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Transportation TIP List: Week of January 15th, 2017

Posted - January 18, 2017

Over the weekend, we saw space exploration technology company SpaceX successfully send 10 satellites off into orbit. And just like this launch has revolutionized space technology, this week’s TIP List stars a number of articles — including the revolutionary changes that cloud computing technology is bringing about in the retail industry, the latest TMS trends and some long-term projections for the transportation industry. Take a voyage through all of the top industry articles below!

  • 2017 Could Outdo Last Year for Shipper Risk: If 2016 was incredibly difficult to predict, 2017 may be even more so. South Korean shipping company Hanjin’s collapse not only shocked and disrupted the industry, but also capped a historic year of consolidation that will reverberate throughout 2017 and beyond.
  • 8 Big Tech Battles That Will Be Fought In 2017: There are 8 technology-related battles that will likely be fought in 2017 — in Washington, in courts and in markets. And each of these battles will produce both “winners” and “losers.”
  • 2017 Transportation Management System Trends: As the world’s transportation networks and supply chains become increasingly intertwined and complex, the systems that support them are improving and advancing at the same rapid speed.
  • Big Pharma is Trump’s Next Supply Chain Target: In President-elect Donald Trump’s first post-election press conference, he launched an attack on the pharmaceutical industry, calling for manufacturing facilities to return to U.S. production.
  • Why the Macy’s Downward Spiral Isn’t the End of Retail: It has been a tough few weeks for retailers. Macy’s announced that it would close 63 stores, and Sears said that 150 of its locations will go dark. But this isn’t necessarily the end of brick-and-mortar retail as we know it.

What innovative retail and transportation trends are you exploring this week?