CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
Logistics
September 22, 2018

Maersk to combine liner, supply chain units into one product

Ocean shipping, Damco operations to operate with single point of contact.

How to prepare your supply chain for a hurricane

New report from DHL offers tips for "battening down the hatches" when your supply chain is threatened by a major storm.

Commentary: Higher and hirer

The opioid crisis is challenging companies looking for temporary workers. Here are some tips to manage hiring during the holiday surge.

Survey: logistics and transportation providers optimistic about fourth quarter economics

Revenue and profitability expected to rise, but concerns linger about workforce shortages, regulatory issues, and trade tariffs, TCompanies finds.

Uber poised to double investment in freight unit after making it independent

Otto founder returns to run new standalone business. Move underscores Uber CEO's bullishness on model, company says.

Maersk and IBM say 94 groups have signed on to blockchain platform

Partners say "TradeLens" will help users share information among shippers, carriers, and other supply chain partners.

MOL plots course for autonomous ships

Research looks at ways to improve fleet navigation and safety.

Uber shelves autonomous truck program to focus on driverless cars

No current need to invest in autonomous truck technology, company says.

Millennials: No difference in trust, value between parcel delivery firms

Survey of age group finds that trusting a provider not to lose a package is key factor in carrier selection.

Commentary: A suggestion for congestion

Congestion wastes time, fuel, and productivity. There must be a better way to manage our infrastructure.

How high do U.S. driver wages need to go?

Truckload driver wages must hit $75,000 annually to boost supply, executive says.

Did you say $5.15 a mile?

That's right. A mid-July haul from Spokane, Washington, to Key West, Florida, fetched that princely sum. That didn't include a fuel surcharge equal to 22 percent of the rate.

The maritime industry's digital future

Companies involved in ocean freight will need to embrace emerging technologies such as big data analytics, blockchain, and automated operations in order to stay afloat, says ABI Research.

Amazon enters next phase of logistics build-out with delivery partner program

The initiative aims to create partner relationships that would control the supply of drivers and capacity.

Daimler enlists Penske and NFI in electric truck trials

Partners will share data about truck design and performance ahead of full production launch in 2021.

Volvo Trucks, FedEx test platooning truck technology

The demo was the first time technology was used on the road in the United States by a major truck manufacturer and a transportation company.

What can 83 cents an hour buy you? A UPS-Teamster contract

Proposed 5-year pact raises full-timers' pay by 83 cents an hour per year.

Putting logistics on a low-carbon diet

New book explores ways to cut industry's greenhouse-gas footprint.

Jump in dedicated revenues highlights strong 2017 for 3PLs, Armstrong says

Dedicated grows much higher than historical average as shippers seek capacity assurance.

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Making the most out of flash sales
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Maersk to combine liner, supply chain units into one product
Ocean shipping, Damco operations to operate with single point of contact.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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How to prepare your supply chain for a hurricane
New report from DHL offers tips for "battening down the hatches" when your supply chain is threatened by a major storm.

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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