January 19, 2018

SUPPLY CHAIN

The Warehouse of the Future

“The Warehouse of the Future will still be about achieving key operational metrics, exceeding customer service requirements and supporting the need to move goods more profitably.”



ECONOMY

Apple Accelerates U.S. Investment and Job Creation

“Apple, already the largest US taxpayer, anticipates repatriation tax payments of approximately $38 billion as required by recent changes to the tax law, a payment that would likely be the largest of its kind ever made.”

U.S. Industrial Output in 2017 Posts Biggest Gain Since 2010

“US industry surged back to life in 2017, posting the biggest increase in output in seven years, with the largest gain in the mining sector, the Federal Reserve said on Jan. 17.”



ECOMMERCE

Amazon Narrows HQ2 Search to 20 Markets

“Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) issued a short list of 20 metropolitan areas making the next cut in the competition to host the company’s second North America headquarters.”

eCommerce Sales Grow 18.5% in December, with Total Retail up 5.4%

“For all of 2017 what the Commerce Department calls “nonstore sales” reached $624.966 billion in 2017, a 10.4% increase compared with $566.090 billion in 2016.”



PORTS

Port of Los Angeles Breaks All-Time Cargo Volume Record in 2017

“The Port of Los Angeles moved more cargo in 2017 than in any time in the Port’s 110-year history, racking up 9,343,192 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs), a 5.5 percent increase over 2016’s record-breaking year.”

 


 


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