Transportation TIP List: Week of November 26th, 2017
With Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday this past week, transportation and supply chain professionals certainly have a lot on their plates! And this week’s TIP List includes a generous portion of trends such as the affect e-commerce has on the secondary retail market and Cyber Monday sale predictions. Dig into all of the stories below!
- E-Commerce Is Boosting This Hidden Part Of The Retail Market: E-commerce significantly contributes to the secondary market – the second wave of retail that happens when goods sold in a store such as Macy’s or Walmart are unwanted or returned. And while the retail industry has been hit with bankruptcies and closures, the secondary market has grown dramatically.
- As Cyber Monday Sales Surge, the Race is on to Deliver All Those Orders: It is expected that shoppers will have spent more than $6.6 billion online during this week’s Cyber Monday sales. According to Adobe Insights, this would be an increase of 16.5% from last year’s sales.
- I’m the Truck Driver Delivering America’s Christmas Tree to the U.S. Capitol – And I Couldn’t Be Prouder: Larry Spiekermeier is one of the 3.5 million professional truck drivers on America’s roads. However, on his current trip, he is hauling a truckload that is longer and heavier than usual, as it contains this year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas tree.
- Visibility Tools Key to Combating Supply Chain Disruption: End-to-end visibility remains one of the most sought after services by shippers in a never-ending battle to limit disruption to supply chains and avoid the damaging knock-on effects generated by delays and uncertainty.
- Mexican Rails Tracking for Intermodal Growth Acceleration: The two major Mexican railroads have a stronger shot at convincing shippers to convert more of their cargo from OTR to the tracks. One carrier is increasing its double-stacking capabilities, and higher trucking rates make intermodal services more competitive.
What transportation trends do you think we will see moving into the holiday season?