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Inspire Brands Rolls Out Supply Chain Platform

While many companies are being hit hard in the food & beverage industry, Inspire Brands, the multi-branded restaurant group, with brands such as Arby’s and Buffalo Wild Wings, started rolling out the CMX1 platform for their global supply chain management. Time will tell whether this implementation will help them with cost savings and efficiency in…

Features

The New e-Commerce Supply Chain

The pandemic has forced many retailers to offer curbside pickup for online orders as a new option for their customers. While it’s a phenomenon mostly seen in North America or places where having a car & driving are common, it looks like curbside pickup is beneficial for both the retailer and the customer. Curbside pickup…

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Supply Chains, Get Ready for Autonomous Freight Hauling

Swedish autonomous drone truck startup, Einride, recently unveiled their autonomous vehicles called “Autonomous Electric Transport” or AET, with the hopes of being on the roads delivering freight starting as early as 2021. What’s so special about Einride’s vehicles? They don’t come with any steering wheels, accelerator pedals and even no windshields (basically removing the need for…

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Uber Freight Receives $500 Million Investment

Uber supposedly “disrupted” (I hate that word) the taxi & transportation industry. So, it’s not surprising they also have a logistics/freight division. According to Morning Brew, Greenbriar Equity Group invested $500 Million into the freight division. Apparently the freight division is growing quite nicely (at 27% growth). What exactly do they do? The app matches…

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Lessons from Boohoo’s Mistakes

Fast fashion retailer, Boohoo, via Retail Brew, is in hot water after an audit of their supply chain. The audit found Boohoo’s suppliers were guilty of paying lower than minimum wages and having their workers work in unsafe conditions. The lack of enforcement of standards & governance over their suppliers resulted in them being booted…

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Supply Chains Moving Out of China Due to Ethics Issues

Via the Morning Report and WSJ, some auditors are refusing to inspect factories based in Xinjiang region, where reports of abuse of human rights against Muslim Uighurs have been circulating for many years. Also, that region has restrictions imposed making it harder for factory inspections to take place properly. Meaning, some companies have already started…

How-To

The Benefits of EDI in Supply Chain Management

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), is a method to automate your order to cash process – reducing (or even eliminating) manual data input (resulting in lower costs and lower chances of incorrect data entry). Leveraging automation to reduce your operational costs is a great way to create value in your supply chain. Read on for more…