This story indicates that 3PLs will provide the supply chain wisdom the ocean carriers and port operators refuse to take on. Look for more and more profitable intermediaries, rather than fewer, in ocean supply chains. They are not likely to be supplanted by blockchain systems.
This article discusses differences between cities and sectors around the country in terms of economics and demographics. The authors show that economic divides are increasing between geographic areas. There are a great many numbers which show these trends. Authors are Chad Shearer, Isha Shah, Alec Friedhoff, and Alan Berube; and date is
From Deloitte comes their Deloitte Blockchain Survey 2017. It’s an online report of their findings. The report is about investing and executive views in the blockchain technology. There’s a lot of floundering as you would expect from a new technology that’s poorly understood, and whose possible applications are not well understood either.