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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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The Friday Report: October 11, 2019

The Friday Report: October 11, 2019

Bipartisan Effort by Senators to Share Info on Supply Chain Threats Out of concern for risks to national security, a bipartisan group of senators want all branches of government to share information on technology supply chain threats.  Leading members of the Senate...

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The Friday Report: October 4, 2019

The Friday Report: October 4, 2019

U.S. Announces Tariffs on $7.5 Billion of EU Goods Following the recent decision by the World Trade Organization (WTO), the U.S. Trade Representative announced changes to tariff rates for EU goods.  Beginning on October 18th, the United States will begin charging a...

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The Friday Report: September 27th, 2019

The Friday Report: September 27th, 2019

Another Reason to Eat at McDonald’s in Canada McDonald’s has announced a 12-week test of the Beyond Meat burger in 28 of its restaurant locations in Southwestern Ontario, including the largest city in Canada, Toronto.  Calling it a P.L.T. (plant, lettuce and tomato)...

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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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