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Will Amazon Pass UPS and FedEx?

According to a CNBC article, Amazon is already delivering half of its packages. It appears that Amazon is on target to pass by FedEx and UPS. They have had distinctly different strategies. FedEx curtailed its contract with Amazon earlier this year, and Amazon just retaliated by not allowing 3rd [...]

Drones are More Than a Pipe Dream

November 1, 2019 In reading an Cnet article on drones, it is clear drones are more than an Amazon pipe dream. In fact, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said that he expects at least one U.S. city to have have the ability to control hundreds of unmanned aerial systems by 2028. [...]

Amazon Adds In-Garage Delivery Option

April 24, 2019 According to Good Morning America, Amazon is adding in-garage delivery options to its already vast array of delivery options - in-home and in-car. I remember when I first started working after college what an ordeal receiving a package became! I was lucky if I could go [...]

What is at the Cross-Section of Success?

In thinking back to the tours and events we've participated in, spoke at or led in the last 30 days, it provides a great cross-section of manufacturing and logistics industries and company sizes: Professional Women in Healthcare - spoke on the Amazon Effect Aerospace & Defense Forum - spoke [...]

Ideas to Fill Peak Capacity Periods

As we toured several e-commerce facilities such as UPS and Amazon, it became obvious that the sheer volume during peak season presents a huge dilemma. For example, UPS goes from 250-300 containers per night to 450 during peak season. Now that is quite a surge! Amazon has similar surges [...]

UPS & the Rise of e-Commerce!

October 21, 2018 Recently, I went on a tour of UPS's Ontario hub with the Inland Empire Economic Partnership's Regional Leadership Academy.  It was a blast seeing their 2nd largest hub!  The numbers are staggering as to the impact of e-commerce and therefore the holiday season peak.  One [...]

The Skills Gap Emerges as #1 at Prominent Supply Chain Conference

At the Southern California Supply Chain and Logistics Summit conference, there were several keynote speakers from industry icons such as Amazon, UPS, Union Pacific and more.  One might expect quite a lot of interesting insights into the latest supply chain trends yet the most common theme among the presentations [...]

What’s New & Hot in Transportation?

October 27, 2017 I was a panelist at Mobility 21's (the Southern California Transportation Coalition) session, "Speed to Delivery: Goods Movement's High-Tech Future".   We had a fascinating discussion with a panel of experts from Walmart, Caltrans, the California Transportation Commission and more (Paul Granillo, Kome Ajise, Elizabeth Fretheim, Fran [...]

Fully Autonomous Vehicles Will Be Here by 2020

June 26, 2017 Autonomous vehicles seem to arise at every corner.  Last week, I heard a presentation on autonomous vehicles by the executive VP of Hyundai, and earlier this week, I participated on a panel at Future Ports Annual Conference with a Caltrans researcher on autonomous vehicles.  What is [...]

Southern California Supply Chain Summit Touts Impressive Facts

April 27, 2017 According to the Southern California Logistics & Supply Chain Summit featuring executives from Amazon, UPS, the California Trucking Association and more, supply chain has a dramatic impact on the Southern California economy and the world. For example, UPS is the 9th largest airline, has 100,000 trucks, [...]

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