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FedEx Disputes New York Times Report on Company Investments

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – FedEx’s founder and CEO, Fred Smith, responded to the New York Times after it published a critical article contending FedEx didn’t make enough promised capital investments after Congress passed a tax cut. The newspaper claimed that tax cut brought FedEx’s tax rate to less than zero in 2018. A company spokesperson stated […]

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Five Reasons Why the Delivery Economy Is Here… Now

Providing a great customer experience has long been a key factor in predicting any business’s success. Traditionally, this meant providing customers things like a comfortable place to shop, attentive and courteous sales associates, and a generous return policy. But, like everything else today, new digital technologies and services have dramatically changed what customers expect during […]

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Hampton Wall Named Chief Executive Officer of Trax Group

Scottsdale, Arizona – November 18, 2019 – Trax Group, a leader in cloud-based transportation spend management solutions, announces that Hampton Wall has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer. Hamp has over twelve years of experience in the enterprise spend management industry, previously serving as CEO of both Proactis (LON:PHD) and Perfect Commerce. Hamp succeeds […]

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Three Ways 5G Will Benefit the Logistics Industry

Fundamentally different from previous generations, 5G, the next generation wireless network technology, is engineered to greatly increase the speed and responsiveness of wireless networks. It promises data rates 100x those of 4G, with network latency around 1 millisecond, support for 1 million devices/sq. km., and 99.999 percent availability of the network. A connected world enabled […]

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Breaking News – Walmart Canada and DLT Labs™ launch world’s largest full production blockchain solution for industrial application

TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2019 /CNW/ – Walmart Canada and DLT Labs™ today announce the launch of Walmart Canada’s blockchain-based freight and payment network, the world’s largest full production blockchain solution for any industrial application. The new system uses distributed ledger technology to track deliveries, verify transactions, and automate payments and reconciliation among Walmart Canada and […]

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Noted: The Supply Chain in Brief-Nov 2019

Shovel Ready Transportation management company Ruan broke ground on its new Iowa operating center, which will provide transportation and warehousing services to customers across the Midwest. Construction of the Ankeny Operating Center, which will serve as the provider’s flagship operation, is scheduled to be completed in September 2020. Transwestern Development broke ground on the Sam […]

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IN BRIEF: New Services & Solutions-November 2019

Products UNEX Manufacturing’s new Keg Flow Solution for distribution centers keeps beer kegs flowing smoothly through supply chains. Keg Flow stores traditionally hard-to-handle kegs in an ergonomic and space-saving fashion with room for more kegs per pallet and a versatile steel roller track. Toshiba introduced the BA400 thermal barcode printer, which has a compact design allowing top […]

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A Greener Supply Chain

Much has been written about the recent US-based Business Roundtable event, where 181 CEOs announced their commitment “to lead for the benefit of all stakeholders,” not just shareholders. The implications will ripple through boardrooms around the country, as the event redefined the purpose of a corporation as one that serves — equally — shareholders, communities […]

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Unpacking the Biggest Threat to a Multi-Trillion Dollar Industry

It may not incite the most technology hype or attention-grabbing headlines, however the centuries-old logistics industry is a critical sector that provides an enormous impact on our global economy. According to the annual State of Logistics Report, spending on logistics in the U.S. rose to $1.5 trillion in 2017, which represents 7.7 percent of U.S. […]

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VERTICAL FOCUS | Furniture

VERTICAL FOCUS | Furniture

Sofa So Good What is the outlook for the U.S. furniture market moving forward? Here’s what to expect, according to Coresight Research’s U.S. Furniture Report, May 2019: A steady growth curve for the U.S. furniture industry is being driven by a strong economy. Consumer spending on furniture reached $114.2 billion in 2018, up 6.7% from […]

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Inside Innovation

Inside Innovation

What are the top supply chain differentiators and innovation drivers? According to the findings of BluJay Solutions’ Focus on Customer Experience: Research on Supply Chain Priorities and Investments report: Customer experience reigns supreme. 61% of survey respondents agree or strongly agree that customer experience will overtake price and product as the number one brand differentiator […]

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Barriers to Scalable IIoT Execution

By providing visibility into the assets and processes that historically had no data feedback loop, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has allowed manufacturing organizations to leverage their incoming data to implement crucial initiatives such as condition monitoring and predictive maintenance. In addition, by establishing a constant and secure channel for data to flow from […]

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DHL Gives Mio Better Inbound Logistics Control

DHL International Supply Chain has developed a purchase order (PO) management and visibility solution for the Swedish home furnishings retailer Mio. The solution provides Mio more control over inbound orders from eight countries to reduce detention and demurrage costs while improving intake planning for distribution centers.   DHL will provide PO management and visibility for […]

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Uber Plans to Expand Freight Services into Canada

Uber Technologies Inc. is expanding its freight division into Canada to snag a piece of the country’s US$74-billion trucking market. The San Francisco-based company has been gradually expanding its services beyond ride hailing in recent years with ventures including food delivery, e-bikes and e-scooters. Uber announced last month that it would invest US$200-million into its […]

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Calm Before the Storm

Calm Before the Storm

Though Hurricane Dorian may be behind us, U.S. supply chains continue to feel its effects. And it’s possible that another large storm could still be on the horizon. Even if manufacturers aren’t located in a hurricane impact area, they can still experience business disruptions if a customer, supplier, or transportation route is affected. In the […]

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Going the Distance: Securing Supply Chains From Cyber Attack

All over the world, business are achieving their goals with more ease than ever before, thanks to digital disruption. Ambitions that would have taken decades to achieve in the past can now be attained in significantly less time, whether you are expanding globally, automating low-level tasks or scaling up. But this digital awakening has also […]

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3PLs: Responsive, Cost-Effective, and Green

3PLs: Responsive, Cost-Effective, and Green

The modern supply chain is complex, and in order for the world’s leading companies to deliver their goods and services in an expedient, cost-conscious, and environmentally friendly fashion, they are increasingly turning to third-party logistics (3PL) companies to achieve these goals. These are among the themes of the 2020 Third-Party Logistics Study, created and supported […]

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Noted: The Supply Chain in Brief-Oct 2019

Good Works MSC Group, parent company of MSC Cargo, worked with South Carolina Ports Authority and other industry partners to fill two 40-foot shipping containers in Charleston, South Carolina, with critical supplies to send to the Port of Freeport in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian. The maritime partners filled the shipping containers with more than […]

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Crane Worldwide Logistics Announces New Vice President, Customs Brokerage and Trade Advisory Services

Houston, October 23, 2019 — Alexandra Kleinschmidt joins Crane Worldwide Logistics in Houston to lead the customs brokerage and trade advisory team. Kleinschmidt is a licensed customs broker, certified customs specialist and has an experienced background in leadership roles covering customs brokerage, compliance, ocean product and sales. Throughout her career, she has lived in multiple […]

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