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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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The 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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The 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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The 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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The 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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The 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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