Friday, July 30


BITranspo, Carol Tome, eCommerce, Gig economy, last mile delivery, Logistics, Transportation, UPS

UPS is at a crucial point in its history. Here’s how it got here — and where it might be going.

UPS is in the midst of a business overhaul at the hands of CEO Carol Tomé. The company seeks to boost profitability by reining in spending and carefully choosing packages. Demand for faster and faster delivery could put pressure on UPS to move into unfamiliar territory. LoadingSomething is loading. Carol Tomé is heading into her second peak sh...
Food, grocery, Logistics, Ocado, online grocery, Online grocery delivery, Retail, Tech Insider

3 robots collided at a UK grocery giant’s warehouse, starting a fire that delayed thousands of orders

UK grocery giant Ocado delayed and canceled orders after a fire broke out at its London warehouse. Three robots had collided, causing the fire, it said. Thousands of robots zoom along a grid at Ocado's automated warehouses, collecting groceries. See more stories on Insider's business page. UK grocery giant Ocado was forced to delay or cancel thousands of orders this weekend after a fire broke at one of its London warehouses, the BBC first reported.The company said in a statement Monday that three of its robots collided.Thousands of robots zoom along a grid at its automated warehouses, collecting groceries and taking them to picking...
Careers, Construction, Healthcare, Logistics, remote working

Remote work is expanding rapidly beyond typical white-collar worker industries

The number of remote roles posted online has risen by as much as 19 times for some UK sectors, according to LinkedIn. Remote roles in transport, construction, and retail have grown significantly. The rise has been fueled by growing acceptance of remote work, as well as an adoption of technology. See more stories on Insider's business page. The number of remote job roles being advertised has risen, making remote work a possibility for more workers.But not all of these are in industries traditionally associated with remote work, with workers in transportation, retail and construction increasingly being offered a remote option. Linke...
Logistics, Retail, Shipping, Shortage, Transportation, weekend BI US

Boat sales are up, and owners say they’re getting harder to rent and repair

Boat prices are up 10% this year as demand increases. Demand shot up during the pandemic as boats were viewed as a safe way to spend time outside. The same shipping industry woes are to blame for shortages on other goods like lumber and furniture. See more stories on Insider's business page. Boats are becoming more expensive and harder to find across the US, from small vessels to large yachts. Boat prices are up, and customers are left waiting months longer than anticipated for their purchases. In Michigan, which is a hub for boaters due to the surrounding Great Lakes, one dealership is displaying signs warning would-be customers t...