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A New York State Assemblyman Wants Amazon to Create a “Made in USA” Filter

November 28, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Amazon is a notorious purveyor of counterfeit goods and products of questionable origins. And, though the retailer is far from the only culprit in the fast fashion and fast furniture hellscape (don’t get us started on Shein!), it is one […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

ULA’s Vulcan Centaur rocket launching first prototype satellites for Amazon’s Project Kuiper

October 14, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

The satellites will be launched, in “early 2023”, on United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) new Vulcan Centaur rocket and they will test system performance in space. Amazon has been planning to launch a constellation of 3,236 satellites in low Earth orbit […]


Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Rivian’s Amazon Delivery Van Production Might Face Delays! Issue with Seat Supplier?

May 17, 2022

Via: Tech Times

Rivian’s Amazon electric delivery van production might face some delays after the electric vehicle (EV) startup sued its custom-seat supplier over alleged pricing issues. The giant retailer Amazon ordered its first-ever electric vans from the EV startup Rivian, but it […]


Logistics, Process

Amazon Adds 5% Fuel, Inflation Surcharge for Sellers

April 13, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Amazon.com Inc. will charge businesses that sell products on its website a 5% fuel and inflation fee beginning April 28, according to documents reviewed by Bloomberg, a first for the company. The new surcharge, the latest sign of companies grappling […]


Logistics, Process

Amazon, Walmart Online Orders Likely Delayed by China Lockdowns

March 15, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Orders placed with global e-commerce platforms like Amazon and Walmart may be delayed by virus lockdowns and restrictions in some of China’s key manufacturing hubs, according to an industry body. Shenzhen, home to around half of all the online retail […]


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Ten Reasons to Shop Made in America This Holiday Season

November 18, 2021

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

The sun is setting earlier, it’s getting colder, and the red cups are back in Starbucks, so y’all know what that means: The holiday season is officially upon us! For however you celebrate, we know the odds are high you’re […]


Design & Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Amazon-Backed Rivian Reportedly Eyes EV Plant in Europe

February 11, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Rivian Automotive Inc., the electric-vehicle maker backed by Amazon.com Inc., is scouting locations in Europe to build a new factory, according to people familiar with the matter. The site likely would first produce a delivery van for Amazon and soon […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

GM among 34 corporations to share private diversity data

September 28, 2020

Via: Automotive News

More than thirty of the largest U.S. companies have agreed to new disclosures of previously private race, gender and ethnicity workforce data as part of a push by the New York City comptroller and three city retirement funds. General Motors, […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Amazon gets FCC approval for Project Kuiper satellite constellation

August 5, 2020

Via: Electronics Weekly

The planned constellation of 3,236 satellites is intended to address “unserved and underserved communities” around the world. SpaceX is a rival in this area, with its planned Starlink eventually consisting of 4,425 satellites. The FCC granted Amazon approval by a […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Amazon to buy self-driving technology company Zoox

June 26, 2020

Via: CNBC

Amazon has just taken its boldest step yet into self-driving vehicles, acquiring six-year-old start-up Zoox, the company announced Friday. Amazon said the deal will help bring Zoox’s “vision of autonomous ride-hailing to reality.” Zoox will continue to operate as a […]


Design & Planning, Process

Amazon India to weed out single-use plastic packaging by June 2020

September 4, 2019

Via: Reuters

BENGALURU/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) India unit said on Wednesday it would replace all single use plastic in its packaging by June 2020 with paper cushions, the latest major company to join the country’s fight against environmental pollution. […]


Design & Planning, Process

Amazon Wants to Put Alexa in Cars. Google and Apple Are There Already

August 19, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Somewhere between Spotify crashing and Alexa failing to locate his favorite sushi place, Rafael Rivera decided he was dealing with an unfinished product. The software developer’s rectangular Echo Auto, perched on the dashboard of his 2005 Mini Cooper, picked up […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Amazon may come after auto industry, Volvo CEO warns dealers

April 17, 2019

Via: Automotive News

NEW YORK — Volvo isn’t letting up on pushing for sweeping changes to how new vehicles are sold — whether auto dealers like it or not. At a conference affiliated with this week’s New York auto show, Anders Gustafsson, CEO […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

GM, Volvo team with Amazon to deliver packages to customers’ cars

April 24, 2018

Via: Automotive News

General Motors and Volvo have partnered with Amazon to offer customers in-vehicle delivery of packages in the United States. The service will be available for both automakers’ vehicles beginning Tuesday in 37 cities with plans to expand the service coast […]