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The Friday Report: January 24th, 2020

The Friday Report: January 24th, 2020

Is Alcohol the New Secret Weapon to Higher Retail Sales? High end retailers have introduced a new experiential feature in select store locations and have hopes that it will boost retail spending.  What is this magic elixir you ask?  Alcohol.  The new 320,000 square...

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The Friday Report: January 17th, 2020

The Friday Report: January 17th, 2020

U.S. and China Sign “Phase One” Trade Deal Signed Wednesday, January 15th, the new deal mandates that China will purchase an additional $200 billion in U.S. goods and services over the next two years, based on 2017 figures before the trade war began.  In 2017, China...

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The Friday Report: January 10th, 2020

The Friday Report: January 10th, 2020

California Clears the Way for First State Prescription Drug Label In an effort to reduce prescription drug prices, the state of California announced its intention to be the first state to launch its own prescription drug label. The idea, proposed by Governor Gavin...

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The Friday Report: December 27th, 2019

The Friday Report: December 27th, 2019

Amazon Improves on Sustainability and Stretches Free Return Policy Recent research conducted by Oracle Retail indicates that 77% of shoppers plan to return holiday gifts this season.  Typically between 30 and 50% of those who received gifts return them due to wrong...

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What is Pharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing?

What is Pharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing?

Pharma contract manufacturers help fast track new drug products to market What is a contract manufacturer in the pharmaceutical industry? Did you know that only about one third of pharmaceutical manufacturing is actually conducted in house?  It’s true.  From cell...

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The Friday Report: December 13th, 2019

The Friday Report: December 13th, 2019

 Time to Park:  Trucking Industry Leader Celadon Closes In a surprising turn of events, one of the largest U.S. trucking firms is calling it quits. Last week, two former Celadon executives were charged with fraud and conspiracy for allegedly hiding millions of dollars...

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How Does Order Fulfillment Work?

How Does Order Fulfillment Work?

Learn the order fulfillment steps from the manufacturer to the end customer Let’s start by getting an understanding of what ecommerce order fulfillment is.   Here is an easy-to-understand Order fulfillment definition: Order fulfillment is the steps involved in...

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The Friday Report: December 6th, 2019

The Friday Report: December 6th, 2019

 China Cautions Tariff Cut Before Phase One Trade Deal with U.S. Still in search of a satisfactory end to the China-U.S. trade war, the Chinese commerce ministry recently emphasized that some American tariffs must be rolled back before a phase one deal can be...

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What is 3PL Warehouse Management System?

What is 3PL Warehouse Management System?

Warehouse operators are responsible for the timely and accurate handling, storage and processing of goods.  Many inventory owners, however, choose to outsource warehouse operations to 3PLs.  Most third party logistics providers service multiple customers, each with...

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The Friday Report: November 29th, 2019

The Friday Report: November 29th, 2019

Popularity of Smaller DCs Requires Special WMS Support In the battle to meet consumer expectations, e-commerce retailers are making huge changes to distribution processes, delivery networks and warehouse positioning.  Warehouse management systems need to be able to...

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The Friday Report: November 22nd, 2019

The Friday Report: November 22nd, 2019

Bow-Wows Bluster and Bemoan Walmart In-Home Grocery Delivery What is the latest hazard of working for Walmart?  If you are a member of the grocery home delivery team, running into dogs in homes can be hazardous to your health. Walmart initiated a trial of an in-home...

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The Friday Report: November 15th, 2019

The Friday Report: November 15th, 2019

Walmart Canada Debuts Blockchain to Track Deliveries Set to go live at all third-party carriers in Canada by February 1st, 2020, Walmart Canada will begin using blockchain technology.  The innovative technology will be employed to track deliveries, validate...

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How to Get Your 3PL Business Ready Now for a Recession

How to Get Your 3PL Business Ready Now for a Recession

For quite some time now, economic experts have been warning of a coming recession.  Rather than rehashing the signs of a coming economic downturn, in this blog we will focus on how you can prepare your 3PL or supply chain business for the seemingly inevitable...

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The Friday Report: November 8th, 2019

The Friday Report: November 8th, 2019

Will Google Invade the Logistics and Fulfillment Sector? Along with all things Google, comes some news.  Did you know that Google is also focused on e-commerce logistics? Recently Google held a meeting with some heavy hitters, including its parent company Alphabet as...

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The Friday Report: November 1st, 2019

The Friday Report: November 1st, 2019

Zebra Technologies Increases Shift of Goods from China to Other Asian Countries Zebra Technologies’ third quarter earnings call included an announcement about the continued movement of products impacted by Chinese tariffs out of the country.  Zebra Technologies has...

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2019 Cold Storage Warehouse Industry Update

2019 Cold Storage Warehouse Industry Update

What’s Up in the Cold Storage Warehouse Industry? Demand.  Ceiling heights.  New construction.  Profitability.  (All good things). Now dominated by about 10 major players, the cold storage industry is hot, hot, hot.  Rampant industry consolidation is leaving small...

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The Friday Report: October 25th, 2019

The Friday Report: October 25th, 2019

Big Box Giant Best Buy Announces Free Next-Day Delivery Armed with new ammunition in the peak season retail wars, Best Buy revealed it will be offering free next-day delivery for total purchases exceeding $35 with the exception of My Best Buy Elite and Elite Plus...

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The Friday Report: October 18th, 2019

The Friday Report: October 18th, 2019

E-Commerce Popularity Driving the Demand for Space Amazon has set the expectations for consumers for fast, free delivery.  The rest of the market now has to keep up.  This is having a major impact on how space for warehouses, fulfillment centers and distribution...

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