In a Supply Chain Matters blog commentary last month, we raised the specter that UPS’s added holiday surcharge efforts would lead to added structural shifts in online business practices. The question is whether this would benefit UPS at the expense of shippers and the broader retail industry.
Posts made in July, 2017
Amazon reported Q2 financial performance this week with mixed results, to state the obvious. From an online fulfillment dimension, the forces of added disruption to the retail industry are obvious.
This week, Congressional Republicans and the Trump Administration essentially abandoned the border adjustment tax approach amid a heavy amount of lobbying by various impacted industries. However, Supply Chain Matters advises teams to remain vigilant in a detailed understanding all the elements that make up the supply chain network and remain prepared to be able to assess any political or global trade impacts.
Enterprise Information Management (EIM) technology provider OpenText held its OpenText Enterprise World 2017 customer conference in Toronto earlier this month, and the most significant takeaway was the announced release of the company’s new AI cognitive platform.
As was speculated by business media this week, Foxconn, the largest global electronics contract manufacturer has indeed made its announcement regarding an initial $10 billion manufacturing investment in the U.S.