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Consumers Crave Fast, Affordable Meal Kit Fulfillment

Nearly five years ago, meal kit companies appeared to be market disruptors launched with the potential of changing how Americans ate, a threat to the $650 billion U.S. grocery industry.  Initially meal kit delivery companies had a simplified formula for success by...

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The Friday Report: September 27th, 2018

Freight Frenzy Sparked by $200 Billion in New U.S. Tariffs on Chinese Imports Recent talk of more tariffs fueled a frenzy to ship freight from China before the tariffs could take effect.  From sea to sky, the U.S.-China trade wars have resulted in surging demand for...

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The Friday Report: September 21st, 2018

Puerto Rico’s Pharmaceutical Industry Reacts to Impact of Hurricane Maria Before Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico had a thriving pharmaceutical industry.  That was then, and this is now.  Before the hurricane devastated the island, Amgen had their largest manufacturing...

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The Friday Report: September 13th, 2018

Hospital Health Care Consortium Launches Its Own Drug Company Sick of shortages of critical medications and increased costs on longstanding drug products, a group of American hospitals has launched a not-for-profit pharmaceutical company, Civica RX to gain some...

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All You Need to Know about Pharmaceutical Repackagers

  Today, more than ever before, it is easier for consumers to reach for their computer, Smartphone or tablet before making purchasing decisions.  Consumers can (and do) conduct research online to learn about such issues as what is driving up the cost of health...

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The Friday Report: September 7th, 2018

  Pfizer Reports Brexit Will Cost $100 Million for UK Breakup With Brexit looming, the breakup with the EU threatens to decrease transit speed of goods across borders and possibly duplicate regulatory efforts.  Pfizer reported that costs for dealing with Brexit...

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The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Digital Supply Chain

Implementation of DSCSA mandates has provided an opportunity to transition from a complex traditional pharmaceutical supply chain to a digital pharmaceutical supply chain.  By executing on the DSCSA vision, a system of electronic drug product traceability will improve...

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The Friday Report: August 31st, 2018

UPS Launches Ware2Go UPS recently launched a new collaborative technology platform called Ware2Go to connect small and medium-sized businesses with warehouses.  With the huge shift towards e-commerce, merchants are looking for companies to provide order fulfillment...

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How Does the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Work?

  With the debate about U.S. healthcare about to heat up again on the news and social media, it is time to take a look at the pharmaceutical supply chain.  The pharma marketplace is evolving quickly.  The advent and acceptance of costlier, more...

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The Friday Report: August 24th, 2018

Digital Supply Chain Planning We are now experiencing the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0.  As industries convert to digital data, operational processes can now be accelerated.  Slower, manual supply chain planning processes can be replaced by streamlined,...

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The Friday Report August 17, 2018

Freight and Logistics Industry Optimistic about Next Three Months According to July 2018 survey of the logistics and transportation industry by TCompanies, 70% of respondents are optimistic about the U.S. economy over the next three months.  Survey...

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The DSCSA Pharmaceutical Serialization Deadline Looms

From the United Kingdom to the United States, Canada and China, countries around the globe have put into place governmental regulations to safeguard the health and well-being of consumers with respect to medical devices, pharmaceuticals and life science goods.  In...

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The Friday Report August 10, 2018

Will Amazon Put 3PLs Out of Business? Ratings agency Standard & Poors reacted to reports that Amazon is working to start its own in-house delivery function.  According to the industry expert, Amazon moving into the delivery lane is not anticipated to...

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U.S. Cold Storage Warehouse Inventory

From North America to Vietnam, the cold storage warehouse industry is booming.   With primary clients in the pharmaceutical industry and food industry, refrigerated warehouses are essential for pharmaceutical and food safety. North American, especially U.S. cold...

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The Friday Report August 3, 2018

Pharma Industry Needs a Technology Update 2018 has seen a push towards transforming the drug supply chain.  With the advent of new technologies, renewed focus has been brought to bear on ways to improve identification of counterfeit drugs in the supply chain. ...

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The Friday Report: July 27th, 2018

U.S. Meat Stockpiles Fill Cold Storage Warehouses Federal data reveals that record levels of beef, pork and poultry meat is currently being stockpiled in United States warehouses, at levels above 2.5 billion pounds.  Hogs and chickens are being raised for slaughter at...

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The Friday Report July 20, 2018

U.S. Ports at Record Highs but for How Long? Across the United States, ports are reporting record volumes.  Talk and action on tariffs is increasing anxiety of manufacturers and retailers.  Eager to ensure a successful holiday season, some goods are being shipped...

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