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Cost of Shipping Surges 80% Amid Pandemic

As the global pandemic continues to rage on, global supply chains are still being impacted – finding it hard to keep up with demand. Supply chains are having a tough time keeping up with the demand as e-commerce sales around the world have surged. Consumers seem to be riding out the pandemic by spending more…

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GM’s Foray into the E-Commerce Surge

As e-commerce is experiencing massive growth, the logistics services side is struggling to keep up with demand. GM (the American car manufacturer), has launched a new division, named BrightDrop [via Morning Brew]. This new division supplies electric vehicles in the B2B space. The vehicles are tied to a software platform as well enabling easy fleet management,…

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Amazon…Coming to a Supply Chain Near You

Amazon’s growth can be partially explained by its ability to turn their own internal tools & need into profit centres (e.g. Amazon Cloud Services, Fulfillment by Amazon, etc). Anyone in the e-commerce space knows shipping is one of the largest (and expensive costs) expense in such a business. So, it makes sense Amazon looked to…

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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…

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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…