Unpredictable trade environment puts focus on shippers to be efficient and diligent

As the tension, or more appropriately, the trade war between the United States and China continues to show no sign of slowing down, given how plans and policies are able to take shape, or rapidly change, in the amount of time it takes President Trump to fire off a Tweet, it stands to reason that this ongoing dilemma has not made things easy for shippers, not in the very least. Source: logistics Mgmt

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iDrive Logistics offers up deep take on Amazon Logistics pricing proposals

Earlier this month, I heard from iDrive Logistics, a Salt Lake City-based small package consultancy, regarding pricing proposals it had obtained from Amazon Logistics. Given the frenetic pace in which Amazon has gone about setting up its logistics and supply chain operations, as well as expand its presence, this grabbed my attention, to say the least. Source: logistics Mgmt

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Amazon Prime Day creates logistics challenges and opportunities alike

As you may likely know, today and tomorrow are both part of Amazon Prime Day, which the global e-commerce titan refers to as “a 2-day parade of epic deals.” If that does not sum up exactly what Amazon Prime Day is, then there is a chance not much else will. This year marks the fifth year of Amazon Prime Day. And while it has become an event eagerly awaited and anticipated by consumers, the logistics planning and preparation it requires...

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Move to seven-day ground delivery by FedEx continues to raise the stakes in parcel market

When FedEx announced last week that it plans to launch residential delivery seven days a week for most of the United States, effective January 2020 in an effort to “further serve the fast-growing e-commerce market,” it was viewed as big news, and that very much remains the case just a few days later. It is hard not to see it any other way, it seems, given that the e-commerce clearly continues to take a lasting hold on how we shop,...

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Note to CEOs: Great Supply Chain Orchestras Have Great Conductors

Recently, I was moderating a panel discussion at a conference for company presidents and CEOs with two supply chain leaders—Mark Holifield, EVP, Supply Chain at Home Depot, and Tracy Rosser, former SVP, Transportation for Walmart. I invited them to the conference so they could share how Home Depot and Walmart use their supply chains as a competitive advantage and a key element in achieving outstanding financial results. Source: logistics Mgmt

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