The Week of March 9th: 10 things eft's been reading

Moon delivery, drone delivery, bicycle delivery.

1. Innovation comes in all shapes and sizes “DHL Express has already replaced up to 60% of inner-city vehicle routes in some European Countries”- DHL trials city hub trailer for bike delivery [Logistics Manager]

2. Amazon looks to improve its renewable energy track record. Given their warehousing footprint, this is going to translate into a lot of energy production.  Amazon begins large-scale rooftop solar installation across its warehouses [techcrunch]

3. 7-Eleven, the world’s largest convenience store chain, shares new numbers from its drone delivery experiment. 7-Eleven beats Google and Amazon to the first regular commercial drone delivery service in the U.S []

4. The Amazon founder is hoping to partner with NASA for Amazon-like shipping service for the moon. Jeff Bezos is planning a delivery service for the moon [engadget]

5. DHL to expand own production of its electric delivery vans from 1,000 vehicles on the road to 5,000 of them a year, making- VW ‘annoyed beyond measure’ []

6. VIDEO: IBM and Maersk Demo: Cross-Border Supply Chain Solution on Blockchain [YouTube]

7. With anti-globalization keeping many senior-executives awake at night, the NY Times does a nice breakdown of trade barriers around the world. Building Trade Walls [The New York Times]

8. Change is ever constant as technology develops, the supply chain must embrace it. How technology is changing the retail supply chain [Supply Chain Digital]

9. New direction for manufacturing giant set to provide 6,000 to 10,000 technical jobs. Foxconn announces world’s biggest next-gen TV factory [CIPS]

10. As if the moon wasn’t enough, Amazon looks committed to make this whole physical store thing work - Amazon just confirmed its 10th book store, signalling this is way more than an experiment [] 


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