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Economy Puts New Demands on Logistics Firms, Surveys Find

Posted October 12, 2018

Under Economic Issues, Logistics & Supply Chain Issues

(Daniel P. Bearth – Transport Topics)

A robust economy is placing new demands on third-party logistics service providers, based on survey results from two long-running university-sponsored studies released at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals annual conference in Nashville, Tenn.

“The economy’s check engine light is blinking and needs attention,” said Mary Holcomb of the University of Tennessee and Karl Manrodt of Georgia College in summarizing results of the 27th annual survey of trends and issues in logistics and transportation.

“Companies across all industries are struggling to find the capacity they need while managing escalating costs,” Holcomb and Manrodt said in describing survey responses from 240 shippers and logistics firms in 15 industry sectors. Click here to read more.