CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
Logistics
December 08, 2019

Logistics economy expands in November

Slow pace of growth continues; industry professionals report positive outlook for 2020.

3 logistics trends to watch in 2020

The growth of networks, data-as-a-service, and heightend use of analytics/AI will shape the logistics landscape in the New Year, tech exec says.

Cyber Monday continues to eclipse Black Friday, researchers say

A later holiday shopping season and growing interest in online deals have shippers and logistics firms preparing for a busier than ever Cyber Monday.

Commercial real estate market set to continue growth trend in 2020

Market outlook calls for growth in retail, industrial, and logistics sectors, CBRE 2020 report shows.

Leaving China to avoid tariffs? Look before you leap

The costs and complexity of shifting sourcing to another country can potentially outweigh any tariff savings, said speakers at a recent trade and transportation conference.

International trade community struggles to deal with tariff revisions

Keeping up with quickly fluctuating tariffs and trade policies requires good communication and the ability to act on short notice, according to speakers at the 2019 Northeast Cargo Symposium.

Cargo volume up at Port of New York and New Jersey

September imports rose nearly 4% and exports fell slightly, but overall volume was up 3.6%, port officials said.

Report: Consumers prefer to shop locally

Survey finds that most consumers would bypass Amazon for local retailers if they could get same-day delivery—even if they had to pay for it.

Businesses ready for peak-season online sales growth

Despite global economic concerns, 70% of businesses expect an increase in e-commerce sales this holiday season, DHL survey shows.

Industry growth continues to slow, LMI report shows

Business activity in the logistics sector slowed to its lowest growth rate in three years last month, according to the latest Logistics Manager's Index report.

Report: Speed matters this holiday season

Consumer survey reveals shoppers' need for speed, not just free shipping, as the peak delivery season nears.

82% of small businesses say global trade drives economic growth

Participating in international trade helps improve the economy and create American jobs, FedEx survey of U.S. small-businesses shows.

LLamasoft acquires Opex Analytics

Combined capabilities will help speed adoption of AI technologies in the supply chain, companies say.

Riders on the storm

The volatility in the transportation market may leave shippers feeling more than a little seasick. A recent industry report offers suggestions for how to make it through these tumultuous times.

How to respond faster to changing customer needs

This excerpt from the new book Customer-Driven Disruption explains four steps companies can take to react quickly to changing customer preferences and deliver their products or services with little to no disruptions.

Retailers are failing to meet customer expectations, study shows

Companies are missing the mark on delivery, convenience, and the in-store experience, according to tech firm study.

Enterprise intelligence gains steam in 2019

More firms are on the path to becoming "intelligent" compared to last year, driven by IoT investments and an increase in IT spending, company study shows.

Optimizing logistics costs from the inside

Gartner to provide insight, analysis on how companies can optimize logistics costs from within their organizations at upcoming Supply Chain Summit, Nov. 4-5.

Logistics sector growth holds steady in September

Industry growth continues its slow pace, but activity is down considerably from a year ago, according to latest Logistics Manager's Index.

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Report: global "connectedness" index dipped in 2018 under pressures of trade turmoil
DHL and NYU researchers say the slump could have been worse, as most economies stayed resilient, and the world is less globalized than many people think.

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Report: logistics sector will rise to second place in use of collaborative robots by 2023
Applications led by material handling, assembly, and pick & place, Interact Analysis says.

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Logistics economy expands in November
Slow pace of growth continues; industry professionals report positive outlook for 2020.

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FourKites launches supply chain visibility course for shippers
Software firm links credits to CSCMP certification, will add courses for carriers and 3PLs in 2020.

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3 logistics trends to watch in 2020
The growth of networks, data-as-a-service, and heightend use of analytics/AI will shape the logistics landscape in the New Year, tech exec says.

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Shoppers blend online and in-store spending due to short holiday season, NRF says
With consumers in rush to buy, Black Friday eclipses Cyber Monday by number of online shoppers for first time, survey shows.

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CSCMP offers certifications in Saudi Arabia through new partnership
Deal with the University of Business and Technology to meet management demand in Jeddah logistics zone.

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Cyber Monday continues to eclipse Black Friday, researchers say
A later holiday shopping season and growing interest in online deals have shippers and logistics firms preparing for a busier than ever Cyber Monday.

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AGiLE announces leadership promotion
Master named to newly created position of chief operating officer, Mac Donald remains President and CEO.

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U.S. shoppers will shrug off economic uncertainty, CBRE forecasts
"Lightning-round" peak season is shortest since 2013, with Thanksgiving falling six days later than it did in 2018.

CSCMP Notebook
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.

2019 Supply Chain Innovation Award winner selected
Snap-on Tools and vendor FastFetch were honored for their use of artificial intelligence to slash shipping costs.

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.

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