Logistics


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    2023 outlook

    Why shippers will add more FedEx and UPS competitors to their carrier mix in 2023

    Interest in last mile alternatives is up. Experts say Amazon could take advantage by launching a competing service.

    By Jan. 27, 2023
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    Logistics layoffs signal industry-wide culling, leave seasoned talent available

    Flexport and C.H. Robinson won’t be the last big names to cut jobs as industry demand shrinks, experts say.

    By Jan. 26, 2023
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    Retail Supply Chains

    Rising costs and logistics delays have led retailers to adapt to adversity. A selection of stories shows how.

    By Supply Chain Dive staff
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    Amazon robotics and AI leader departs for AV company

    Siddhartha Srinivasa will join AV company and GM subsidiary Cruise as it prepares for production of its Origin vehicle, which has delivery capabilities.

    By Jan. 25, 2023
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    2023 outlook

    Shippers regain buying power as air cargo fundamentals shift

    Softening rates and new market capacity are pushing many to rethink their air freight strategies.

    By Jan. 24, 2023
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    Walmart launches dedicated e-commerce site for businesses

    Purchases made through Walmart Business will be available for in-store or curbside pickup, delivery or shipping.

    By Nate Delesline III • Jan. 24, 2023
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    Bottleneck at LA distribution center eats away at Dr. Martens earnings

    The footwear retailer found itself overwhelmed with inventory after orders arrived earlier than anticipated.

    By Jan. 23, 2023
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    Ryder to cut 800 jobs in Texas as client shifts work to other logistics providers

    The layoffs involve a site for Applied Materials, which has pursued broad supply chain changes to meet customer demand.

    By Jan. 19, 2023
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    Why drone delivery hasn’t taken flight in the US

    The Federal Aviation Administration will propose new regulations this year, including changes to visual line of sight requirements to support greater drone use, a federal official said.

    By Michael Brady • Jan. 19, 2023
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    About 1,400 misclassified drivers awarded $5.6 million: Labor Dept.

    Parts Authority and Diligent Delivery Systems denied workers minimum wage, overtime pay and other benefits, the agency said.

    By Jan. 18, 2023
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    The race to scale sustainable airline fuel

    With SAF prices skyrocketing, industry stakeholders and the Biden administration are making new investments to grow supply.

    By Jan. 18, 2023
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    Rollo launches fleet for Las Vegas deliveries

    The shipping platform provider will offer delivery within the city using three Ford E-Transits as shippers look to diversify their carrier mixes.

    By Jan. 17, 2023
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    Inventory excess dampens Lunar New Year air freight demand

    Paired with early factory closures, shippers should evaluate forecasts and adjust ordering processes, stakeholders say.

    By Jan. 17, 2023
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    Tracker // 2023 outlook

    Supply chain conferences to watch in 2023

    Many of this year’s top events are putting efficiency and sustainability at the forefront.

    By , Updated Jan. 20, 2023
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    Walmart to offer fulfillment tech, delivery services through Salesforce

    The partnership is positioned to drive more volume to Walmart GoLocal as it pursues growth in the competitive same-day delivery sector.

    By Jan. 12, 2023
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    FedEx, Mountain Air Cargo first to deploy Cessna SkyCourier freighter

    The new feeder plane, capable of handling containerized cargo, comes as the delivery giant looks to resize its air freight operations

    By Jan. 11, 2023
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    FedEx Ground makes further cuts to Sunday home delivery coverage

    The service, which once reached nearly 95% of the country, will cover more than half of the U.S. population effective mid-March.

    By Jan. 10, 2023
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    Supply chains 2022: A year in pictures

    Rising inflation, strike threats and slowing demand triggered a wave of business uncertainty following months of growth. Take a look back at 13 memorable moments.

    By , , , Jan. 10, 2023
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    UPS projects handling up to 70M in returns from peak holiday season

    The delivery giant could process 5 million more returns than it did a year ago. 

    By Jan. 9, 2023
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    UPS leads peak season on-time rate again in 2022: ShipMatrix

    Rival FedEx ranked second among national carriers, posting a 7 percentage-point improvement from the last holiday season.

    By Jan. 9, 2023
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    Walmart made over 6,000 drone deliveries in 2022

    While the retailer seeks to eventually deliver 1 million packages by drone annually, an executive said it's encouraged by the initial response.

    By Jan. 6, 2023
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    DoorDash launches package pickup service

    The service's rollout comes in the midst of the busy post-holiday returns season.

    By Jan. 6, 2023
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    Winter weather stymied on-time deliveries in days before Christmas

    Project44 data shows how challenging conditions on Dec. 23 and Dec. 24 soured what was overall a smooth peak season for last mile delivery performance.

    By Jan. 5, 2023
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    UPS to extend demand surcharges beyond peak season

    The updated fees, which will be lower than those implemented during the holidays, will take effect Jan. 15.

    By Jan. 4, 2023
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    FedEx navigated contractor disputes, declining demand in 2022

    CEO Raj Subramaniam rolled out transformative plans early in his tenure, but macroeconomic uncertainty clouds the delivery giant's future.

    By Jan. 3, 2023
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    Retailers clear inventory, automate in pursuit of supply chain normalcy

    Ongoing promotional environments and cargo diversions are just a few of 2022’s most notable supply chain trends.

    By Dec. 29, 2022