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Supply Chain Execs Give Outlook for 2010 in Technology Report

Last year, eyefortransport's North American Technology Report revealed a grim outlook in light of the global economic collapse, with the USA particularly badly hit. In 2009 over a third of executive respondents planned a decline in investment in technology and IT solutions. 2010 however, brings with it optimism and opportunity; almost half of shippers plan to increase investment in IT/Technology, with only a fifth witnessing further decline, and 100 percent of shippers expect to grow.

2010 could prove to be the year where firms with a competitive edge and innovative ideas, can begin to prosper once more. However, "The economic recovery is going to continue to be choppy with plenty of stops and starts," according to Eric Starks, president of FTR Associates.

This report provides data on what motivates top supply chain executives when seeking new technologies; how supply chain executives plan to invest in technology solutions next year; which supply chain technologies have yielded good ROI; and which technologies executives would like to see improved.

The report includes opinions and industry insights of over 300 executives from the supply chain and logistics industry companies, including Penske Logistics, J B Hunt Transport, Exel, YRC Worldwide, Odyssey Logistics and The Fennimore Group.

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Last year, eyefortransport's North American Technology Report revealed a grim outlook in light of the global economic collapse, with the USA particularly badly hit. In 2009 over a third of executive respondents planned a decline in investment in technology and IT solutions. 2010 however, brings with it optimism and opportunity; almost half of shippers plan to increase investment in IT/Technology, with only a fifth witnessing further decline, and 100 percent of shippers expect to grow.

2010 could prove to be the year where firms with a competitive edge and innovative ideas, can begin to prosper once more. However, "The economic recovery is going to continue to be choppy with plenty of stops and starts," according to Eric Starks, president of FTR Associates.

This report provides data on what motivates top supply chain executives when seeking new technologies; how supply chain executives plan to invest in technology solutions next year; which supply chain technologies have yielded good ROI; and which technologies executives would like to see improved.

The report includes opinions and industry insights of over 300 executives from the supply chain and logistics industry companies, including Penske Logistics, J B Hunt Transport, Exel, YRC Worldwide, Odyssey Logistics and The Fennimore Group.

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