The Logistics Point September ’22

Welcome to the latest edition of The Logistics Point Magazine. In this edition:Supply Chains Are Shifting in Response to Global challenges;The Hidden Emissions of Lockers and Pick-up Locations;Ship-from-store: Controlling the Pandora Box of Q-Commerce;Labour Shortages in Logistics Continue;Logistics Combines Force To Attract More New Talent;Lifelong Learning Is Key For Supply Chain Practitioners;How Delivery Drivers Became […]

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Gartner Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy Shows Supply Chain Resilience at Peak of Inflated Expectations

Supply chain resilience has reached the Peak of Inflated Expectations and will arrive at the Plateau of Productivity in five to 10 years, according to the Gartner, Inc. Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2022. The Peak of Inflated Expectations highlights capabilities where early publicity produces success stories, but expectations rise above the current reality of […]

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Supply Chains Are Shifting in Response to Global Challenges

Crisis after crisis seems to be the way the world operates at the moment. It is not surprising that all of these is affecting the way supply chains behave. We spoke with Kamala Raman, VP Team Manager, Supply Chain Research about why supply chains are moving, what it takes to do it well, where they […]

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Half of Supply Chain Leaders Increased Network Diversity in Last Two Years

According to a Gartner, Inc. survey among 403 supply chain leaders in the second quarter of 2022, 74% of supply chain leaders made changes to size and number of locations in their supply chain network in the past two years. Fifty-one percent of respondents said they increased the number of locations (see Figure 1). As constraints, inflation, […]

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Gartner Names The Best Supply Chains

Gartner, Inc. has released the results from its annual Global Supply Chain Top 25, identifying leading supply chains and highlighting their best practices. “Nineteen companies achieved the highest possible environmental, social and governance (ESG) score this year, reflecting the growing importance supply chain leaders assign to these initiatives,” said Mike Griswold, vice president team manager with the […]

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Ukraine’s Crisis Impact on Supply Chains

Sam New, Sr. Principal Analyst, Supply Chain Research, Gartner The crisis in Ukraine is escalating quickly and it is hard to predict what will happen next. Unpredictability is bad news for supply chains that rely on safety and are so interconnected that a single problem could cause major issues. We spoke to Sam New, Sr. […]

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74% of Logistics Leaders Expect Logistics Outsourcing Budgets to Rise

Sixty-six percent of logistics leaders increased their logistics outsourcing budget in 2021, and 74% anticipate an increase in the next two years, according to a survey from Gartner, Inc. From March through May 2021 Gartner surveyed 298 supply chain professionals in the U.S., Europe and APAC who had decision-making capacity regarding supply chain outsourcing.  “Logistics […]

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Video | COP26 and Its Impact on Logistics

COP26 is arguably the most significant global event on climate change that sees world leaders join forces to tackle the challenge. In order to succeed, each part of the economy will have to do its bit. Logistics and supply chain are no exception and we spoke with Sarah Watt, Senior Director at Gartner, about why […]

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The Logistics Point November 2021

Welcome to the November 2021 edition of The Logistics Point. Learn more about COP26 and its impact on logistics; how to choose the right e-fulfilment partner; why to start planning Peak 2022 now; how to best track your goods in motion; and join the 400+ attendees of our Last Mile Month by rewatching the recordings.

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Millennials and Gen Z Drive Diversity Up In the Supply Chain

‘Traditionally a large part of the population has not been aware of the supply chain opportunities,’ begins Dana Stiffler, Managing VP at Gartner, when asked if women feel like the industry is welcoming enough for them. One of the reasons is that for a very long time logistics and transportation have been seen as mostly […]

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