CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
March 21, 2019

Issue Archives: Special Issue 2018

The big squeeze

State of Logistics Report
The big squeeze

Roaring demand for transportation and logistics services is causing capacity to tighten and wages to rise, pushing business logistics costs to 7.7 percent of U.S. GDP in 2017. Can shippers find the capacity they need while fighting higher costs?

Under pressure
Trucking

Under pressure

As the economy strengthens and the driver shortage intensifies, shippers should prepare to feel the pinch from higher trucking rates and tighter capacity.
A rising tide
Rail

A rising tide

The second quarter of 2018 saw a surge in growth for railroads in the United States. But have service and speed suffered as a result?
A quick sea change
Ocean

A quick sea change

Fast and unprecedented change is rocking ocean shipping as it deals with a reconfiguration of the industry, looming trade wars, and technological innovation.
On the rebound?
Air

On the rebound?

Airfreight in the United States is seeing robust growth, as companies look for an alternative to high trucking rates and freighters move into smaller markets.
Ready to rebuild
Inventory

Ready to rebuild

Over the last two years, U.S. businesses have been slowly but steadily depleting their stocks of inventories—but in the next few quarters that is set to change.
Hot, hot, hot
Warehousing

Hot, hot, hot

E-commerce is fueling high demand for warehousing space, driving up rates, and making availability tight.
The power of relationships
Third-Party Logistics

The power of relationships

The 22nd Annual Third-Party Logistics Study shows that shippers and 3PLs have, in general, built solid, mutually beneficial relationships, but opportunities for improvement still remain.
Always something new to talk about
Technology

Always something new to talk about

Transportation management systems (TMS) may have been around for decades but there are still new developments and innovations to investigate.
Columns
Perspective

A wild ride ahead

This year's annual "State of Logistics Report" explains how shippers need to downshift to face the steep road ahead.
Direct Connection

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.
Latest Video

The moving parts (and the promise) of Blockchain
Richie Etwaru, founder and CEO at Hu-manity.co, which classifies human data as human property, joins us from the MHI Fall 2018 Conference, where he delivered a keynote on blockchain applications and its promise for the future of supply chains.

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Forward Thinking
E-commerce firms flex their muscles on DC site selection
Growing heft gives e-commerce and 3PL firms greater location in picking warehouse locations.

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Logistics industry growth slows in February
The Logistics Manager's Index fell more than a point from January but remained in growth territory, industry group reports.

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Companies honored for blockchain-enabled traceability initiative
Trade group recognizes five companies for their work on the MediLedger Project, aimed at improving supply chain efficiency, effectiveness and safety.

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Logistics community aids post-tornado relief efforts
American Logistics Aid Network is mobilizing the logistics community to support disaster-relief efforts in the Southeast in the wake of recent tornadoes and floods.

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Study: Companies over-emphasize technology in digital transformation strategies
U.S. businesses lack focus on people, processes and partnerships when it comes to adapting to an increasingly digital business world, Telstra study shows.

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Supply chain challenges demand digital solutions, HighJump says
Software provider leverages parent's resources to develop AI, IoT, big data tools in Korber Digital Lab.

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ATRI study: Easing traffic congestion yields long-term gains
Infrastructure improvements can help trucking companies conserve fuel, reduce emissions and lower bills, study shows.

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Survey: retailers lose more revenue from inaccurate inventory than theft
Retail robot vendor Bossa Nova says automation and robotics are better solution than employee cycle counts.

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Finland stakes its claim in autonomous system space
Research consortium targets transport and logistics with initiative launching in 2020.

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Port of Oakland finds success with "electric avenue"
Facility reports rise in ships plugging into landside electric grid to reduce diesel emissions.

CSCMP Notebook
How customer experience is driving supply chain innovation
CSCMP's Hot Topic publication explores why innovation and customer experience are key factors for all businesses.

On the air with CSCMP ...
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals has launched a new podcast series, "Supply Chain Conversation." Now members have the chance to participate.

CSCMP European Conference registration is open
The two-day conference in Warsaw, Poland, will focus on real-world strategies companies can implement to maximize and transform their supply chains.

Hot Topic: Using Data to Improve Supply Chain Operations
CSCMP publication offers key steps companies can take to get the most out their data.

CSCMP and NASSTRAC join forces
Both organizations are now offering joint enterprise membership packages to new corporate members.

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