All posts tagged shipping

Apple Supply Chain

Apple’s Supply Chain From the Factory Floor to Retail Stores

Since Apple’s release of the iPhone in 2007, over one billion devices have been sold around the world. In fact, about 20 percent of the US population owns iPhones. So how does Apple’s supply chain keep up with the high […]

FedEx, UPS, and USPS Ramp Up Hiring for the Holidays

Peak shipping season for holiday packages runs from Black Friday through early January, allowing for the increasing number of returns that occur after Christmas. This leads to three of the most popular US shippers, UPS, FedEX, and USPS, hiring thousands […]

Celebrate National Pony Express Day!

By Alex Batty, MHI Marketing Communications Coordinator |@mhi_alex It’s National Pony Express Day on the 28th and we thought we’d highlight it because, if you think about it, it was an early form of supply chain and material handling. Hold […]

Amazon Unveils Branded Cargo Jet for Prime Air

By Alex Batty, MHI Marketing Communications Coordinator |@mhi_alex As Amazon continues to expand its offerings to increase and maintain its customer base, it may be looking to take more control over how it ships its orders. On August 4th, Amazon […]

U.S. East Coast Ports Could Gain 10 Percent Additional Share Following Panama Canal Expansion

Following the Panama Canal expansion next year, up to 10 percent of container traffic to the U.S. from East Asia could shift from West Coast ports to East Coast ports by 2020, according to new research conducted by The Boston […]

The Promise of the Physical Internet

By Mary Lou Jay for MHI Solutions Professor Benoit Montreuil looks at today’s logistics systems and sees inefficiencies and unsustainable practices. –Trucks and shipping containers frequently travel empty or only half full. –Products sit in warehouses that are poorly utilized, […]

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