CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
Logistics
February 22, 2020

Demand for industrial space remains strong

Market need for new industrial construction eases concerns of oversupply, CBRE report shows.

Report: Trucks remain prime target of cargo thieves worldwide

Cargo in transit by road remains the dominant risk; theft from trucks parked in unsecured lots average 8 per day globally.

LMI up slightly in January

Logistics industry continues path of slow, sustained growth, according to latest Logistics Manager's Index report.

Industry optimism improves as trade tensions ease

USMCA approval in Washington lessens uncertainty over trade, boosts outlook for industrial investment and export growth.

Report: Changing technology landscape puts policy center stage

AI regulations, tech protectionism, and supply chain security top list of global tech policy issues to watch in 2020, researcher says.

Logistics providers cheer White House passage of USMCA

New trade deal will bring long-awaited clarity to chaotic business conditions, say retailers, railroads, parcel carriers.

Coronavirus delays international shipments amid closures and quarantines

Efforts to slow outbreak of disease also hamper supply chains as airlines cancel flights, container ships see delays, factories stay shut for extended Chinese New Year.

Consumer sector and e-commerce to drive warehouse space demand in 2020

Hottest facility types will include cold-storage facilities, in-fill/last-mile facilities, and multistory warehouses, Cushman and Wakefield says.

Survey: Shipments to increase in 2020, but supply chain challenges persist

2020 State of the North American Supply Chain survey reveals "shaky" end to a decade as tariffs, capacity challenges continue to plague shippers.

Ports report mixed results for 2019

Container volume dips in L.A., Oakland; Port NOLA posts record year.

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.

Tech companies join forces to help retailers modernize their supply chains

Salesforce, Publicis Sapient, IBM Services, project44, and Flooid collaborate to help solve returns, omnichannel, and logistics challenges—and ultimately improve the retail shopping experience.

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.

Global Healthcare Exchange acquires Lumere

Digital trading platform adds evidence-based data and analytics capabilities to support "clinically integrated" supply chains.

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.

Report: Spending on robotics systems, drones to rise 17% this year

Forecast calls for double-digit spending increases in both categories through 2023, with robotics systems dominating the outlook, IDC research says.

Logistics outsourcing to increase in 2020

85% of logistics leaders expect their outsourcing budget to increase by more than 5% next year, study finds.

Container ship operators hope for higher freight rates in 2020

Maritime sector seeks green solutions to IMO 2020 sulfur emissions cap.

Retailers to delve deeper into supply chain challenges in 2020

With e-commerce revenue forecast to grow by 19%, retailers will invest more in delivery and logistics in the year ahead, research shows.

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Demand for industrial space remains strong
Market need for new industrial construction eases concerns of oversupply, CBRE report shows.

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Report: Trucks remain prime target of cargo thieves worldwide
Cargo in transit by road remains the dominant risk; theft from trucks parked in unsecured lots average 8 per day globally.

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Security, digital capabilities are ripe for disruption
Study highlights the changing nature of supply chain disruption and companies' need to broaden their perspective on business risks.

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Containers back up on Chinese docks as coronavirus triggers closures
Ripple effects now seen in U.S. supply chain as agriculture trade group asks ocean carriers to skip penalty fees for delays.

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Commentary: Six best practices for new product introduction
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Coronavirus could crimp U.S. retail sales for February, study warns
Production expected to fall as Chinese government extends factory shutdowns beyond Lunar New Year, NRF says.

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Procurement to focus on analytics in 2020
Better analytics will help procurement departments become more cost efficient, deliver value in new ways, study finds.

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LMI up slightly in January
Logistics industry continues path of slow, sustained growth, according to latest Logistics Manager's Index report.

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Business continues to brace for impact of coronavirus
Supply chain disruptions could last three to six months, experts say.

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Industry optimism improves as trade tensions ease
USMCA approval in Washington lessens uncertainty over trade, boosts outlook for industrial investment and export growth.

CSCMP Notebook
How innovative is your supply chain?
The submission deadline for CSCMP's Supply Chain Innovation Award is March 15, 2020.

CSCMP and NASSTRAC offer new on-site training programs
Sessions will focus on supply chain fundamentals, leadership, strategy, and risk management.

Do you know a rising young supply chain leader?
The nominations period for CSCMP's Emerging Leader Award closes February 14, 2020.

How sharing trusted data can unite the retail supply chain
Susan Pichoff of GS1 discusses a research study at Auburn University that's exploring how RFID, GS1 Standards, and blockchain can help overcome challenges in the supply chain industry.

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

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