Transportation TIP List: Week of February 24th, 2019


trillion to the global economy by 2030, according to PwC. Because of the healthy freight demand and uncertainty about future capacity, trucking firms still have pricing leverage over shippers despite an eight-month slide in spot market truck pricing and various economic indices.

The March of the Lemmings.

Supply Chain Shaman

As a result, the company, at the end of the five-year implementation, is unable to roll-up data to a corporate level to analyze the forecast or capacity planning. Imagine Supply Chain 2030. The focus is on Imagining Supply Chain 2030. Lemmings are misunderstood.

TMS Delivers on NASSTRAC’s Five Common Sense Suggestions for Shippers

Supply Chain Collaborator

The hard-hitting new report from the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC) is titled, “ Logistics 2030: Navigating a Disruptive Decade, Year 1 – Freight Transportation ” and it is full of powerful conclusions about what shippers are facing in the coming decade as the pace of technological advancement and change continues to accelerate. In a capacity constrained climate, having solid relationships with carriers provides the competitive edge.

Is A Customer-Centric Strategy the Same as Demand-Driven? Outside-In?

Supply Chain Shaman

The design of buffer strategies–capacity, inventory, and supplier relationships–to absorb demand and supply variability. At the conference we will be challenging supply chain leaders to focus on Supply Chain 2030 through a programmatic focus on five themes: Supply Chains to Admire.

Khalifa Port 2014 container volumes grow by a quarter

Logistics Middle East

Abu Dhabi has said its long-term goal is to increase Khalifa Port''s container terminal''s annual capacity to 15 million TEUs by 2030

This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Trucking costs to halve by 2030, study predicts (LLoyd’s Loading List). Historically, when trucking capacity gets tight, which is the case today, demand for intermodal goes up. The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week.

The Secret of Getting Ahead (Takeaways from Command Alkon ELEVATE 2018 Conference)

Talking Logistics

The answer to the first question is clear when you consider the following sobering statistics about the industry: According to the McKinsey Global Institute, the world will need to spend $57 trillion on infrastructure by 2030 just to keep up with GDP growth. The benefits to date include better asset utilization for the hauler, more optimized inventory levels for the plant (along with less labor hours spent on order management), and better capacity utilization for the supplier.

World’s Top Green Businesses Revealed

Material Handling & Logistics

"Leadership on environmental issues, shown by a recent ranking of companies based on environmental policies, goes "hand in hand with being a successful and profitable business,” says CDP which curates the list.

Retailers, Shippers, Manufacturers to Reduce Fashion Supply Chain Emissions

Material Handling & Logistics

Industry suppliers will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030 and will phase out coal-fired boilers in their own companies and direct suppliers from 2025. Collectively we have a voice and the capacity to make a difference.”.

Forget the Supply Chain of 2020. Here are 3 Things That Supply Chains Need Today.


While it is nice to envision supply chains in 2020 or 2030 the truth is; for many manufacturing businesses, discussions about future supply chain innovations, often leads to a “yeah.right,” smirk by supply chain executives – this with good reason.

Examining LogiPharma 2019 – Top 3 symptoms you caught the life sciences supply chain bug


Global Fund’s mission is to end AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis by 2030. One strategy is to stock pile inventory for the UK, but this would be at the expense of other markets because of limited capacity. by Bill DuBois. With LogiPharma 2019 in the books, a big congratulations goes out to all the organizers, speakers, vendors and attendees for a successful event.

The Future of Analytics in Integrated Business Planning

Supply Chain Trend

We can easily imagine a prescriptive analytics phase where the optimization model is automatically updated with macro assumptions and constraints like GDP, consumer spend, oil prices and total market capacity. All this wasted capacity will once be used by intelligent systems.

Two Million Vacant Manufacturing Jobs by 2025…How Can We Tackle the Skills Gap?


capacity to keep pace with needs of manufacturing. For example, in China alone, where the last decade brought millions of new participants into the workforce, a skills gap is expected to cause a deficit of 23 million sufficiently skilled workers there by 2030. Approximately 60 percent of today's unfilled manufacturing jobs are due to a shortage of applicants with sufficient proficiency in science, technology, engineering, and math ( STEM ) skills.

Global electric vehicle demand drives scramble for fresh supplies of vital metals


Investment bank Goldman Sachs predicts that sales of batteries to power EVs will rise from under $10 billion to $60 billion by 2030, which will require that the global availability of battery metals expands to meet swelling demand.

Supply Chain Innovation: The Next 15 Years

Logistics Bureau

People will be connected to those same systems, but in an ever less active and more supervisory capacity. The connected warehouse of 2030 will literally live up the term “connected”. Supply chains everywhere are under immense pressure. Driven by globalisation and customers whose power to dictate to suppliers is ever greater, supply chains in every sector and niche are becoming more complex and subject to greater degrees of risk and volatility.

Outlook on U.S. Exports: Forecasting the “Perfect Storm” or Something Else?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

export growth between now and 2030. As carriers grapple with capacity adjustments, exporters can benefit from the surplus space available on export ships to Asia and Europe. Outlook on U.S. Exports – Forecasting the “perfect storm” or something else? Transportfolio.

Robotization In Transport And Distribution: Will Nine Out Of Ten DCs Soon Be Obsolete?


In the framework of the TEN-T program, the European Commission has designated ten international transport links – the “core network corridors” – that are to be fully built up and improved with EU funding through 2030. Control towers will see to the tactical coordination of the flows of goods and capacities in the distribution network: predict and prepare. There’s not a lot being said about the robotization that’s already taking place in the transport sector.