CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
March 29, 2020

Commentary: Getting B2B digital sales right in the wake of COVID-19

Social distancing measures are making it even more important for companies to have a digitally enabled sales and supply chain operations.

Report: Hackers target logistics

Attacks on smart supply chains and ocean transport are among the top cybersecurity trends to watch in 2020, industry firm says.

Ready, set—delay!

It's easy for a software implementation to end up taking longer than you originally anticipated. Here's some practical advice for avoiding the common pitfalls and snags associated with selecting and installing a warehouse management system.

Smart driving

Autonomous trucks continue their development and will soon be on a highway near you.

Report: Changing technology landscape puts policy center stage

AI regulations, tech protectionism, and supply chain security top list of global tech policy issues to watch in 2020, researcher says.

Gartner: supply chain providers need to digitalize before blockchain can take root

In contrast to high-tech banking and finance sectors, supply chain still relies on physical events, packaging layers, transportation assets.

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.

Tech companies join forces to help retailers modernize their supply chains

Salesforce, Publicis Sapient, IBM Services, project44, and Flooid collaborate to help solve returns, omnichannel, and logistics challenges—and ultimately improve the retail shopping experience.

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.

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.

Some tech hype will miss the mark in 2020, ABI says

Three trends expected to whiff on targets include 5G wearables, quantum computing, and self-driving trucks.

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.

Report: logistics sector will rise to second place in use of collaborative robots by 2023

Applications led by material handling, assembly, and pick & place, Interact Analysis says.

FourKites launches supply chain visibility course for shippers

Software firm links credits to CSCMP certification, will add courses for carriers and 3PLs in 2020.

Three logistics trends to watch in 2020

The growth of networks, data-as-a-service, and heightend use of analytics/AI will shape the logistics landscape in the New Year, tech exec says.

Cyber attacks targeted transportation sector in third quarter, report finds

Employees are "last line of defense" as hackers seek to disrupt rivals' supply chains, Mimecast says.

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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Report: 5 actions to take in a disruptive economy
Consulting group outlines five steps companies can take now to improve business in disruptive times.

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Commentary: Getting B2B digital sales right in the wake of COVID-19
Social distancing measures are making it even more important for companies to have a digitally enabled sales and supply chain operations.

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Supply chain companies to launch healthcare industry exchange
Digital clearinghouse will match available inventory to hospitals' needs, addressing shortages, increased demand for medical supplies.

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Port of New York and New Jersey expects another strong week amid Covid-19 pandemic
Workers delivered 53,000 containers to customers last week, as ports work to keep supply lines running.

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Industry groups urge Americans to "thank a trucker"
#thankatrucker campaign urges businesses, consumers to recognize the work truck drivers are doing to keep trade flowing across the United States.

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Demand for inventory, e-commerce fuels long-term outlook for logistics real estate
COVID-19 and economic recession top the list of five themes shaping the logistics real estate market, report shows.

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Commentary: How to respond to panic buying—a supply chain perspective
As the coronavirus outbreak spreads, consumers have taken to stockpiling staples and health supplies. Beyond Amazon hiring 100,000 warehouse and delivery workers, what steps should retail supply chains take to alleviate shortages and get product back on shelves?

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XPO supports the next generation of women leaders
Transportation and logistics provider renews its support of Girls With Impact, funding business leadership training for teenage girls.

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Food industry groups partner to keep supply lines open
IFDA and FMI-Food Industry Association are matching foodservice distribution companies with retailers and wholesalers to keep businesses running and store shelves stocked.

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Businesses gear up for supply chain challenges
Companies should ready for a six-month disruption to global supply chains and prepare for changes in sourcing strategies moving forward as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, supply chain experts warn.

CSCMP Notebook
CSCMP and Trimble Transportation host video contest for young supply chain professionals
Winner will receive complimentary registration to CSCMP EDGE Conference.

How innovative is your supply chain?
The submission deadline for CSCMP's Supply Chain Innovation Award is March 15, 2020.

CSCMP and NASSTRAC offer new on-site training programs
Sessions will focus on supply chain fundamentals, leadership, strategy, and risk management.

Do you know a rising young supply chain leader?
The nominations period for CSCMP's Emerging Leader Award closes February 14, 2020.

How sharing trusted data can unite the retail supply chain
Susan Pichoff of GS1 discusses a research study at Auburn University that's exploring how RFID, GS1 Standards, and blockchain can help overcome challenges in the supply chain industry.