The pace of change and innovation in the supply chain and logistics realm continues to accelerate (as you can see from the news items below). Looking ahead 5 years to 2028, what trends will play a bigger role in supply chain management? What actions is your company taking today to position its supply chain and logistics operations for success? How can logistics service providers help?
Those are the questions I explored yesterday with the Customer Advisory Board (CAB) members of a leading logistics service provider. Prior to the meeting, we conducted a survey on this topic with the CAB members and our Indago supply chain research community. I shared the research results at yesterday’s meeting, which led to a very insightful conversation on the challenges and opportunities facing supply chain and logistics professionals.
I’ll share some takeaways from the research in a future post, but participating in this CAB meeting reminded me once again that the best source of practical knowledge and advice are your peers, other supply chain and logistics practitioners just like you who have already met and overcome the same challenges and opportunities you face today.
(BTW, if you’re planning a CAB meeting and are looking for a speaker to lead a research-driven conversation with your customers, please contact me to discuss ideas).
Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week:
- Growing Freight Fraud is Peeling Millions From the U.S. Shipping Market (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- UPS stock drops as weakening consumer demand hits volumes (Yahoo Finance)
- SEC’s Climate-Disclosure Rule Isn’t Here, but It May as Well Be, Many Businesses Say (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- Manhattan Associates Reports Record First Quarter Results
- Descartes Expands IoT Network for Air Shipment and Asset Tracking, and Condition Monitoring
- ProvisionAI Receives Patent for Managing Optimization of a Network Flow
- Emerge Unleashes Powerful Spot Automation Suite Featuring Dynamic Book It Now
- Everstream Analytics Acquires BlueNode to Expand Intermodal Analytics Solutions for Global Supply Chain Execution
- Tyson Foods and C.R. England Work with Kodiak Robotics to Utilize Self-Driving Trucks to Haul Time-Sensitive and Refrigerated Freight
- Truck Drivers Bear Big Burden on Data Collection. Some Companies Want to Change That. (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- DAT Truckload Volume Index: Spot rates slipped further in March
- CFOs Focus on Building Resilient Supply Chains, Even as Pandemic Disruptions Fade (WSJ – sub. req’d)
I’m on the road back home this morning, so I’ll share my commentary next week.
Have a happy weekend!
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