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TRENDS SETTING THE STAGE FOR GROWTH IN 2017


CSX Transportation (CSXT) conducted a comprehensive survey of the factors and trends impacting transportation networks and supply chains going into 2017. A pool of over 150 supply chain professionals were asked about their transportation plans, challenges and opportunities for growth for the coming year.

The majority of supply chain and transportation professionals surveyed (71.5%) have a favorable economic outlook for 2017.

Respondents are focused on both growing their business and reducing costs – a sometimes tricky balancing act. Consumers’ omnichannel expectations and the growing e-commerce trend are viewed favorably as potential growth drivers.

Positive Outlook for 2017
Growing opportunities within the e-commerce space, coupled with a strong U.S. dollar, are making supply chain leaders optimistic for the future.

Respondents state negative trends, such as rising fuel costs, could thwart this optimism. What are some other challenges to growth that are causing concern for supply chain leaders?

Download the complete survey to learn what supply chain leaders think about the state of the economy, the trends and factors impacting the industry and supply chain’s evolving role in driving growth in an ever-evolving marketplace. 

 

 

 

 

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