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The Friday Five: Global Parcel Volume Increased 17%

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around carriers shipped 2,760 parcels per second in 2018, e-commerce driving bigger demand for smaller warehouses, Trump administration considers crackdown on China contraband, IBM beefs up supply-chain tools With AI and UPS partners with Shippo and offers 55% off shipping for online retailers.
October 11, 2019
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The Friday Five: Bed Bath & Beyond Repair?

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around Bed Bath & Beyond to cut $1B in inventory, U.K.'s export supply chains are moving quickly, UPS to add 50 planes to air fleet by 2022, Banana Republic launches BOPIS services and incoming Union Pacific CFO in search of additional efficiencies at U.S. railroad.
October 4, 2019
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The Friday Five: Trouble Down This Runway...Rent the Runway!

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around Rent the Runway's supply chain fiasco, U.S. sanctions Chinese firms for allegedly shipping Iranian oil, e-commerce fulfillment specialist Deliverr adds $23M in funding, Sweetgreen will create delivery program with $150M investment, and Nike opens new distribution center running on 100% renewable energy.
September 27, 2019
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The Friday Five: Too Big to Ignore! 10% of Total Retail Sales Returned

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around the stunning fact in 2018, 10% of total retail sales are returned, Macy's announcing same-day delivery free in 30 markets, Amazon to add 100,000 electric vehicles as part of climate pledge, FedEx's operating income 12.1% YoY decline and DHL Supply Chain becomes the first 3PL to integrate with Convoy.
September 20, 2019
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The Friday Five: Watch out Amazon! "Fulfilled by Walmart" is Coming

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around Walmart announced they're testing a fulfillment service for vendors, Amazon announced their new multi-story warehouse to cut delivery times, the U.K. government outlines ‘worst-case scenario’ for no-deal Brexit will create severe turmoil in supply chains, Uber Freight going 'well beyond' brokerage competitors, and Amazon's inventory value is up 25% as it begins next day shipping.
September 13, 2019
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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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