Cathy Morrow Roberson

Cathy Morrow Roberson

Involved in both the ecommerce and the supply chain markets for several years, Cathy Morrow Roberson follows both with great interest and enjoys connecting with others and to share new ideas. Founder and Head Analyst of Logistics Trends & Insights LLC, Cathy provides unique research and content solutions for the supply chain market and frequently writes for leading logistics publications and blogs. Cathy can be reached at croberson@logisticstrendsandinsights.com, Twitter: @cmroberson06 and @LogisticsTI, website: www.LogisticsTI.com

How will the Brexit decision affect supply chains?

Jun 29, 2016
In a vote that has rocked the world, the UK has decided to leave the European Union. The recent aftermath of this decision has been brutal for the British Pound and the uncertainty of what it all means has folks wondering what will happen next.

The Use of Drones in Logistics

May 31, 2016
In our latest #WeekendSurvey Twitter survey, we asked, “Will drones be used in daily logistics services in the near future?” While there were only 18 responses, the results show a bit of hesitancy in this technology with 39% indicating yes, 39% noting that it depends on regulations and 22% saying drones will not be used in daily logistics services in the near future.

No Address? No Problem

May 4, 2016
The growth of e-commerce is skyrocketing. According to market research firm, eMarketer, e-commerce sales are estimated to reach $3.5 trillion within five years and nowhere is that growth expected to leap the fastest than in emerging markets.

Japan and Ecuador Earthquakes Highlight Supply Chain Risks

Apr 19, 2016
Another natural disaster brings forth another reminder of the importance of supply chain risk mitigation. This time, two earthquakes on opposite sides of the Pacific Ocean have impacted lives as well as supply chains.

Truck Tonnage Jumps in February

Mar 30, 2016
The American Trucking Association (ATA) reported a big jump in its seasonally adjusted for-hire truck tonnage index for February. Up 7.2% month-to-month, year-to-date tonnage is up 4.8%. The association’s Economist cautioned however that the February jump was likely the result of a weaker than average January, which declined 0.3% from December.

The Evolving Freight Forwarding Market

Mar 9, 2016
Last week, The Elite League and Logistics Trends & Insights LLC hosted a lively Twitter chat on the changing freight forwarding market.

Perhaps Bigger is Not Better – Small Stores Make a Comeback

Mar 2, 2016
As retailers report fourth quarter earnings, a troubling but not so surprising story is emerging – brick & mortar retailers are in trouble. Declining foot traffic thanks to changing preferences and shifts towards online shopping are a part of the problem but perhaps part of the problem are the stores themselves. Remember the old adage “Bigger is better” as we witness the growth of big box stores?

CIOs under Pressure as Retail Industry Transforms

Dec 9, 2015
Sales at Brick & Mortars fell 10% during the Thanksgiving holiday while online ordering increased its share of the retail spend pocket. Is it the end for Brick & Mortars?

More than Alibaba – China’s Retail Industry

Dec 2, 2015
Consulting firm, McKinsey noted “over the course of the next decade, the global face of the retail industry will change dramatically. Emerging markets will continue to see spectacular growth, both in regards to new shoppers and per capita spending”.

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.”

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