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DHL partners with Quadient to offer smart locker delivery

September 21, 2022

Via: Charged

DHL has partnered with tech company Quadient to offer smart lockers parcel pick-up throughout the UK. According to the global delivery company, the contactless, secure locker stations will give recipients more choice and flexibility to receive their parcels “at a […]


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How Nike is attempting to replicate Amazon’s rapid delivery

September 20, 2022

Via: Charged

Nike is aiming to replicate Amazon’s rapid delivery model by connecting its complex network of stores, warehouses and technology as part of a strategy towards a more “connected inventory”. The sportswear giant‘s CEO, John Donahoe, talked about “connected inventory” in […]


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Will climate change make supply chain disasters the new normal?

September 15, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Forty-four percent of chief supply chain officers say they have a general sense of potential climate change risks based on previous events, but they have not methodically identified or quantified those risks, according to a Gartner survey. Of the rest, […]


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Amazon to raise delivery drivers’ pay and add more work benefits

September 14, 2022

Via: Charged

Amazon is raising its delivery drivers’ pay and adding more work benefits to some delivery drivers after workers protested earlier this year while fuel prices soared. Amazon has said it will invest $450 million into rate increases, an education program […]


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Post Office partners with DHL Express to provide click and collect services

September 14, 2022

Via: Charged

Post Office has partnered with DHL Express to provide click and collect services. The click and collect service will be trialled at Post Offices in Northern Ireland before rolling out to more than 1,000 branches across the UK from the […]


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Supply chain resilience reaches peak of inflated expectations

September 13, 2022

Via: SCMR Editorial

Supply chain resilience has reached the peak of inflated expectations and will arrive at the plateau of productivity in five to ten years, according to the Gartner Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2022. The peak of inflated expectations highlights […]


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Autonomous vehicles to start delivering Uber Eats orders in Texas and California

September 9, 2022

Via: Charged

Uber Eats vehicles will soon start to be delivered by Nuro’s autonomous trucks in both Texas and California. The ride-hailing giant announced on Thursday that it is launching a 10-year partnership with the robotics firm. Deliveries will start in Houston, […]


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Amazon rolls out delivery route algorithm to reduce miles driven

September 1, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

For Amazon, a decision on how a customer order should be fulfilled is made quickly based on item location and other factors. However, there can be a five- to six-hour gap from when an order is placed to when the […]


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Shoppers to shun online retailers who charge for returns

August 30, 2022

Via: Charged

Nearly half, 47%, of consumers wouldn’t shop with an online retailer that charges for online returns, according to a new report from PPM platform ROI Hunter. The research reveals that price is still the most important influencing factor in online […]


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FedEx terminates delivery agreements with face of Ground contractor revolt

August 30, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

FedEx Ground has canceled its agreements with delivery contractor Patton Logistics, whose founder and president has been an outspoken critic of the company’s current relationship with its contractors. Ground informed Spencer Patton on Friday afternoon that he is no longer […]


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The power of international arbitration amid supply chain disruptions

August 29, 2022

Via: SCMR Editorial

It is nearly common knowledge at this juncture that the supply chain disruption from Covid is unprecedented and continues, as wave after wave of new virus variants plague supply chains. The struggle to obtain raw materials, shipment delays, and operational […]


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How tensions between FedEx Ground and its contractors reached a boiling point

August 26, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Whether or not FedEx Ground contractors agree with Patton Logistics and Route Consultant founder Spencer Patton, thousands listened to his argument on how the delivery giant must change this past weekend in Las Vegas. Since he sent a letter on […]


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Instacart launches delivery for large items

August 25, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Instacart positioned the new bulky delivery service as a way for customers to get both their groceries and orders of large items alongside each other. For retailers, the new service allows them to offer more of their catalog through Instacart, […]


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Supply Chain Agility Requires Mapping the Nth Tier

August 23, 2022

Via: Independent Retailer

Too many retailers are struggling to document the complete makeup of their finished products. A 2021 McKinsey survey found that about half of senior supply chain executives can identify the locations of their tier-one suppliers and the key risks facing […]


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USPS proposes peak season rate hikes amid drop in package demand

August 12, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

The Postal Service’s proposed rate hikes are in line with last peak season’s levels, and they “frankly seem pretty reasonable compared to what FedEx has proposed,” Gordon Glazer, a senior consultant and USPS specialist at Shipware, said on LinkedIn. But […]


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Trucker shortage means higher pay for those on the road

August 11, 2022

Via: RetailWire

It turns out that 2021 was a good year, financially, to be a truck driver in the U.S. Driver wages rose significantly as large trucking companies, retailers and others vied for talent in a field where there are more jobs […]


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Is retail now facing a warehouse crisis?

August 11, 2022

Via: RetailWire

With supply chain bottlenecks easing, a scarcity of warehouse space is promising to replace shipping container shortages as the biggest headache in the global supply chain. Logistics real estate giant Prologis recently predicted an additional 800 million square feet of […]


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5 Must-Have Features in a Smart Last-Mile Delivery System

August 1, 2022

Via: RIS News

As online shopping increasingly becomes synonymous with just‐in‐time delivery, fast and reliable last-mile order fulfillment is no longer a competitive advantage but a necessity. Convenient delivery, especially for perishable goods, is essential. It is also a huge logistics challenge for […]


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Complying with the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act’s strict supply chain rules

July 29, 2022

Via: SCMR Editorial

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (“UFLPA” or “Act”), which took effect last month, ushers in a new era of supply chain diligence for importers. The Act creates a rebuttable presumption that any goods produced in whole or in part […]


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Quick & Easy Steps to Lower Shipping Costs

July 26, 2022

Via: Independent Retailer

With ecommerce sales for 2021 increasing 14 percent over 2020, there is no question that shipping acumen has never been more important for retailers’ overall success. Especially with inflation and supply chain challenges continuing to disrupt the industry, small businesses […]