Addressing Critical Issues in Transportation & Logistics

Supply & Demand Chain Executive conducts online survey on top challenges facing transportation, logistics executives

Chicago September 1, 2004 Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine is conducting an online survey addressing the top challenges facing transportation and logistics executives.

Supply & Demand Chain Executive is planning a special supplement for December 2004 devoted to key issues in transportation and logistics, and the magazine is conducting the brief online survey to ensure that the supplement covers the issues most important to its readers.

Supply and demand chain practitioners are invited to express their views on the most critical transportation and logistics issues facing their organizations and to help shape the editorial coverage in this special supplement.

Three respondents who provide complete, valid surveys by the deadline of September 8 are to be selected at random from among all valid surveys returned to be awarded $25 gift certificates for More details on the gift certificates are provided at end of survey.

"Our mission at Supply & Demand Chain Executive is to provide original intelligence and decision-making information for executives and other supply and demand chain management professionals as they enable their supply and demand chains for competitive advantage," said Andrew K. Reese, editor of the magazine. "This brief survey will help ensure that the coverage in our special transportation and logistics supplement hits the issues that are most critical for our supply and demand chain practitioner readers."

The survey explores companies' plans for outsourcing their transportation capacity, the extent to which enterprises view logistics as a strategic function, and spending plans for third-party logistics services over the next 18 months, among other subjects covered. All individual responses will be held in strict confidence, and only aggregated data will be reported.

The survey is available online at