Transportation TIP List: Week of June 11th, 2017
According to a recent report by the National Retail Federation, clothes, electronics and home improvement supplies are a few top sellers that dads may be gifted this Father’s Day weekend. And just as retail will leave its mark on “Dad’s Day,” it’s also featured in this week’s TIP List, which includes articles about innovative supply chain technologies and the impact of e-commerce on retail.
- Why the Last 10 Years Were Retail’s “Lost Decade”: The last 10 years have been the equivalent of a “lost decade” for retail. As Amazon has risen, traditional retailers have been slow to meet the needs of digital customers and have lost a tremendous amount of market value as a result.
- How a Technological ‘Tsunami’ Is Shaking Up the Supply Chain Industry: Technological changes will continue to hit the supply chain industry like giant waves – and while the exact timeline is uncertain, these changes will bring about more than just evolution.
- Cross-Border Logistics: NAFTA Tune-Up Time: Trucking executives, transportation officials and shippers have enjoyed 400% growth in cross-border trade since the start of NAFTA. However, many are concerned that Washington’s impulsive moves could threaten the open borders that connect North America.
- Food Service Industry Collaboration Will Drive Supply Chain Transformation: Restaurant industry sales in the U.S. are expected to reach $799 billion in 2017. While top line revenue growth is moderate, U.S. foodservice traffic declined in 2016 – and changing consumer tastes are a key factor.
- “Smart” Trailers, Boxes Set to Enhance Shipment Tracking: The smart trailer may not have the high-tech appeal of a fully autonomous Class 8 tractor, but it is an increasingly important part of the shipper’s drive for better supply chain visibility.
How have your operations been impacted by e-commerce increases?