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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 Sept. 30, 2022
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    Micron to slash chip spending amid inventory glut

    “Inventory levels are high and they’re going to be higher,” CFO Mark Murphy said on the chipmaker’s Q4 earnings call. 

  • DHL Supply Chain plans to hire 12,000 seasonal warehouse associates to help handle the traditional peak holiday season.
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    DHL Supply Chain to hire 12,000 warehouse employees ahead of peak season

    The company said it also plans to increase its use of robots amid industrywide labor challenges.

  • An aerial view shows ocean overtaking a road, which has cracked asphalt and crumpled railings.
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    Carriers work to restore service after Hurricane Ian

    The storm ripped through Florida last week and halted delivery and transportation operations. Some areas still have service suspensions in place.

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    How Feeding America is using inventory visibility tools to improve the flow of donations

    Smarter Sorting is working with the nonprofit to ease the product sorting process for retailers as they look to scale donations.

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    Butter supply constrained as some producers forgo churning

    Declining milk production coupled with high demand for seasonal products are driving up the price of butter. 

  • A line of refrigerated containers pictured below a Contchamp used to lift containers.
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    Maersk Container Industry appoints new CEO

    Søren Leth Johannsen will head the shipping line’s refrigerated container manufacturing subsidiary.

  • A picture of a phone and computer with app information on it, tracking materials.
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    Warehouse management software helps Alabama firm track inventory

    Premier Service Co. said it has saved tens of thousands of dollars with tech that shows materials’ locations.

  • Walmart announced Walmart GoLocal, its delivery as a service business, in August 2021.
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    Walmart GoLocal exceeds 5,000 delivery locations, outpacing company targets

    The retailer plans to “double down” on its white-label delivery service in its second year, a GoLocal exec said in an interview.

  • A BNSF Railroad locomotive sits on the tracks November 3, 2009 in Fort Worth, Texas.
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    BNSF plans $1.5B inland intermodal hub to ease port congestion

    Instead of letting cargo crowd the docks in Los Angeles and Long Beach, the goal is to move goods further inland.

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    Nike looks to clear dated products as inventory costs rise

    After placing holiday orders early to combat lengthy transit times, the retailer is now getting hit with an onslaught of product arrivals.

  • McCormick teams with Drew Barrymore on livestreamed taco night
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    Inflation, supply chain woes weigh on spice maker McCormick

    The flavorings giant is among a handful of food and beverage firms reporting business challenges in a volatile economic environment.

  • Vehicles float in water as a person mans a boat in the distance assessing damage from Hurricane Ian
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    Ian prompts port, rail closures as it barrels toward the Carolinas

    Terminals closed as hurricane-force winds are expected to batter the Southeast coast.

  • Aerial front view of a loaded container cargo vessel traveling over calm ocean
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    Ocean carriers up blank sailings to brace for softening October demand

    Shipping lines are strategically skipping ports and voyages to control capacity and influence rates after China's Golden Week.

  • A Bed Bath & Beyond sign against a blue sky with puffy white clouds.
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    Bed Bath & Beyond makes progress on supplier payments

    The retailer is prioritizing vendor relationships following reports of suspended shipments.

  • U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy attends the signing ceremony for the Postal Service Reform Act in the State Dining Room at the White House on April 06, 2022 in Washington, DC.
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    Deep Dive

    Louis DeJoy is transforming the Postal Service. Can the agency compete with FedEx and UPS?

    The U.S. Postmaster General isn’t afraid of making big changes. But keeping pace with private parcel carriers is a tall order for the beleaguered agency, experts say.

  • In this aerial view, vehicles make their way through a flooded area after Hurricane Ian passed through the area on September 29, 2022 in Fort Myers, Florida.
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    UPS, FedEx and USPS suspend some services as Hurricane Ian hits Florida

    Hundreds of ZIP codes and cities are affected as the hurricane’s landfall on Wednesday led to flooding and destruction in the southwest part of the state.

  • A part of the Symbotic automation system for mixed SKU pallets
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    UNFI launches Symbotic’s AI tech in select distribution centers

    The food wholesaler said the end-to-end automation system will enable it to boost order accuracy and storage capacity.

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    Casey’s takes supplier management digital with new procurement tool

    Graphite Connect, which manages vendor data and risk, relieves the convenience store operator of manually tracking information.

  • MSC Air Cargo is set to launch in early 2023.
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    MSC to launch air cargo service

    The carrier joins Maersk and CMA CGM in expanding into air freight after pandemic-driven demand spikes.

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    Costco says higher supplier wages to keep prices elevated

    The big-box retailer is consulting suppliers to find savings after a drop in commodity prices, though heightened labor costs persist.

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    Nordstrom lays off over 200 workers at Iowa distribution center

    The retailer is continuing work to make its supply chain faster and more productive, in part, by optimizing a California fulfillment facility to better serve West Coast consumers. 

  • DHL warehouse using locus robots. Photo provided June 2021.
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    DHL Supply Chain deepens robotics partnership ahead of peak season

    Tech from Locus Robotics will help fulfill orders for apparel company Carhartt.

  • Trucks transporting shipping containers travel between stacked containers at Kwai Tsing Container Terminal on November 10, 2021 in Hong Kong, China.
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    Shipper initiative targets zero emission trucking fleets by 2040

    Ikea, Unilever and Maersk are among the founding members of a push to phase out the heaviest, most polluting freight vehicles.

  • Ford Motor logo is seen on the hood of a blue car. In the background, a manufacturing plant with the Ford logo can also be seen.
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    Ford breaks ground on $5.6B EV ‘mega campus’

    The facility is part of the automaker’s plan to meet electric vehicle production targets by exerting greater control over its supply chain.