CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
Strategy
November 12, 2019

Study finds disconnect in B2B buyer-seller relationship

B2B buyers are growing increasingly frustrated as sellers miss the mark when it comes to blending digital goals with the customer experience.

Report: Consumers prefer to shop locally

Survey finds that most consumers would bypass Amazon for local retailers if they could get same-day delivery—even if they had to pay for it.

CPO Survey: Economic, political risks top agenda

Chief procurement officers say they will cut costs to fight slowing economy and trade threats, Deloitte study shows.

Digital supply chain transformation: Taking the first step

While the benefits of digitizing the supply chain are obvious, getting there can be a challenge. Companies are often tempted to start by experimenting with cool new technology in hopes of achieving a scalable change in supply chain costs and service. Taking a structured, business impact-driven approach, however, leads to better, faster results.

Retailers look to 5G, AR for competitive edge in 2020

Nielsen study says smart supply chains need to anticipate consumers' demands.

Strong consumer spending staves off recession warnings, U.S. Bank says

Shippers produced "fairly flat" volume of freight shipments and spending in third quarter, report says.

The master supply chain builder

Recently honored with CSCMP's prestigious Distinguished Service Award, Kathy Wengel—Johnson & Johnson's top supply chain executive—has dedicated her career to building diverse teams that create world-class supply chains.

How to respond faster to changing customer needs

This excerpt from the new book Customer-Driven Disruption explains four steps companies can take to react quickly to changing customer preferences and deliver their products or services with little to no disruptions.

Should we listen to conventional wisdom?

Sometimes what we all thought to be true turns out to be wrong.

Keep an eye out for change

Today's supply chain professional needs to be able to route freight while also constantly scanning the horizon for future trends and developments.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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Acme's Doug Sampson on the value of lifelong learning in a world of constant change
Doug Sampson, senior VP of Acme Distribution Centers Inc., joins us from CSCMP's 2019 annual EDGE Conference to discuss his experiences, how much has changed in the logistics world, and the principles of business success that still hold true today.

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Study finds disconnect in B2B buyer-seller relationship
B2B buyers are growing increasingly frustrated as sellers miss the mark when it comes to blending digital goals with the customer experience.

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Report: Consumers prefer to shop locally
Survey finds that most consumers would bypass Amazon for local retailers if they could get same-day delivery—even if they had to pay for it.

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MIT engineers develop flexible, 'plant-like' robot
Designed to grow like a plant, the flexible yet sturdy robot can move through tight spaces and lift heavy loads, expanding the role of robotics in industrial settings, researchers say.

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Businesses ready for peak-season online sales growth
Despite global economic concerns, 70% of businesses expect an increase in e-commerce sales this holiday season, DHL survey shows.

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Report: RFID tags see steady growth for apparel, payment cards, farm animals
Production forecast to grow from 17.5 billion tags in 2018 to 20 billion in 2019, IDTechEx says.

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Industry growth continues to slow, LMI report shows
Business activity in the logistics sector slowed to its lowest growth rate in three years last month, according to the latest Logistics Manager's Index report.

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CPO Survey: Economic, political risks top agenda
Chief procurement officers say they will cut costs to fight slowing economy and trade threats, Deloitte study shows.

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Report: Speed matters this holiday season
Consumer survey reveals shoppers' need for speed, not just free shipping, as the peak delivery season nears.

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82% of small businesses say global trade drives economic growth
Participating in international trade helps improve the economy and create American jobs, FedEx survey of U.S. small-businesses shows.

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Retailers look to 5G, AR for competitive edge in 2020
Nielsen study says smart supply chains need to anticipate consumers' demands.

CSCMP Notebook
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.

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.

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