“FedEx versus UPS, Who Is Winning the Ground War?”

“FedEx versus UPS, Who Is Winning the Ground War?” Aside from the usual industry pundits, all of whom are experts, some of whom have never worked there, anecdotal evidence on the ground continues to tilt to UPS. As several news items (echoed by the above cohort) talk about FedEx Ground’s problems with its business operating model, we continue to have issues with FedEx Ground incoming delivery. Today’s event, another non-delivery, even though FedEx tracking claimed to the commercial shipper that they attempt to deliver. Our experience with UPS virtually real time delivery status updates are extremely helpful. So, with the upcoming logistics labor negotiations trifecta of UPS-Teamsters, FedEx-ALPA, and USPS NALC, it will be an interesting shipping season. Good luck merchants!

The Strategic Importance of Supply Chains

The CEP group is excited to announce the recent publication of Christopher Myers’ latest professional work, “Marketing in The 21st Century: The Path Forward”, ISBN 9798218049997. Marketing has never faced a more challenging environment than today’s perfect storm of geopolitical crises, global pandemics, and massive climate disruption. Myers brings together a diverse cadre of industry professionals to deliver a broad range of highly insightful and timely discussions on the current challenges and future tends Marketing faces going forward. And we are honored to be included in his work with our perspective on the strategic role of Supply Chains (Chapter 9) – https://bit.ly/3haLy9I

Transforming Disruption Into Opportunity – ‘Elon Musk acquires Twitter and fires top executives – Will Facebook Pick Up the Pieces?’

After this morning’s ‘earth shattering’ news will Zuck seize the opportunity to recapture the mantle of master of the metaverse? Musk may have more to worry about that Twitter crashing and burning, China may ‘turn off the power’ to Tesla and Amazon may emerge victorious in a Star Wars battle with its launch of Kuiper …

Canada Post – State of emergency

  • 22 November 2021

Canada Post informed national postal operators (NPOs) worldwide of a state of emergency in British Columbia due to the flooding, rockslides, and mudslides in that province. 

The alert, posted on the Universal Postal Union’s Emergency Information System, says, “Multiple road closures and damaged railway lines and bridges are affecting ground transportation and delivery operations across western Canada, and both inbound and outbound letter-post and parcel-post flows are suffering disruption. Canada Post has therefore declared a situation of force majeure. However, it asks designated operators to continue dispatching mails to Canada as normal. Updates can be found at 

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) reports a 9.7% drop in its 3rd Quarter index

September 21, 2021

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) reports a 9.7% drop in its 3rd Quarter index, pointing to escalating concerns among Hong Kong exporters about COVID-19 variant uncertainties. They are reporting that exporter confidence is down in all key industrial sectors, quarter by quarter.

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong’s trade.

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