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Transportation TIP List: Week of January 17th, 2016

Posted - January 20, 2016

Transportation TIP List: Week of January 17th, 2016

While most of the country is enduring some seriously cold temperatures, we’re seeing many of the current trends in the supply chain and transportation industries heating up. Some of the hottest stories this week include new growth in the global flexible packaging market, harnessing technology for omni-channel strategy and improvement around trucking safety. Dive into all the details below!

  • Industry Data Shows Improvement in Trucking Safety: The rate of fatal crashes involving heavy-duty trucks is continuing to decline. The truck-involved fatality rate fell to 1.40 incidents per 100 million miles traveled in 2014, the second straight year of decreases
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Trends to Monitor in 2016: Writing about trends is tough, and ideally a prediction should be specific enough and testable enough that someone can look back and see whether it was right or wrong. With these thoughts in mind, ARC attempted to make some pertinent and testable predictions for 2016.
  • Improving on Strategic Sourcing: These days, sourcing has become a common discipline in supply chain and transportation management. However, meeting these expectations while maintaining service year-over-year has become more challenging.
  • 2016: The Year of Connectivity: New technology has made today’s world a much more connected place. From the Internet to smartphones to social media and Skype to CNN, we can be constantly connected to what is happening in the world, in our business life and in our personal life. So why are our supply chains so disconnected?

What are the hot trends on your TIP list this week?