Tag: Amazon online customer fulfillment strategies

COVID-19 Higher Online Shipping Volumes Invoke More Bottlenecks and Added Costs as Carriers Add New Surcharges

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights that in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the surge in online ordering activity is taxing carrier networks and performance, and how UPS and FedEx are instituting added surcharges or daily shipping volume restrictions. The result is invariably higher costs for online services for major retailers.

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Noted Amazon Development Executive Resigns Over Online Provider’s Social Responsibility Actions

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights a published report by The Washington Post indicating that a well-regarded Amazon software development leader, and technical vice presidential role, has resigned over the online provider’s recent practices in firing protesting warehouse workers as well as internal employee protests regarding the company’s actions in areas of climate change.

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UNFI's Announced Acquisition of Supervalu- Another Indicator of Significant Industry and Supply Chain Change

There was a significant announcement that occurred in the U.S. grocery and natural foods sector last week, one that Supply Chain Matters believes will lead to subsequent impacts for food and grocery supply chains down the road.

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