Table of Contents: January 2019

Grocery fulfillment goes high-tech
E-commerce continues to change the grocery market, as companies seek to meet click-and-collect demands with innovative fulfillment solutions and strategies.
Going to war and lovin' it: interview with Dave Bozeman Going to war and lovin' it: interview with Dave Bozeman
Dave Bozeman, vice president of Amazon Transportation Services, says he wakes up every day ready to "go to war for the customer." And he wouldn't have it any other way.
Has the Panama Canal expansion changed anything? Has the Panama Canal expansion changed anything?
It's been more than two years since the expanded Panama Canal opened for business. But it may still be too early to assess its impact.
Flush with success Flush with success
Problems with product damage led plumbing wholesaler Ferguson to seek a new way to package its porcelain toilets. An innovative custom solution solved the problem—and cut labor and materials costs to boot.
Spirit of innovation Spirit of innovation
For distilled spirits supplier, combined AS/RS, WES solution improves warehouse efficiency.

Outbound: Robots won't put you in the unemployment line
Robots will soon transform the workplace in amazing ways, but they will not throw you out of work.
Big Picture: The long and winding road
We never quite know what the future holds for us and our careers. The key is to be ready for those learning moments.
Prologis begins building "pipeline of logistics talent"
Property developer collaborates with Florida school district on workforce development and training program.
Competition provides glimpse into the future of logistics tech
Ten promising startups showcase their ideas at "Future of Logistics Tech Summit."
The UPS Store celebrates 10th anniversary of literacy program
Retail shipping chain uses book-themed Rose Bowl parade float to promote child literacy.
"In-car commerce" service lets rideshare passengers buy snacks on the go
Rideshare drivers earn extra income by using their vehicles as mobile minimarts.
Trucker group calls driver shortage a myth
OOIDA says there's no shortage of drivers—just a shortage of drivers willing to put up with low pay.
Logistics gives back
Here's our monthly roundup of some of the charitable works and donations by companies in the material handling and logistics space.
Freight futures market to ease spot rate volatility, company says
FreightWaves says forthcoming Freight Futures Exchange will help shippers and trucking companies mitigate risk, ease pricing volatility in trucking market.
Global trade growth to slow in early 2019, DHL study forecasts
Logistics index tracks impact of political turmoil from U.S. tariffs, U.K. Brexit.
DHL to invest $300 million in emerging technologies
Supply chain arm will deploy piece-picking robots, AI, self-driving vehicles in 350 of its 430 North American sites.
Kroger and Walgreens expand one-stop shop pilot program
Walgreens to test Kroger Express service at stores in Kentucky, building on convenience, click and collect services, companies say.
Florida nears opening date for autonomous vehicle test track
$42 million Suntrax site to open in Spring 2019, reach completion in 2021.
Berkshire Grey jumps into e-commerce fulfillment robot sector
Massachusetts firm emerges from stealth mode with AI-powered omnichannel operations suite.
Amazon expands air freight fleet with Texas facility
Company picks Dallas/Fort Worth site for newest regional air hub.
Purolator offers holiday shipping tips
Canadian logistics provider reminds customers to ship early and follow 12 tips for successful holiday deliveries.