CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
September 22, 2019

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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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Forward Thinking
Maritime port operators see great promise in artificial intelligence
AI could improve operational consistencies and enhance equipment utilization, Navis survey shows.

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Developers building multi-story DCs for urban home delivery
Amazon effect drives demand for new breed of warehouse, Innovo and Prologis say at CSCMP Edge.

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10 steps on how to automate your warehouse
Looking to add automation to your warehouse? Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy shares the 10-step formula it followed to successfully automate nine warehouses.

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New RateLinx solution helps companies use logistics data to guide strategy
Data platform provider unveils dashboard and analytics solution at CSCMP EDGE.

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Tapping into young talent
Being honest about expectations and building a culture of trust are key ways to attract and retain millennial workers.

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ALAN honors Amazon.com Inc., Total Quality Logistics for humanitarian efforts
Organizations win ALAN's Outstanding Contribution Award during CSCMP Edge show.

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Self-driving truck technology is outpacing legislation and regulation in many states, CSCMP panel says
Autonomous freight tech could be ready for highways by 2025, but rules and regs will slow its roll, experts say.

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C.H. Robinson invests $1 billion in innovation and technology
The third-party logistics company will make the technology investments over the next five years.

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Panel highlights the important role of culture in global trade
Supply chain executives at the CSCMP EDGE Conference give tips and tricks for how to learn about culture of your global supply chain partners.

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Want more online business? Improve your returns process, study shows
State of Online Returns study shows that retailers are failing to deliver a good customer experience when it comes to returning items—and that even Amazon has room for improvement.

CSCMP Notebook
CSCMP EDGE keynote speakers to focus on supply chain's role in creating a sustainable business
The annual conference's diverse range of keynote speakers will include the CEO of a direct-to-consumer company, a high-tech guru, millennial entrepreneurs, and an NFL official.

CSCMP recognizes 2019 Emerging Leader Award winners
Unilever's Anahi Arza and CoLane's Parker Holcomb will be recognized at CSCMP's annual EDGE Conference for their meaningful contributions to the supply chain profession.

Johnson & Johnson supply chain executive to receive CSCMP's Distinguished Service Award
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) will recognize Kathy Wengel for her contributions to the field at the annual EDGE Conference in September.

Booming economy drives U.S. business logistics costs up 11.4 percent
While shippers struggled to keep pace with tight capacity and rising rates in 2018, many of those pressures are starting to ease, says 30th annual State of Logistics Report.

CSCMP looks to give military veterans the EDGE
Veterans interested in a career in logistics and supply chain management can apply until June 1 for free CSCMP benefits.

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