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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 to...

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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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The Friday Report January 25, 2019

Will Brexit Lead to Hunger in the UK? With the UK poised to exit the European Union in late March, industry experts are raising concerns about the country’s ability to provide an adequate supply of food for its citizens.  The National Farmers’ Union...

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The Friday Report: January 18th, 2019

U.K. Manufacturers Increase Stockpiling in Preparation for BrexitBritish manufacturers prepare for continued concerns that the upcoming U.K. exit from the European Union’s potentially disruptive effects.  In general, factories across the U.K. reported near record...

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The Friday Report: December 7th, 2018

Heineken Ensures Brexit Will Not Dry Out U.K. Pubs With uncertainty regarding the impact of Brexit on the U.K. mounting, Dutch brewer Heineken NV is making sure that Great Britain does not run dry in its aftermath.  Collaborating with a British logistics company to...

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The Friday Report: November 30th, 2018

Countries Across Asia Reaping the Benefits of Chinese Tariffs U.S. tariffs imposed on China are having an impact across Asia, creating the most significant shift in cross border supply chains since 2001, the year that China joined the World Trade Organization. ...

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An Introduction to the Florida Supply Chain

The Big Story:  the Inaugural Florida Supply Chain Summit is Coming this February As the third largest state and the 19th largest economy in the world, Florida population growth equates to even more consumers and online shoppers.  Combined with the geographic position...

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