To say that 2018 was a transformative year for transportation would be an understatement at best. Shippers and carriers alike were scrambling to secure capacity ... and secure that capacity at reasonable rates. This volatility coupled with ongoing changes to our transportation networks prompted us to launch the Logistics 2030 (L-2030) study.
The year 2030 is not a long way off. Over the next twelve years, supply chain professionals will encounter many challenges and rapid change. It is important to assess the strategies, requirements, and tools that will shape supply chains and drive success over the next decade.
A team of experts from Auburn University's Center for Supply Chain Innovation, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC), and AGiLE Business Media (publisher of DC Velocity & CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly), has undertaken a multi-year study of these future issues. Over the next few years, the L-2030 study will address key elements of the emerging supply chain.
Our first choice for study was transportation management, specifically, as the function exists within the shipper community. We collected expert insights on future transportation issues via a survey, focus groups, and individual interviews. The resulting information is contained in this report.