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The Friday Report: May 29th, 2020

The Friday Report: May 29th, 2020

Sales of Plant-Based Meat Alternatives Soar During COVID-19 Pandemic Although many meatpacking plants are up and running, thousands of workers have tested positive for coronavirus and some have died.  Although meatpackers have invested more in worker safety to reduce...

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The Friday Report: May 22nd, 2020

The Friday Report: May 22nd, 2020

Amazon Announces $4 Billion in Spending to Ensure Worker Safety In response to employee complaints and concerns about COVID-19 infecting its workforce, Amazon recently imposed over 150 industry-wide safety protocols and changes to its facilities and warehousess to...

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The Friday Report: May 15th, 2020

The Friday Report: May 15th, 2020

USDA to Launch Farmers to Family Food Box Program to Feed the Hungry Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has initiated a part of the federal response to those suffering from COVID-19 outbreak food challenges.  The new $3 billion plan named “Farmers to Family Food Box...

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The Friday Report: May 8th, 2020

The Friday Report: May 8th, 2020

COVID-19 Meat Processing Woes Lead to Increased Demand for Meatless Meat With the recent COVID-19 outbreak impacting meat processing plants across the nation, American consumers seem to be developing a taste for plant-based food products.  Beyond the meat shortages,...

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The Friday Report: May 1st, 2020

The Friday Report: May 1st, 2020

Macy’s Anticipates Reopening All Its Stores within 6 Weeks Anxious to get back to business, Macy’s announced that it would reopen 58 of its retail stores on Monday, May 4th in states that have eased stay at home restrictions.  This includes Georgia and South...

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The Friday Report: April 24th, 2020

The Friday Report: April 24th, 2020

Leveraging Its Logistics, Amazon Opens PPE Store to Healthcare Workers, First Responders and Governments Without much fanfare, Amazon opened a nonprofit store to provide personal protection equipment and needed medical supplies for the fight against COVID-19.  Known...

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The Friday Report: April 17th, 2020

The Friday Report: April 17th, 2020

New Tech Tools Ease Shortage of Overnight Rest Areas for Truck Drivers Two companies, Trucker Tools and TruckPark announced that they have formed an alliance to aid truck drivers in finding safe parking facilities for overnight stays.  Trucker Tools is a technology...

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The Friday Report: March 20th, 2020

The Friday Report: March 20th, 2020

Chinese Tariffs Continue on Medical Equipment Recently 160 businesses and organizations wrote a letter to the White House to request a suspension in tariffs on billions of dollars’ worth of goods imported from China.  Analysts and industry associations are concerned...

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The Friday Report: March 13th, 2020

The Friday Report: March 13th, 2020

Coronavirus Disrupting Supply Chains According to a new survey by the Institute of Supply Chain Management, nearly 75% of companies are reporting supply chain disruptions due to coronavirus-related transportation restrictions. The survey also reported that over 80% of...

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The Friday Report: March 6th, 2020

The Friday Report: March 6th, 2020

Cost and Complexity Still Plague Retail Industry Retail logistics is mired by inefficiencies and unnecessary costs.  Today, ground transportation, fulfillment and retail logistics are all being reconfigured to better serve the retail industry.  Last mile delivery...

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The Friday Report: February 28th, 2020

The Friday Report: February 28th, 2020

Cargo Thieves Continue to Target Trucks in Transit A recent report by international transport and logistics insurer TT club and supply chain intelligence firm BSI indicates that 87% of cargo thefts involved trucks in 2019.  This is up by 3% over the previous year and...

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The Friday Report: February 21st, 2020

The Friday Report: February 21st, 2020

Blue Collar Worker Shortage Turns Severe  The younger generation is eschewing trade school and apprenticeship opportunities, turning instead to college for white collar jobs.  The agriculture, mining, manufacturing, construction, transportation and supply chain...

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The Friday Report: February 14th, 2020

The Friday Report: February 14th, 2020

How Macy’s Plans to Change Its Old, Siloed Supply Chain Model Before the advent of ecommerce, Macy’s viewed the supply chain as transactional.  This meant that its primary focus was in moving goods from point to point while optimizing costs at each point along the...

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The Friday Report: February 7th, 2020

The Friday Report: February 7th, 2020

Recall of Contaminated Surgical Gowns Results in Cancelled Surgeries Industry giant Cardinal Health recently announced two voluntary recalls for surgical gowns.  In January, Cardinal Health advised healthcare providers to cease utilization of some specific types of...

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