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Friday Five: Manage Your Inventory Wisely: 10% of Merchandise is Returned

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around returns growing with e-commerce reach 10% of sales, retailers are warned to step slowly into one-day shipping, 75% of CPG companies plan to spend more on their packaging, retailers preparing in anticipation of the 4th round of tariffs, and much more.
May 10, 2019
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Friday Five: Escape the Retail Apocalypse

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around Modell's narrowly escaping the retail apocalypse, Amazon’s freight push rattling the logistics sector, SAP integrating Uber Freight into a logistics platform, H&M selling supply chain transparency, a mysterious hacker group on a supply chain hijacking spree, and more.
May 3, 2019
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Friday Five: Retail Is Scrambling: Evolve or Die

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around how brands should handle automation, the evolution of retail and customer expectations, the rise of digital transformation spending and much more.
April 26, 2019
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Friday Five: Code Red Strategy: Stores Are Now Accepting Competitors’ Returns

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around Amazon pulling the plug on its domestic business in China, EU proposing tariffs on US imports, some retailers are introducing a creative reverse logistics strategy to lure more customers, and much more.
April 19, 2019
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Friday Five: Blockchain: Just Another Buzzword or Innovative Solution?

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around many big announcements in supply chain centering around partnerships integrating blockchain as an innovative solution, warehouse optimization, and the announcement of Amazon Shipping.
April 11, 2019
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Friday Five: Luxury Brands Snub Amazon but Cozy Up to Alibaba

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around luxury brands snubbing Amazon but cozying up to Alibaba, cybersecurity attacks on the rise, SAP Aariba and American Express' partnership to provide visibility in payments, repercussions of Brexit and much more.
April 5, 2019
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Friday Five: German Auto-Parts Maker to Buy Wabco Holdings for $7 Billion

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around German Auto-Parts Maker to Buy Wabco Holdings for $7 Billion, severe driver shortage spreading across Europe, electric vehicles revolutionizing transportation supply chain, companies developing more sustainable packaging as plastic packaging makes up nearly half of plastic waste, and much more.
March 29, 2019
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
Friday Five

The Friday Five: Walmart vs. Amazon

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around Walmart launching a secret artificial-intelligence weapon to take on Amazon in the retail space, UPS preparing to dispatch nurses to vaccinate adults in their homes, alarming deforestation in palm oil supply chain, and more.
March 22, 2019

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