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Target Corp. has agreed to purchase grocery-delivery startup Shipt Inc. for $550 million, stepping up its challenge to Amazon.com Inc. and Walmart Inc. by speeding the rollout of same-day shipping.
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Supply Chain Posts
Now that BP has finally issued its oil-spill report, supply chain managers may have another example of “blind out-sourcing.” (September 08, 2010)
Behind every successful pallet pool is a pallet management program to recover, repair and get those pallets back into the supply chain. Here’s what it takes to do it right.
(September 01, 2010)
From wood to plastic to pallet pools, our readers tell us what’s important in pallets.
(September 01, 2010)
The May announcement regarding IBM’s $1.4 billion acquisition of AT&T subsidiary Sterling Commerce, a provider of business-to-business integration and cross-channel solutions, has been made official, according to company officials. (August 30, 2010)
But recovery enters a slower phase (August 26, 2010)
The global trading system is experiencing “extraordinary volatility” and this is being reflected in the performance of the freight forwarding industry, said Jon Manners-Bell of Transport Intelligence (Ti), a London-based think tank. (August 24, 2010)
Senate Joint Resolution 33 by State Senator Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach), Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Ports and Goods Movement, was passed unanimously by the California State Assembly this week (August 24, 2010)
Sea Star Line announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Mark-It Services to equip their reefers with both Global Positioning and Radio Frequency Identifications Systems (August 23, 2010)
Materials handling no longer stops at the dock door. (August 20, 2010)
With Servigistics and Click Commerce, supply chain collaboration is a reality (August 16, 2010)
In a development that would be laughable if it were not so calculatingly devious, the Teamsters have forged a partnership with “progressives” comprising community activists and environmental groups to mandate that independent owner-operator truckers be banned from the ports. (August 09, 2010)
Now that the United States Senate has reached a stalemate of sorts regarding a national energy policy, the subsequent effects of this political stalemate from a transportation and logistics perspective remain to be seen, it seems. (August 09, 2010)
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) has approved a $250 million working capital loan guarantee for Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan. (August 06, 2010)
The merger is expected to result in a stronger and more responsive company with expanded solution portfolios for customers. (August 04, 2010)
Shipments and expenditures are both down, and other freight indices are showing some recent slippage. (August 03, 2010)