CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
Logistics
January 21, 2019

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?

Urban fulfillment: The battle for city shoppers

More and more people—especially young people—are moving into cities. To reach this increasingly important market segment, retailers need to find a profitable and efficient way to do urban fulfillment.

How JJMDC helped Intermountain Healthcare streamline supply chain operations

When Intermountain Healthcare had problems with stockouts for crucial surgical supplies, it turned to its supplier, the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies (JJMDC), for help. JJMDC deployed a specialized supply chain team to help the health system diagnose what the problem was and discover a solution.

Logistics Manager's Index shows growth rate slowed in November

Economic conditions cool off for transportation prices, transportation utilization, and inventory costs, LMI reveals.

FedEx Express taps Subramaniam as new chief

Cunningham to retire Dec. 31 from firm's air and international unit.

KPMG predicts revolution in last-mile logistics

Use of autonomous delivery vehicles will drastically change consumer e-commerce environment by 2040, research study says.

DHL Adjusts Prices for 2019

Shipment prices to rise an average 5.4 percent for U.S. account holders in January, DHL Express says.

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?

Authors of a selected Journal of Business Logistics (JBL) article explain the real-world implications of their academic research.

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.

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Port of Oakland cargo volume hits all-time high in 2018
Helped by global economic and trade conditions, port sees 5 percent increase in volume over 2017.

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DHL Supply Chain addresses talent gap
Contract logistics firm improves hiring and retention of warehouse workers with automation, focused recruiting, company says.

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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.

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Survey: consumers demand same-day delivery, but don't want to pay for it
Capgemini study finds retailers will need to cover their costs with increased  automation, white glove services.

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Automotive supply chain braces for change
USMCA will yield long-term gains, but short-term cost increases will shift supply chain landscape, company survey shows.

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Logistics provider lists top supply chain trends for 2019
Robotics, digital transportation solutions are among the key trends that will shape the supply chain landscape this year, DHL leaders say.

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Retailers throttle back imports after rush to beat China tariffs, holiday peak
NRF, Hackett report forecasts declining volumes as stores have already stocked up on spring merchandise.

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JD.com says its fulfillment technology will support "boundaryless" shopping for other retailers
China's biggest retailer brings "retail as a service" model to CES trade show.

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Slowing economy spells pause for industrial real estate market
But savvy developers will pursue inland port opportunities and growing demand for urban fulfillment centers, new research shows.

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Trade and tariffs top list of U.S. supply chain issues in 2019
Industry experts are keeping an eye on trade following signing of USMCA, 90-day tariff pause.

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

Distinguished Service Award nominations open
CSCMP is accepting nominations for its Distinguished Service Award through April 30.

2019 Supply Chain Hall of Fame nominations are open
Industry professionals have until February 1, 2019 to nominate individuals who have made outstanding contributions to supply chain management.

The age of transparency
CSCMP publication takes a look at how supply chains can become more transparent to meet consumers' evolving needs.

ALAN presents Humanitarian Logistics Awards to supporters of disaster relief efforts
The nonprofit organization recognized long-time humanitarian Alison Thompson and five logistics organizations during the CSCMP EDGE Conference.

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