CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
Logistics
March 21, 2019

E-commerce firms flex their muscles on DC site selection

Growing heft gives e-commerce and 3PL firms greater location in picking warehouse locations.

Logistics industry growth slows in February

The Logistics Manager's Index fell more than a point from January but remained in growth territory, industry group reports.

Companies honored for blockchain-enabled traceability initiative

Trade group recognizes five companies for their work on the MediLedger Project, aimed at improving supply chain efficiency, effectiveness and safety.

ATRI study: Easing traffic congestion yields long-term gains

Infrastructure improvements can help trucking companies conserve fuel, reduce emissions and lower bills, study shows.

FedEx introduces same-day delivery bot

Autonomous delivery robot aims to help retailers compete in e-commerce market, speeding same-day and last-mile delivery processes.

Globalization hits new high

International flows of trade, capital, information and people intensifies, according to DHL Global Connectedness Index.

The customer's warrior

Dave Bozeman, vice president of Amazon Transportation Services, says he wakes up every day ready to "go to war for the customer." And he wouldn't have it any other way.

UPS to transport an estimated 89 million flowers this Valentine's Day

Temperature-controlled trucks, aircraft, and warehouses help millions of blooms crisscross the globe this week.

Study: Shippers expect freight slump in 2019

Market concerned about tight capacity, driver shortage, trade, and tariff wars, study from Averitt Express says.

Study: e-commerce trends are shrinking average length of truck trips

ATRI report finds growth of urban last-mile delivery has prompted shift of jobs from department stores to courier services and fulfillment centers.

Study: Canada lags global average on providing BOPIS services

Country's stores also need to up their social media game to meet e-commerce demands, OrderDynamics says.

Monthly shippers index shows relief from high freight rates

FTR's November market measure hits first positive mark in over two years.

Truck tonnage rises nearly 7 percent in 2018

ATA's for-hire truck tonnage index sees largest annual gain in 20 years, trade association says.

UPS launches Saturday pickup service for U.S exporters

Customers can schedule Saturday pickup for delivery as early as Monday in 57 international markets, company says.

Has the Panama Canal expansion changed anything?

It's been more than two years since the expanded Panama Canal opened for business. But it may still be too early to assess its impact.

Amazon says it shipped a billion items via Prime network over peak

Cities with the most last-minute deliveries on Christmas Eve were San Francisco, Austin, Texas, Miami, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Springfield, Va.

Retailers sharpen their focus on the supply chain

Companies made bigger investments in supply chain efficiency in 2018, tech vendor survey shows.

E-commerce patterns shift as retailers offer easy return policies

National Returns Day is expected to occur prior to Christmas for the first time, UPS says.

Delivering on "direct to consumer" in the CPG industry

Selling direct to the consumer poses an attractive option for consumer product goods (CPG) companies looking to grow sales. But do the benefits outweigh the risks and challenges?

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E-commerce firms flex their muscles on DC site selection
Growing heft gives e-commerce and 3PL firms greater location in picking warehouse locations.

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Logistics industry growth slows in February
The Logistics Manager's Index fell more than a point from January but remained in growth territory, industry group reports.

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Companies honored for blockchain-enabled traceability initiative
Trade group recognizes five companies for their work on the MediLedger Project, aimed at improving supply chain efficiency, effectiveness and safety.

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Logistics community aids post-tornado relief efforts
American Logistics Aid Network is mobilizing the logistics community to support disaster-relief efforts in the Southeast in the wake of recent tornadoes and floods.

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Study: Companies over-emphasize technology in digital transformation strategies
U.S. businesses lack focus on people, processes and partnerships when it comes to adapting to an increasingly digital business world, Telstra study shows.

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Supply chain challenges demand digital solutions, HighJump says
Software provider leverages parent's resources to develop AI, IoT, big data tools in Korber Digital Lab.

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ATRI study: Easing traffic congestion yields long-term gains
Infrastructure improvements can help trucking companies conserve fuel, reduce emissions and lower bills, study shows.

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Survey: retailers lose more revenue from inaccurate inventory than theft
Retail robot vendor Bossa Nova says automation and robotics are better solution than employee cycle counts.

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Finland stakes its claim in autonomous system space
Research consortium targets transport and logistics with initiative launching in 2020.

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Port of Oakland finds success with "electric avenue"
Facility reports rise in ships plugging into landside electric grid to reduce diesel emissions.

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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.

On the air with CSCMP ...
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals has launched a new podcast series, "Supply Chain Conversation." Now members have the chance to participate.

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.

Hot Topic: Using Data to Improve Supply Chain Operations
CSCMP publication offers key steps companies can take to get the most out their data.

CSCMP and NASSTRAC join forces
Both organizations are now offering joint enterprise membership packages to new corporate members.

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