CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
December 10, 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.

The sun will come out tomorrow
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 market shifts gears
Trucking

Trucking market shifts gears

Rising demand has stabilized rates for now, but shippers should prepare for capacity and service issues down the road.
Light at the end of the tunnel?
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?
Improving economy demands flexibility
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.
At a crossroads
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.
Prepare for a liquid fuel emergency
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.
Brightening skies, but still cloudy
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

NASSTRAC's new home and focus on the future
Gail Rutkowski, executive director of the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC), discusses the critical issues facing the industry and her group's new affiliation with CSCMP.

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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
How effective is crowdsourced logistics?
Forward Thinking
Global AGV market to reach $7.3 billion by 2025
Growing demand for material handling equipment will boost AGV market over next seven years, study shows.

Forward Thinking
Florida nears opening date for autonomous vehicle test track
$42 million Suntrax site to open in Spring 2019, reach completion in 2021.

Forward Thinking
FedEx Express taps Subramaniam as new chief
Cunningham to retire Dec. 31 from firm's air and international unit.

Forward Thinking
KPMG predicts revolution in last-mile logistics
Use of autonomous delivery vehicles will drastically change consumer e-commerce environment by 2040, research study says.

Forward Thinking
DHL to invest $300 million in emerging technologies
Supply chain arm will deploy piece-picking robots, AI, self-driving vehicles in 350 of its 430 North American sites.

Forward Thinking
Global trade growth to slow in early 2019, DHL study forecasts
Logistics index tracks impact of political turmoil from U.S. tarrifs, U.K. Brexit.

Forward Thinking
Collaborative robot milestone reached: 1 million units picked in five days
Robotics firm 6 River Systems says its solution helped 25 warehouses across United States ramp up for Cyber Monday.

Forward Thinking
AI: The future is now
A recent survey shows that a third of U.S. workers are already interacting with artificial intelligence (AI) as a regular part of their job.

Forward Thinking
Talent shortage to hit manufacturing hard
As many as 2.4 million manufacturing jobs will go unfilled over the next 10 years due to widening skills gap, study shows.

Forward Thinking
DHL Adjusts Prices for 2019
Shipment prices to rise an average 5.4 percent for U.S. account holders in January, DHL Express says.

CSCMP Notebook
The age of transparency
CSCMP publication takes a look at how supply chains can become more transparent to meet consumers' evolving needs.

ALAN presents Humanitarian Logistics Awards to supporters of disaster relief efforts
The nonprofit organization recognized long-time humanitarian Alison Thompson and five logistics organizations during the CSCMP EDGE Conference.

2018 Supply Chain Innovation Award winner selected
Intel grabs top honors for its artificial intelligence sourcing solution.

CSCMP presents 2018 awards for excellence
A recap of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' prestigious awards for excellence.

2018 CSCMP EDGE Conference Report
Here's our roundup of events at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' annual CSCMP EDGE 2018 conference held in October in Nashville, Tennessee.

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