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Transportation TIP List: Week of December 10th, 2017

Posted - December 13, 2017

December brings to mind the holidays, shopping and a sense of winding down before the New Year arrives. With this time of year also comes many predictions for what we can expect 2018 to bring. This week’s TIP List captures the merry forecasts in store for the industry such as 2018 retail predictions and the benefits of digital technology in the supply chain. Unwrap the full rundown below!

  • Top 5 Retail Trends For 2018: 2018 will be the year of the comeback where old trends are new again. Major trends of 2015, such as cryptocurrencies, mobile PoS solutions and grocery e-commerce, have waded through the trough of disillusionment and could make a major impact on the retail landscape.
  • End-to-End: Machine Learning Benefits the Whole Supply Chain: For retailers and consumer product companies looking to thrive in the digital era, it’s pivotal to incorporate new technologies into their business. Key technologies such as AI and machine learning can facilitate organizations to redefine the consumer experience.
  • O Canada! Intermodal up 18%: For the week ending December 2, the total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 572,794 carloads and intermodal units was up 3.5% – compared to the same week a year ago – according to the Association of American Railroads.
  • Digital Trade Transformation – 10 Observations for 2018: The coming year will be a watershed for the digitization of global supply chains as companies respond to new initiatives enacted by governments and inter-governmental organizations. These trends fall into three categories: facilitating participation, reducing uncertainty and the rise of digital matching.

 What retail trends are you following as we head into 2018?