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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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Industry Trends News

Our annual survey of reader investment levels in materials handling equipment and technology shows that with e-commerce-related pressures growing, they’re bumping up investment in the key enablers for flexibility and efficiency. (March 01, 2017)

How does your earning power match up with your peers across the material handling industry? Materials Handling salary survey, Warehouse manager salary survey, Warehouse Salary Research (November 09, 2016)

Materials handling professionals embrace the challenges of technological progress, daily troubleshooting and the ongoing overhaul of the entire supply chain; and they are well compensated for their efforts. Logistics Management Salary Survey 2016, Materials handling salary survey 2016, Modern Materials Handling Salary Survey 2016 (November 08, 2016)

One of the many benefits that Modern is able to bring to warehouse and distribution center professionals is its ability to tap into Peerless Research Group (PRG), our in-house division that has the power to survey more than 80,000 readers to offer the most comprehensive market snapshots available. (November 08, 2016)

Inside this report... Detailed, 33-page results from the 2016 Lift Truck reader survey conducted by Peerless Research Group for Modern Materials Handling magazine and examination lift trucks in use, planned for acquisition and much, much more! (October 11, 2016)

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)

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