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The Friday Report August 17, 2018

Freight and Logistics Industry Optimistic about Next Three Months According to July 2018 survey of the logistics and transportation industry by TCompanies, 70% of respondents are optimistic about the U.S. economy over the next three months.  Survey...

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The DSCSA Pharmaceutical Serialization Deadline Looms

From the United Kingdom to the United States, Canada and China, countries around the globe have put into place governmental regulations to safeguard the health and well-being of consumers with respect to medical devices, pharmaceuticals and life science goods.  In...

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The Friday Report August 10, 2018

Will Amazon Put 3PLs Out of Business? Ratings agency Standard & Poors reacted to reports that Amazon is working to start its own in-house delivery function.  According to the industry expert, Amazon moving into the delivery lane is not anticipated to be a...

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U.S. Cold Storage Warehouse Inventory

From North America to Vietnam, the cold storage warehouse industry is booming.   With primary clients in the pharmaceutical industry and food industry, refrigerated warehouses are essential for pharmaceutical and food safety. North American, especially U.S. cold...

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The Friday Report August 3, 2018

Pharma Industry Needs a Technology Update 2018 has seen a push towards transforming the drug supply chain.  With the advent of new technologies, renewed focus has been brought to bear on ways to improve identification of counterfeit drugs in the supply chain. ...

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The Friday Report: July 27th, 2018

U.S. Meat Stockpiles Fill Cold Storage Warehouses Federal data reveals that record levels of beef, pork and poultry meat is currently being stockpiled in United States warehouses, at levels above 2.5 billion pounds.  Hogs and chickens are being raised for slaughter at...

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The Friday Report July 20, 2018

U.S. Ports at Record Highs but for How Long? Across the United States, ports are reporting record volumes.  Talk and action on tariffs is increasing anxiety of manufacturers and retailers.  Eager to ensure a successful holiday season, some goods are being shipped...

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The Friday Report July 13, 2018

Chinese Imports Increased Amid Threats of Tariffs The unforeseen increase in Chinese imports to U.S. ports may indicate that some retailers moved up orders in order to insulate themselves from rising tensions and threats of additional U.S. tariffs on China.  Industry...

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The Friday Report July 6, 2018

Digital Freight Brokerage, Drones and Last Mile Delivery According to a report by analysts at Frost & Sullivan, the rising costs of last mile delivery and changing consumer demands will move the market towards use of mobile freight brokerage-type solutions.  This will...

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The Friday Report June 29, 2018

Amazon Pops PillPack into its Portfolio of Acquisitions Industry disruptor Amazon recently made an important investment.  Amazon announced that it is buying online pharmacy PillPack.  Shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance, CVS Health, Rite Aid, Cardinal Health,...

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The Friday Report June 22, 2018

The Incredible Complexity of Designing Connected Cars Still waiting for the launch of the connected car?  You will probably be waiting quite a bit longer.  A great idea conceptually, development of the connected car, also known as the smart car is exceptionally...

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The Friday Report June 15, 2018

Amazon Real-Time Map Tracking Available for Package Delivery Amazon recently released a new real time parcel tracking application.  Map Tracker works with packages delivered by Amazon’s own logistics network rather than by industry leaders UPS, FedEx or USPS.  The...

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The Friday Report June 8, 2018

2017:  200% Increase in Cyber Attacks against Supply Chains Here is a statistic that may keep you up at night.   In 2017, there was a 200% increase in cyberattacks, specifically attackers injecting malware implants into the supply chain.  This malware was used to...

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Electronic Logging Devices Fuel Talk of Detention Fees

Electronic logging devices were mandated as part of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulation Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century) MAP-21.  The intention of the ELD mandate is to help create a safer work environment for truck...

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The Friday Report June 01, 2018

Big Data Provides Big Insight for Transportation and Logistics Using electronic logging devices makes it possible for trucking companies to capture huge volumes of data.  Transportation fleets record a wide range of data from vehicle performance, driving time, driving...

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Speed: Implications of Innovation in the Supply Chain

We live at an unparalleled time in human history.  News traverses the globe in minutes.  Computer technology, so small it fits comfortably into the palm of one’s hand, has become nearly completely embedded in consumers’ lives, enabling information sharing,...

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The Friday Report May 25, 2018

The Greening of IoT How can the transportation and logistics industry reduce its carbon footprint?  According to research by Vanson Bourne for The Future of IoT in Enterprise, 44% of the 100 respondents indicated that they have prioritized environmental monitoring,...

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