CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
Logistics
July 20, 2018

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.

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.

International air freight to have tradable futures market

TAC Holdings establishes platform to remedy pricing "inefficiencies."

NOAA forecasters predict normal to above-normal 2018 hurricane season

U.S. agency predicts that there will be a less active Atlantic storm season this year compared to last.

Commentary: Will Amazon suck oxygen out of the driver room?

As the e-tailer eyes partnerships with fleets of three or more trucks, some worry it will reduce the driver pool in the U.S. even more.

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.

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TIA sees no limit to 3PL sector growth
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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
Genpact acquires Barkawi in merger of consulting firms
Supply chain management services will focus on consumer packaged goods, industrial manufacturing, and high-tech sectors, Genpact says.

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GE goes 3-D
General Electric donates three-dimensional printers to schools to help promote additive manufacturing.

Forward Thinking
Ports of Los Angeles and Antwerp host innovation competition
Annual "hackathon" will award prizes for technology solutions to port and maritime challenges.

Forward Thinking
Sea container imports expected to set record in July
Strong consumer spending delays impact of tariffs on Chinese imports, NRF-Hackett report says.

Forward Thinking
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.

Forward Thinking
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.

Forward Thinking
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.

Forward Thinking
JDA acquires artificial intelligence firm Blue Yonder
The deal will add pricing optimization and forecasting replenishment to supply chain software suite, JDA says.

Forward Thinking
Commentary: Machines are our friends
While many workers fear losing their jobs to automation, those fears—at least in the supply chain—are largely unfounded.

Forward Thinking
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.

CSCMP Notebook
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.

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.

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