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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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Introduction to Specialty Pharmaceutical Distribution

Introduction to Specialty Pharmaceutical Distribution

First, a Primer about Specialty Drugs In previous blogs, we have mentioned that specialty pharmaceuticals are on the rise.  Since 1990, the number of specialty drug approvals has increased dramatically.  What characteristics are used to define if a pharmaceutical...

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The Friday Report: June 14th, 2019

The Friday Report: June 14th, 2019

Beyond Meat Burgers Finally Fixed for Fast Food After the April announcement that Burger King would test the vegan burger Beyond Meat in 59 locations in the St. Louis area and successful sales by Carl’s Jr. in 1000 locations since January, Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown...

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The Friday Report: June 7th, 2019

The Friday Report: June 7th, 2019

Target Tempts Shoppers with Same-Day Delivery Target now offers same-day delivery service in 47 U.S. States, facilitated by the Shipt same-day delivery platform.  Although a Shipt account is no longer required, the service costs $9.99 per order or a $99 annual...

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The Friday Report: May 31st, 2019

The Friday Report: May 31st, 2019

FedEx Ground to Debut New 7 Day a Week Residential Delivery Service In an effort to keep pace with Amazon Prime’s one day delivery service, FedEx recently announced that FedEx Ground will begin seven day a week residential delivery service for most of the United...

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The Friday Report: May 24th, 2019

The Friday Report: May 24th, 2019

Auto Manufacturer Ford to Eliminate 7,000 White Collar Jobs by August American auto maker Ford recently revealed plans to decrease approximately 10 percent of its global workforce by cutting 7,000 white collar jobs by August.  The savings of $600 million annually...

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The Friday Report: May 17th, 2019

The Friday Report: May 17th, 2019

Record High Imports Anticipated in Advance of Next Round of China Tariffs New threats of U.S. tariffs on the remaining 325 billion dollars of goods imported from China is anticipated to cause a huge increase of imports from China this spring and summer.  Goods shipped...

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