Next-Gen Asset Tracking Technology Could Replace RFID in Coming Years

Supply Chain Matters

billion by 2022, according to ABI Research. billion by 2022, which will represent 52% of the total infrastructure of asset tracking market. However, UWB is the fastest growing technology in this environment with a compound annual growth rate of 52% between 2017 and 2022.

The Interrelated Issues Facing the Trucking Industry

PLS Logistics

The American Trucking Association projects that the trucking industry is poised for serious growth by 2022. The forecast suggests that overall revenue for the industry will rise almost 66% and tonnage will increase 24% by 2022.

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Guest Post by Mike Challman: How to Measure & Improve Freight Management Performance: 6 Critical Key Performance Indicators


billion by 2022, according to Transparency Market Research. This week I’m adding a guest post from Mike Challman, VP, North American Operations for CLX Logistics.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Industry 4.0: Powered by the Internet of Things & Digital Manufacturing


Based on research by the analyst firm Machina Research 14 billion of those things will be connected by 2022.

The Industrial Internet of Things, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Logistics: Where Are We & Where Are We Going?


trillion to $14 trillion by 2022. The era of paper-based systems and physically monitoring the supply chain is ending. In place of long paper trails and maintenance schedules, machines with the capacity to communicate their needs and issues via the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) are becoming an essential component of effective processes.

Is the Retail Apocalypse Just Around the Corner?

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Global financial services giant Credit Suisse predicted last week that up to 25% of nation’s malls could close by 2022. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This week: There are differing opinions on the future of retail; omni-channel still has some bugs to work out; and a southeastern U.S. grocery delivery service has big plans for the future. Retail may just need a facelift.

A Grocery Store You’ve Never Heard of is About to be one of the Biggest in America

Supply Chain Nation

billion to expand to 2,500 stores — up from 1,600 stores today — by 2022, the company said Monday. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This week: Aldi, a grocery store you’ve probably never heard of, says it plans to become the third-largest grocery chain in the U.S.

Third Party is the Perfect Place for Logistics Professionals

Supply Chain Network

’ Highlighting this point, the Logistics profession continues to grow rapidly and is projected to grow 22% by 2022 (27,600 jobs) a rate much faster than the average of all occupations according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Don’t let the truck driver shortage put your business in park

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The American Trucking Associations (ATA) estimates the industry is short 30,000 drivers, and the number is expected to escalate to 239,000 by 2022. The truck driver shortage is not a secret in the trucking industry.

Location Decision Drivers: Trends Shaping New Location Selection in Europe


In the final section of our 2017 survey, we asked how respondents would describe their current distribution network and what they expected it to look like by 2022.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News


million in 2022. Market Update: Transportation Industry News. In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations.

Why Singles Day Will Become A US Sales Festival


By 2022, McKinsey anticipates that a full 76% of the population will be part of the middle class. Why Singles Day Will Become A US Sales Festival. By Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos. zschreiber. In a single day in 2015, Alibaba handled an average of $9.9

Truck Driver Wage Increase Expected to Increase Shipping Costs Lending Towards Shippers To Focus on Transportation Management


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , the heavy and tractor-trailer trucking industry is projected to increase by 11 percent through 2022. Those in the trucking industry may finally get that big pay raise they’ve been wanting for decades.

The Gig Economy: Ditching ‘9-to-5’ for “whenever I want”

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billion by 2022 — and at the rate these online brands are going, we can expect e-commerce sales to make up a nice piece of the pie. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This week: A writer gets up close and personal with a gig worker; some stores are growing, some aren’t; and the beauty industry sees growth in online sales. Up Close with the Gig Economy.

Amazon Acquisition of Whole Foods Upends the Grocery Model

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billion to expand to 2,500 stores — up from 1,600 stores today — by 2022 as part of its plan to become the third-largest grocery chain in the U.S. The announcement of Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods capped an eventful week in the grocery industry. German-owned discount grocer Aldi says it will invest $3.4 by store count. And Kroger, the number-one supermarket chain in the world by revenue, reported its second straight quarter of declining same-store sales.

Driver Shortage in Trucking: Time for Plan B

Talking Logistics

If freight demand grows as it is projected to, the driver shortage could balloon to nearly 240,000 drivers by 2022.” Last week, the U.S. Labor Department reported that employers added 288,000 jobs in June, which lowered the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, the lowest since September 2008.

Freight Forwarding And Digital Customer Service Five Years From Now


What do forwarders think will happen to freight service by 2022? Freight Forwarding And Digital Customer Service Five Years From Now. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos. Today we shop in our pajamas, comfortable behind our screens.

Why the Ethanol Supply Chain Should Fuel the Renewables Debate

Supply Chain @ MIT

Biofuels such as ethanol are seen as an important alternative to gasoline, and the US has mandated the use of up to 36 billion gallons of these renewables by 2022. Burning issues. A broad view of the ethanol supply chain can reveal much about the future of biofuels. Photo: Shell.

Tailwind launches new web-based application for small to mid-sized trucking companies and freight brokers


The ATA [American Trucking Association] predicts a 66% rise in industry revenue and a 24% increase in tonnage by 2022, so you know the freight industry is going through fundamental changes,” said Tailwind’s Pratt. “It

Wal-Mart Steps Up Push to Remove Potentially Harmful Chemicals

Material Handling & Logistics

The world’s largest retailer aims to reduce the chemicals in products such as household cleaners, cosmetics, skin care and infant items by 10% by 2022. is expanding its program to clean up the products it sells, setting a 2022 target for reducing potentially harmful substances and widening the list of chemicals it wants to avoid. Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Ten Best Retailers at Handling Dangerous Chemicals

Material Handling & Logistics

By 2022, Walmart aims to reduce its consumables chemical footprint for Walmart U.S. One-third of 30 major U.S. retailers are leaders when it comes to efforts in removing toxic chemicals from consumer products, but two-thirds remain serious laggards.

A promising future for truck drivers: “Ain't nothin' gonna get in our way”


Of those truck drivers who are currently behind the wheel, one of four will have retired by 2022. Wouldn’t it be great if the world looked like that in 2022? Unfortunately, many drivers are rather gloomy about the future. Is their lack of optimism justified? I don’t think so. Soon enough, they will once again serve as the calling card of their transport company. My friends have a very romantic idea of truck drivers. Along the lines of what C.W.