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This Week in Logistics News (October 14 – 20)

Logistics Viewpoints

bound shipments post first annual gain in 14 months in September Teamsters at DHL rally for fair contract The Mississippi River has dropped to a historic low Amazon is introducing an array of new artificial intelligence and robotics capabilities into its warehouse operations that will reduce delivery times and help identify inventory more quickly.

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Like the Mississippi River Through New Orleans, Today’s CPG Market is Quickly Changing Directions

QAD

Twisting and turning, changing directions quickly, the Mississippi River winds down the center of the U.S. The post Like the Mississippi River Through New Orleans, Today’s CPG Market is Quickly Changing Directions appeared first on QAD Blog. through New Orleans and out into the Gulf of Mexico.

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Winter Alert: Winter Weather Conditions Developing Across Much of the US

GlobalTranz

80 in Rankin County, Mississippi blocked all lanes of the interstate and a semi that slid off the road shut down westbound I-22 in Lee County, Mississippi. Showers and thunderstorms in the Southeast are predicted to cause icy conditions across the lower Mississippi Valley and up to the Mid-Atlantic. A crash on I-20 at U.S.

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Winter Weather Alert: South-Central U.S. and Mid-Atlantic Brace for a Second Winter Storm

GlobalTranz

On Wednesday evening, significant ice accumulations are expected from East Texas and the Lower Mississippi Valley to Virginia and North Carolina Piedmont. Temperatures are expected to remain 20 to 35 degrees below average throughout the Plains, Mississippi Valley, and lower Great Lakes.

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Drought Threatens to Snarl Mississippi River Traffic for a Third Year

Supply Chain Brain

Low flows on the Mississippi could have potential impacts on those navigation and commercial interests that depend on water from the river, NOAA said.

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What Potential Savings Does Your Supply Chain Hold? This Healthcare ROI Calculator Can Help

Tecsys

North Mississippi Health Services achieved annual savings of $8 million through a self-distribution management system. Sanford Health is projected to save over $1.4 million within their perioperative supply chain. Parkview Health successfully converted $17 million in annual expenses into revenue.

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Mississippi Barge Crisis Set to Deepen as Ohio River Now Sees Backups

Supply Chain Brain

Now the Ohio River, which provides about 60% of the Lower Mississippi River’s water, is seeing closures at multiple locations due to groundings and dredging work.