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The Friday Report:  June 18, 2021

The Friday Report: June 18, 2021

New Bipartisan Bill Offers Incentive for U.S. Chip Production New legislation originating from the Senate Finance Committee provides a 25 percent tax credit to semiconductor producers that manufacture their silicon in the United States.  This incentive would apply to...

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The Friday Report: June 11th, 2021

The Friday Report: June 11th, 2021

UPS Leverages COVID Infrastructure Investment to Ramp Up Pharma Cold Chain Service Building the infrastructure needed to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine, including freezer farms, dry ice production and tracking technology is about to come in very handy for UPS.  With...

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5 Reasons for the 2021 Semi-Conductor Shortage

5 Reasons for the 2021 Semi-Conductor Shortage

Since last year, semiconductors have been in short supply across the globe.  Initially anticipated to only last a short time, now the semiconductor shortage is at pandemic proportions, impacting industries from electronics to home appliances, cell phones and vehicles....

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The Friday Report: June 4th, 2021

The Friday Report: June 4th, 2021

Supply Chain Problems Are Not Limiting U.S. Economic Growth Although supply chain disruptions held back supplies needed for manufacturing, the United States economy grew at a slightly faster pace in both April and May 2021 according to a Federal Reserve report. ...

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The Friday Report: May 28th, 2021

The Friday Report: May 28th, 2021

Chinese Burst Steel Bubble Is a steel shortage creating a bubble?  With steel in short supply, steel stocks are rocketing to the moon.  U.S. Steel is up 200 percent in only 12 months and Nucor is up 76 percent just this year.  The pandemic last year forced...

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The Basics of Omnichannel

The Basics of Omnichannel

What Is Omnichannel? You undoubtedly have heard of omnichannel.  The word is widely used when talking about everything from mobile devices, customer loyalty, online marketplaces, and digital channels to the customer experience.  Do you really know what omnichannel is?...

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The Friday Report: May 21st, 2021

The Friday Report: May 21st, 2021

Aging of Chinese Population Will Impact Global Supply Chain The results of China’s once-in-a-decade census were released recently and found to have a potentially profound influence on the global supply chain.  With population growth at the slowest rate since the...

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The Friday Report: May 14th, 2021

The Friday Report: May 14th, 2021

Walgreens Delivers in Two Hours or Less Aiming to capitalize on the e-commerce craze, Walgreens recently announced that it launched two-hour delivery service nationwide.  Walgreens consumers can now order from an inventory of 24,000 items for quick delivery without an...

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The Friday Report: May 7th, 2021

The Friday Report: May 7th, 2021

Big Box Distribution Centers Booming Industrial real estate firm CBRE evaluated the current state of the warehouse industry, specifically “big box” distribution centers, 200k square feet or larger in size.  According to CBRE, 2020 was the strongest year on record for...

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The Friday Report: April 30th, 2021

The Friday Report: April 30th, 2021

Are 24/7 Operations on the Horizon for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach? With West Coast ports faced with congestion stalling operations at multiple points for incoming cargo, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are starting to consider moving to 24/7...

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The Friday Report: April 23rd, 2021

The Friday Report: April 23rd, 2021

Is Vertical Farming a Potential Solution to Food Supply Chain Problems?  Perhaps last year’s global pandemic did humanity a favor by bringing to light problems in the global food supply chain.  From inefficiencies to unreliable methods of transporting food goods from...

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The Friday Report: April 16th, 2021

The Friday Report: April 16th, 2021

Warehouse Rents Rising in Response to Supply Shortage The warehousing industry is roaring forward in 2021.  With the lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the growth of omnichannel e-commerce was tremendous.  This led to the need for more warehouses,...

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The Friday Report: April 9th, 2021

The Friday Report: April 9th, 2021

Target Ups the Ante, Enhancing Inclusion of More Black-Owned Businesses As retailers and brands consider potential action to help advance the issue of racial equality and opportunity for Black-owned businesses, Target has announced new commitments to the cause....

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The Friday Report: March 5th, 2021

The Friday Report: March 5th, 2021

3 Bad Brand Experiences?  Consumers Will Likely Abandon You Did you know that approximately 73% of consumers will abandon a brand after only three or fewer customer service experiences?  A recent Coveo report provided to Retail Dive regarding a survey of 1988...

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The Friday Report: February 26th, 2021

The Friday Report: February 26th, 2021

DHL Pilots Drive-Up Mobile Pop-Up Retail Store in Response to Social Distancing Concerns  The global COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to numerous innovations.  Industry leader DHL announced recently that it had opened a 2,200 cubic foot drive up mobile pop-up retail...

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The Friday Report: February 19th, 2021

The Friday Report: February 19th, 2021

CPG Relies on Favored Tool During COVID-19 Pandemic:  SKU Rationalization Consumer tastes have changed. During the COVID pandemic, when much of the population was locked down, snacking became common.  These increasing habits lead to issues in servicing the wide...

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The Friday Report: February 12th, 2021

The Friday Report: February 12th, 2021

Need for E-Commerce Professionals Escalates In the LinkedIn’s Jobs on the Rise report, frontline e-commerce roles grew by approximately 73% between April and October 2020.  This is the highest year-over-year growth period on record.  As of January 15th, 2021, there...

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