CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
Technology
November 22, 2019

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.

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.

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.

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.

5 questions about 5G

You've heard a lot of chatter about the new 5G cellular wireless network, but what does it mean for supply chain operations? Here are answers to five basic questions.

Is blockchain perfect for the supply chain?

At first blush, it seems like blockchain's distributed ledger technology could be the perfect solution to many of the supply chain's problems. But before companies can reap the benefits of this exciting new technology, they must be thoughtful about where to apply it and how to overcome a few key stumbling blocks.

LLamasoft acquires Opex Analytics

Combined capabilities will help speed adoption of AI technologies in the supply chain, companies say.

Enterprise intelligence gains steam in 2019

More firms are on the path to becoming "intelligent" compared to last year, driven by IoT investments and an increase in IT spending, company study shows.

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.

Maritime port operators see great promise in artificial intelligence

AI could improve operational consistencies and enhance equipment utilization, Navis survey shows.

New RateLinx solution helps companies use logistics data to guide strategy

Data platform provider unveils dashboard and analytics solution at CSCMP EDGE.

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.

How Walmart chooses which tech to implement in its supply chain

Walmart executive outlines the principles that guided three technology implementations.

Demand for fulfillment robots to soar

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

Report: Cybersecurity lags in logistics industry

Companies understand the growing threat of cyberattacks, but are failing to make security a primary part of their business operations, technology report shows.

Descartes Systems Group acquires BestTransport

Purchase strengthens software company's transportation management business, with a focus on the flatbed market.

Rise of warehouse automation changes site selection plans for e-commerce DCs

Fully autonomous logistics still decades away, but robots are already changing warehouse floor plans, ceiling heights, Cushman and Wakefield says.

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Commercial real estate market set to continue growth trend in 2020
Market outlook calls for growth in retail, industrial, and logistics sectors, CBRE 2020 report shows.

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Leaving China to avoid tariffs? Look before you leap
The costs and complexity of shifting sourcing to another country can potentially outweigh any tariff savings, said speakers at a recent trade and transportation conference.

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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.

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Cargo thieves target containers rushed into U.S. ahead of threatened tariffs
Glut of containerized freight is often stored under lax security, unsecured parking, Sensitech says.

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International trade community struggles to deal with tariff revisions
Keeping up with quickly fluctuating tariffs and trade policies requires good communication and the ability to act on short notice, according to speakers at the 2019 Northeast Cargo Symposium.

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U.S.-China trade expert: Don't expect resolution of trade dispute any time soon
Each country's policymakers think they can take minor steps now and then wait the other one out, Albright Stonebridge Group's Amy P. Celico tells New England trade group.

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Cargo volume up at Port of New York and New Jersey
September imports rose nearly 4% and exports fell slightly, but overall volume was up 3.6%, port officials said.

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Freight carried by for-hire transportation industry fell steeply in September, feds say
Index posts largest one-month plunge since January 2012, amid array of other sour economic indicators, Department of Transportation says.

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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.

CSCMP Notebook
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.

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.

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