Consumers to spend 4 percent more this holiday season, NRF survey shows

DC Velocity

Omnichannel buying trends continue, as fifty percent of consumers surveyed say they will buy online and pick up in store. Omnichannel

5 Key Trends Driving Supply Chain Innovation

Talking Logistics

Trend #1: Customers Buying Experience Not Products. According to the Geodis 2017 Supply Chain Worldwide Survey , organizations that invest more in supply chain see greater EBIT (earnings before income tax) in their business. #2 Trend #4: Building an Ecosystem that is Actionable.

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Research in Focus: Sourcing Trends and Concerns

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: Our “ Research in Focus ” series highlights research conducted by select partners on timely and important trends impacting supply chain and logistics professionals today. The findings were derived from an online survey of 250 executives at leading U.S.

3 Supply Chain Trends to Keep on Your 2019 Radar

Logistics Bureau

3 Supply Chain Trends to Track in 2019. Trend #1: Warehouses are Getting Smarter. Source : Logistics Management 2018 Distribution Center Survey. . Trend #2: Distribution Nodes Moving Closer to Customers. “We’re Trend #3: The Blockchain Slow-Burn Continues.

“Evolving Freight Forwarding Survey” deserves our attention

Logistics Management

Logistics Trends & Insights LLC, an Atlanta, Georgia-based consultancy, is conducting its third “Evolving Freight Forwarding Survey," and invites LM readers to participate

Ford Predicts the Trends Driving 2019

247 Customs Broker

Ford’s 7th annual Trends Report, which analyzes consumer behavior based on interviews with more than 13,000 people across 14 countries, provides some insight. Ford says these surveys don’t look just at […].

“Evolving Freight Forwarding Survey” deserves our attention

247 Customs Broker

Logistics Trends & Insights LLC , an Atlanta, Georgia-based consultancy, is conducting its third “Evolving Freight Forwarding Survey, and invites LM readers to participate. In our 2017 survey, 92% of respondents noted that digitization brings value to forwarders,” says Roberson. The 2017 survey found that while 45% of respondents indicated that technology investment was how forwarders would differentiate, niche services was a close behind at 42%.

Contrasting trends mark Mexico’s car market

Automotive Logistics

Those are the key trends in recent months to emerge from the latest survey of the Mexican market by the country’s sector body AMIA. The post Contrasting trends mark Mexico’s car market appeared first on Automotive Logistics.

7 Distribution Operations Issues Highlighted in Industrial Distribution’s 68th Annual Survey


The results have been tabulated for the 68th annual Survey of Distribution Operations. This year the trend continues, as 83% of the surveyed group reports as MRO (maintenance, repair, and operations) carriers. Internet sales is still trending upward, up over 7% since 2013.

NPTC Report Highlights Latest Leasing Trends for Private Fleets

Move Ahead

As detailed in the National Private Truck Council’s (NPTC) most recent Benchmarking Survey Report , private fleets expect to add more equipment to keep pace with the rising amount of freight. Leasing Trends and Advantages. Maintenance Trends.

Thanksgiving Survey: Cyber Monday Grabs Spending, Mass Merchants Are Top Physical Destinations

Material Handling and Logistics

This year, 45% or nearly half, of people in the survey told us they remain undecided which retailer they’ll shop over the weekend.”. The signs are in retailers’ favor heading into the weekend, with traffic spread over multiple shopping days and both online and in-store channels.

3PL Trends: 10 Areas Shippers Consider as They Increase Their Use of Third Party Logistics


In a recent survey of supply chain executives that are either using, not using, or considering using 3PL services, only 87% of survey participants currently use or engage in activities or services with 3PLs, reports 3PL Camelot Software. To understand this dramatic toward the use of 3PLs, supply chain managers need to understand some of the top 3PL trends to expect to come to fruition in 2018. The Freight & Transportation Management Trends to Know in 2018.

6 Emerging Trends In Supply Chain and A Deeper Look into Driverless Vehicles


Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Kevin Hill with Quality Scales Unlimited who shares his expertise regarding the key trends in supply chain and transportation management. . 6 Key Trends in Supply Chain. Supply Chain Transportation Management Trends

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Survey Finds Significant Success in the 3PL Industry Across the Supply Chain Industry


This post is from a press release sent to us regarding the recent survey of the 3PL industry. This survey continues to point towards the success 3PLs are having for their clients. Survey Points to Continued Success of Shippers and the 3PL Industry. The annual surveys, which this year included the CEOs of 30 of the world's largest 3PLs, found that more than 80 percent of the companies surveyed were profitable in 2014.

Ocean Carrier Trends: Containing capacity while remaining poised for growth

247 Customs Broker

According to a recent survey conducted by global shipping consultancy Drewry, there’s “considerable unease” about the International Maritime Organization’ s global emissions regulations, due to come into force on January 1, 2020.

[INFOGRAPHIC] 3 Core Supply Chain Management Trends Gearing Up to Change SCM Forever


Jabil sponsored a global Dimensional Research survey to capture hard data on current experiences, challenges and trends with the supply chains of electronics manufacturing companies. The results show some of the biggest supply chain management trends in supply chains for 2015.

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New shipper survey reveals that small businesses face “import overhead”

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Freightos, an SaaS-enabled logistics technology provider focused on instant freight quotes for freight forwarders and shippers conducted a survey recently to reveal how cumbersome logistics remains to American companies importing goods. Eytan Buchman, a Freightos vice president, told Logistics Management in an interview that survey responses confirmed what the compnay had long suspected.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Procurement Trends: Carving a Bigger Role in Supply Chain & Manufacturing


However, modern technologies are dramatically changing procurement trends and how procurement professionals operate and their role in the company. Why Is Technology Driving Procurement Trends and the Role of Procurement? Procurement Trends Infographic: What Does 2016 Hold?

