Check out this week’s #SupplyChainGeek roundup below!

  • Business is booming for FedEx and other logistics providers thanks to E-Commerce. Click here to read about how logistics companies are preparing for a future commercial environment where products are bought online, and expected to be delivered in 48 hours.
  • To earn the greatest ROI on automation in the warehouse, it’s best to choose systems that work in harmony with human staff, report Industry Week. AR systems who work alongside humans establish faster, more organized picking systems. Read more here!
  • More than half the world’s olive oil comes from Spain’s olive trees, but a deadly bacteria found in country’s olive oil region could devastate production. The demise of the olive tree in Europe shows the natural risks inherent to supply chains dependent on raw materials or ingredients.
  • In a push for inventory control, Walmart is about to get tough on suppliers. Suppliers who miss deadlines, package incorrectly, or even deliver early will be fined. This rule will force suppliers to find new ways to manage their inventory, and perform logistical gymnastics to avoid a financial hit.

What are you #SupplyChainGeeks reading this weekend?