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The Friday Report: November 16th, 2018

Russia Replaces U.S. Soybeans for China Market Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev reported that Russia plans to boost its production of soybeans for shipment to China.  Russia and China are also planning closer collaboration on additional agricultural products including...

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WMS, WCS or WES-What Does Your Business Need?

In the beginning…. Warehouse operations were completely manual.  Instructions and directives to warehouse workers were passed along verbally.  Processes and vital information were retained by long term employees and passed down from person to person, sometimes without...

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The Friday Report: November 9th, 2018

FedEx Increases General Rates & Announces More Changes Effective January 7, 2019 shipping rates for FedEx Express and FedEx Ground will be increased an average of 4.9% and FedEx Freight will increase rates an average of 5.9%.  FedEx surcharges and minimums will...

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The Friday Report: November 2nd, 2018

Focus on Providing Optimal Customer Experience Produces Rewards for Shippers According to Logistics Viewpoints, 50 percent of Millennials have demonstrated a preference for deliveries in less than two days.  This requires logistics and delivery services that shippers...

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Biologic Pharmaceuticals and Cold Storage Warehousing

The need for refrigerated cold storage warehouses and temperature-controlled transportation is on the rise due to the rise in biologic drug development If you are like most Americans, you have seen the ads by pharmaceutical companies on television and social media...

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The Friday Report: October 26th, 2018

Launch of America‘s First Autonomous Robot Farm It finally happened.  Robots have taken over the farm.  Harvesting produce will never be quite the same again. The first autonomous robot farm in the United States launched recently amid fanfares of anticipation.  With...

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The Friday Report: October 19, 2018

Target Strategizes to Surpass Amazon and Walmart This Holiday Season After public statements in 2017 that it planned to spend $7 billion in upgrades to its supply chain as well as to delivery options, Target customers are finding it easier and more convenient to shop...

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The Friday Report: October 12th, 2018

Supply Chain Cyber Attacks on the Rise According to Accenture’s report “Cyber Threatscape Report 2018”, new cyber threats have emerged that can disrupt the supply chain industry.  Cyber criminals have altered their tactics. Accenture Security iDefense has been able to...

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The Friday Report: October 5th, 2018

Drug Manufacturers Try to Broker a Compromise on Costly Medicare “Donut Hole” Spending Bill Earlier this year, Congress voted to shift billions of dollars in Medicare drug costs away from senior citizens and back to pharmaceutical companies.  In February 2018, a...

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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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