CSCMP Research and Surveys

CSCMP’s Annual "State of Logistics Report®"

The Annual “State of Logistics Report®”, authored by Kearney and presented by Penske Logistics, has tracked and measured all costs associated with moving freight through the U.S. supply chain since 1988. Each year, the report presents an overview of the economy during the past year, the logistics industry’s key trends, and the total U.S. logistics costs for the previous year and lays out future and potential trends.

The "State of Logistics Report®" is complimentary to CSCMP members and is widely used by supply chain management, logistics professionals, and organizations as the premier benchmark for U.S. logistics activity. 

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Logistics 2030: Navigating a Disruptive Decade

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), Auburn University, NASSTRAC, and Agile Business Media have undertaken a multi-year study, Logistics 2030: Navigating a Disruptive Decade. In 2018, when the Logistics 2030 project began, little did we know that the following three years would be some of the most transformative for supply chains. Market volatility caused by the pandemic, the subsequent economic downturn, and severe weather events have converged to cause enormous stress on all areas of the supply chain.

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State of Supply Chain Sustainability

The State of Supply Chain Sustainability Report explores how supply chain sustainability (SCS) practices are being implemented globally and what that means for professionals, enterprises, industries, and the planet. The report is a collaboration between The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), and is sponsored by BlueYonder, C.H. Robinson, KPMG, Intel, and Sam’s Club.

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Young Professionals in Supply Chain Study

What do young professionals think about working in the supply chain field? Why are they attracted to the business, and what are they looking for in a career? These are questions leaders at CSCMP and Penske Logistics set out to answer in the bi-annual Young Professionals Survey.

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EPIC Global Supply Chain Risk Assessment

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is committed to both developing and arming supply chain professionals to be successful in their pursuit of excellence throughout their careers, as well as advancing our discipline and accomplishing CSCMP’s mission of a truly integrated, end-to-end supply chain.

CSCMP has partnered with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Global Supply Chain Institute (GSCI) and IHS Markit to produce a tool that improves market intelligence, decision-making, and risk mitigation efforts for supply chain professionals. The EPIC Global Supply Chain Readiness Index (EPIC) employs a data-driven approach that combines UT’s quantitative analysis with IHS Markit’s rich, on-the-ground, qualitative insights from more than 55 countries around the globe. This tool is designed to provide foundational and contemporary input to supply chain leaders to drive more informed decisions about how to best operate in these markets.

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2023 Third-Party Logistics Study (3PL)

Started in 1996 by Dr. C. John Langley, a clinical professor of supply chain and information systems and director of development at the Center for Supply Chain Research™ at Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University, the Third-Party Logistics Study evaluates and documents the ways in which the global 3PL is constantly evolving.

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Logistics Manager’s Index Report (LMI®)

The LMI® is calculated using a diffusion index, in which any reading above 50 percent indicates that logistics is expanding; a reading below 50 percent is indicative of a shrinking logistics industry. The score is a combination of components including inventory levels and costs, warehousing capacity, utilization, and prices, and transportation capacity, utilization, and prices.

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2019 Supply Chain Market Research: Focus on Customer Service

Adelante SCM and BluJay Solutions, in partnership with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), conducted an online survey of supply chain and logistics professionals in March 2019. The research addressed several questions including: Will customer experience overtake price and product as the No. 1 brand differentiator? Which supply chain capabilities will be most important in delivering an enhanced customer experience (CX)? What factors are driving — and which ones are inhibiting — supply chain innovation efforts? How are companies exchanging data with trading partners, and what is the quality of that data? Read the full report to find out the answers!

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