Table of Contents: January 2020

Supply chains to infinity and beyond: interview with Mark Wiese
NASA is heading back to the moon. That means it has to develop supply chains both here on Earth and in space. It's up to Mark Wiese and his team to pull it all together.
Maritime industry braces for sea-change Maritime industry braces for sea-change
For ocean carriers, 2020 will be a year of reckoning, as regulatory and market pressures force them to shelve expansion plans and slash costs. But over at the nation's ports, it's a different story.
Tucker Perkins of the Propane Education & Research Council Tucker Perkins of the Propane Education & Research Council
In our continuing series of discussions with top supply-chain industry executives, Tucker Perkins discusses propane's role in powering the nation's material handling operations.
How to revamp your order-fulfillment strategy How to revamp your order-fulfillment strategy
In the face of an increasingly complex supply chain, experts point to data, automation, and flexibility as building blocks of a successful fulfillment strategy.
Driverless forklifts are now a thing Driverless forklifts are now a thing
No longer a novelty, automated and semi-automated forklifts are making headway in warehouses where human workers are in short supply. Will they eventually become the norm?
Streamlining the floral supply chain ... one stem at a time Streamlining the floral supply chain ... one stem at a time
Royal FloraHolland ships 40,000 varieties of plants and flowers a day to and from scores of countries. Here's a look at how the co-op is streamlining its supply chain via collaborative digitization; better packaging, storage, and transportation methods; and more.
What does 2020 hold for logistics leaders? What does 2020 hold for logistics leaders?
Going into the new year, the logistics sector faces fierce headwinds that include an ongoing labor shortage, freight-rate volatility, and economic uncertainty. New technologies and strategies may be key to weathering the storm.

Voices
Outbound: No, a robot will not take your job (but it might change it)
Despite what we've all heard, a new survey shows that most American workers do not feel threatened by the prospect of workplace automation. In fact, nearly three-quarters say they would welcome the assistance.
Big Picture: Welcome to the 2020s
How will this decade leave its mark on the supply chain technology landscape?
Inbound
Looking to thwart porch pirates? There's an app for that
Startup launches service that connects online shoppers with neighbors who can accept packages on their behalf.
A moveable feast?
Automated grocery "NanoStore" can be picked up and dropped wherever it's needed.
Penske's electric trucks deliver the goods
Penske Logistics logs 10,000 over-the-road miles with Freighliner eCascadias.
Put your forklift knowledge to the test
Online trivia challenge invites players to show what they know about forklifts and forklift fuels.
Do you know a Rainmaker?
Nominations for annual leadership awards due March 15.
Logistics gives back
Here's our monthly roundup of some of the charitable works and donations by companies in the material handling and logistics space.
Air freight meets high fashion
DHL aircargo facility hosts "enviro-fashion" show.
Newsworthy
Cyber attacks targeted transportation sector in third quarter, report finds
Employees are "last line of defense" as hackers seek to disrupt rivals' supply chains, Mimecast says.
Commercial real estate market set to continue growth trend in 2020
Market outlook calls for growth in retail, industrial, and logistics sectors, CBRE 2020 report shows.
AGiLE announces leadership promotion
Master named to newly created position of chief operating officer, Mac Donald remains President and CEO.
3 logistics trends to watch in 2020
The growth of networks, data-as-a-service, and heightend use of analytics/AI will shape the logistics landscape in the New Year, tech exec says.
Report: Mobile robotics on the rise in retail
More than 150,000 mobile robots expected to be deployed in brick-and-mortar stores by 2025, report shows.
Forecast: U.S. truck market mired in neutral conditions through first half of 2020
FTR, ACT reports predict mediocre business environment in wake of Celadon and Roadrunner disarray.
Industry praises efforts to move USMCA forward
Retailers, truckers hopeful as the renegotiated trade deal with Canada and Mexico moves ahead following lawmakers' compromise agreement this week.
Takeoff Technologies expands grocery fulfillment deal with retailer Albertsons
Grocer to meet e-commerce demand with automated micro-fulfillment centers as rival food retailers Walmart, Krogers, Ahold Delhaize boost logistics spending.