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Innovations and Start-ups: Frictionless Shopping, Drones & Robots, and More…

Logistics Matter

TTrends and innovations in supply chain and logistics: that is what this blog is all bout. Therefore I bring you an overview of the news this week on logistics start-ups and innovations below. Follow @LogisticsMatter on Twitter to stay up to date with the latest news and the best background stories.

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Global Port Gridlock Threatens Economies Everywhere

Supply Chain Brain

Global ports are growing more gridlocked as the pandemic era’s supply shocks intensify, threatening to spoil the holiday shopping season, erode corporate profits and drive up consumer prices

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Increasing Grocer Efficiency Through Fleet Operations

Food Logistics

If you’re looking to grow and scale your food and beverage fleets, here's why connecting your commercial fleet can make a difference. Transportation / Fleet Management

Just-in-Time Economy Becoming a Problem for Europe, Lagarde Says

Supply Chain Brain

European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde warned that the globalized nature of the euro area’s economy makes it highly vulnerable to systemic shocks from supply chain disruptions

Minimizing Retail Supply Chain Disruptions in 2021 and Beyond

Speaker: Izaac Moran, Customer Success Manager, FourKites; Glenn Koepke, SVP of Customer Success, FourKites; and featuring interviews with supply chain experts from Dollar Tree and Best Buy

Register for our upcoming webinar to see how savvy retailers including Dollar Tree and Best Buy are leveraging real-time visibility across their end-to-end supply chains in creative ways to drive agility and thrive in today’s unpredictable environment.

AP: China’s economic growth weakens amid construction slowdown

The LoadStar

Associated Press News reports: China’s economic growth sank in the latest quarter as a construction slowdown and official curbs on energy use by factories weighed on the nation’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The world’s second-largest economy grew 4.9% over a year earlier in July-September, down from the previous quarter’s 7.9%, government data showed Monday. Factory output, retail sales and investment in construction and other fixed assets all weakened. Growth is under pressure.