All posts tagged research

Thirty-Six Percent of MODEX Attendees Plan on Spending $1 Million or More on Supply Chain Solutions

MODEX 2014 attendees are registering in record numbers and they are ready to invest in material handling, logistics supply chain equipment and systems. A full 36% have spending plans of $1,000,000 or more over the next 18 months. An additional […]

U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics

The U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics was released last week. The 67-page report and action plan was developed in an 18-month-long process. Its content is based on input from more than 100 thought leaders, including material handling and logistics […]

Self-Driving Vehicles Will Hit the Highways Within a Decade – Study

As manufacturers and shippers adopt robot labor and e-tail giant Amazon ponders delivery drones, we all may be less than a generation away from a world of self-driving cars. A new study from research and analysis firm IHS, Emerging Technologies: […]

Study Links Socially Responsible Supplier Selection to Better Financial Performance

A growing number of retailers and manufacturers have adopted policies aimed at making their supply chains transparent and free of environmental and human-rights abuses – moves that surely improve corporate image. A recent study suggests that “socially responsible supplier selection” […]

Europe Survey Finds Split Between Supply Chain Operations, Business Goals

Eighty percent of European supply chain leaders don’t see their company’s supply chain as enabling organizational business strategies, a recent survey found. Hitachi Consulting in September conducted a telephone survey of 100 supply chain executives and managers across nine countries […]

MIT Study: Lower-Cost Suppliers Could Cause Biggest Hit in Case of Disruption

A manufacturer’s highest-cost supplier isn’t necessarily the one that will cause the biggest expense from a supply chain disruption, according to new research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MIT Prof. David Simchi-Levi’s research found no connection between the total […]

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