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Amazon Small Business Opportunity

Amazon has been quietly gearing up to make a play in the “last-mile” delivery space. Previously, the e-commerce giant relied heavily on the United States Postal Service (USPS), United Parcel Service (UPS), and FedEx for delivery.  As their needs grow, Amazon has begun to test the waters as to what local delivery would mean for the company. So much so that they have recently announced that they will be hiring Amazon Delivery Service Partners (DSP) to meet their demands.

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The End of Amazon and FedEx

It was the break up heard all over the Supply Chain community. FedEx Express and Amazon have officially called it quits when it comes to U.S. domestic deliveries. The news was confirmed when FedEx decided not to renew their express shipping service contract with the e-commerce giant which is set to expire on June 30th. Amazon responded by diplomatically explaining to The Verge, ““We respect FedEx’s decision and thank them for their role serving Amazon customers over the years.” Express shipping tends to be the fastest way a package gets from point A to point B. Examples of express shipping includes same day, overnight, and next day shipping.

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Drones Are Becoming Part of the Logistics Industry

For decades, the logistics industry has been lagging behind in the adoption of technology in service provision. However, this has changed significantly over the past few years as a result of the increased adoption of various technologies most of which are aimed at increasing competitiveness and enhancing the provision of services.

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Last Mile Delivery Issues

When my husband and I lived in the city we were pretty lucky in that only a few of our packages ever got stolen from our front door steps. It helped that our front door had a little nook that drivers could discretely tuck our packages into, hiding them away from thieves (or porch pirates as they’re commonly referred to) in our neighborhood. My neighbors though weren’t so lucky as many of them saw their packages mysteriously disappear.

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Why EDI is not sufficient for tracking the cold supply chain and what is the solution.

It’s rare that I decry EDI, but I encourage a serious look into how and if this bastion of trade is keeping up with the needs of commerce and incorporating the most appropriate technologies. Here’s a look at what might be a shortcoming that needs to be addressed.

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Logistics Industry Talent

Trucking and freight industry is getting ready for new opportunities and future market. Contracts are already trickling from outside these industries. 

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How Will Successes in Industrial IoT Translate to Consumers?

Businesses are rushing to embrace internet of things (IoT) technology, but consumers hesitate. According to Statista, companies in manufacturing, logistics, and utilities plan to invest a projected $40B in IoT platforms and services by 2020.

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2019: An opportunity for shippers and truckers to create long-term balance

seb creativo 197860 unsplashAfter a rapid trucking rate escalation in 2018, the spot trucking market began 2019 with excess capacity in many lanes. Analysis of the trucking market can be knee-jerk. When the market is tight, pundits predict that shippers will be unable to secure capacity. As the market cools, pundits proclaim that the capacity crunch always was a myth. The truth lies in the middle.

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How trucking and logistics in the USA are changing due to technology in 2019

future logisticsIn 2019 many industries are expected to experience changes due to new technologies and changes in regulations in the United States. One major industry that won’t be left out is that of trucking and logistics. They can expect that recent advancement in technology will help simplify processes, automate tasks and yield positive results.

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Big Investments in Supply Chain Tech from DHL

vn core pr 05302018Robotics, AI, autonomous vehicles, renewable energy all grab headlines and promise great things as we move into the next year. Some of the projects that are in play are truly remarkable in the ways they are expected to change how we do things. The supply chain runs in the background of consumer activities and is more complex than most people who aren’t involved with the supply chain imagine. But when issues slow the process of getting goods to their final destinations everyone has opinions about what should be done to make things better. Global delivery giant DHL has some ideas of their own that leverage its presence and the technology available.

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