Global Logistics 2023: Supply chains under pressure

Global Logistics 2023: Supply chains under pressure

Summary: Supply chains worldwide will continue to be caught between politics, economics and ecology in the future. Whether there will be more regionalization or nearshoring remains to be seen. The question will linger: Who will win and who will lose in this increasingly tense competition? Then logistics experts discuss the challenges and prospects for global…

The future of freight: Transforming the movement of goods

The future of freight: Transforming the movement of goods

Supply chain issues and production bottlenecks brought to the fore by the pandemic presented opportunities to reshape freight operations Introduction In the years that led up to 2019, the twin rise of e-commerce and consumer expectations began placing unprecedented strain on global transportation networks and logistics providers.  Manufacturers and retailers responded by pushing their existing systems—a…

4 Initiatives That Will Give Your Supply Chain a Competitive Advantage

4 Initiatives That Will Give Your Supply Chain a Competitive Advantage

Reinventing your approach to customers, sustainability, analytics and work design will propel it forward. What do high-performing supply chain organizations do differently? According to Gartner research, they are strategic advisors to their C-suite and are reinventing their approach to customer enablement, sustainability, real-time execution and human-centric work design. In fact, over the coming five years,…

Supply Chain Disruptions, Trade Costs, and Labor Markets

Supply Chain Disruptions, Trade Costs, and Labor Markets

Global supply chain disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic have increased the costs of trade between countries. Given the interconnectedness of the U.S. economy with the rest of the world, higher trade costs can have important impacts on U.S. labor markets. A model of the U.S. economy that incorporates variation in industry concentrations across regions…

Six Supply Chain and Logistics Trends for 2023

Six Supply Chain and Logistics Trends for 2023

The last several years have made a mockery of many predictions. The economy didn’t tank. The mid-term election wasn’t a wipeout. There wasn’t a carrier “Armageddon.”  Those years have also made a mockery of many supply chain and logistics strategies and  services. A number of macroeconomic and geopolitical challenges, as well as significant learnings about…