A Look into 2026: Is a Supply Chain Robotics Takeover Inevitable?

AFFLINK

In a 2016 survey conducted by MHI and Deloitte, a logistics industry group, 35% of respondents said they’d already adopted robotics to maximize their supply chain optimization. But the question still remains: is the rise of robotics within the manufacturing supply chain a good or bad thing? We’ve answered some your most pressing questions about supply chain robotics to determine if 10 years from now they will be Rosie the Robot good or Terminator bad.

The Growing Reliance on Traceability in Manufacturing Supply Chains

IQMS

Manufacturers are racing to digitally transform their supply chains to gain needed insights to reduce risks to their employees, customers, partners, and the business itself. by 2026, achieving an 18% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR).

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Online Learning is Growing Exponentially—And it’s Here to Stay

Logistics Bureau

billion USD by 2026, if not before then. billion (USD) by 2026 at a CAGR of 9.1 percent from 2018 to 2026. ” Supply Chain and Industry-Specific Training Online. What Do You Get With Supply Chain Secrets? Article Summary.

Are We Building Our Supply Chains For Gen Z?

EV Cargo Technology

By 2026 Generation Z will overtake Millenials to become the largest consumer population (1). Supply chains need to recognise Generation Z’s vision and values whilst focusing on supporting the sales channels dominated by this era following the millennial generation. So, what supply chain initiatives can have the quickest lasting impact? Consider how you can implement reverse logistics into your existing supply chain.

Are We Building Our Supply Chains For Gen Z?

EV Cargo Technology

By 2026 Generation Z will overtake Millenials to become the largest consumer population (1). Supply chains need to recognise Generation Z’s vision and values whilst focusing on supporting the sales channels dominated by this era following the millennial generation. So, what supply chain initiatives can have the quickest lasting impact? Consider how you can implement reverse logistics into your existing supply chain.

Collaborative Logistics’ Role in the Emergence of the Physical Internet

Material Handling and Logistics

It may seem impossible today, but the physical Internet could be embedded into freight supply chains by 2050. Indeed, it will not only optimize entire supply chain ecosystems but also reshape and reengineer them. Zach Zacharia , an associate professor of supply chain management at Lehigh University, is part of a team developing a handbook on the physical Internet. It is simply not suited to the multidimensional supply chain landscapes of tomorrow. .

Transportation TIP List: Week of March 3rd, 2019

Transplace

Likewise, this week’s TIP List has a particularly bright outlook; including news on the growing freight business and the projected increase to the size of the global supply chain analytics market. Supply Chain Analytics Market Will Be Worth $10.7 Billion by 2026 : According to a report by Acumen Research and Consulting, the size of the global supply chain analytics market is expected to be worth $10.7 billion by 2026, growing with 15.5%

The Myths and Benefits of Using a 3PL: Evaluation Criteria to Consider

Turvo

Prior to the onset of the pandemic, the value of a third-party logistics provider (3PL) was increasing. According to Supply & Demand Chain Executive , a new Global Market Insights Inc. report found that the global 3PL market would surpass $1,800 billion by 2026.

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Why Walmart is Paying Truckers Almost $90,000 a Year

Shipchain

As a supply chain manager, without a means to get a product from Point A to Point B, your hands are tied. Bob Costello, Senior Vice President of the American Trucking Associations, did a study and found that the shortage could be as significant as 175,000 by 2026. Additionally, as per our CEO John Monarch , truck drivers are often unfairly blamed for missteps in the supply chain. Blockchain Industry Logistics Shipping Supply Chain Trucking

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Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations

NC State SCRC

Workers are so scarce that, in many parts of the country, low-skill jobs are being handed out to pretty much anyone willing to take them – and high-skilled workers are in even shorter supply.”. The shortage of workers has hit the trucking and logistics industry particularly hard. The American Trucking Association expect a shortage of roughly 70,000 truck drivers in 2019, which will increase to 175,000 by 2026.

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The Future Is Now for Logistics

Material Handling and Logistics

the supply chain. Given the swiftly changing logistics environment, those who navigate the new world we live in need a roadmap to guide their actions. The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' annual State of Logistics report attempts to offer just such a map -- accompanied by some timely warnings. The high demand for logistics services took some by surprise, including the researchers. The capacity crunch and technology are reshaping ?the

Trucking Companies Are (Finally) Recruiting More Women

Elementum

In light of this shortage, pressure has been mounting on carriers to reach out to untapped workforce pools in order to close the gap and keep supply chains moving. If the trend continues, the ATA predicts the industry could fall short by 174,000 drivers by 2026. Now, trucking and logistics companies are trying to recruit more women to overcome growing driver shortages. Logistics truck drivers transportation women

Why Taxing Automation is a Bad Idea

Talking Logistics

Restaurant chains such as McDonald’s and Panera Bread have been rolling out kiosks allowing customers to place their own orders. Which is why the California proposals and ideas put forth by industry leaders like Bill Gates are disturbing to those of us in the supply chain. This is particularly alarming because most supply chain automation investments are far more complicated than simply replacing humans.

Worker Shortages and More Pose a Challenge to Freight Companies

Elementum

Transportation is one of the world's largest industries and deeply influences how efficiently global supply chains are able to run. Today, trucking, shipping, air shipping, and other logistics services are all experiencing disruption: As consumer expectations evolve, businesses are constantly pressured to deliver high-quality goods in the shortest amount of time. Despite ramped-up recruiting efforts, this number is expected to triple by 2026.

Worker Shortages and More Pose a Challenge to Freight Companies

Elementum

Transportation is one of the world's largest industries and deeply influences how efficiently global supply chains are able to run. Today, trucking, shipping, air shipping, and other logistics services are all experiencing disruption: As consumer expectations evolve, businesses are constantly pressured to deliver high-quality goods in the shortest amount of time. Despite ramped-up recruiting efforts, this number is expected to triple by 2026.

3 ways retail warehousing impacts profitability

6 River Systems

The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted global supply chains and caused massive shifts in demand across product categories. With online retail penetration projected to reach 25% by 2026, that means 75,000 stores could be forced out of business by that same year. Limited available warehouse space poses challenges At the same time, the available warehouse space for the logistics sector is tight, with just 7.3%

Tectonic Shift: From Audits/Compliance to Due-diligence & Collaboration: Recap of the Forum on UK Modern Slavery

EcoVadis

The Institute for Human Rights in Business ihrb.org has set a goal to eradicate worker fees by 2026, through the “employer pays” initiative. Businesses need to acknowledge that there are human rights abuses in their supply chain, and get the policies in place now to address this when it eventually is discussed. You can’t cover all your supply chain tiers.

Transportation Innovation 2018

EFT

Tompkins International (Tompkins) recently led a two-hour workshop on logistics technology innovations. Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) are fairly common in the logistics industry. Tompkins believes the next wave of progress in logistics automation will be in final-mile delivery. As the labor supply drops, wages will go up. Material handling and logistics forecasts that as soon as 2026 90% of new vehicles will be autonomous.