Archive for Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions

Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

“I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017, and I was right. I was wrong, for example, about obstructive sleep apnea becoming the new debate in trucking; the debate ended before it really started after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Federal Railroad […]

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I Will Be Wrong Again: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2017

Past performance is not indicative of future results. This is not only true for financial investments, but also for supply chain and logistics predictions. Like I said last year, making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target: sometimes you get lucky and hit the mark; other times you miss […]

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Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Well, my big audacious prediction for 2015 did not come true. Google did not acquire a third-party logistics (3PL) company or a logistics software vendor. And business relationships did not become more Vested this year — if anything, they reverted back to being “win-lose” arrangements (see Walmart’s Message to Suppliers: Talk to the Hand and […]

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Google Will Acquire a 3PL – And Other Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015

“We will see $300 a barrel — or roughly $250 in today’s dollars — because oil supply will be so short. If you want that oil, that’s what you will have to pay for it. That will be in 2015, after the peak of oil [supply].” Charles Maxwell, a well-known analyst at Weeden & Co., […]

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Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2014

Making predictions is risky business. Back in 1966, for example, TIME magazine published an essay that imagined what the world would be like in the year 2000. They predicted that “remote” shopping would be possible in the future, but that it would never become popular because “women like to get out of the house, like […]

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