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The Friday Five: Jobs of the Future: Babysitting Robots?

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around future delivery jobs will just be overseeing robots, Mexico becoming the largest goods trading partner with the U.S. in 2019, Target tells its suppliers to handle tariffs costs, future delivery jobs will just be overseeing robots, U.S. may leave postal union, and big movements in sustainable packaging.
September 6, 2019
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The Friday Five: (Not so) Forever 21

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around ‍Forever 21 preparing for potential bankruptcy filing, procurement offices see 45% cost reduction with digital transformation, removing China from U.S. companies is challenging, Best Buy is revving up its supply chain ahead of the holiday season and Trump-backed U.S. British trade deal faces hurdles.
August 30, 2019
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The Friday Five: Amazon Will Invest $15B in Third-Party Sellers

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around Amazon announcing it will spend $15B this year on new tools to support their sellers, The RealReal has seen seen 32% of its shoppers use them as a replacement for fast fashion, China to add tariffs on $75B of US imports, Target's costs have gone down by 40% from shifting its fulfillment from distribution centers to its stores and Lowe’s earnings rose 10% in the second quarter to $1.68 billion due to work process improvements.
August 23, 2019
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The Friday Five: Retail Trouble Continues

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around Macy’s turnaround hits harsh retail reality, U.S. retreating on Chinese tariff threats, Walmart’s aggressive tactics to take on Amazon, and USPS sees declines in fiscal second-quarter revenue and volume.
August 16, 2019
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The Friday Five: Your Company's Supply Chain is Quite Exposed on Huawei

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around your company's supply chain is quite exposed on Huawei, FedEx to end ground deliveries for Amazon, Target is betting on in-store fulfillment, consumers are willing to pay higher prices, Kraft Heinz writes down $1.2 billion as brands wither and much more.
August 9, 2019
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The Friday Five: Trump's New Tariff Threat Spooks Market

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around the U.S. to impose 10% tariffs on $300B in Chinese goods, one-third of Class 8 truck miles are driven empty, grocery store brands are competing with their own suppliers, Alibaba offered a controlling stake in logistics firm for $1.4 Billion, and Under Armour's supply chain simplification boosts margins and much more.
August 2, 2019
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The Friday Five: Virgin Hyperloop One vs. Current State of the Supply Chain

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around Virgin Hyperloop One may alter the supply chain, warehouse tech glitches cause $25M disruption for Asos, Amazon Prime 1-day transition costs higher than expected, Walmart restructures supply chain team in omnichannel push, eBay to launch shipping logistics service for big sellers, and much more.
July 26, 2019
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The Friday Five: More Than 12,000 Retail Closures in 2019

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around store closures accelerating and may top 12,000 in 2019, Unilever uses virtual factories to tune up its supply chain, Amazon’s two-day shipping standard slips for some on a Prime Day, online stores now trail only auto dealers in U.S. retail market, trucking stocks race higher on J.B. Hunt’s good news and much more.
July 19, 2019
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The Friday Five: Tariff War Trouble Looms as China's Imports from U.S. Plunge 31%

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around Walmart investing $1.2 billion in Chinese grocery supply chain, China's imports from U.S. plunge 31% in June amid tariff war, Amazon adds 5K warehouse workers ahead of Prime Day and more.
July 12, 2019

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