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    Dollar Tree taps former Dollar General execs for help with supply chain, merchandising

    The hires are the latest with experience at the dollar store's rival to join, along with new executive chair Richard Dreiling.  

    By Ben Unglesbee • May 23, 2022
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    Bringing business back home

    UNICOR, a federal program, is helping return manufacturing to the U.S.

    May 23, 2022
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    The Supply Chain Dive Outlook on 2022

    While supply chain woes aren't expected to disappear in 2022, this year could mark a turning point.

    By Supply Chain Dive staff
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    Expedited drayage, airfreight helps Sovos tackle ocean congestion

    The owner of brands such as Rao's pasta sauce is also adding to its domestic manufacturing footprint to wield greater control over its supply chain.

    By May 20, 2022
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    Under Armour CEO Patrik Frisk to step down

    Chief Operating Officer Colin Browne, who transformed the retailer's supply chain strategy, will take over on an interim basis.

    By Kaarin Vembar • May 20, 2022
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    Clorox sheds suppliers as COVID-19 inches toward 'endemic phase'

    With service levels improving, the cleaning products company is now focused on cutting costs.

    By May 19, 2022
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    REI hires chief supply chain officer as it expands distribution footprint

    A former TireHub executive is taking the reins as the outdoor retailer pursues further growth.

    By May 18, 2022
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    Hershey adds distribution centers to boost capacity ahead of Halloween

    Three new facilities will help the chocolate maker meet demand it hasn't been able to fulfill.

    By May 17, 2022
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    Meat processors used 'baseless' claims of shortages to keep plants open during COVID-19: report

    A congressional investigation said Tyson and others influenced a Trump order to ensure facilities would continue operating despite local and state health measures.

    By Christopher Doering • May 16, 2022
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    2 big keys to meeting today's warehouse demands

    Modern fulfillment demands are complicated but adapting your warehouse is easier than ever. Here’s how.

    May 16, 2022
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    Under Armour is canceling orders due to supply chain issues

    All of the planned order cancellations are related to supply issues and not demand, CEO Patrik Frisk said.

    By Ben Unglesbee • May 13, 2022
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    Diversified sourcing helps Levi's avoid disruption from China lockdowns

    Less than 1% of the apparel maker's products come from China, after a yearslong strategy to diversify its supply.

    By May 12, 2022
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    Tootsie Roll could pause production lines due to delayed supplier deliveries

    Ingredients and packaging suppliers have failed to meet promised delivery dates due to rail and truck constraints, the candy manufacturer said.

    By May 11, 2022
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    Robotic sorters raise throughput at DHL's e-commerce division

    The DoraSorter robotic systems, used at an Atlanta distribution center, are part of DHL eCommerce Solutions' $100 million investment in automated parcel sorting systems.

    By May 10, 2022
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    ERP implementation woes cost J&J Snack Foods estimated $20M

    Despite the headwinds, J&J's CEO called the transition "the largest and most necessary change required to strengthen our supply chain."

    By May 10, 2022
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    Target prioritizes supply chain in leadership shuffle

    The retailer is capitalizing on recent growth with investments in digital, fulfillment and distribution capabilities.

    By Daphne Howland • May 9, 2022
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    Ford expedites freight to alleviate supplier disruptions in China

    Fast ocean shipping, increased air cargo capacity and collaboration with suppliers are part of the auto company's playbook.

    By May 5, 2022
  • PPG cleared to reopen 6 facilities closed by China lockdowns

    The company expects lockdowns to ease this month, alleviating operational and logistical challenges.

    By May 4, 2022
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    UPS to deploy RFIDs through 100 facilities this year

    The initiative using RFID tags will eliminate 20 million manual scans daily for UPS employees loading its package cars.

    By May 2, 2022
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    More supply chain leaders look to South-East Asia for manufacturing alternatives

    A simpler path to South Asian alternatives is coming into focus to diversify supply chains.

    May 2, 2022
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    Amazon hit with $6B in costs as it grapples with excess labor, warehouse inefficiencies

    The company's fulfillment network "quickly transitioned from being understaffed to being overstaffed" in Q1, CFO Brian Olsavsky said.

    By April 29, 2022
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    Kraft Heinz taps Microsoft to build up supply chain visibility

    Building out digital twins and control towers will help Kraft Heinz gain visibility and get products to market faster, a company executive said.

    By April 26, 2022
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    Why Bumble Bee replaced shrink wrap with a recyclable alternative

    Troubled machinery and difficulty scanning led the seafood company to make new packaging investments, which are also helping reduce plastic waste.

    By Chris Casey • April 26, 2022
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    Furniture retailers forge new supply chain practices as backlogs, delays prevail

    Improved inventory management is just one practice — executives are also looking at new sourcing destinations to mitigate risk.

    By Ben Unglesbee • April 25, 2022
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    Mars Wrigley investing $175M to expand chocolate candy plant in Kansas

    The money will go toward scaling up production of Snickers and adding Milky Way and 3 Musketeers, while improving packaging efficiencies.

    By Samantha Oller • April 22, 2022
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    Kosherization: How one food factory transitions for Passover

    Every January, whipped toppings maker Hanan Products undergoes the rigorous process — and unyielding rabbinic scrutiny — to make items observant Jews can enjoy.

    By Megan Poinski • April 19, 2022