CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
January 20, 2020

Issue Archives: Special Issue 2019

Once in a lifetime

State of Logistics Report
Once in a lifetime

For supply chain professionals, 2018 was a year unlike any other as they tried to navigate through tight transportation capacity and high rates. Now shippers and carriers alike are trying to dig their way out of the aftereffects and bring back a sense of normalcy.

The rise of machine learning
Technology

The rise of machine learning

Supply chain technology vendors are increasingly incorporating machine learning into their applications, helping their solutions more accurately understand and react to changing conditions.
A year of transition
Rail

A year of transition

The industry is being transformed by its adoption of the Precision Scheduled Railroading philosophy. Traffic is down thus far in 2019, but is a foundation being laid for growth?
Bumpier road ahead
Trucking

Bumpier road ahead

Trucking companies had a banner year in 2018, setting new records for everything from tonnage to revenues. Matching that won't be easy.
Ready for the next wave of disruption?
Ocean

Ready for the next wave of disruption?

Last year ocean shipping rates spiked as demand increased in response to anticipated tariffs. This year the industry prepares to deal with new fuel regulations and digital innovations.
A rocky ride
Air

A rocky ride

After spiking in 2018, airfreight rates fell 15% in the first half of the year. Meanwhile new technologies are set to shake up the industry.
A growing focus on risk
Third-Party Logistics

A growing focus on risk

The "2019 23rd Annual Third-Party Logistics Study" reveals that supply chain shakeups are among the top concerns of shippers and 3PLs, but comparably few have effective risk mitigation strategies in place.
No sign of slowing down
Warehousing

No sign of slowing down

As real estate prices continue to climb, warehouse and logistics managers must keep a close eye on comparative costs as well as new market challenges.
Columns
Perspective

Not so fast

After a year where logistics costs jumped 11.4 percent, a slowing economy may be returning rates to more normal levels.
Direct Connection

A new crossroads

After 2018's surge in economic growth, demand has softened. Will growth will follow suit?
Forward Thinking

The silver lining

Although last year was a tough one for many shippers, it did propel them to form more collaborative relationships with carriers and service providers.
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ITA Presidents Forum offers global lift truck market insights
Every four years, the leaders of associated lift truck trade associations worldwide meet in the US to present and discuss trends in the global lift truck market, including representatives from Japan, China, the European Union and the United States.

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Forward Thinking
Report: Manufacturing execs say global recession is likely in 2020
Trade restrictions, geopolitical instability remain top issues in the new year, but longer term outlook calls for trade improvements, tech firm survey shows.

Forward Thinking
The future of last-mile logistics takes shape
From light-industrial properties to large multistory facilities, the urban logistics real-estate landscape is changing as shippers get a handle on the best warehousing strategies to tackle their "last-touch" challenges.

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Capgemini survey: millennial shoppers ready and willing for autonomous stores
Test cases in Norway and U.S. offer self-checkout aisles to extend store hours, source local vendors.

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Tech companies join forces to help retailers modernize their supply chains
Tech companies join forces to help retailers modernize their supply chains

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Wanted: Supply chain innovators
$750,000 global competition seeks experts to develop solutions to supply chain problems associated with artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) worldwide.

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"Calmer waters" in trade wars could boost economy in 2020, Paul Ryan says
But long-range challenges include massive technology investments by China, former U.S. House speaker says in NRF keynote.

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Global Healthcare Exchange acquires Lumere
Digital trading platform adds evidence-based data and analytics capabilities to support "clinically integrated" supply chains.

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Container volumes expected to return to seasonal patterns in 2020 after tariff surges
Facing trade war uncertainty in 2019, traders had rushed imports and exports in recent months, NRF and Hackett report finds.

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Donations to Australian wildfire victims swamp region's charity infrastructure
Despite challenges, country's businesses are maintaining supply chain operations thanks to "pre-planned resilience-led approaches," local disaster relief worker says.

Forward Thinking
Industry growth slows in December
Growth in the logistics sector continued its slowing trend last month, as the Logistics Manager's Index hit an all-time low of 54.

CSCMP Notebook
Distinguished Service Award nominations open
CSCMP is accepting nominations for its annual Distinguished Service Award until April 30, 2020.

EDGE 2020 Call for Sessions opens soon
CSCMP's EDGE 2020 Call for Sessions opens on December 15.

Out with the old and in with the new
Instead of searching the website looking for materials, members can now access all of CSCMP's online learning materials via the E-Learning Hub.

The artificial intelligence revolution
CSCMP Hot Topic discusses AI-enabled solutions to help your business prepare for the future.

2019 CSCMP EDGE Conference Report
Here's our roundup of events at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' annual CSCMP EDGE 2019 conference held in September in Anaheim, California.

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