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Special: Industry Trends

Tips, Trends and Insight

From ten game-changing supply chain trends that can help companies improve operations to emerging trends in wireless technology in this special we roll up all our content on tips, research and current trends in the industry.

This research paper from SCMR, APICS and APQC finds the next generation is focused, engaged, enthused and committed when it comes to working in supply chain management, indeed, supply chain represents a sought-after, dynamic and rewarding long-term career choice for professionals in their 20s and 30s. (October 15, 2017)

A pool of over 150 supply chain professionals were asked about their transportation plans, challenges and opportunities for growth in 2017, the results provide insight into a wide range of issues and shed light on what supply chain managers plan to focus on in the coming year. (August 16, 2017)

Download Boston Retail Partners 2016 Merchandise Planning Survey to learn how an integrated retail planning platform can transform your omni-channel strategy. (April 24, 2017)

This whitepaper, the first from the Supply Chain Management: Beyond the Horizon project, reviews the research findings on current supply chain sustainability practices as well as the methods for implementing improved sustainability practices. (September 01, 2016)

Order management and fulfillment has long been considered one of the core competencies of supply chain, and business, success, and today, maintaining a core competency in order management and fulfillment is more important than ever. (April 03, 2016)

The Supply Chain Outlook Summit is a 1½ day executive conference developed for VPs and Director-level Managers as they plan their supply chain strategies for the next 2-3 years. (August 25, 2015)

The Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index uses three metrics to assess and rank 45 emerging markets countries. Size and Growth Attractiveness make up 50% of overall Index score. Compatibility and Connectedness each account for 25% of overall score.​ (January 20, 2015)

New hubs, new spokes, new industry leaders? (November 21, 2014)

Emerging market growth opportunity will require developing a scalable, flexible supply chain that meets the regulation and policy standards of every local market and is precisely engineered to support the divergent needs of these individualized markets. (August 13, 2014)

In this, the 6th annual UPS Pain in the (Supply) Chain survey, evidence emerges of a coming shift in the healthcare supply chain, as executives look to their supply chains to drive business change and meet business goals. (April 09, 2014)

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Staying abreast of developments that impact oil supply and demand helps shippers and carriers understand and plan for fuel price fluctuations; so the recent news coming out of Saudi Arabia must have left many in the logistics and transportation industry scratching their heads. (September 21, 2012)

While the next few months may see a stall in its torrid pace of development, there’s little doubt about Brazil’s resolve to conquer hemispheric markets and penetrate new ones. (September 01, 2012)

It would be difficult to find a more comprehensive snapshot of the current state of lift truck usage, best practices and technology than the issue of Modern that you’re holding in your hands at this very moment. (August 01, 2012)

In last month’s column, we presented some dramatic research insights about emerging markets. By 2020, 57 percent of the world’s economic growth could come from emerging markets. Emerging market household incomes are expected to increase by a total of $8.5 trillion between 2010 and 2020. And if emerging-market-to-emerging-market (E2E) exports continue to increase at their current rate, they will outpace developed-country-to-developed-country (D2D) volumes by 2013. (August 01, 2012)

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In our annual software survey, Modern readers tell us that they’re are torn between embracing change and riding out older technologies. (May 01, 2012)

The general interest level and media attention given to the concept of “sustainability” has traditionally ebbed and flowed with the price of fuel. (April 01, 2012)

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Lift truck usage survey offers most comprehensive snapshot available of current U.S. fleet management practices. (April 01, 2012)

Global Logistics Development Partners announced that it is establishing an office presence in the UK that will focus on business in the UK, Ireland, Continental Europe and the Middle East. (March 26, 2012)

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Modern’s 2012 outlook finds that overall market uncertainty has slowed materials handling spending and has increased facility consolidation and engineered process improvements. Cost containment has returned as the most important issue of the day. (March 01, 2012)

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When it comes to the oil and fuel markets, it’s been quite a year. On the supply side, the biggest story was the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region uprising epitomized by the Libyan revolt that led to the death of Muammar Gadaffi and the shuttering of 1.6 million barrels of daily oil production. (January 01, 2012)

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