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    Lego to open first US factory in Virginia

    The $1 billion facility will help support a supply chain strategy that rapidly responds to changing consumer demand. 

    By Kaarin Vembar • June 21, 2022
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    How to find packaging materials in a 'perfect storm' of supply chain issues

    Procurement managers have options to alleviate the pressure, but they should plan now for the holiday season.

    By June 16, 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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    A year after JBS cyberattack, food suppliers remain prime targets for ransomware

    A sweeping supply chain has vulnerabilities in legacy equipment and systems that lack modern security tools.

    By Matt Kapko • June 16, 2022
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    Old Navy struggles with demand planning due to supply chain delays

    The Gap-owned retailer is rebalancing its inventory mix after shipping delays left the company with excess product that is "out of sync" with consumer preferences.

    By June 16, 2022
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    P&G taps Microsoft for cloud services to boost production efficiency

    Pilot programs are already underway to improve diaper and paper towel manufacturing, the companies say.

    By June 14, 2022
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    Family Dollar to shutter distribution center FDA flagged as rodent-infested

    Issues at the Arkansas facility led to a voluntary recall of several product categories and the temporary closure of some 400 stores.

    By June 14, 2022
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    Phantom wins the 2022 MHI Innovation Award for Best New Product by enabling drivers to work remotely

    Remote workers can "teleport" between different vehicles and between different warehouses with the click of a button, all from the safety of a distant office.

    June 13, 2022
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    How certified small and diverse sellers achieve growth with Amazon Business

    Digital procurement helps sellers improve visibility with business and government buyers to grow their organizations.

    June 13, 2022
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    'The rip-off is over': Biden urges shipping reform during Port of Los Angeles visit

    The president warned carriers that new regulations could be coming as he called on Congress to pass the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022.

    By , June 10, 2022
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    Urban Outfitters trims low-profit SKUs to boost margins

    Fewer styles and larger orders are among the tactics Urban Outfitters is using to offset rising freight costs.

    By June 10, 2022
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    USPS leans on multicloud strategy to meet coronavirus test kit demand

    The Postal Service's feat required six surface transfer centers and a website that could withstand a massive traffic surge.

    By Lindsey Wilkinson • June 10, 2022
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    GE normalizes Shanghai contrast dye production, easing medical supply constraints

    Production had come to a standstill amid local lockdowns, forcing U.S. physicians to postpone nonemergency tests.

    By Nick Paul Taylor • June 9, 2022
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    Target moves to reduce inventory, taking markdowns and canceling orders

    The retailer also plans to add five distribution centers as part of its strategy to ease supply chain delays.

    By Ben Unglesbee • June 7, 2022
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    Walmart plots 4 'next generation' fulfillment centers

    The new facilities will allow Walmart to offer next- or two-day shipping to 95% of the U.S.

    By Ben Unglesbee • June 7, 2022
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    Monster leans on US sourcing to lower freight costs

    The beverage maker had imported more aluminum cans last year to meet demand, but it came at a cost.

    By June 6, 2022
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    Amazon chief to become Flexport CEO

    Dave Clark has led teams that "built out Amazon’s transportation network from scratch," CEO Andy Jassy said of the departing executive.

    By Ben Unglesbee • Updated June 8, 2022
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    Procurement talent is hard to come by. Here's how to keep it.

    Too many companies focus on recruitment when they should be focused on retention.

    By June 2, 2022
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    Omnicom's new supply chain tool adjusts media spend based on inventory

    Shifts to media spend sometimes happen after customers had been sent to empty shelves, negatively affecting brand performance.

    By Chris Kelly • June 2, 2022
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    Sysco moves drivers, warehouse workers to 4-day workweek in bid to improve retention

    The food distributor will also be delivering six days a week to improve asset utilization.

    By June 1, 2022
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    Walmart warehouse fire in Indiana 'put a strain on our system': CEO

    Losing one of its biggest distribution centers forced the retailer to reroute orders in Q1, affecting its e-commerce operations.

    By May 31, 2022
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    How an infant formula plant shutdown unraveled into a national crisis

    A timeline shows how safety issues at a plant in Sturgis, Michigan led to inventory shortfalls nationwide.

    By Updated June 23, 2022
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    Stephen Lyons will be the next US port envoy

    The retired general of the U.S. Transportation Command will replace John Porcari as the officer in charge of easing freight bottlenecks.

    By May 31, 2022
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    Sony forecasts PS5 supply won't meet demand

    China-based procurement issues continue to plague the electronics maker's manufacturing plans.

    By May 26, 2022
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    Toyota plans 'rolling pauses' on production as Shanghai lockdowns drag

    The automaker is halting production on a rolling basis in May and June as it struggles with supply shortages.

    By May 25, 2022
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    Walmart to deploy Symbotic's AI tech in all regional distribution centers

    The retailer plans to expand its work with Symbotic in a bid to boost speed and accuracy throughout its supply chain.

    By May 24, 2022