Cathy Morrow Roberson

Cathy Morrow Roberson

Involved in both the ecommerce and the supply chain markets for several years, Cathy Morrow Roberson follows both with great interest and enjoys connecting with others and to share new ideas. Founder and Head Analyst of Logistics Trends & Insights LLC, Cathy provides unique research and content solutions for the supply chain market and frequently writes for leading logistics publications and blogs. Cathy can be reached at, Twitter: @cmroberson06 and @LogisticsTI, website:

The Dark Side of Digitalization

Aug 10, 2017
Improvements in efficiency, real-time visibility and connectivity with suppliers and customers 24/7 are among the benefits touted for digitizing the supply chain.

The Focal Point of Amazon's Logistics Network - Fulfillment by Amazon

Feb 8, 2017
Will Amazon compete against the likes of DHL, FedEx and UPS is one of the most talked about questions in the market.

Expect More Ocean Freight Consolidation in 2017

Dec 19, 2016
The year 2016 will go down as one of the most tumultuous in ocean freight market history as new alliances were created, mergers & acquisitions increased and the threat of bankruptcy became real for one leading ocean freight carrier. 2017 will likely bring much the same according to our recent Twitter survey.

Amazon’s Investments Weighs on Earnings

Nov 8, 2016
Despite net sales increasing 31% to $32.7 billion in the third quarter and operating income up 41.6% to $575 million, there was a sense of disappointment from many folks as Amazon missed earnings per shares expectations of 78 cents, coming in at 52 cents instead.

How Healthy are the Freight Forwarders?

Oct 19, 2016
Global trade is slowing and by some estimates, this year will see the weakest growth since the financial crisis.

Where are the Cold Chain Logistics Opportunities?

Aug 31, 2016
Global demand for cold chain logistics continues to grow as urbanization expands and government regulations tighten.

Amazon’s Air Freight Aspirations

Aug 17, 2016
“…it would be a daunting task requiring tens of billions in capital and years to build sufficient scale and density to replicate existing networks like FedEx.” – President of FedEx Services

How will the Brexit decision affect supply chains?

Jun 29, 2016
In a vote that has rocked the world, the UK has decided to leave the European Union. The recent aftermath of this decision has been brutal for the British Pound and the uncertainty of what it all means has folks wondering what will happen next.

The Use of Drones in Logistics

May 31, 2016
In our latest #WeekendSurvey Twitter survey, we asked, “Will drones be used in daily logistics services in the near future?” While there were only 18 responses, the results show a bit of hesitancy in this technology with 39% indicating yes, 39% noting that it depends on regulations and 22% saying drones will not be used in daily logistics services in the near future.

No Address? No Problem

May 4, 2016
The growth of e-commerce is skyrocketing. According to market research firm, eMarketer, e-commerce sales are estimated to reach $3.5 trillion within five years and nowhere is that growth expected to leap the fastest than in emerging markets.