CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
Global
September 22, 2019

Supply chain lessons from a small business: going beyond the product

A trip to visit a small retailer in Mexico revealed insights about customer experience that supply chain professionals at companies of all sizes should take to heart.

Industry leaders fed up with tit-for-tat trade war

Trade groups welcome October trade talks, stand firm on pleas to roll back tariffs.

Online grocery sector cooks up fast growth as Amazon and Walmart fight for top rank

Grocers investing in rapid digital transformation while trying to curb costs of delivery services, Edge by Ascential says.

Tropical Storm Dorian nears hurricane strength off Puerto Rico

Track could include Florida by Monday as Coast Guard closes Port San Juan in preparation.

Smart containers see rising prominence in cargo tracking, Drewry says

Growing adoption could include 6.5 percent of global containers by 2023.

Retailers ease off on import rush as administration delays tariff threat

NRF, Hackett report shows May container imports were up 6 percent from April but rose just 1.4 percent year-over-year.

Economic uncertainty roils maritime container shipping, report says

Drewry downgrades growth forecast for 2019 global port throughput from 3.9 percent to 3.0 percent.

DHL report: global trade on track for mild decline over next three months

Logistics index finds U.S.-Chinese tensions trigger "slightly negative" outlook for global trade in the third quarter.

Survey: political uncertainty is dampening expansion plans by U.S. companies

82 percent would like to expand, but 55 percent worry their supply chains are at risk from shifting policies, Vuealta reports.

Imports soar at nation's ports amid peak shipping prep, trade wars

Port of Los Angeles and Port of Virginia both report record monthly volumes for May.

Allianz: Number of large ships lost in 2018 was lowest in a century

Just 46 ships sank or burned, but the number of smaller incidents is on the rise, insurance report finds.

Logistics providers wary of 2019 hurricane season

Companies apply lessons learned from painful storms in past years.

Crowdsourced website guides sustainable supply chains

Platform from Environmental Defense Fund collects case studies, expert advice, personalized assessments.

Retailers sustain import rush ahead of March tariff threat

NRF, Hackett report shows 2018 total breaks 2017 record by 6.2 percent.

Tariff increase will cost jobs, slow GDP growth, study says

Industry leaders say potential March 1 tariff increase remains a top supply chain concern.

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.

Retailers throttle back imports after rush to beat China tariffs, holiday peak

NRF, Hackett report forecasts declining volumes as stores have already stocked up on spring merchandise.

Trade and tariffs top list of U.S. supply chain issues in 2019

Industry experts are keeping an eye on trade following signing of USMCA, 90-day tariff pause.

Imports break new records under pressure of holiday peak, tariff threats

Container trade could slump in 2019 as political uncertainty boosts prices, dampens consumer sentiment, NRF-Hackett report says.

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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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