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The Friday Report: September 20th, 2019

The Friday Report: September 20th, 2019

Will Brexit Cost the British Fashion Industry $1 Billion? If the UK is unable to come to terms to exit the EU amenably, the split may end up costing the British fashion industry dearly, around $1.1 billion.  The cost is partially due to tariffs, but other expenses...

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The Friday Report: September 13th, 2019

The Friday Report: September 13th, 2019

Gallup Poll Reveals American Distrust of Biopharma Drug Makers According to a recent Gallup poll, Americans reacted more negatively to questions about drug makers than more than 20 other industries that were included in the survey.  This included the federal...

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The Friday Report: September 6th, 2019

The Friday Report: September 6th, 2019

“Fake” Meat Products and the Supply Chain As consumer tastes change, the $90B global meat market is encountering signs of significant disruption.  Today’s consumer wants more meat-free options, including veggie burgers, meat substitute burgers and mushroom burgers. ...

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The Friday Report: August 30th, 2019

The Friday Report: August 30th, 2019

Hurricane Dorian May Cause Disruption to Florida Supply Chain With a potentially catastrophic hurricane looming, risk hovers over the Florida supply chain. In preparation for the storm, emergency declarations have already been issued for southern states including...

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Amazon and the Transition to Patient-Centric Healthcare

Amazon and the Transition to Patient-Centric Healthcare

What Does “Patient Centric” Mean? Simply put, the term refers to the effort to put the patient in the center of efforts to safeguard, enhance and improve health.  It means that the patient is put first in a manner that provides transparency and continual engagement in...

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The Friday Report: August 23rd, 2019

The Friday Report: August 23rd, 2019

 China Announces Retaliatory Tariffs on U.S. Goods Today, China revealed plans for imposing tariffs against $75 billion in U.S. goods, further escalating the trade war.  According to China’s Commerce Ministry, an official explained that an additional 5% or 10% in...

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Global Trade: Popular U.S. Tariff Mitigation Strategies

Global Trade: Popular U.S. Tariff Mitigation Strategies

Watching the world news over the past two years, there seems to be a noticeable amount of upheaval and uncertainty in global trade.  From the Middle East to Hong Kong, Latin America and the European Union, countries are struggling for equilibrium, challenging each...

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The Friday Report: August 16th, 2019

The Friday Report: August 16th, 2019

Advance Auto Parts Turns to Supplier Collaboration and Price Hikes to Mitigate Tariffs In preparation for the imposition of the list 3 tariffs covering $200 billion in Chinese exports, Advance Auto Parts has elected to collaborate with its suppliers to utilize on-hand...

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The Friday Report: August 9th, 2019

The Friday Report: August 9th, 2019

Autonomous Trucks Carry Human Drivers in First Step Towards Fully Autonomous Trucking Texas-based startup, Kodiak Robotics has started hauling freight commercially using autonomous trucks.  Focused on “the middle mile”, the movement of freight from the on-ramp to the...

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The Friday Report: August 2nd, 2019

The Friday Report: August 2nd, 2019

 New Plan for Safely Importing Foreign Drug Products Under Consideration The United States Department of Health and Human Services and the FDA announced the publication of a “safe importation action plan” on Wednesday, enabling specific medications that were...

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The Friday Report: July 26th, 2019

The Friday Report: July 26th, 2019

UPS Announces 7-Day a Week Delivery Two months after FedEx announced that it was moving to a 7-day a week delivery schedule, UPS made a similar pronouncement.  As of January 1, 2020, UPS will be delivering packages 7 days a week and has arranged for its subsidiary,...

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5 Tips for Enhancing E-Commerce Fulfillment Capabilities

5 Tips for Enhancing E-Commerce Fulfillment Capabilities

For many people, the term “e-commerce fulfillment” may bring thoughts of Amazon Prime or Amazon FBA. Online shopping, whether ordering from a vendor that specializes in drop shipping from Hong Kong or a 3PL fulfilling subscription boxes from a warehouse in Newark, is...

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The Friday Report: July 19th, 2019

The Friday Report: July 19th, 2019

Uptick in Data Breaches:  Manufacturers Brave Cybersecurity Threats According to the 2019 Manufacturing and Distribution Report, half of the companies surveyed reported that they had experienced a cyberattack or data breach within the past twelve months, with 11...

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Pharma Serialization, Aggregation and DSCSA

Pharma Serialization, Aggregation and DSCSA

Why Has Serialization Become Necessary in the Pharma/Life Sciences Industry? Helps to eradicate counterfeit prescription drugs and protect consumers Serialization increases the efficiency of the pharma supply chain Improves inventory visibility Enables collection of...

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The Friday Report: July 12th, 2019

The Friday Report: July 12th, 2019

Bed Bath & Beyond in Free Fall  The pressures of modern retailing have taken their toll on major retailer Bed Bath & Beyond.  The industry giant reported that sales decreased 6.6% during the last quarter at stores open at least one year.  Q1 2019 also saw...

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The Friday Report: July 3rd, 2019

The Friday Report: July 3rd, 2019

U.S. Trade War Travels to India Following the June 1st decision by President Trump to end trade concessions on $5.7 billion of goods shipped by India to the United States, India announced imposition of higher customs duties.  The goods included leather products,...

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The Friday Report: June 28th, 2018

The Friday Report: June 28th, 2018

Apple and Nintendo Prep to Shift Production Out of China In preparation for the upcoming potential fourth round of Chinese tariffs, both Apple and Nintendo announced plans to move some production out of China to Southeast Asia.  The pending round of tariffs may...

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The Friday Report: June 21st, 2019

The Friday Report: June 21st, 2019

IMO 2020:  Major Impact Coming to Global Shipping Industry Did you know that more than 90% of all trade conducted globally occurs on Earth’s oceans?  Currently, the 39,000 vessels that power global trade operate on sulfur-laden bunker fuel.  The emissions from this...

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