CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
Logistics
August 17, 2019

Study: Challenges ahead for warehouse automation market

Researcher points to double-digit growth in warehouse automation this year and next, with headwinds expected in 2021.

Virginia, Los Angeles ports post strong July

Record volumes continue at East and West Coast ports, setting the stage for a busy fall, officials say.

Report: The delivery economy is here

Demand for fast, seamless delivery is changing the customer experience across B2C and B2B supply chains, tech firm says.

Cargo volume remains strong in Oakland, Savannah

Port of Oakland reports record cargo volume for July; Georgia Ports Authority cites rise in intermodal volume at Port of Savannah.

FedEx to sever another Amazon link when ground-delivery contract expires

Carrier had also stepped away from air shipping contract with its e-commerce "frenemy" in June.

Logistics industry growth accelerates in July

Monthly Logistics Manager's Index rises 2 percent to 57.2; researchers cite continued decline in transportation prices.

Truck driver shortage hits 15-year high, ATA says

The trucking industry was short nearly 61,000 drivers in 2018, a figure that could rise to 100,000 in five years, association report shows.

Report: Logistics vital to evolving medical supply chain

DHL/American Airlines Cargo study details the future of medical logistics in Latin America and offers four solutions to support the development of "personalized medicine." 

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.

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Study: Challenges ahead for warehouse automation market
Researcher points to double-digit growth in warehouse automation this year and next, with headwinds expected in 2021.

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Virginia, Los Angeles ports post strong July
Record volumes continue at East and West Coast ports, setting the stage for a busy fall, officials say.

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Report: The delivery economy is here
Demand for fast, seamless delivery is changing the customer experience across B2C and B2B supply chains, tech firm says.

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Cargo volume remains strong in Oakland, Savannah
Port of Oakland reports record cargo volume for July; Georgia Ports Authority cites rise in intermodal volume at Port of Savannah.

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Transparency, personalization rule in e-commerce
Online shoppers want clarity on fees, control over the delivery process, easy returns, and loyalty rewards, UPS study shows.

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Report: rise of car-sharing will roil automotive industry
Conventional car ownership to be replaced by app-based ride-hailing and vehicle-sharing, Lux Research says.

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FedEx to sever another Amazon link when ground-delivery contract expires
Carrier had also stepped away from air shipping contract with its e-commerce "frenemy" in June.

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Logistics industry growth accelerates in July
Monthly Logistics Manager's Index rises 2 percent to 57.2; researchers cite continued decline in transportation prices.

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IBM's latest blockchain product aims to simplify supplier networks
Trust Your Supplier product joins menu of blockchain networks for food, containers, drugs.

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Truck driver shortage hits 15-year high, ATA says
The trucking industry was short nearly 61,000 drivers in 2018, a figure that could rise to 100,000 in five years, association report shows.

CSCMP Notebook
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.

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.

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