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Ghana becomes the first country to deliver vaccines via drone

Ghana became the first country to deliver Covid-19 vaccines by drone through a partnership with Zipline, an on-demand drone delivery service. CEO and co-founder of Zipline, Keller Rinaudo stated, “We are proud to be part of this significant milestone in Ghana where our drone logistics network is able to provide on-demand, last-mile delivery of COVID-19 vaccine at scale across the country.”


How Will Your Supply Chain Perform Post Pandemic?

The coronavirus pandemic has affected every industry in the world in ways never experienced before. It has forced governments and other authorities to take stringent measures to control the spread of the virus. Some of these measures include lockdowns and restriction of movement of people and goods. With these restrictions, the demand for goods and services has gone down, and the supply chain has been substantially affected. As the vaccine rollout gathers momentum, what remains to be seen is how the supply chain will perform after the pandemic.  


Maneuver Around These Logistics Roadblocks

Modern logistics is not only complicated but challenging as well. As such, shippers must be prepared at all times to identify the roadblocks that hamper their productivity and solve them in time.  With regard to outbound logistics management, logistics firms must navigate through hurdles raging from end-user demands to change in operational costs.


FAA Announces New Drone Rules and Regulations

The United States Department of Transportation recently issued two new rules regarding drones, aimed at keeping the public safe. The Federal Aviation Administration released a press release on December 28th  that outlined the newest rules regarding Unmanned Aircraft (UA) or drones.


Here's What Logistics Changes to Expect in 2021

Supply chains make up an important part of businesses today. According to industry professionals, supply chain and logistics were key to better customer service in 2020. As the new year begins, there are exciting trends that will shape the logistics sector and supply chain in general. For this reason, this article highlights changes that are expected in 2021 in the retail sector and their potential impacts.


USPS Struggles to Deliver Election Ballots

On Tuesday November 3rd, all eyes will be on the United States as millions of citizens cast their vote for the future president. With the pandemic spiking in 47 out of 50 states many citizens have opted to mail their votes in as opposed to voting in person. But with a series of delays, backlogs, and crime – many are left wondering if their votes will be delivered on time.


The Role of Digital Transformation in Establishing Company Culture

If there’s one lesson that organizations can take away from the challenges brought on by COVID-19 it is the invaluable benefit of digital transformation for business longevity. Digital innovation is not a novel endeavor, however, the pandemic has brought the importance of going digital into focus for many industries.


RFID is Being Deployed in the Fight against COVID-19

Several countries are trying to come up with different solutions to fight the rising cases of coronavirus pandemic. It is for this reason that technologies are now being combined to counter the impact of the virus. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is the latest technology that has made a comeback in many areas, including retail, supply chain, and logistics, as well as in healthcare. Now the technology is being used to fight COVID-19. With the help of microchips that are embedded in RFID tags, the journey of vaccines can now be tracked and authenticated from the manufacturer’s site to the testing site. The same technology can also be used to track personal protective equipment (PPEs), high-value COVID-19 treatment drugs, and antibody testing kits, among others.


How Robotics Factor in the Supply Chain Industry

A FedEx Express flight took off and landed without a pilot on board – furthering the discussion on the role robotics play in the supply chain industry. The flight took place at San Martin Airport in Santa Clara, California in partnership with Reliable Robotics using a Cessna 208 Caravan (C208) aircraft which is owned by FedEx Express.  In a press release, Reliable Robotics touted this flight as well as a previous test flight with a Cessna 172 Skyhawk as “historic firsts for global aviation.”


Chowbus Enters Food Delivery Arena

Chowbus is one of the newest contenders vying to make a name for itself in the food delivery market. But unlike its competitors who focus on a variety of restaurants – Chowbus aims to shine the spotlight on authentic Asian restaurants in one of the 22 cities it serves.


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