Throughout 2021, surging demand, tight capacity, supply chain disruptions and inflation kept intense pressures on the logistics sector, but a stuttering rebalancing of demand and supply is currently underway as the economy has slowed. However, those within the logistics industry should continue to expect the unexpected and focus on collaboration and contingency planning within their operations as they work towards greater stability.

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Data and insights in the 33rd Annual Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) State of Logistics Report® help shippers and carriers plan their business strategy for the remainder of 2022 and beyond.

The 33rd Annual State of Logistics report, titled Out of Sync, indicates that U.S.-based supply chains are still adjusting to short-term changes and uncovering long-term solutions to disruptions caused by the pandemic and other global events. To learn more, download the Executive Summary.

"For the industry to 'get its sync back' and return to a more balanced long-term growth trajectory, it will need to invest in the ideas and capabilities that will make it more resilient — come what may."

~2022 State of Logistics Report

Top Findings

  • U.S. business logistics costs (USBLC) were elevated by 22.4% to $1.85 trillion, representing 8% of 2021's $23 trillion gross domestic product (GDP).
  • Business inventories dropped to near historic lows, but the costs associated with storing, handling and financing these items rose considerably.
  • Efforts to increase multi-shoring are destined to accelerate.
  • Last mile delivery volume is trending upward.
  • Trucking freight sees more volume and opportunities.

Resilience, innovation and a focus on strategic relationships are helping logisticians navigate challenging conditions that started last year and continue to disrupt supply chains globally.

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