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Easing off the gas: Tesla trucks are here

Even if you'd only gotten into the logistics game yesterday, you'd be hard-pressed to miss the dire warnings about the state of truck driver shortages. Without drivers, trucks can't run, and that means ongoing disruptions in nearly every facet of the domestic supply chain....

source: By Delany Martinez
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Can the principles of lean that have proven themselves so well on the factory floor deliver similar value when applied to procurement? Yes, say a quartet of consultants from McKinsey in a recent article on the firm’s website, arguing that while some companies have...

source: Supply Chain Digest

Walmart has turned the tables on Amazon lately by applying “smart pricing” to capitalize on its established traditional retail space and its growing online retailing. And it is working, at least on Wall Street, where Walmart is catching up with Amazon.

source: Forbes

What does a machine-learning algorithm have to do with the Super Bowl? When it comes to forecasting and demand management, a lot. Consider this: According to the National Retail Federation, approximately 189 million people watched...

source: 21st Century Supply Chain

Seventy-nine of procurement leaders plan to focus on cost reduction, according to The Deloitte Global Chief Procurement Officer Survey 2017. Within the Asia Pacific region year-on-year savings performance has improved, with 55 percent of CPOs indicating better performance...

source: Supply Chain Digital

Florida, Puerto Rico and Texas knew the 2017 hurricane season was going to be bad, but no one was quite prepared for the epic catastrophe that touched every link in the supply chain. Airports shut down. Railways suspended service. Trucks lost cargo in the rain and floods,...

source: Supply Chain DIVE

Workers at Amazon.com’s California distribution centers, including the recently opened Sacramento fulfillment center at Metro Air Park, have filed a class-action complaint that contends they have been denied rest breaks, overtime pay...

source: The Sacramento Bee

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