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The Friday Report: November November 13th, 2020

The Friday Report: November November 13th, 2020

The Long-Lasting Effects of COVID-19 on the Food and Beverage Supply Chain Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the food and beverage supply chain has had to deal with manufacturing facility shutdowns, the changing dynamics of consumer behavior and price...

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The Friday Report: November 6th, 2020

The Friday Report: November 6th, 2020

Support for Digitization in Shipping Industry Sails Forward To propel the adoption of digitization in the shipping industry, the Digital Container Shipping Association (DSCA) published standardized electronic data definitions for the port call process.  Adoption of...

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The Friday Report: October 30th, 2020

The Friday Report: October 30th, 2020

Bet on It, Baby.  Las Vegas is an “Ace” in Distribution Logistics Shifting away from its reputation as a location for entertainment and gaming, Las Vegas is playing its hand to be the talk of the nation in freight, transportation and logistics, serving major regional...

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The Friday Report: October 23rd, 2020

The Friday Report: October 23rd, 2020

Black Friday Retailers Sideline Consumers at Home How will retail fare this holiday season?  With many people still working from home and living through either public or self-imposed restrictions, Americans remain highly focused on comfort.  With their travel and...

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The Friday Report: October 16th, 2020

The Friday Report: October 16th, 2020

New Category of Meat Alternative Product in Development The popularity of plant-based meat products has encouraged the continued development of a new alternative protein product, cell-based meat.  “Cultured meat” is the new term used to describe and identify a...

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The Friday Report: October 2nd, 2020

The Friday Report: October 2nd, 2020

Strong Collaboration Helps Improve Healthcare Supply Chain Network Over the past year with the rise and fall of COVID-19 around the world, industries were forced to continually evaluate and make changes. This is especially true of the healthcare system which...

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The Basics of Freight, Transportation and Logistics

The Basics of Freight, Transportation and Logistics

We live in a highly complicated world with circuitous global supply chains and rising shipping rates.  Raw materials, components and finished goods often traverse the globe until they reach their final destination- the customer.  To do this, freight shipments are...

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The Friday Report: September 25th, 2020

The Friday Report: September 25th, 2020

Newly Released 3PL Survey Reveals Need for Technology and Risk Management As we have watched in real time over the past year, the vulnerability of modern supply chains has become visible.  The need for effective risk management and more technology has become painfully...

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The Friday Report: September 18th, 2020

The Friday Report: September 18th, 2020

Oil Demand Declines and World Begins Shift to Zero-Carbon Energy Sources Along with a myriad of other changes this year, there has been a notable shift downward in the demand for oil.  With the COVID-19 pandemic, American oil prices actually were negative for the...

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Take a Fresh Look at the Cold Storage Warehouse Industry

Take a Fresh Look at the Cold Storage Warehouse Industry

Across a variety of industries from flowers and food and beverage to pharmaceuticals, film, chemicals and other temperature sensitive goods, companies across the supply chain have turned to public cold storage warehouses to properly and safely handle, store and ship...

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The Friday Report: September 4th, 2020

The Friday Report: September 4th, 2020

Can Smartphones Dangling from Trees Give Amazon Contractor Delivery Drivers an Edge? If you are in the suburbs of Chicago and wonder why you see smartphones dangling from trees near Amazon.com Inc. delivery stations and Whole Foods stores, you are probably wondering...

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What is Drug Commercialization and Why Is It Outsourced?

What is Drug Commercialization and Why Is It Outsourced?

It is widely known that developing new drugs is an incredibly costly, time consuming venture that requires millions of dollars and years of effort, but that is only the beginning of the story.  Innovation and breakthroughs in medical science do not necessarily ensure...

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The Friday Report: August 28th, 2020

The Friday Report: August 28th, 2020

Amazon Provides Seamless Service via Amazon Fresh Grocery Store Amazon announced that it has designed a grocery store from the ground up to provide a seamless shopping experience for consumers who are shopping either online or in a brick and mortar store.  The new...

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The Friday Report: August 21st, 2020

The Friday Report: August 21st, 2020

Booming Times for Package Carriers Leads to Peak Season Rate Increases With consumers heavily dependent upon shipping carriers UPS, USPS and FedEx, two of the carriers aggressively hiked peak-season fees.  FedEx recently followed the lead of UPS and USPS to capture...

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