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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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The Friday Five: Almost half of food waste in the US is caused by supply chains

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around supply chains cause 40% of food waste in the US, Walmart invests $1B in China logistics, DHL eyes expansion into 'white glove' services for US shippers, Japan curbs exports to South Korea and hits the global chip makers, Vodafone supercharges its procurement with AI and more.
July 5, 2019
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The Friday Five: Which retailers will survive? That all depends on their supply chain

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around new Sears taps 'sourcing agents' to improve supply chain, many U.S. companies are on China’s side in regards to tariffs, supply chain risk keeps many U.S. companies out of emerging markets, retail partners can't replace FedEx Office, Nike is creating a faster, more agile and responsive supply chain, and more.
June 28, 2019
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The Friday Five: Big changes hit Walmart, Amazon, Apple's supply chain

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around Walmart wanting to save billions while integrating autonomy into its supply chain, logistics costs climb as supply chain capacity tightens, Amazon and UPS rivalry heating up, Shopify is setting up fulfillment networks in the U.S., Apple asks suppliers to model the cost of production outside China and much more.
June 21, 2019
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The Friday Five: Retailers are hurting but fast-fashion supply chain excels

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around Zara’s fast-fashion supply chain is helping insulate its parent company from tough trends hitting other apparel retailers, Walmart updating supplier pricing tool to manage tariff costs, tangles in China-U.S. tech supply chain are growing, private business inventories grew by $123.7B in the first quarter, May retail sales see gains and much more!
June 14, 2019
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The Friday Five: Do you even know who your suppliers are?

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around companies struggle to protect their technology supply chains, online grocery may increase cold storage demand by 100M square feet, Walmart wants to put groceries into your fridge, 53% of manufacturers see increased margins with dropshipping and more.
June 7, 2019
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The Friday Five: Lightning Strikes Down on the Supply Chain

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around the US announcing tariffs on all imports from Mexico starting June 10, FedEx Ground to deliver 7 days a week year-round, Honeywell Brings Blockchain to Used Aircraft Parts Market, the U.S. warehouse market is likely to loosen up in the next three years after a long boom fed by e-commerce and more.
May 31, 2019
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The Friday Five: Another retailer bites the dust

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around another retailer is closing all 650 stores, big retailers’ sales lag as they gird for tariffs, Home Depot is optimizing their delivery, Target cuts costs by 40% through store fulfillment and more.
May 24, 2019
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The Friday Five: Google launches pilot to help give fashion supply chain a needed makeover

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around Google helping fashion brands monitor supply chain sustainability, tariffs could upend the e-commerce supply chain, Walmart extends a streak of sales growth, logistics companies call for basic infrastructure investments, and more.
May 17, 2019

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