Inventories Shrink in Latest Logistics Report: Is That Good or Bad?

| July 15, 2016

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Long sponsored by Penske Logistics, the State of Logistics Report was inaugurated in 1988 by the late Bob Delaney of Cass Information Systems, Inc. He was succeeded in 2004 by Rosalyn Wilson, later of Parsons Corp.

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Big disruptions and their effects on supply chains

Article | February 26, 2020

The COVID-19 virus event has been a supply chain risk waiting to happen. A virus is not a ‘black swan’ event, but a ‘known-unknown’. The potential risks and likely consequences of a new virus were evident at the time of the SARS virus of 2002-3 and the H1N1 virus of 2009. The difference between then and now is that the global economy has changed. China’s economy is about four time larger than when the SARS virus event occurred, which has influenced region trade lanes to be more dependent on China.

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Observations on Artificial Intelligence in the Supply Chain Market

Article | February 18, 2020

With 2020 well underway, it’s a great time to pick a hot industry topic and subject it to a “state of the state” evaluation. And where better to start than Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the supply chain market? During this frothy, buzzword-laden phrase, we’ve seen a lot of shiny objects competing to exploit legitimate excitement around Artificial Intelligence, and in the process they may be creating confusion. Exhibit A: AI-powered yoga pants. Exhibit B: the realistic but totally fake human faces created by generative adversarial networks (GANs).

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Freight Pricing 2020 Trends: What Should Shippers Know?

Article | February 25, 2020

Freight pricing continues to change across the globe. According to Darren Dodson of Material Handling & Logistics, the state of e-commerce will drive the majority of freight rate changes as more than 8.6 billion packages will make their way to U.S. customers in 2020. Traditional demands of the supply chain market, including increased visibility, better efficiency, and faster service, will also force the freight pricing 2020 trends into an upswing. However, the recent events surrounding the coronavirus and potential disruption to the supply chain will serve as a check to keep carriers competitive and help shippers maintain freight spend control.

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Technology’s Effect on Global Automotive Supply Chains

Article | February 18, 2020

Like it has for many industries, technology is changing the game for the automotive sector – and the effects are now being felt down companies’ supply chains. As the intense focus on autonomous vehicles and electrification shows no signs of abating, automotive companies have a lot to think about as 2020 unfolds. Warranty issues should top that list. The shift from human drivers to some level of autonomous driving means companies must rethink how they deal with warranty risks, beginning at the contracting phase.

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