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Impact of COVID-19 on Warehousing and the Supply Chain

Impact of COVID-19 on Warehousing and the Supply Chain

1. The Need to Keep More Inventory on Hand Expanded the Use of Safety Stock.    For most manufacturers, the trend pre-pandemic was to adopt just-in-time manufacturing practices to keep inventory costs lower.  This also helped warehouses to better utilize space.  With...

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The Friday Report: February 26th, 2021

The Friday Report: February 26th, 2021

DHL Pilots Drive-Up Mobile Pop-Up Retail Store in Response to Social Distancing Concerns  The global COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to numerous innovations.  Industry leader DHL announced recently that it had opened a 2,200 cubic foot drive up mobile pop-up retail...

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The Friday Report: February 19th, 2021

The Friday Report: February 19th, 2021

CPG Relies on Favored Tool During COVID-19 Pandemic:  SKU Rationalization Consumer tastes have changed. During the COVID pandemic, when much of the population was locked down, snacking became common.  These increasing habits lead to issues in servicing the wide...

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The Friday Report: February 12th, 2021

The Friday Report: February 12th, 2021

Need for E-Commerce Professionals Escalates In the LinkedIn’s Jobs on the Rise report, frontline e-commerce roles grew by approximately 73% between April and October 2020.  This is the highest year-over-year growth period on record.  As of January 15th, 2021, there...

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The Friday Report: January 29th, 2021

The Friday Report: January 29th, 2021

GM Launches BrightDrop, Electric First-to-Last Mile Products, Software and Services An innovative concept for “electrifying” the delivery side of e-commerce D2C deliveries recently was announced by General Motors.  GM has debuted the announcement of its new...

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The Friday Report: January 15th, 2021

The Friday Report: January 15th, 2021

American Trucking Industry Braces for Year of Transition With the global coronavirus pandemic continuing to rage on, experts anticipate that what may have started out as a temporary fix may now become established patterns.  Consumers have become comfortable ordering...

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The Friday Report: December 18th, 2020

The Friday Report: December 18th, 2020

2020 Holiday Shipping Gridlock Armageddon Online shopping demand has finally caught up with the shipping carriers.  ShipMatrix, a software solutions company which provides shipping tracking, recently revealed the extent of holiday package shipping gridlock and it was...

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The Friday Report: December 4th, 2020 – Retail Edition

The Friday Report: December 4th, 2020 – Retail Edition

7-Eleven Sails Ahead with Small Basket Delivery Did you know that 7-Eleven offers delivery via seven different third-party services including Instacart, Uber Eats, Postmates, DoorDah and Grubhub?  7-Eleven is now able to offer delivery covering 90% of its service...

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Update on COVID-19 Testing and the Medical Supply Chain

Update on COVID-19 Testing and the Medical Supply Chain

Why Test?  What is the COVID-19 Testing Strategy? Early in the pandemic, the scientific community advised that COVID-19 testing would be instrumental in getting the spread of the coronavirus under control.  The strategy of imposing lockdowns was designed to stall for...

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The Friday Report: November 27th, 2020 BLACK FRIDAY EDITION

The Friday Report: November 27th, 2020 BLACK FRIDAY EDITION

Best Buy Boasts Same Day Delivery Using Partner Instacart The largest consumer electronics retailer in the United States, Best Buy has launched a partnership with Instacart to provide customers with same day delivery of technology products.  As its online sales have...

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The Friday Report: November 20th, 2020

The Friday Report: November 20th, 2020

2020 is the Year of Shipping and Delivery COVID-19 has certainly changed the world in many unforeseen ways and has had a major impact on retail sales.  Although retail sales are down, e-commerce has been outperforming other sectors and aided in offsetting the lack of...

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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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