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Prologis Report and Amazon Plans Cast Doubts on Retail Conversion Trend

Will that old Sears store at your local mall be converted for use as a distribution center? Prologis suggests that is not likely: “Viewed through the lens of traditional logistics metrics, the retail-to-logistics trend is likely to be small."

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Kraft Heinz Seeks $2B Cost Reduction, Hopes Suppliers Can Ketchup

Kraft Heinz, producer of iconic food brands such as Jell-O and Grey Poupon — and, of course, Heinz Ketchup and Oscar Mayer hotdogs — is taking a hard look at its supply chain to improve efficiencies and reduce costs.

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Finding Lessons for 2020 from the Great Recession

Hey, old-timer: We bet you thought you’d seen it all during the Great Recession of 2008-2009, right? After all, once-in-a-lifetime events are supposed to come around, as they say, only once in a lifetime. But then came the pandemic.

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By the Numbers

1,000

Seeking to compete with Walmart on same-day deliveries, Amazon is opening 1,000 small shipping hubs across the United States, according to Bloomberg.

Quote/Unquote:

"Supply chains and the infrastructure that supports them are designed for a stable climate. As hazards evolve, it will be necessary to increase investment in adaptation, possibly at the expense of efficiency."

— An observation by McKinsey Global Institute in its case study "Could Climate Become the Weak Link in Your Supply Chain?"

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10 things you need to look out for in your supply chain management system, according to Logistics Partners Consultancy Ltd.

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