Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations


The American Trucking Association expect a shortage of roughly 70,000 truck drivers in 2019, which will increase to 175,000 by 2026. Articles Current Trends in Production Labor Sourcing Director's Blog Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Hot Topics Logistics Outsourcing Production Labor Sourcing SCM Research Transportation Planning Warehouse managementA group of executive joined SCRC faculty and staff for a one-day workshop held on February 28, 2019.

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Retail Apocalypse Predicted to Continue

Enterra Insights

Confirming the fact that some stores have stopped the bleeding, Daphne Howland ( @daphnehowland ) reports research from UBS found, “Retailers last year boosted their store productivity levels nicely: In the last four quarters, productivity has increased an average of 4.1%, up from average growth of 2.9% Howland reports, “[UBS] analysts’ best case estimate is for 75,000 stores to collectively shutter by 2026, if e-commerce penetration rises from today’s 16% to 25%.”

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Truck Driver Shortage: Getting Better, Worse, or No Problem at All?

Talking Logistics

In the report, ATA projects the shortage to reach 50,000 by the end of 2017 and if current trends hold the shortage could grow to more than 174,000 by 2026. This past October, the American Trucking Associations warned that the trucking industry could be short 50,000 drivers by the end of 2017.

Why Taxing Automation is a Bad Idea

Talking Logistics

In our research at Kenco Innovation Labs, we don’t think the number will be quite this high, but like McKinsey, we are in full agreement automation will certainly contribute to significant job loss. Matt McLelland is Innovation Research Manager at Kenco Group.

The (Potential) Value of Labeling in the Lithium Ion Battery Supply Chain

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

1] Electric vehicle driven demand for lithium-ion battery raw materials such as cobalt and copper is expected to increase 10x by 2026. [2]. As such, our cost savings estimate only focused on differences in recovered material value from the time period of 2026 to 2040.

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Worker Shortages and More Pose a Challenge to Freight Companies


According to Plunkett Research, transportation revenues in 2017 reached over $1 billion in the U.S. Despite ramped-up recruiting efforts, this number is expected to triple by 2026. Transportation is one of the world's largest industries and deeply influences how efficiently global supply chains are able to run. alone. Globally, they stood at $4.8 trillion.

Collaborative Logistics’ Role in the Emergence of the Physical Internet

Material Handling & Logistics

It is quite a nebulous and fluid area of research at present,” he says. “It ALICE , which is currently conducting research on the physical Internet, projects that 2020 will yield the “full alignment of economic, social, environmental and security goals.”

The Future Is Now for Logistics

Material Handling & Logistics

The research, done by A.T. The high demand for logistics services took some by surprise, including the researchers. This year has seen even more rate increases, with the prospect of more on the horizon, the researchers warn. The capacity crunch and technology are reshaping ?the

A vision for a transparent global Rare Earth Element system using blockchain technology


It is forecasted that by 2026, demand will mainly be linked to the rise in clean energy technology, in particular for neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) magnets –– critical components for electric and hybrid vehicles as well as wind turbines.

Time to Reimagine STEM Education from Bottom to Top

Enterra Insights

The Executive Summary of the American Institutes for Research “ STEM 2026 ” report states, “The complexities of today’s world require all people to be equipped with a new set of core knowledge and skills to solve difficult problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of information they receive from varied print and, increasingly, digital media.

Musk's Electric-Car Vision Doubted by Major Auto-Parts Suppliers

Material Handling & Logistics

2 at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars near Traverse City, Mich. won’t reach price parity with traditional gasoline engine-powered SUVs until 2026, Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimated in its Long-Term Electric Vehicle Outlook.