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:

Japan and Ecuador Earthquakes Highlight Supply Chain Risks

Apr 19, 2016
Another natural disaster brings forth another reminder of the importance of supply chain risk mitigation. This time, two earthquakes on opposite sides of the Pacific Ocean have impacted lives as well as supply chains.

Truck Tonnage Jumps in February

Mar 30, 2016
The American Trucking Association (ATA) reported a big jump in its seasonally adjusted for-hire truck tonnage index for February. Up 7.2% month-to-month, year-to-date tonnage is up 4.8%. The association’s Economist cautioned however that the February jump was likely the result of a weaker than average January, which declined 0.3% from December.

The Evolving Freight Forwarding Market

Mar 9, 2016
Last week, The Elite League and Logistics Trends & Insights LLC hosted a lively Twitter chat on the changing freight forwarding market.

Perhaps Bigger is Not Better – Small Stores Make a Comeback

Mar 2, 2016
As retailers report fourth quarter earnings, a troubling but not so surprising story is emerging – brick & mortar retailers are in trouble. Declining foot traffic thanks to changing preferences and shifts towards online shopping are a part of the problem but perhaps part of the problem are the stores themselves. Remember the old adage “Bigger is better” as we witness the growth of big box stores?

CIOs under Pressure as Retail Industry Transforms

Dec 9, 2015
Sales at Brick & Mortars fell 10% during the Thanksgiving holiday while online ordering increased its share of the retail spend pocket. Is it the end for Brick & Mortars?

More than Alibaba – China’s Retail Industry

Dec 2, 2015
Consulting firm, McKinsey noted “over the course of the next decade, the global face of the retail industry will change dramatically. Emerging markets will continue to see spectacular growth, both in regards to new shoppers and per capita spending”.

The New Retail Industry

Nov 25, 2015
This week kicks off the “official” holiday shopping period here in the US and how traditional retailers versus online retailers fare will be closely monitored. However, an interesting comment from one analyst, Laura Kennedy, director of retail insight at Kantar Retail, noted, “Retailers have finally realized that shoppers don’t see the difference between going to the store and shopping online.”

A Bumpy Q3 for Some Freight Forwarders

Nov 17, 2015
Another bumpy quarter for the freight forwarding market thanks to a global economy that is slowing. The US, however, was a bright spot for many forwarders due to rising imports ahead of the peak season.

Battle for Singles Day Supremacy

Nov 11, 2015
Alibaba’s latest quarterly revenue indicates a company still much dependent on its home turf and maybe that’s not such a bad thing.

DSV and UTi Worldwide Combination Provides a Balanced Global Presence

Oct 12, 2015
The industry had just barely digested the XPO Logistics acquisition of Con-way when DSV announced its intentions to acquire UTi Worldwide.