CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
Technology
August 17, 2019

Study: Challenges ahead for warehouse automation market

Researcher points to double-digit growth in warehouse automation this year and next, with headwinds expected in 2021.

Transparency, personalization rule in e-commerce

Online shoppers want clarity on fees, control over the delivery process, easy returns, and loyalty rewards, UPS study shows.

Report: rise of car-sharing will roil automotive industry

Conventional car ownership to be replaced by app-based ride-hailing and vehicle-sharing, Lux Research says.

IBM's latest blockchain product aims to simplify supplier networks

Trust Your Supplier product joins menu of blockchain networks for food, containers, drugs.

AT&T provides 5G data network for rolling retail robots

Badger Technologies says wireless bandwidth and security help its robots gather inventory data from store aisles.

Smart containers see rising prominence in cargo tracking, Drewry says

Growing adoption could include 6.5 percent of global containers by 2023.

Food retailers adopt blockchain platforms for track and trace

Organo picks IBM Food Trust, Bumble Bee joins SAP Cloud Platform Blockchain.

Logistics tech firm builds underground, automated warehouse

Site in parking garage will support one-hour grocery delivery in Tel Aviv, CommonSense Robotics says.

Global WMS market to reach $5 billion

E-commerce explosion will drive 14 percent growth rate in spending, create 57,000 new warehouses globally by 2025, study shows.

Mobility, partial automation dominate in the warehouse

By 2024, six out of 10 companies will use warehouse automation to enhance the human element, not replace it, Zebra Technologies study shows.

Commentary: Challenging the warehouse management system implementation paradigm

Warehouse management systems have come a long way from the 1980s and 1990s. So why are so many companies still asking for customizations? Here's the case for no modifications in WMS implementations.

Hackett Group names 2019 Digital Award winners

Consulting firm honors companies on the cutting edge of smart automation, robotic process automation, cognitive computing, and analytics.

Report: Autonomous supply chains on the way

Half of executives surveyed say they expect fully automated supply chains by 2025, EY Americas study shows.

The most important supply chain software that you don't know much about

Distributed order management systems have been around since the 1990s and have proven to be essential for conducting omnichannel fulfillment. But many supply chain managers still do not know the full range of applications that the software can provide.

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.

Is demand planning ready for AI?

Many companies are excited about the possibility that artificial intelligence could improve the accuracy of their demand plans. However, there are several significant hurdles that they must overcome first.

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.

Which emerging technologies will help you meet your supply chain challenges?

The number of supply chain technologies keeps proliferating. But which ones should companies invest in now, and which ones are not yet ready for prime time?

Verizon: hackers are targeting C-level executives with social engineering attacks

Cybercrime endangers supply chain information, cloud-based solutions, customer data, report says.

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Study: Challenges ahead for warehouse automation market
Researcher points to double-digit growth in warehouse automation this year and next, with headwinds expected in 2021.

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Virginia, Los Angeles ports post strong July
Record volumes continue at East and West Coast ports, setting the stage for a busy fall, officials say.

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Report: The delivery economy is here
Demand for fast, seamless delivery is changing the customer experience across B2C and B2B supply chains, tech firm says.

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Cargo volume remains strong in Oakland, Savannah
Port of Oakland reports record cargo volume for July; Georgia Ports Authority cites rise in intermodal volume at Port of Savannah.

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Transparency, personalization rule in e-commerce
Online shoppers want clarity on fees, control over the delivery process, easy returns, and loyalty rewards, UPS study shows.

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Report: rise of car-sharing will roil automotive industry
Conventional car ownership to be replaced by app-based ride-hailing and vehicle-sharing, Lux Research says.

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FedEx to sever another Amazon link when ground-delivery contract expires
Carrier had also stepped away from air shipping contract with its e-commerce "frenemy" in June.

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Logistics industry growth accelerates in July
Monthly Logistics Manager's Index rises 2 percent to 57.2; researchers cite continued decline in transportation prices.

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IBM's latest blockchain product aims to simplify supplier networks
Trust Your Supplier product joins menu of blockchain networks for food, containers, drugs.

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Truck driver shortage hits 15-year high, ATA says
The trucking industry was short nearly 61,000 drivers in 2018, a figure that could rise to 100,000 in five years, association report shows.

CSCMP Notebook
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.

CSCMP looks to give military veterans the EDGE
Veterans interested in a career in logistics and supply chain management can apply until June 1 for free CSCMP benefits.

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.

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