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The Friday Report: March 18th, 2022

The Friday Report: March 18th, 2022

Walmart Boosts Pay and 401K Benefit   The world’s largest company by revenue in 2021, according to August Fortune 500 rankings, Walmart announced that it is continuing as planned to hire 50,000 more workers by May 1st. In September 2021, Walmart pledged to hire...

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The Friday Report: March 11th, 2022

The Friday Report: March 11th, 2022

Target to Invest $5B in New Distribution Centers   Target recently announced its plan to continue investing in its future growth.  To continue scaling operations in 2022, Target will invest up to $5 billion.    Over the past few years, Target invested billions of...

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The Friday Report: February 11th, 2022

The Friday Report: February 11th, 2022

Renewable Energy Growth Continues Despite Supply Chain Disruptions The winds of change continue to blow. Deployments in the renewable energy sector picked up from 2020 to 2021 and the trend is anticipated to continue to keep pace, despite supply chain challenges....

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The Friday Report: February 4th, 2022

The Friday Report: February 4th, 2022

The America COMPETES Act Supply Chain Boost Bill Passes House  The U.S. Congress is moving ahead to bolster the supply chain, support American manufacturing, strengthen the economy and increase the country’s ability to compete favorably with China by passing the...

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The Friday Report: January 28th, 2022

The Friday Report: January 28th, 2022

Pandemic Re-Engineering of Retail Supply Chain Prior to the pandemic, retailers tended to concentrate their efforts on bolstering profitability, throughput, and overall efficiency within operations but now priorities have shifted. Agility and resilience are now...

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The Friday Report: January 21st, 2022

The Friday Report: January 21st, 2022

UPS Leverages New Strategy to Take on Covid-19 In the wake of the pandemic and its aftershock, UPS CEO Carol Tomé discussed how the company overcame these hard times with new changes. Tomé stated that supply chain experts need to move from “Just-in-Time” inventory...

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The Friday Report: January 14th, 2022

The Friday Report: January 14th, 2022

Can Last-mile Delivery Get Even Better? In a global report by Bringg, 99% of retailers plan to offer same-day delivery by 2025, from the 35% that can do so today. However, only 29% of the retailers believe that they are doing well in hitting their delivery window....

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The Friday Report: December 17, 2021

The Friday Report: December 17, 2021

Demand Planning During Chip Shortage Is Easier For Dell Due To Digitalization Dell has been using a direct selling model that enhanced visibility into their operations. Dell is now focusing using a digital model to have more control over its supply chain. Dell has...

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The Friday Report: December 10, 2021

The Friday Report: December 10, 2021

Christmas Tree Supply Chain Problem Christmas tree vendors are experience a shortage of Christmas trees available for sale during the holidays due to supply chain complications and climate change. Both natural and artificial trees are impacted with low supply to...

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The Friday Report: December 3, 2021

The Friday Report: December 3, 2021

Carmakers Rethink Production Strategies Due To Global Chip Shortages  Automakers are having to get innovative to cope with the international scarcity of semiconductors. Due to the increase demand of consumer electronics during the pandemic, this has affected the auto...

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The Friday Report: November 26, 2021

The Friday Report: November 26, 2021

Kitchen and Laundry Appliances in Short Supply  Need a new appliance for your kitchen or laundry room?  You may have to wait.  In addition to a shipping and supply chain backlog, there is also a manufacturing delay.  For some high-end brands, the delay is anywhere...

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The Friday Report: November 19, 2021

The Friday Report: November 19, 2021

Chlorox Ramps up Use of Contract Manufacturers  To avoid the impact of raw material shortages, Chlorox has escalated its use of contract manufacturers from 20% to nearly 50% of shipments.  Although it does not intend to rely on third party suppliers and manufacturers...

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The Friday Report: October 29, 2021

The Friday Report: October 29, 2021

Is a New Federal Office Coming Soon to Manage Supply Chain Crises?  Frustrated by supply chain disruption and risk to the American economy, a group of bipartisan legislators have proposed the creation of the Office of Supply Chain Resiliency and Crisis Response within...

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The Friday Report: October 22, 2021

The Friday Report: October 22, 2021

Manufacturing Technology Orders Increase in 2021  According to the Association for Manufacturing Technology, orders for manufacturing technology increased 9% from May to June 2021, a period which also recorded 42% more orders than last June.  In short, this means that...

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The Friday Report   August 27, 2021

The Friday Report August 27, 2021

Chinese Rare Earth Mineral Bet Relies on Taliban     Much has changed in the past twenty years since the United States invaded Afghanistan.  The world was a much less sophisticated place, in terms of technology.  In 2001, there were no iPhones or Android...

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The Friday Report   August 20, 2021

The Friday Report August 20, 2021

Walmart’s New Business:  Last Mile Delivery   Walmart is launching Walmart GoLocal, a new white label delivery service for companies other than its own.  The new service includes product delivery with multiple timelines and complex delivery requirements.  Walmart...

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The Friday Report:   August 6, 2021

The Friday Report: August 6, 2021

Amazon Continues Its Ongoing Investments in Future Growth   Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain disruption has erupted and waned.  As businesses were in lockdown, production was impacted, and goods were not able to reach retail and consumer...

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The Friday Report:  July 30, 2021

The Friday Report: July 30, 2021

Going Up:  Industrial Real Estate Rents Escalate Due to Demand   With vacancy US vacancy rates at a record low of 4.5% in Q2 for industrial real estate, demand continues to outpace supply.  The asking rent for industrial space shot up 6.8% year-over-year, largely...

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