Logistics professionals need to stay informed of what is happening in the industry, and how emerging trends in technology, outsourcing, regulations, and business practices can impact their jobs and companies. There is plenty of information out there; the challenge is filtering through all the noise to zero in on what is truly important and why.

And that is the mission statement of Logistics Viewpoints: To provide logistics professionals with clear and concise analyses of logistics trends, technologies, and services.

Logistics Viewpoints was launched in January 2009 by ARC Advisory Group.

ARC supply chain and logistics analysts Steve Banker, Clint Reiser, Chris Cunnane and Peter Reynolds bring more than 30 years of logistics research experience to their writing and analysis, working closely with leading manufacturers, retailers, logistics service providers, and technology companies. Their insightful postings address clearly and concisely the basic questions logistics professionals are asking: What are the most important trends and news in the industry today? Why are these developments important? What actions should I take in response