the pike in years. Now if people only knew what to do with it.

Forward Thinking
Average size of U.S. warehouses has doubled since 2002, CBRE report finds
The broom in e-commerce has expanded the girth and height of warehouse over the past decade.

Forward Thinking
New coalition looks to educate policymakers and public about importance of the global value chain
Members of the U.S. Global Value Chain Coalition include five industry associations plus major retailers such as Target, Levi Strauss, and VF Corp.

Forward Thinking
Convenience drives buying trends in an omnichannel world
"BOPIS" and "BORIS" options breathe new life into brick-and-mortar stores as buyers seek convenience above all else in today's omnichannel environment.

Forward Thinking
Study: Reverse logistics still a puzzle for omnichannel retailers
The promise of hassle-free returns may keep customers happy, but a recent survey suggests that omnichannel players are still struggling to find the right balance between cost and service.

Forward Thinking
How to better prepare your supply chain for the next extreme event
The destruction wrought by recent natural disasters in North America serves as a reminder of the value of having a supply chain disaster-recovery plan.

Forward Thinking
Mexican approach to NAFTA renegotiation offers a lesson for the U.S., observers say
Mexico's public-private collaboration ensures that—unlike in this country—government and industry are on the same page when it comes to negotiating positions and priorities, say Mexican trade experts at Coalition of New England Companies for Trade conference.

Forward Thinking
U.S. Customs plans to update CTPAT best practices, minimum-security requirements, and compliance certification
The director of the cargo security program outlined current and planned updates at the Coalition of New England Companies for Trade's annual cargo symposium.

CSCMP Notebook
CSCMP updates SCPro Certifications
Industry association's three-tiered certification program now includes updated industry intelligence and an online option.

Report examines blockchain opportunities and challenges
New CSCMP Hot Topics report provides an introduction to this distributed ledger technology.

Final call for 2018 CSCMP's Supply Chain Hall of Fame submissions
Industry professionals have until the end of the month to nominate individuals who have made outstanding contributions to supply chain management.

2017 CSCMP EDGE Conference Report
Here's our roundup of events at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' annual CSCMP EDGE 2017 conference held in September in Atlanta, Georgia.

CSCMP bestows 2017 awards for excellence
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals honors members' contributions to the discipline.

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