CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
Logistics
November 18, 2018

Wanted: The Billy Beane of freight

The data produced by trucks' electronic logging devices could change the way that people manage transportation and logistics operations.

Future continues to look bright for transportation, logistics industry

Survey shows that logistics and transportation professionals optimistic about the U.S. economy, revenues, and profitability.

Artificial intelligence will trigger a new reality for logistics

Companies that don't adapt before their peers will get run over by this "technology train," GT Nexus exec tells 3PL conference.

How effective is crowdsourced logistics?


Trucking's biggest concern: finding drivers

Driver shortage tops list of critical issues facing the North American trucking industry, ATRI report shows.

JD.com unveils plans to study underground urban fulfillment network

Chinese e-commerce giant launches "Urban Smart Logistics Institute" at Beijing supply chain summit.

Turnover at large truckload fleets in U.S. hits highest level since 2015

Smaller carriers, LTLs also struggle to retain drivers in tight labor market.

Freight rate spikes shaking up the C-suite

According to a panel of shipper executives at CSCMP's EDGE Conference, this year's trucking rate spike has some U.S. companies looking to private fleet, rail options.

Maersk to combine liner, supply chain units into one product

Ocean shipping, Damco operations to operate with single point of contact.

How to prepare your supply chain for a hurricane

New report from DHL offers tips for "battening down the hatches" when your supply chain is threatened by a major storm.

Commentary: Higher and hirer

The opioid crisis is challenging companies looking for temporary workers. Here are some tips to manage hiring during the holiday surge.

Survey: logistics and transportation providers optimistic about fourth quarter economics

Revenue and profitability expected to rise, but concerns linger about workforce shortages, regulatory issues, and trade tariffs, TCompanies finds.

Uber poised to double investment in freight unit after making it independent

Otto founder returns to run new standalone business. Move underscores Uber CEO's bullishness on model, company says.

Maersk and IBM say 94 groups have signed on to blockchain platform

Partners say "TradeLens" will help users share information among shippers, carriers, and other supply chain partners.

MOL plots course for autonomous ships

Research looks at ways to improve fleet navigation and safety.

Uber shelves autonomous truck program to focus on driverless cars

No current need to invest in autonomous truck technology, company says.

Millennials: No difference in trust, value between parcel delivery firms

Survey of age group finds that trusting a provider not to lose a package is key factor in carrier selection.

Commentary: A suggestion for congestion

Congestion wastes time, fuel, and productivity. There must be a better way to manage our infrastructure.

How high do U.S. driver wages need to go?

Truckload driver wages must hit $75,000 annually to boost supply, executive says.

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Shoppers value communication over convenience in the returns process, study shows
Transparent policies and proactive updates positively influence consumer perception and brand loyalty, according to Narvar study of 1,300 online shoppers.

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Wanted: The Billy Beane of freight
The data produced by trucks' electronic logging devices could change the way that people manage transportation and logistics operations.

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ALAN mobilizes logistics response to California wildfires
Hundreds of thousands of residents displaced and dozens killed as fires continue to burn.

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Study describes eight best practices for supply chain integration under a single executive
Practice presents unique challenges, Univ. of Tennessee whitepaper says.

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Companies report double-digit growth in industrial IoT usage
Industrial firms are getting more sophisticated in their use of IoT for asset management, customer services, IFS survey shows.

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Future continues to look bright for transportation, logistics industry
Survey shows that logistics and transportation professionals optimistic about the U.S. economy, revenues, and profitability.

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Artificial intelligence will trigger a new reality for logistics
Companies that don't adapt before their peers will get run over by this "technology train," GT Nexus exec tells 3PL conference.

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Gartner flags 10 strategic tech trends for 2019
Convergence of emerging technologies will create disruption and spawn new business models, firm says.

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The cost of a failed delivery continues to rise, survey shows
84 percent of shoppers are unlikely to return to a retailer after just one negative experience, Convey, Inc.'s third annual consumer expectations survey finds.

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Geopolitics, technological innovation top global transport industry concerns
Majority of companies surveyed say autonomous trucks will be a "viable option" within the next 10 years, IRU study shows.

CSCMP Notebook
2018 CSCMP EDGE Conference Report
Here's our roundup of events at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' annual CSCMP EDGE 2018 conference held in October in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dell, Drucker, Stephenson, Gattorna feted by CSCMP
CSCMP's Hall of Fame inductions took place at association's annual EDGE conference in Nashville.

ALAN honors Alison Thompson with Lifetime Achievement Award; Home Depot, Estes, The Shippers Group also honored
The organization's Humanitarian Logistics Awards recognize supply chain professionals and organizations who demonstrate their commitment to disaster relief efforts.

Back on the "unchained" gang?
CSCMP looks to reunite "CSCMP Unchained" band at this fall's Edge conference.

Gattorna to receive CSCMP Distinguished Service Award
A 40-year veteran of the supply chain and logistics profession, Gattorna is best known for his work on dynamic supply chains.

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