Cathy Morrow Roberson

Cathy Morrow Roberson

A research analyst, Cathy has been involved in the logistics industry for 15 years. Prior to the logistics industry, she was with an e-commerce consulting company. After hands-on experience at UPS Supply Chain Solutions, Cathy moved on to Transport Intelligence using the knowledge gained from this work experience for writing a variety of supply chain reports, briefs and consulting work. However, with the new wave of ecommerce and technology advances, Cathy accepted a position with a young, fast growing supply chain optimization company to update and learn new skills in the rapidly changing logistics environment. This latest move has further provided the opportunity to the expansion of her blog, Global Supply Chain Insights, as well as writing assignments from leading logistics publications and blogs, the occasional speaking engagement and selects consulting projects. Cathy can be reached at Twitter: @cmroberson06 Blog: Global Supply Chain Insights ( LinkedIn:

The New Retail Industry

Nov 25, 2015
This week kicks off the “official” holiday shopping period here in the US and how traditional retailers versus online retailers fare will be closely monitored. However, an interesting comment from one analyst, Laura Kennedy, director of retail insight at Kantar Retail, noted, “Retailers have finally realized that shoppers don’t see the difference between going to the store and shopping online.”

A Bumpy Q3 for Some Freight Forwarders

Nov 17, 2015
Another bumpy quarter for the freight forwarding market thanks to a global economy that is slowing. The US, however, was a bright spot for many forwarders due to rising imports ahead of the peak season.

Battle for Singles Day Supremacy

Nov 11, 2015
Alibaba’s latest quarterly revenue indicates a company still much dependent on its home turf and maybe that’s not such a bad thing.

DSV and UTi Worldwide Combination Provides a Balanced Global Presence

Oct 12, 2015
The industry had just barely digested the XPO Logistics acquisition of Con-way when DSV announced its intentions to acquire UTi Worldwide.

Logistics M&A Activity – What’s Next?

Sep 24, 2015
The logistics environment is undergoing great change as 2015 goes down as one of the most active for m&a activity in recent years. Last week, Logistics Trends & Insights hosted a Twitter chat relating to this topic.

Retailer Target puts the spotlight on supply chain

Aug 26, 2015
Plagued by a huge security breach a couple of years ago and a botched attempt to enter the Canadian market, the US retailer Target perhaps took a wise step this past week in naming John Mulligan COO and responsible for the company’s supply chain. Mr. Mulligan will certainly be kept busy particularly as Target’s CEO noted the retailer has an “incredibly complex supply chain” for unacceptable stock

Same Day – Is it Worth It?

Aug 12, 2015
Evidently plenty of start-up companies seem to think Same Day delivery is worth it just by the number of new start-ups either popping up or existing ones expanding into a new city.

Record Breaking Fiscal Years for East and Gulf Coast Ports

Aug 4, 2015
Record freight is being reported at US ports as memories of the US West Coast dilemma refuse to fade.

Prime Day….the Results, Kind of

Jul 22, 2015
A success or flop? If anything, Prime Day stoked the social media chatter with such trending Twitter hashtags as #PrimeDay and #PrimeDayFails.

Did Walmart Just One Up Amazon?

Jul 14, 2015
Just as everyone was getting excited about Prime Day, Walmart announces on its blog, ““We’ve heard some retailers are charging $100 to get access to a sale. But the idea of asking customers to pay extra in order to save money just doesn’t add up for us. We’re standing up for our customers and everyone else who sees no rhyme or reason for paying a premium to save.”