CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
Logistics
May 22, 2018

XPO puts "differently abled" employees to work

The transportation and logistics giant has launched a pilot program that places people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in warehouse jobs.

Study: Amazon's FBA Onsite program poses a threat to 3PLs

Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) Onsite may also help firms negotiate lower rates with parcel carriers, Armstrong & Associates says.

Zebra Technologies reveals insights from omnichannel study

In spite of growing complexity, more than half of companies are still using pen and paper to manage e-commerce deliveries.

Commentary: How LSPs are driving profits through digital transformation

To effectively serve today's complex, fast-moving supply chains, logistics service providers must be able to immediately react to shifts in supply and demand. Multiparty, cloud-based networks that provide a real-time, single version of the truth across the extended supply chain are helping them do that.

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.

Commentary: Wanted: A viable all-water route from Asia to the U.S. Midwest

Despite its potential benefits and easy access to a large consumer market, container shipping on the Mississippi River has not taken off. Entities that stand to benefit the most need to band together, and strong leadership will be required to make it happen.

2017 State of Logistics panel discussion now available on CSCMPtv

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' video library also provides a variety of digital courses.

BNSF joins blockchain group

First railroad to join Blockchain in Transport Alliance.

Global air growth climbed 9 percent in 2017; best year since 2010, IATA says

Capacity rose by just 3 percent, creating rare "factor of three" ratio.

The Year of ALAN

Three hurricanes in quick succession put the American Logistics Aid Network to the test in 2017.

Maersk, IBM launch first blockchain joint venture for trade, transportation

The platform, which took 18 months to create, will now be marketed on wide scale, companies say.

Toyota announces supply chain research grant recipients

Lift truck maker to fund projects on warehouse automation, electric vehicles, and Industry 4.0.

IATA says global airfreight on track for best year since 2010

Gains should continue into 2018, group says, citing solid November results.

Study shows that in-store processing is cheapest option for retailers to handle returns

Managing returns in stores costs less and leads to faster resale than sending returns to a warehouse or 3PL, AlixPartners says.

Smeltzer wins Young Professional Paper contest

Daniel Smeltzer of Mainfreight USA won for his analysis of how autonomous vehicles could shape the future of supply chain management and the economy.

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.

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.

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.

Reshuffled ocean carrier alliances have been good for industry—so far, carrier executives contend

New carrier groupings and industry consolidation not detrimental to shippers, but problems remain, according to speakers at Coalition of New England Companies for Trade (CONECT) conference.

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TIA sees no limit to 3PL sector growth
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FedEx tests blockchain for cargo tracking
Technology is "the next frontier" for supply chain operations, CEO Smith says.

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The "Amazonification" of the health care supply chain
As Amazon.com Inc. expands its reach into the B2B market, one of the biggest opportunities it sees is the health care supply chain.

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Five suggestions for running a successful supply chain rotational program
Early talent development programs that rotate young professionals into different positions across the supply chain can provide valuable cross-functional skills. But participants do have advice on how to make the experience even better.

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XPO puts "differently abled" employees to work
The transportation and logistics giant has launched a pilot program that places people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in warehouse jobs.

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Ocean import traffic seen growing through summer despite tariff threats, report says
July and August traffic could set records for single-month activity, NRF-Hackett report finds.

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A game of Supply Chain Risk
Mars Inc. has found that games are an effective way to teach supply chain risk management and resiliency.

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JDA says Luminate platform adds visibility to supply chain planning through digital edge technologies
Software as a service (SaaS) approach brings real-time decision making to all points in supply chain, firm says.

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Global air growth slows markedly in March; end of restock cycle to blame
Demand slows to pace not seen in nearly two years, IATA says.

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Combilift opens new headquarters and manufacturing facility
The forklift manufacturer's new plant in Monaghan, Ireland, is designed to double production capacity.

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NASSTRAC announces changes, Expo co-location with CSCMP starting in 2019
NASSTRAC to shift annual spring conference to Washington, D.C., with advocacy focus.

CSCMP Notebook
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.

Nominate a leader for CSCMP's Distinguished Service Award
CSCMP is accepting nominations for its Distinguished Service Award through April 30.

Know a rising supply chain star?
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals will be accepting nominations for its Emerging Leader Award through April 15.

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