How to Prepare for an 'Unprecedented' Holiday Season The FedEx solution: Hire 70,000 more people. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

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FedEx Ramping Up Ahead of an ‘Unprecedented’ Holiday Season

FedEx Corp. announced it would prepare for the 2020 holiday shipping surge by hiring an additional 70,000 employees. The company also revealed improvements such as 8 new or expanded large package facilities.

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New Index Quantifies Supply Chain Risks

We live and work in a risky world. And now, the Center for Supply Chain Research at Lehigh University and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals have rolled out a new tool to help you track some of the many risks inherent in supply chains. 

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‘Absolutely Critical,’ But Absolutely Complex, Too

More than half of retail sector supply chain professionals say their biggest challenge is integrating functions across supply chains while meeting customer expectations. Meanwhile, only 9% across all industries feel they can stay ahead of their greatest supply chain challenges.

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By the Numbers

70,000

That's how many new employees FedEx said it plans to hire to keep pace with e-commerce deliveries during the upcoming holiday season.

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"That’s really facilitating ... faster decision-making about placement of our inventory, ensuring that we get it in the right place."

Felicia Williams, interim CFO of Macy's, explaining on an earnings call last week how the company benefited from eliminating silos between the company's supply chain and merchandise planning functions. 

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The Supply Chain Triangle 

IBF explores balancing the "supply chain triangle" of service, cost and cash.

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