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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.

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)

In January, 2014, an invitation was sent to subscribers of Logistics Management asking for their participation in this study, results of this study are included in this presentation. (March 04, 2014)



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Industry Trends News

Modern’s annual reader survey reveals a warehousing environment where wooden, plastic, and even metal pallets continue to play an important role. From sourcing to pooling to the key factors that go into purchase decisions, Modern digs down into the key drivers of the pallet industry this year. Industry study into the usage of pallets for warehouse purposes. Warehouse pallet usage survey, (October 07, 2016)

The smallest leak in performance or cost can bring a lean, nimble and speedy supply chain to a halt. During this 30-minute webcast we'll examine how Modern's readers use pallets to keep the wheels turning as they maneuver a road filled with sharp edges and potholes. (October 06, 2016)

In this article Gartner’s research team talk about what it takes to be a supply chain leader and what insights and trends we can take away from this year's 2016 top 25 supply chains. (September 19, 2016)

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)

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Latest survey explores companies' lift truck buying, leasing, maintenance and disposal trends. Lift truck industry analysis, 2016 Lift Truck Study, Fork Lift Research (August 01, 2016)

Who is today’s supply chain manager, and, how did he - or she - get to where they are in their career? These are some of the questions answered by readers of Supply Chain Management Review and members of the APICS Supply Chain Council. (July 08, 2016)

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The demands of e-commerce and omni-channel continue to increase, and the need to work smarter and faster is growing. Yet for the first time in years, it looks like companies are taking a step back to rethink their supply chain software investments. Modern Materials Handling Software User Survey, Warehouse Software Survey 2016, WMS Survey 2016 (July 01, 2016)

Capital expenditure plans for materials handling solutions are ebbing overall, but restrained spending on hardware is balanced by steady investment in the information solutions that tie equipment together. (April 04, 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)

Amid some regional and demographic shifts, the compensation picture continues to improve in step with job satisfaction. (December 01, 2015)












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