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  • Tracking the speed, dwell and cars of Class I railroads

    This dashboard shows the average speed, dwell time and cars online for all of the Class I railroads operating in the United States.

    Updated Feb. 3, 2023
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    Tackling returns: an online clothing retailer changes the game

    Learn how Bastian Solutions helped one retailer turn returns from a struggle to a reverse logistics advantage.

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    Amazon focused on streamlining operations after reporting unprofitable year

    The e-commerce giant is looking to work out kinks in the intersection between its fulfillment and transportation networks. 

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    FedEx Office to end SameDay City service

    The carrier’s retail service unit is ditching what it dubbed “the fastest local shipping option” in large metro areas as the shipping giant looks to reduce costs.

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    Lululemon looks to increase supplier diversity for indirect spend

    The athleisure brand said it will increase the purchasing volume for vendors owned and operated by women and underrepresented groups in its non-merchandise spend. 

  • Smoke streaming from the smokestacks of the TECO Big Bend coal-fired power plant in Apollo Beach, Florida
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    Sustainability still takes a backseat to profit for procurement teams: study

    A relatively small share of procurement staff see environmental and social goals within their purview or collect related metrics to measure success.

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    Amazon cited for safety violations at 3 more warehouses

    Federal safety inspectors are calling on the e-commerce giant to implement a “company-wide strategy to protect their employees."

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    FedEx to lay off 10% of officers, directors

    The cuts will help the delivery giant become “a more efficient, agile organization,” President and CEO Raj Subramaniam told staff.

    Updated Feb. 3, 2023
  • Shipping containers sit stacked in a port on June 09, 2022 in Bayonne, New Jersey.
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    Seasonality is a thing of the past, port executive says

    Despite a four-month streak as the nation's busiest containerport, the Port of New York and New Jersey saw volumes decline YoY in December.

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    Aldi deepens focus on Gulf Coast with new distribution center

    The 564,000-square-foot facility will eventually have capacity to serve 100 grocery stores in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and the Florida Panhandle.

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    Manufacturing production levels fall for third-straight month

    Two national indices reported an overall industry contraction based on soft demand from customers still working through inventory backlogs.

  • The Whirlpool logo is seen on a display of clothes washers and dryers
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    Whirlpool’s production takes a hit after supplier disruption

    The hiccup at the unnamed supplier was resolved in mid-January, but not before costing the appliance maker millions in lost sales and profits. 

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    Patent Pending: Choosing when to deploy AVs, using drones in intermodal transit

    Amazon and UPS have some unusual ideas on how to integrate autonomous vehicles and other technology into their operations.

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    2023 outlook

    Shortages 2023: 4 goods facing tight supplies this year

    Even as supply chain chokepoints ease for many products, world events still weigh on the availability of some key goods.

  • A Flytrex drone can carry up to 6.6 pounds and make five-mile round trips, according to the company’s website.
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    Flytrex, drone partner receive critical FAA approval for expansion

    The carrier, whose customers include Taco Bell and Wendy's, may be able to scale delivery service to 82 million eligible properties nationwide.

  • A worker organizes packages at a FedEx facility on December 21, 2022 in Houston, Texas.
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    FedEx, Shippo agreement expands small shipper access to delivery discounts

    The deal with the shipping platform gives FedEx access to more potential customers as it looks to offset volume declines.

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    Maersk taps drones for warehouse inventory management

    Four facilities are already making use of the Verity drones, and the company is planning to deploy the tech further in 2023.

    Updated Feb. 3, 2023
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    GM investing $650M to develop Nevada lithium mine

    The deal with Lithium Americas will help the company make its supply chain more secure and manage cell costs better, said Chair and CEO Mary Barra.

  • A UPS worker delivers packages on December 26, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.
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    ‘We can work this out’: UPS CEO optimistic on Teamsters negotiations

    The union threatened to strike if a deal isn't reached by July 31. Carol Tomé said tweaks to the existing contract should be enough.

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    2023 outlook

    Will UPS workers strike? What shippers should know about Teamsters contract talks

    The carrier's sprawling delivery network will be at risk unless a deal is reached by July 31.

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    Bed Bath & Beyond to shutter its Harmon beauty banner

    The retailer will also close an additional 87 of its namesake stores as a potential bankruptcy filing looms.

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    Hamburg Süd no more: Maersk to unify brands amid push for end-to-end services

    The logistics provider is looking to simplify the customer experience and create more multimodal services.

  • Someone stands to left of a store window with a white neon sign that reads "The Levi's Tailor Shop San Francisco."
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    Levi’s blames $40M in unfilled orders on distribution center constraints

    Meanwhile, the denim retailer is also grappling with bloated inventory levels.

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    2023 outlook

    Why shippers will add more FedEx and UPS competitors to their carrier mix in 2023

    Interest in last mile alternatives is up. Experts say Amazon could take advantage by launching a competing service.

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    Church’s Texas Chicken hires new purchasing head

    Joining the chain is Will Cash, who brings procurement and supply chain leadership experience from other quick-service restaurants. 

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    Risky business: How suppliers defend themselves against retail bankruptcies

    Retailers and their vendors go through a delicate dance when a Chapter 11 looms, with financial hazards for both sides.