CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
Logistics
July 17, 2019

Amazon to invest in "upskill" training

Online retailer to invest $700 million to train employees for in-demand jobs across the organization, including at its fulfillment centers and in its transportation network.

CBRE: logistics real estate supply ticked up slightly in second quarter

Expansion breaks nearly nine-year trend of declining warehouse space in historically tight market.

Small retailers try to put their personal stamp on Amazon's "Prime Day"

Impact of summer shopping peak sends ripples felt by competitors and carriers outside e-commerce giant's own network.

Companies stalled on the road to full e-commerce implementation

Study shows that 60 percent of B2B companies and 70 percent of B2C companies have not yet fully implemented their e-commerce strategies.

Hub Group expands in Chicago

Transportation solutions company breaks ground on a second building, doubling the footprint at its Oak Brook, Ill., headquarters.

Logistics industry growth slows in June

Logistics Manager's Index reaches historic low of 56, driven by slowdowns in warehouse prices, transportation capacity, and transportation utilization, monthly study shows.

Logistics executive Richard Murphy dies at 67

Fourth-generation CEO of Murphy Logistics Solutions leaves legacy of business, conservation, and rock n' roll.

Global WMS market to reach $5 billion

E-commerce explosion will drive 14 percent growth rate in spending, create 57,000 new warehouses globally by 2025, study shows.

Commentary: Six tips for attracting (and keeping) distribution labor

Facing low unemployment rates, retailers are having to get creative to recruit and retain distribution center employees, says the upcoming State of Retail Supply Chain study.

Report finds cargo theft is most often an inside job

Criminal organizations recruit company employees to gain data, cargo information, delivery routes, insurance company says.

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.

DHL Supply Chain to expand U.S. pharmaceutical, medical device distribution network

Contract logistics firm will invest $150 million to open nine new facilities, enhance technology, and expand existing operations in the U.S., company says.

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.

Report: Autonomous supply chains on the way

Half of executives surveyed say they expect fully automated supply chains by 2025, EY Americas study shows.

Logistics industry growth slows in May

Logistics Manager's Index remains in growth territory but hits all-time low, researchers say.

Maritime industry faces obstacles to efficiency, productivity

Ocean carriers, ports, and drayage truckers are confronting challenges that will ultimately affect shippers, according to speakers at a recent trade and transportation conference.

ALAN accepting nominations for 2019 Humanitarian Logistics Awards

Annual awards program will honor supply chain companies and individuals who have gone above and beyond to deliver aid and comfort to communities in crisis.

Online grocery boom sparks cold storage land rush

CBRE says sector could grow by 50 percent over next five years.

Industry tracks dramatic rise in container ship fires

A series of fires on container ships this year alone has left importers with delayed, damaged, or destroyed cargo—and big insurance bills. Experts say there could be more to come.

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Amazon to invest in "upskill" training
Online retailer to invest $700 million to train employees for in-demand jobs across the organization, including at its fulfillment centers and in its transportation network.

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June retail sales beat forecasts despite tariff stress, NRF finds
NRF also predicts families will spend more than ever on back-to-school purchases this fall.

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CBRE: logistics real estate supply ticked up slightly in second quarter
Expansion breaks nearly nine-year trend of declining warehouse space in historically tight market.

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Small retailers try to put their personal stamp on Amazon's "Prime Day"
Impact of summer shopping peak sends ripples felt by competitors and carriers outside e-commerce giant's own network.

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Logistics tech firm builds underground, automated warehouse
Site in parking garage will support one-hour grocery delivery in Tel Aviv, CommonSense Robotics says.

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Tropical Storm Barry menaces Gulf Coast with threat of heavy rain
Port of New Orleans to close container and breakbulk terminals by noon on Friday.

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Companies stalled on the road to full e-commerce implementation
Study shows that 60 percent of B2B companies and 70 percent of B2C companies have not yet fully implemented their e-commerce strategies.

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Hub Group expands in Chicago
Transportation solutions company breaks ground on a second building, doubling the footprint at its Oak Brook, Ill., headquarters.

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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.

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Logistics industry growth slows in June
Logistics Manager's Index reaches historic low of 56, driven by slowdowns in warehouse prices, transportation capacity, and transportation utilization, monthly study shows.

CSCMP Notebook
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.

CSCMP to unveil 30th Annual State of Logistics Report in June
This year's report will be released June 18, 2019, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

NASSTRAC spring meeting to focus on federal regulations and legislation
In addition to a full day of educational sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with congressional leaders and discuss topics affecting transportation.

CSCMP's annual conference is looking toward the future
CSCMP EDGE Conference and Exhibition will be held in Anaheim, California September 15 - 18.

How customer experience is driving supply chain innovation
CSCMP's Hot Topic publication explores why innovation and customer experience are key factors for all businesses.

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