CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
Logistics
October 16, 2019

Logistics sector growth holds steady in September

Industry growth continues its slow pace, but activity is down considerably from a year ago, according to latest Logistics Manager's Index.

Maritime sulfur cap could crimp container port volumes

IMO 2020 emissions cap to have unknown impact on container lines, international shippers, Drewry says.

Digital transformation simmers in supply chain planning circles

Study finds most companies are still formulating and gaining support for a digital strategy, with fear of change and data challenges as leading roadblocks.

Carrier and shipper relationships face "dysfunction" over strained rail networks, study finds

Rail transportation networks need digital transformation, according to paper from Maine Pointe and Michigan State University.

Demand surges for cold-storage warehousing, CBRE says

But construction requirements pose challenges for developers looking to capitalize on the trend.

Report: Strong supply chains blend technology and humanity

The supply chain of the future requires a 60/40 blend of technology and human expertise, Coyote Logistics survey shows.

Report: Technology is transforming the logistics industry

Communication technology and integrated platforms top list of software investments that will yield the highest ROI for logistics operations.

Developers building multi-story DCs for urban home delivery

Amazon effect drives demand for new breed of warehouse, Innovo and Prologis say at CSCMP Edge.

Tapping into young talent

Being honest about expectations and building a culture of trust are key ways to attract and retain millennial workers.

ALAN honors Amazon.com Inc., Total Quality Logistics for humanitarian efforts

Organizations win ALAN's Outstanding Contribution Award during CSCMP Edge show.

Self-driving truck technology is outpacing legislation and regulation in many states, CSCMP panel says

Autonomous freight tech could be ready for highways by 2025, but rules and regs will slow its roll, experts say.

Want more online business? Improve your returns process, study shows

State of Online Returns study shows that retailers are failing to deliver a good customer experience when it comes to returning items—and that even Amazon has room for improvement.

Analytics, green logistics rank high in 3PL study

24th Annual third-party-logistics study underscores demand for responsive, cost-effective, and greener supply chains.

Tips to digitizing your supply chain

In today's ever-changing world, the need for an intelligence-driven supply chain is imperative. Here are some tips on how to get started.

Careful processes can generate profit from product returns, Geodis says

The key is matching the right method to the right product, from food to smartphones to toys, 3PL says in CSCMP Edge session.

Trucking fleets seek new strategies in a turbulent age, CSCMP Edge panel says

Carrier executives share approaches to riding out most volatile market conditions in a decade.

Demand for fulfillment robots to soar

Global study predicts deployment of nearly 600,000 autonomous mobile robots for order fulfillment by 2023—excluding Amazon.

ATRI: truck drivers face rising tide of detention at warehouses

Solutions could include updating technology, managing tighter schedules, offering extended hours, group says.

Industry leaders fed up with tit-for-tat trade war

Trade groups welcome October trade talks, stand firm on pleas to roll back tariffs.

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Logistics sector growth holds steady in September
Industry growth continues its slow pace, but activity is down considerably from a year ago, according to latest Logistics Manager's Index.

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Maritime sulfur cap could crimp container port volumes
IMO 2020 emissions cap to have unknown impact on container lines, international shippers, Drewry says.

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Consumer spending props up wobbly economy, NRF says
Peak season e-commerce is forecast for hot growth over winter holidays even as manufacturing tumbles to 2009 levels.

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Digital transformation simmers in supply chain planning circles
Study finds most companies are still formulating and gaining support for a digital strategy, with fear of change and data challenges as leading roadblocks.

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Carrier and shipper relationships face "dysfunction" over strained rail networks, study finds
Rail transportation networks need digital transformation, according to paper from Maine Pointe and Michigan State University.

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Demand surges for cold-storage warehousing, CBRE says
But construction requirements pose challenges for developers looking to capitalize on the trend.

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Report: Strong supply chains blend technology and humanity
The supply chain of the future requires a 60/40 blend of technology and human expertise, Coyote Logistics survey shows.

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Report: Technology is transforming the logistics industry
Communication technology and integrated platforms top list of software investments that will yield the highest ROI for logistics operations.

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Kuehne + Nagel pledges less-than-container-load shipments to be carbon-neutral by 2020
Move comes alongside renewable energy and reforestation programs from logistics giants IKEA, Amazon.

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Maritime port operators see great promise in artificial intelligence
AI could improve operational consistencies and enhance equipment utilization, Navis survey shows.

CSCMP Notebook
2019 Supply Chain Innovation Award winner selected
Snap-on Tools and vendor FastFetch were honored for their use of artificial intelligence to slash shipping costs.

CSCMP EDGE keynote speakers to focus on supply chain's role in creating a sustainable business
The annual conference's diverse range of keynote speakers will include the CEO of a direct-to-consumer company, a high-tech guru, millennial entrepreneurs, and an NFL official.

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.

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