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FHWA Talking Freight Webinar: 2014 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals State of Logistics Report

August 20, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), an international, supply chain-focused organization composed of over 8,500 members, publishes an annual report, the State of Logistics Report, which is considered one of the most important reports in the goods movement and freight logistics industry.  The State of Logistics Report provides an overview of current goods movement and freight logistics trends, and also discusses the current freight volumes and economic health of the various freight transportation mode industries.  Understanding the current “lay of the land” in the goods movement and freight logistics industry can help both public and private sector transportation organizations better understand current and possible future freight transportation planning needs.  It can also provide insights into the business aspects of freight transportation, information typically not available to or examined by many public sector freight transportation professionals.  This webinar will provide information on the current state of freight logistics in the United States, including some information about recent freight transportation trends.  It will also explain how companies directly involved in supply chain management utilize and can benefit from the report, and discuss how the report can help public sector transportation professionals better understand transportation supply chain needs and trends and enhance freight transportation planning.



2014 CSCMP State of Logistics Report – Overview of Current Freight Transportation Logistics Trends

This presentation will focus on the overall state of freight logistics in the United States, and provide insights into the current state of the each of the freight transportation modes, including the trucking, railroad, and international marine shipping industries.

  • Rosalyn Wilson, Parsons; primary author of the 2014 State of Logistics Report


State of Logistics Report – How It Can Inform and Enhance Companies’ Supply Chain Management Practices

This presentation will discuss how companies engaged in supply chain management can utilize the report and improve their supply chain management practices through understanding the freight logistics trends discussed in the report.

  • Kevin Smith, Sustainable Supply Chain Consulting


State of Logistics Report – How It Can Benefit Public Sector Freight Transportation Planning Efforts

This presentation will focus on explaining why the CSCMP State of Logistics Report is important to public sector transportation professionals and what information can be gleaned from the report that will enhance public sector freight transportation awareness and planning efforts.

  • Libby Ogard, Prime Focus LLC

More information about Talking Freight is available at  Links to past presentations and recordings are available on If you have any questions, please contact Chip Millard, FHWA, 202-366-4415, [email protected] or Jennifer Symoun, Leidos, 703-318-4267 or [email protected]

Note: Time listed is Eastern Time.


August 20, 2014
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm




Federal Highway Administration

Note: All event times are in the local time zone for in-person events and in U.S. Eastern Time for web-based events.