Dan Gilmore’s take on the latest report from CSCMP on the state of logistics. A copy would be good reading, but you have to be a CSCMP member to get it free.
One interesting chart is this one showing innovations. It’s a classic innovation grid showing estimated impact vertically, and when it’s likely to be mainstream horizontally. The authors think co-opetition in supply chains, a high-impact innovation, is going to be mainstream in a couple of years. While I agree it has high impact potential, I think it’s a lot farther off than that. Especially in the US, we seem to be reverting to an unregulated world where markets rule, and this makes it very hard to hold cooperative schemes together. Similarly, Brexit blows apart many attempts at cooperation cross-border, and as nations start trying to foist their local problems off on others we’ll see natural reactions.
Logistics Costs as Percent of GDP Down Again in 2016, Falling in Relative and Absolute Terms