CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
Logistics
January 18, 2020

Report: Manufacturing execs say global recession is likely in 2020

Trade restrictions, geopolitical instability remain top issues in the new year, but longer term outlook calls for trade improvements, tech firm survey shows.

Tech companies join forces to help retailers modernize their supply chains

Tech companies join forces to help retailers modernize their supply chains

Wanted: Supply chain innovators

$750,000 global competition seeks experts to develop solutions to supply chain problems associated with artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) worldwide.

Global Healthcare Exchange acquires Lumere

Digital trading platform adds evidence-based data and analytics capabilities to support "clinically integrated" supply chains.

Industry growth slows in December

Growth in the logistics sector continued its slowing trend last month, as the Logistics Manager's Index hit an all-time low of 54.

Report: Spending on robotics systems, drones to rise 17% this year

Forecast calls for double-digit spending increases in both categories through 2023, with robotics systems dominating the outlook, IDC research says.

Logistics outsourcing to increase in 2020

85% of logistics leaders expect their outsourcing budget to increase by more than 5% next year, study finds.

Container ship operators hope for higher freight rates in 2020

Maritime sector seeks green solutions to IMO 2020 sulfur emissions cap.

Retailers to delve deeper into supply chain challenges in 2020

With e-commerce revenue forecast to grow by 19%, retailers will invest more in delivery and logistics in the year ahead, research shows.

USMCA brings meaningful supply chain benefits, trade experts say

With house passage of trade deal, experts are hopeful the USMCA will become a reality in 2020.

Study: Last-mile challenges drive change in freight landscape

Investment in last-mile startups more than doubled from 2017-2018, as the trend toward a more connected and automated supply chain continues, Deloitte researchers say.

Report: Nearly half of SMBs will increase shipping spend in 2020

Survey also finds that 25% of small business decision-makers are influenced by big-box retailers' logistics strategies.

CBRE: reverse logistics drain profit from e-commerce

Online return rates up to 30% tower over 8% rate for merchandise bought in stores, study finds.

Grocery distributor to expand, transform U.S. supply chain

Ahold Delhaize USA invests $480 million in facilities, technology to support "aggressive" omnichannel growth plans, company says.

Bracing for changing seas

The maritime industry could see some major changes this upcoming year. IMO 2020, which governs ship emissions, will require significant investments in new fuel and/or technology. Meanwhile port expansion and upgrade efforts continue to boom across the United States.

Federal grant gives a green light to TransMap project

Researchers at the University of Arkansas are creating a "visual decision space" that will help government and industry leaders better manage multi-modal transportation systems nationwide.

Takeoff Technologies expands grocery fulfillment deal with retailer Albertsons

Grocer to meet e-commerce demand with automated micro-fulfillment centers as rival food retailers Walmart, Krogers, Ahold Delhaize boost logistics spending.

Industry praises efforts to move USMCA forward

Retailers, truckers hopeful as the renegotiated trade deal with Canada and Mexico moves ahead following lawmakers' compromise agreement this week.

Robotics growth goes mobile

Of the 8 million robots forecast to be shipped in 2030, nearly 6 million will be mobile, researcher says.

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Report: Manufacturing execs say global recession is likely in 2020
Trade restrictions, geopolitical instability remain top issues in the new year, but longer term outlook calls for trade improvements, tech firm survey shows.

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The future of last-mile logistics takes shape
From light-industrial properties to large multistory facilities, the urban logistics real-estate landscape is changing as shippers get a handle on the best warehousing strategies to tackle their "last-touch" challenges.

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Capgemini survey: millennial shoppers ready and willing for autonomous stores
Test cases in Norway and U.S. offer self-checkout aisles to extend store hours, source local vendors.

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Tech companies join forces to help retailers modernize their supply chains
Tech companies join forces to help retailers modernize their supply chains

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Wanted: Supply chain innovators
$750,000 global competition seeks experts to develop solutions to supply chain problems associated with artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) worldwide.

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"Calmer waters" in trade wars could boost economy in 2020, Paul Ryan says
But long-range challenges include massive technology investments by China, former U.S. House speaker says in NRF keynote.

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Global Healthcare Exchange acquires Lumere
Digital trading platform adds evidence-based data and analytics capabilities to support "clinically integrated" supply chains.

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Container volumes expected to return to seasonal patterns in 2020 after tariff surges
Facing trade war uncertainty in 2019, traders had rushed imports and exports in recent months, NRF and Hackett report finds.

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Donations to Australian wildfire victims swamp region's charity infrastructure
Despite challenges, country's businesses are maintaining supply chain operations thanks to "pre-planned resilience-led approaches," local disaster relief worker says.

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Industry growth slows in December
Growth in the logistics sector continued its slowing trend last month, as the Logistics Manager's Index hit an all-time low of 54.

CSCMP Notebook
Distinguished Service Award nominations open
CSCMP is accepting nominations for its annual Distinguished Service Award until April 30, 2020.

EDGE 2020 Call for Sessions opens soon
CSCMP's EDGE 2020 Call for Sessions opens on December 15.

Out with the old and in with the new
Instead of searching the website looking for materials, members can now access all of CSCMP's online learning materials via the E-Learning Hub.

The artificial intelligence revolution
CSCMP Hot Topic discusses AI-enabled solutions to help your business prepare for the future.

2019 CSCMP EDGE Conference Report
Here's our roundup of events at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' annual CSCMP EDGE 2019 conference held in September in Anaheim, California.

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