Hurricane Harvey - Effects, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices

As a center of petro-chemical industry and a conduit of trucking and rail out of Mexico, the key supply chain hub is currently devastated by Hurricane Harvey. With a growing death toll, many more injured, and a cumulative 50 inches of expected...

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Steel Tariff Proposition: Will It Work?

After unsuccessful dialogue with China in April, the U.S. government began working on a proposition in June to impose tariffs and fines on foreign-sourced steel, suggesting that all pipelines operating on American soil use only American-sourced...

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Church's Chicken is Reinventing the Supply Chain

Maximizing customer value and achieving a sustainable competitive advantage are two things a company must strive for. Excellent supply chain management is the key to both.

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The Upswing of Chinese Logistics Companies

Forecast to grow by a CAGR of 7.5% by 2020 globally, the logistics industry is booming. Logistics, the complex operation involving the movements of people, facilities, and supplies, is applied in every industry from manufacturing to retail to...
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Butter Prices Jolt Supply Chain

We apologize to be the bearer of bad news to all butter-lovers out there, but there seems to be a shortage of your favorite dairy, which will effect not just Europe, but the rest of the world.

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Focus on Food: Remote Monitoring in the Fresh Supply Chain

In any company, building trust among customers is imperative—but in the food industry, it’s the only way to sustain business. Ensuring consistently fresh and safe food is not an easy task, especially as food providers grow their reach across the...

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Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods

 

On June 15, Amazon.com shook up the grocery industry by announcing its plans to purchase Whole Foods Market for $13.7B. What does this powerhouse deal mean for the two companies—and more importantly, for traditional brick-and-mortar grocery...

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New Trucking Regulations: What Can Shippers Anticipate and Prepare For?

This year opened with a list of regulatory changes in the over-the-road trucking sector, with new policies set to impact driver capacity and productivity. The new rules were set, generally speaking, to address the perennial issue of driver and...

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Amazon Continues to Take on Logistics

 

On August 5, 2016, e-commerce giant Amazon inaugurated its air transportation network, wherein the company entered into agreements to lease 40 Prime Air cargo planes to further expand its delivery capacity for its clients. Now, just less than a...

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