Friday Five

Friday Five

Friday Five: Amazon Offering Quantum Computing; DHL Launches Cubicycle

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around Amazon is now offering quantum computing as a service, DHL launches 'cubicycle' in New York City to test the use of cargo bikes to alleviate traffic congestion, Ikea teams up with Optoro to reduce reverse logistics waste, no end in sight for China’s delivery wars and retailers revamp staffing as fewer shoppers visit stores,
December 6, 2019
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The Friday Five: Craziness for Black Friday & Cyber Monday!

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around FedEx expects to move more than 33M packages on Cyber Monday alone, Amazon teams up with China Upstart for Black Friday Sale, U.S. firms pull back on investment, global logistics giant GLP creates €2bn China fund and retailers take on Amazon in one-day shipping during holidays.
November 29, 2019
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The Friday Five: $2.3 Billion Logistics Merger

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around private inventories grew by $67 Billion in the third quarter, logistics firm Mode reaches agreement in $2.3 Billion merger with SunteckTT, Target's new fulfillment model reduced costs by 40%, Lineage Logistics acquires Emergent Cold for $900 Million, and Lowe's is investing $1.7B Billion in supply chain over 5 years.
November 22, 2019
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The Friday Five: Should procurement break up with Excel?

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around how Excel is not the best tool for procurement, Inside Under Armour’s sales scramble, Hospitals waste $27.5B on bad supply chain management, Amazon’s heavy recruitment of Chinese sellers puts consumers at risk, and retailers must dig into data for returns.
November 15, 2019
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The Friday Five: Alibaba Invests $3.3B in Logistics

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around Alibaba investing $3.3B to bump its stake in logistics unit Cainiao, Saudis backing Travis Kalanick’s new startup, companies go to new depths for ocean plastic in recycling push, Amazon to invest $40M in new robotics hub, and UPS launches flat shipping rates based on package size.
November 8, 2019
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The Friday Five: J.C. Penney's Unusual Comeback

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around J.C. Penney plots an unusual comeback, the largest grocery chain in the US is working with UPS, FedEx, and USPS to lure more shoppers to stores, Blackstone’s big acquisition into warehouses, Prologis to acquire Liberty in $12.6B warehouse deal, and Barclays CEO says firms need to focus on supply chain economics amid US-China trade dispute.
November 1, 2019
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The Friday Five: Big week for UPS, Amazon and FedEx...

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around China tariffs cut margins for 70% of US electronics manufacturers, UPS' volume jumped 24% in the third quarter, Amazon shipping spend has jumped 46% as 1-day costs mount, 82% of FedEx's small businesses believe trade is key to economic growth, and lawmakers push to pass revised trade deal as year’s end approaches.
October 25, 2019
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The Friday Five: Boeing to Bring Digital Supply Chain Solution

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around Boeing signs up airlines to provide digital, supply chain offerings, Fred Smith wants to transform FedEx, the world loses $400 billion of food before it reaches stores, Trump calls off Oct. 15 tariff increases, and Volkswagen delays approval for Turkey plant following Syria incursion.
October 18, 2019
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The Friday Five: Global Parcel Volume Increased 17%

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around carriers shipped 2,760 parcels per second in 2018, e-commerce driving bigger demand for smaller warehouses, Trump administration considers crackdown on China contraband, IBM beefs up supply-chain tools With AI and UPS partners with Shippo and offers 55% off shipping for online retailers.
October 11, 2019

Industry Insights

Industry Insights

Where UPS & Walmart are Investing in Tech

The fourth-quarter earnings of UPS and Walmart are strong evidence for the strategic advantage that automation and digitization bring to organizations. Learn from their stories.
March 25, 2019
Industry Insights

Turning AI Buzz Into Action

Supply chain and logistics adoption of AI is taking off because companies are increasingly realizing the technology’s tangible value in solving complexity issues. Learn more about where AI is having the most impact today – including exception and capacity management -- and how to get started.
February 27, 2019

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