Logistically Minded: Machine learning, self-driving and sensors everywhere will define 2017

Supply chains are constantly changing as new rules, technologies, resources and market trends transform operations. Here’s a skim of the week’s indexes, technology announcements, expansions and M&As from around the web. In Case You Missed It Market Snapshot The Cass Freight Transportation Index noted November volumes fell slightly year-over-year, but not enough to affect recent optimism about an improved market. Consumer spending appears to be recovering slightly, too, as the rate of contraction continues to decrease month by month. In other words, spending and volumes are still down from last year, but at least the rate of decline is slowing. The trend is also reflected in the truckload market, according to Swift Transportation. Volumes may be up, but truck rates are not rising respectively, the Journal of Commerce reports. The…


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