CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
Logistics
May 19, 2019

Colgate-Palmolive claims top spot in Gartner 'top 25' ranking

Company rises from fourth place in 2018 thanks to financial performance, aligned organization, corporate social responsibility.

Logistics providers wary of 2019 hurricane season

Companies apply lessons learned from painful storms in past years.

Descartes Systems Group acquires Core Transport Technologies

Deal strengthens software company's mail, parcel, and cargo tracking solutions footprint and boosts global e-commerce capabilities, company says.

Commentary: Four steps to becoming a "shipper of choice"

With high demand, tight capacity, and a continuing shortage of drivers, trucking companies can afford to be choosy about which loads they take. Here's how to make yours more appealing.

Supply chain tasks weigh heavy in healthcare, survey shows

Clinicians and supply chain managers say supply chain-related tasks are causing stress and affecting patient care, according to Cardinal Health survey.

Retail imports rising under threat of higher tariffs, report says

The nation's major retail container ports are preparing for unusually high levels of imports this spring and throughout the summer, NRF's latest Global Port Tracker shows.

Warehouse demand stays sky-high, real estate firm says

Trend driven by e-commerce logistics, distribution, and warehousing, says Avison Young.

Tariff tensions heat up

Trade association leaders urge Trump Administration to reconsider latest threat to increase tariffs on Chinese goods.

Supply chain excellence drives shareholder value, UTK researchers say

University of Tennessee, Knoxville white paper examines the influence of supply chain strategies on company success, financial performance.

Port of New York and New Jersey posts record Q1 cargo volume

Cargo volume through March increased 6.7 percent compared with the first quarter of 2018, port officials said.

Survey finds trade, tariffs still top business concern

Small and mid-sized businesses are expanding their international reach to offset impact of China tariffs, DHL Express report shows.

Trade experts counsel measured response to China tariffs

Warning there may be more pain ahead, speakers at an international trade conference offered do's and don'ts for mitigating the impact of higher tariffs on Chinese goods.

Trucking business conditions continue to tumble, FTR index shows

Monthly measure for February hits lowest mark since August 2017, as industry retreats from record high demand of 2018.

CBRE: Warehouse supply and demand in line

The industrial real estate availability rate barely moved in the first quarter, balancing the market, commercial real estate firm says.

Rhenus acquires Freight Logistics

Global logistics provider expands in the Americas with purchase of Miami-based freight forwarder.

Warehouse robotics on the rise

Study shows an 18 percent increase in testing of warehouse robotics in 2019.

Home Delivery World: Last mile is the critical mile

Tech executive emphasizes customer relationships, shifting business models in a complex omnichannel environment.

Ports make strides toward 'green' goals

Port of New Orleans receives EPA grant for eco-locomotive; ports of LA and Long Beach issue final clean trucks assessment.

DHL to build distribution and warehouse park in S.C.

$100 million DHL Commerce Park in Dorchester County, S.C., capitalizes on regional growth, company says.

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Colgate-Palmolive claims top spot in Gartner 'top 25' ranking
Company rises from fourth place in 2018 thanks to financial performance, aligned organization, corporate social responsibility.

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Logistics providers wary of 2019 hurricane season
Companies apply lessons learned from painful storms in past years.

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AI leads the way in supply chain technology, survey shows
Real-time visibility is the top supply chain priority in 2019, driven by artificial intelligence and machine learning, JDA/KPMG survey reveals.

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Gartner: Before you dive into digital, be sure you have a strong foundation
Keynote presenters at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference dream of a future where the digital and physical supply chains are combined, but caution that most companies are not there yet.

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Descartes Systems Group acquires Core Transport Technologies
Deal strengthens software company's mail, parcel, and cargo tracking solutions footprint and boosts global e-commerce capabilities, company says.

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Commentary: Four steps to becoming a "shipper of choice"
With high demand, tight capacity, and a continuing shortage of drivers, trucking companies can afford to be choosy about which loads they take. Here's how to make yours more appealing.

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Supply chain tasks weigh heavy in healthcare, survey shows
Clinicians and supply chain managers say supply chain-related tasks are causing stress and affecting patient care, according to Cardinal Health survey.

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Retail imports rising under threat of higher tariffs, report says
The nation's major retail container ports are preparing for unusually high levels of imports this spring and throughout the summer, NRF's latest Global Port Tracker shows.

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Warehouse demand stays sky-high, real estate firm says
Trend driven by e-commerce logistics, distribution, and warehousing, says Avison Young.

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Verizon: hackers are targeting C-level executives with social engineering attacks
Cybercrime endangers supply chain information, cloud-based solutions, customer data, report says.

CSCMP Notebook
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.

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.

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