Behind Amazon’s Optimized Packaging Strategy

Behind Amazon’s Optimized Packaging Strategy As the world’s biggest e-commerce retailer on the planet, whether you love them or hate them, there’s a lot you can learn from Amazon. With the vast amount of packages Amazon ships out, they also need to take into account the environmental impact of all that cardboard. How does Amazon…

Increasing Drug Manufacturing Operating Capacity

Increasing Drug Manufacturing Operating Capacity If there’s one thing we learned from 2022, over-reliance on overseas suppliers or having all your eggs in one basket exposed how vulnerable many supply chains were. One industry set up to ramp up local operating capacity is drug manufacturing. As many American drug manufacturing facilities are only operating at…

How SME’s Can Help Build Supply Chain Resilience

How SME’s Can Help Build Supply Chain Resilience Small and midsize companies are important to supply chains, government and industry should help them upgrade their technology to make supply chains more efficient and resilient. Key takeaways: The obstacles that could make this difficult: Canada’s Ambition to Be a Part of EV Supply Chain

How the Semiconductor Industry is Building Supply Chain Resilience

The UK: “Does Anyone Have Eggs? Asking for a Friend. “ Grocers in the UK are limiting egg sales per customer due to supply issues for eggs. Egg producers have been facing issues such as: How the Semiconductor Industry is Building Supply Chain Resilience The last few years have exposed a lot of vulnerabilities in…

Nike Feels the Squeeze

Nike Feels Squeeze by Strong Dollar Companies that make sales internationally but have a base currency of USD usually don’t like to see too strong a US dollar. As the US dollar is currently so strong, it’s hitting the bottom line of companies such as Nike. Lumber Prices Come Back Down to Earth During the…

UPS and Fedex Raise Rates

UPS and Fedex Raise Rates Despite evidence of slowing shipping demand, UPS and Fedex announced they will raise rates by about 6.9%. That doesn’t include other potential additional increases in shipping costs. Seems like another gut-punch to shippers. Saffron Made in Texas Iran is the world’s largest producer of Saffron, one of the world’s most…