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The Friday Five: Your Company's Supply Chain is Quite Exposed on Huawei

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around your company's supply chain is quite exposed on Huawei, FedEx to end ground deliveries for Amazon, Target is betting on in-store fulfillment, consumers are willing to pay higher prices, Kraft Heinz writes down $1.2 billion as brands wither and much more.
August 9, 2019
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The Friday Five: Trump's New Tariff Threat Spooks Market

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around the U.S. to impose 10% tariffs on $300B in Chinese goods, one-third of Class 8 truck miles are driven empty, grocery store brands are competing with their own suppliers, Alibaba offered a controlling stake in logistics firm for $1.4 Billion, and Under Armour's supply chain simplification boosts margins and much more.
August 2, 2019
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The Friday Five: Virgin Hyperloop One vs. Current State of the Supply Chain

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around Virgin Hyperloop One may alter the supply chain, warehouse tech glitches cause $25M disruption for Asos, Amazon Prime 1-day transition costs higher than expected, Walmart restructures supply chain team in omnichannel push, eBay to launch shipping logistics service for big sellers, and much more.
July 26, 2019
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The Friday Five: More Than 12,000 Retail Closures in 2019

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around store closures accelerating and may top 12,000 in 2019, Unilever uses virtual factories to tune up its supply chain, Amazon’s two-day shipping standard slips for some on a Prime Day, online stores now trail only auto dealers in U.S. retail market, trucking stocks race higher on J.B. Hunt’s good news and much more.
July 19, 2019
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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 U.S. 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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