Category: Transportation and Logistics

Amazon to Hire Additional Workers- Upcoming Podcast

The Supply Chain Matters blog comments on Amazon’s recent announcement to hire an additional 75,000 warehouse and customer fulfillment workers including a sign-on bonus. Further announced is that Dr. Robin Gaster, author of the book, Behemoth: Amazon Rising, will be our conversational guest in the upcoming Supply Chain Matters podcast.

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Supply Chain Matters Global Supply News Capsule Follow-Up

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a capsule of noteworthy updates to prior global supply chain news developments. Included companies in this update are shipping line Hapag-Lloyd, Canadian National railroad, trade group National Retail Federation and fitness equipment provider Peloton.

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Apple’s $430 Billion in U.S. Investment- Beyond the Veneer

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights Apple’s announced $430 billion in U.S. investment, but beyond a lot of veneer, the company’s supply network likely remains anchored in Asia.

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Supply Chain Material and Component Shortages Magnify Across Industries

The Supply Chain Matters blog amplifies the growing list of component and material shortages that are becoming far more visible across the United States in just a matter of one week.

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Industry Supply Network Response: Sampling of Bellwether Companies- Part Two

The Supply Chain Matters blog surveys recent financial and operational performance of some bellwether companies’ indicative of ongoing industry supply chain disruption. We focus on indicators of how certain industries, companies, key services providers and customers are faring during this unprecedented 2021 global supply chain surge of activity. In this blog we focus on container shipping industry leader Maersk.

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Industry and Global Supply Chain Response 2021- Sampling of Bellwether Companies

The Supply Chain Matters blog surveys recent financial and operational performance of some bellwether companies’ indicative of industry product demand and supply networks trending. Our goal is to share indicators of how certain industries, companies, key services providers and customers are faring during this unprecedented 2021 disruption.

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Technology Perspective on the Post Suez Canal Disruption in Global Logistics

In this Supply Chain Matters blog commentary we share perspectives on the ongoing post Suez Canal disruption impacting multiple-industries, and how today’s Cloud based logistics and WMS technology capabilities can aide in mitigation. We include highlights of a conversation with an Oracle WMS technology executive.

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April 2021 Production Data- Global Disruption and Warning Signs Abound

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights April 2021 global manufacturing and supply chain activity level reporting and current trending relative to product demand and supply network activity levels. The message remains that global supply chain activity is now at full throttle and disruption abounds.

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This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech: April 28 2021

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our latest This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech, a synopsis of noteworthy technology focused investment developments. Providers mentioned in this update include: DSV Panalpina, Lineage Logistics, Kuehne+Nagel, PlusAI, Arrive Logistics and Walmart.

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Added Developments in Proposed North America Rail Merger

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers to added developments in efforts of two separate Canadian railroads, Canadian Pacific and Canadian National, seeking to merge with a smaller U.S. rail carrier, Kansas City Southern. The stakes are a transcontinental North South rail network.

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