27th Annual Study of Logistics and Transportation Trends - Full 40 Page Report

Logistics Management

The full, 40-page research report features all the data gleaned from this year’s survey plus a summary analysis from the editors of Logistics Management

2018 Warehouse/Distribution Center Equipment Survey: Automation & Robotics Lead Robust Outlook

247 Customs Broker

If there were one clear-cut conclusion to be drawn from our “2018 Warehouse and Distribution Center (DC) Equipment Survey,” it would be that the outlook for spending is bullish. Overall, the top answers for “very important” issues remained fairly steady with previous surveys.

October ISM data trends down but manufacturing is still growing

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Tim Fiore, chair of the ISM’s Manufacturing Business Survey Committee , explained in the report that supply chain labor constraints related to lead-time expansions and transportation issues are still limiting full production potential. .

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2018 Supply Chain Trends: Omnichannel, Customer Experience, & Regulations to Shape the Industry


Supply chain managers and executives should be mindful of these additional (read our first post of the top supply chain trends for this year) 2018 supply chain trends as the year progresses if they hope to stay competitive. . Learn the Landscape, trends, types, & applications. Omnichannel is perhaps the biggest of the 2018 supply chain trends. Companies Will Focus on Integrating the Long Tail of Supply Chains to Incorporate all 2018 Supply Chain Trends.

The 2016 State of Manufacturing Industry Trends: E-Commerce, Robotics, & Analytics


At the onset of 2016, we identified key trends to watch for in manufacturing, and as the year draws to a close, it’s time for an evaluation of our predictions to discover the state of manufacturing. Meanwhile, 79 percent of manufacturers and distributors, surveyed by Handshake , reported increasing use of e-commerce to meet customer demand, and the role of business-to-business e-commerce has become more of concern for up to 63 percent of companies.

The State of Supply Chain Trends Part IV: Data Analysis, Wearables, and the Cloud


In fact, up to 70 percent of companies surveyed in Europe have already implemented cloud-based solutions to enable rapid scalability and flexibility. The use of wearables will continue to be one of the top trends throughout the remainder of 2016 and upcoming years as well. Most of the trends or predictions listed earlier this year came true, and many were key in helping more companies survive the growing power of Amazon and big-box retailers.

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Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: The Importance of Real-Time Inventory Visibility

Talking Logistics

In fact, two-thirds of the companies surveyed characterized their omni-channel fulfillment performance (relative to peers in their industry) as average or below, with 30 percent characterizing it as below average.

Trade Logistics in the Global Economy – Top 6 findings and reflects on LPI trends

The Logistics Academy

However, this trend reversed in 2016, and the gap between the top ranked countries and those at the bottom of the scale widened. In all income groups, survey respondents reported that infrastructure is improving. Singapore Ranks No.5 in Logistics Performance Index 2016. HIGHLIGHTS.

The State of Supply Chain Trends Part II: AI, Procurement, & the New Lean


The State of Supply Chain 2016 Trends. A 2016 Accenture survey, reports RF Gen , explained how more companies are taking advantage of AI benefits through linked supply chains. Most importantly, agile methods allowed for faster decision making across a virtually limitless stream of issues, and this trend held true throughout the year. Understanding how different factors affect the supply chain remains a top priority for research firms around the globe.

C-TPAT Survey - Be careful what you ask for.

Blog on Log

C-TPAT survey gives members chance to sound off Are companies who participate in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism really achieving tangible efficiencies by partnering with the U.S. CBP turned to the University of Virginia to help design and conduct the survey.

eCommerce Insights: The Evolution of Consumer Demand


They surveyed over 1,400 online shoppers to analyze their habits, preferences and expectations. Looking at the survey results, 90% said that they highly value free returns when making online purchases; and 91% say free shipping influences future purchases. 62% of people surveyed said they would buy again from a brand offering free returns/exchanges. Latest Industry TrendsLast week, Dotcom Distribution launched their annual eCommerce study.

This Week in Logistics News (September 24-28, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Brexit customs delays of 30 minutes could bankrupt one in 10 UK firms, survey suggests (Independent). Since I’ll be speaking in three sessions at next week’s CSCMP Edge 2018 conference , I’ll be busy today finalizing my preparations.


The Secrets of Top Performers: Fleet Management as a Competitive Weapon

Talking Logistics

Key Trends Driving Change. Driver shortage is a major concern for companies striving to improve the performance of their fleet, according to a 2018 global benchmark study , conducted by Descartes, that surveys fleet managers from a wide array of industries and logistics providers.

Industry Experts Discuss Technology Trends & Solutions for Efficient Ecommerce Logistics – Supply Chain 24/7

247 Customs Broker

To gain a sharper picture of what ecommerce-related technologies logistics professionals should be watching, we reached out to industry experts to develop a short-list of trends and solutions that need to be top of mind for today’s logistics professional. Companies have long had dashboards to organize their metrics, but until recently, most of these approaches have been descriptive, meaning they look at past or current trends.

Transportation TIP List: Week of February 24th, 2019


To try to get us into the spirit of spring, this week’s TIP List includes a plethora of bright trends impacting the future of transportation such as the impact of technology on the supply chain and the current state of the economy. Transportation TIP List: Week of February 24 th , 2019.

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Bringg Selected as Top 100 Logistics IT Provider


In their related Logistics IT Market Survey, Inbound Logistics emphasize how the current availability of cloud-based solutions enable even small- and mid-sized enterprises to afford logistics software. Latest Industry Trends

Bringg Selected as Top 100 Logistics IT Provider


In their related Logistics IT Market Survey, Inbound Logistics emphasize how the current availability of cloud-based solutions enable even small- and mid-sized enterprises to afford logistics software. Latest Industry Trends