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Supply Chain Company Receives Funding

Supply chain technology company, Mercado has received 2.5 million dollars in new funding, reports the Dallas Morning News. 

Mercado, a Dallas-based supply chain technology company, will use a new $2.5 million investment to ramp up its marketing and sales efforts.

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Tracking the Blood Supply

It could be possible to use blockchain to track blood donations through the supply chain, reports Coin Telegraph. 

A system in which health officials would be able to track blood donations from vein-to-vein in real-time, given the complexities of the blood supply chain, may sound impossible. 

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Warehouse Management Systems in More Demand

The pandemic has shown that companies need better warehouse management systems, but the pandemic has also disrupted the traditional way that companies acquire new systems, reports Supply Chain Dive.

Before the coronavirus pandemic, many retailers saw warehouse management systems (WMS) as an important investment area. The State of Retailing Online 2020 report from the National Retail Federation and Forrester found 73% of retailers are investing in WMS. 

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Electronics Supply Chain Slows Down

Slowed by the global pandemic the electronics supply chain is now facing slow downs due to a trade war, reports Supply Chain Dive. 

This year has been an uphill battle for the electronics sector. A March McKinsey study cautioned that electronics companies could stock out by April due to coronavirus-driven factory shutdowns in China and extended lead times.

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Supply Chain Not Ready for Vaccine

The supply chains that would ensure that the eventual Covid19 vaccine  reached its destination is woefully underprepared for the task, reports Japan Times. 

The industries that shepherd goods around the world on ships, planes and trucks acknowledge they aren’t ready to handle the epic challenges of shipping an eventual COVID-19 vaccine from drugmakers to billions of people.

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Apple Reduces Supply Chain Carbon Footprint

According to Supply Chain, Apple will reach net-zero in its supply chain earlier than the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has mandated.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has set targets for the corporations of the world, and Apple’s new carbon footprint goals will have the company reaching net-zero in its supply chain 20 years earlier than the IPCC targets.

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Problems in the Healthcare Supply Chain

According to Dev Discourse, the pandemic has exposed critical problems with the healthcare supply chain.

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced governments to acknowledge the unpleasant problems with healthcare supply chains as many countries, including the richest ones on the planet, were battered with shortages of critical pharmaceuticals and medical supplies needed to fight back against the outbreak.

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Keeping Food Supply Chain Moving

The FDA is working to update dn protect the nation's food supply chain, reports Supermarket News. 

The Food & Drug Administration today unveiled the New Era of Smarter Food Safety, a strategic blueprint to bolster protection of the nation’s food supply that builds on the nearly decade-old Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

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Global Distribution Network for Vaccine Key

According to the World Economic Forum, while it is critical to find a vaccine for the coronavirus, it is equally important to have a global distribution network in place to deliver the vaccine. 

Finding a coronavirus vaccine is key, but finding a way to distribute it on a global scale will be equally crucial.

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Lexmark Achieves Supply Chain Security Certification

Lexmark, a global imaging solutions leader, today announced it has achieved the ISO 20243 standard, becoming the only printer manufacturer to gain this supply chain security certification.

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