Trends in Logistics

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Is your company planning for a digital transformation in 2020?

According to LogisticsManagement, Simon Ellis, program vice president, Global Supply Chain Strategies at IDC Consulting stated, “Digital transformation is now the overriding priority for most manufacturers and retailers, with the adoption of digital technologies aimed to improving efficiency and effectiveness in the shorter term while providing the opportunity to either disrupt their market segment or be resilient to others that may try."

IDC recently published its 2020 supply chain and logistics predictions. We’ve shared below those with an impact over next 36 months.

  1. By the end of 2020, half of all large manufacturers will have automated supplier and spend data analysis, resulting in a 15% procurement productivity gain;
  2. By the end of 2021, half of all manufacturing supply chains will have invested in supply chain resiliency and artificial intelligence, resulting in productivity improvements of 15%;
  3. By 2022, firms will dedicate 35% of their logistics business process outsourcing services budget to process automation, focusing on order, inventory, and shipment tracking;
  4. By 2022, the number of companies offering flexible warehousing options will have increased by 50%, which can help address seasonal demand challenges and lower fixed overhead costs by over 20%;

At APICS Milwaukee we support logistics and supply chain professionals with local networking and educational opportunities to stay up to date with the latest trends.

On December 10th we are proud to co-host a Logistics Panel Discussion and Dinner with the Milwaukee Logistics Council. The Panel members will include the following logistics experts:


APICS Milwaukee Chapter is also excited to host upcoming instructor-led training courses in March 2020 for APICS CLTD 2.0 Learning System that will expand participants global logistics knowledge with updated content to ensure logistics, transportation and distribution professionals have the knowledge they need to succeed in the global marketplace.

2020 CLTD 2.0 Enhancements Include:

  • 9 new case studies (1-per module)
  • Updates to the online menu to assist students such as downloadable e-Pub files for note taking, exam prep video series, in-product calculator, instructor-led slides and more
  • Moving from 8 to 9 modules, splitting the CLTD 1.0 Inventory and Warehousing into individual modules
  • Progress check questions moved into online quizzes
  • 2 physical printed books

Sign up today on our website for our expert instructor-led class starting on March 11, 2020, Wednesdays (5-9) – 10 Sessions. Cost: $1,750 Member/$1,995 Non Member Learn more…

APICS Milwaukee is the premier professional association for supply chain management, helping approximately 450 members representing over 180 Milwaukee area companies with educational and networking opportunities.  APICS Milwaukee chapter members receive discounts on all certification programs – click here to join today

Looking for more information on how APICS Milwaukee can help you in your career and current supply chain trends, visit our website at: https://apicsmilw.org.