Friday Five

Friday Five

The Friday Five: Fanatics to Pitch in on Protective Gear

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics: Fanatics, Bauer Hockey switch gears, CEVA declares force majeure, USPS may be in trouble, East Coast ports still rocking & rolling and PEEPS® closes factory amid Easter demands all thanks to COVID-19
March 27, 2020
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The Friday Five: Charmin Deemed “Life Sustaining”

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics: Charmin stays rolling 24/7, Walmart pays out, Computers dry up, Automakers consider product shift, and coronavirus makes good click bait for hackers.
March 20, 2020
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The Friday Five: Trans-Atlantic Airfreight Capacity Crunched

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics: Travel Ban to Impact Air Cargo, UPS Appoints New CEO, China Imports Hit 4year Low, WESCO makes more Acquisition Moves, and XPO to Buy Part of UK Business from Kuehne + Nagel
March 13, 2020
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The Friday Five: Costco Panic-Buying Boost Sales

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics: Costco rides #CostcoPanicBuying wave, ISM national factory activity index falls to 50.1 for February, Blank sailings to cost Ocean Carriers an estimated $1.9 billion, Instacart launches new delivery option, and Lobster prices fall to 4-year low thanks to COVID-19.
March 6, 2020
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The Friday Five: K+N Group FY19 Profit Rises

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics: K+N has great fiscal year, Panasonic ends solar partnership with Tesla, GM gets green light on Cruise in California, Thyssenkrupp makes headlines with $19B Deal, and Walmart streamlines E-Comm procurement with high-hopes.
February 28, 2020
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The Friday Five: Maersk $545M Acquisition

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics: Maersk expands US warehousing network with $545M acquisition, searches for suppliers outside China double as coronavirus spreads, Bronx warehouse new answer to truck congestion, Target faces labor organizing effort at New Jersey warehouse, and Walmart posts mixed holiday sales.
February 21, 2020
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The Friday Five: Alibaba Takes a Hit From Coronavirus

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics: Alibaba takes a hit from Coronavirus, DHL Supply Chain could lay off up to 144 workers in Detroit as it bids for contract renewal, European expansion efforts are going strong for project44, Kraft Heinz turnaround starts with new talent, and newly confirmed coronavirus cases in China’s Hubei Province rise sharply.
February 14, 2020
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The Friday Five: Macy's Closes 125 Stores

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics: Macy's lays out a massive supply chain overhaul, China to slash tariffs by 50% on $75B of US imports, coronavirus hits shipping as China Port traffic slides, & US pushing effort to develop 5G alternative to Huawei.
February 7, 2020
Friday Five

The Friday Five: Coronavirus Hits Supply Chain

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics: Amazon revenue jumps on holiday sales as profit rises, UPS, Amazon grow closer as FedEx goes its own way, Coronavirus could hurt iPhone sales in China and Apple’s supply chain, McCormick plans to drop up to $350M on transition to SAP ERP, and SEKO Logistics and Air & Ground World Transport announce new partnership.
February 7, 2020

Industry Insights

Industry Insights

Slync.io Raises $11 Million Series A Funding Round Amid COVID-19 Chaos

Slync.io, the first purpose-built operating system for global logistics, announced today that it has secured an $11 million series A funding round. The new funds will support hiring and growth as the company continues to expand its user base across six continents.
March 31, 2020
Industry Insights

Slync.io to be Featured at “El Dorado,” a TPM20 Tech Experience

CEO of Slync.io to discuss the future of logistics and business process automation at TPM20, the biggest conference for international logistics professionals March 1-4, 2020 in Long Beach, CA. 
February 3, 2020
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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