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China Looking to Throttle Rare Earth Materials Supply

As EV car adoption increases globally and car manufacturers declaring their move to 100% electric vehicles in the coming decade, the demand for battery materials is (and will) surge. And as the US-China trade war rages on, China may be considering throttling supply of rare earth materials needed in the manufacturing of electric vehicles and…

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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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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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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…