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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.


Warehouse Execution System is Making a Significant Difference

UPS, one of the transport and logistics bigwigs has teamed up with Softeon, a supply chain solutions firm, to come up with a warehouse execution system (WES) in an effort to make distribution centres smarter and efficient. This comes at a time when the world is experiencing massive adoption of smart technologies accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic. The new system will allow faster order intake and fulfilment, that will enable customers to get their orders on time.


Fire Rips Through Amazon's Distribution Center in Redlands, CA

You may be waiting a little longer for your Amazon packages if you live in the Southern California area. Early Friday morning an Amazon distribution center caught fire and ripped through the warehouse causing massive devastation to the building.


Transportation Management Solutions Provider Neurored Launches Critical Supply Chain Network

Driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, new manufacturers, shippers and purchasers are emerging daily in markets worldwide to meet the urgent demand for personal protection equipment (PPE). The ability to find and securely engage with these organizations quickly is critical to overcoming the global PPE shortage.


Is Our Food Supply at Risk?

For weeks grocery store chains have been selling out of staple food items that Americans have come to expect at their local supermarket. From bread to eggs and milk – shoppers have had to go without as Covid-19 continues to spread throughout the country. With so many items out of stock many people have started to wonder – is our food supply at risk?


Drivers' HOS Laws are Relaxed for the First Time in 82 Years

For the first time in 82 years the hour of services (HOS) laws for truck drivers have been relaxed to help get needed supplies to struggling businesses and hospitals across the  United States. As the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 has turned into a pandemic and rumors of a lock down similar to that of Italy circulating – people are scrambling to get necessities at their local store whether that’s cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, or toilet paper.


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