Friday Five

Friday Five

The Friday Five: J.C. Penney, Kohl’s Post Lower Holiday Sales

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics: JCPenney's & Kohl's post lower holiday sales, Walmart's robot will now grab your groceries, Brexit vote paves way for Jan. 31 exit, Amazon, Intel Corporation and Ford Motor Company want to harvest your data while you drive, & 25% of small firms say Amazon & Walmart drive shipping strategy.
January 10, 2020
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The Friday Five: Online Shopping Boom

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics: online-shopping boom delivers haul for van makers, UPS & FedEx fees on heavy packages to hit consumers and merchants, Amazon's van-buying spree delivers a gift to the auto industry, Amazon shows why it’s investing so much In logistics, and JB Hunter builds 'big and bulky' last-mile capacity with acquisition. Read our Friday Five to learn more here!
January 3, 2020
Friday Five

The Friday Five: Walmart's Secret Weapon

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics: Walmart has a secret weapon to fight off Amazon, China will lower tariffs on hundreds of products Jan. 1, Amazon is shipping 3.5 billion parcels this year, and fastest retailers fulfill orders in fewer than 2 days.
December 27, 2019
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The Friday Five: 2019 Holiday Returns Could Reach $41.6B

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics: 2019 holiday returns could reach $41.6B, FedEx profits fall 40%, 11 out of 16 retail bankruptcies this year are apparel, and investment in Hong Kong warehousing market falls 52% amid protests
December 20, 2019
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The Friday Five: Amazon Volume will Surpass UPS and FedEx by 2022

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics: Amazon Logistics parcel volume will surpass UPS and FedEx by 2022, Trump agrees to a limited trade deal with China, e-commerce made warehouses hot, Singapore's GIC to buy logistics properties in Europe for $1 billion, and blockchain could revolutionize logistics.
December 13, 2019
Friday Five

Friday Five: Amazon Offering Quantum Computing; DHL Launches Cubicycle

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics: 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: Is Logistics Hot? $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

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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