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2019 U. S. Supply Chain: Warehouse Trends

U.S. Supply Chain:  Warehousing Trends of 2019Ready to know the latest?  2019 is shaping up to be a year filled with pressure.  From inventory levels, to the need for speed, more warehouses, more labor and more technology to the outsourcing trend that is pushing the...

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The Friday Report: April 18th, 2019

Is Cybersecurity Keeping Pace with Supply Chain Technology? As most supply chain professionals know, the supply chain is highly interconnected.  Knocking out a node or two can put an entire company in jeopardy.  Because there are more connections that in the past,...

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The Circular Supply Chain

Traditionally, the supply chain is linear in nature, goods are consumed and eventually discarded in the trash. The flow of goods originates with raw materials.  With today’s emphasis on sustainability and reclamation of used materials, the supply chain is adapting,...

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The Friday Report: April 12th, 2019

Brexit Deadline Extended to October 31st With the original deadline for the break up with the European Union now past, and numerous Parliamentary votes unsuccessful, the EU has approved an extension to October 31st.  The break can actually be executed earlier if the...

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Last Mile Delivery, 3PLs and Last Yard Logistics Services

For years, much of the buzz in the supply chain industry has been about last mile delivery and last mile logistics.  The “last mile” refers to the final stage of a delivery process, extending from a point of origin to the customer-specified destination.  The final...

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The Friday Report: April 5th, 2019

U.S. Southern Border Slows Down Crossings On March 28th, Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officials announced that the organization would reassign significant labor resources to deal with “the dramatic increase in illegal crossings that continue to occur along the...

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The Friday Report: March 29th, 2019

Nike Attributes 7% Revenue Increase to New Technology For the past few years, Nike has been laser-focused on supply chain speed.  According to Nike’s third quarter earnings call, the 7% revenue increase for 2018 occurred without a substantial increase in inventory. ...

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The Friday Report: March 22th, 2019

Two Week Delay Approved to Avoid No-Deal BrexitIn an attempt to help avoid the U.K. leave the EU without a deal, European Union leaders approved a delay of two weeks for additional negotiation and planning.  On April 12, Prime Minister Teresa May will need...

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5 Trends Impacting the 2019 Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

Increased emphasis on improving patient outcomes, reducing drug pricing and expediting drug development have put the pharmaceutical industry at odds with regulators and the patients it serves.  From top pharmaceutical companies to smaller biopharmaceutical companies...

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The Friday Report: March 15th, 2019

Record Soy Exports in Brazil and Canada Result of U.S. Trade War with China Increased tariffs on Chinese imports have had a significant effect on the American agricultural industry.  Orders for some crops can readily be filled by countries with mature, competitive...

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The Friday Report: March 8th, 2019

American Logistics Aid Network Mobilized for Tornado Relief     Following the devastating Category 4 tornado in Alabama and Georgia, the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) initiated mobilization of the logistics community.  Based in central Florida, ALAN works...

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The Friday Report: March 1st, 2019

National Retail Federation Urges Congress to Pass Tariff Reduction Legislation According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), tariffs cost United States consumers approximately $2.7 billion monthly.  Recently the NRF asked Congress to approve legislation which...

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The Friday Report: February 22nd, 2019

What is Driving Warehouse Construction? Industry experts recently reported that there is a direct connection between the boom in new warehouse construction and rail volume growth.  Some railroads are undergoing dramatic infrastructure and technology enhancements in...

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The Friday Report: February 15th, 2019

Amazon Reportedly Plans Fee Reduction to Compete with FedEx and UPS According to the Wall Street Journal, Amazon Shipping is planning to slash fuel surcharges and additional home delivery charges.  The information was based on an email sent by Amazon to New York area...

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