- THE MAGAZINE
Articles by Mary Shacklett
Air cargo rebounded nearly 18.5 percent in 2010 according to the Boeing Company’s biennial World Air Cargo Forecast (WACF). All the same, more worrisome from the report was the slowdown of air traffic in 2011 and a contraction of worldwide air cargo traffic in 2012 of around 2 percent.
Emerging markets are a $30 trillion opportunity, says Gartner research. They are the primary business growth area in this century. Supply chain leaders will be held responsible for the success or failure of business growth in these markets, based upon the capabilities they put in place, Gartner continues.
There is no doubt about it: sustainability and green initiatives are hard at work in extended supply chains.
Companies have historically reviewed their distribution networks every five or six years.
As businesses recover from the recession, part of their focus is on improving transportation and logistics performance.
One channel is not enough for the retail consumer in the 21st century. Omni-channel distribution helps meet customers on their terms.
The cloud is still viewed as new, and many are cautious about taking the big step to adopting it for their supply chain.
The next big thing in global logistics is less “what” and more “who” as supply chains become more customer centric.
Opportunity looms large in developing economies, but so do potential infrastructure problems.