Operations Management


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    Family Dollar to pay $41.7M for issues tied to rat-infested warehouse

    The discount retailer pleaded guilty to a one count misdemeanor violation after product contamination at the Arkansas distribution center.

    By Feb. 28, 2024
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    Most employees say their mental health has declined or plateaued in past year

    Technology and management can worsen stress and burnout — but can also be part of the solution, Calm says.

    By Carolyn Crist • Feb. 28, 2024
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    Top 10 stories from Supply Chain Dive

    Check out 10 of our biggest stories of 2023 so far, as companies pivot to operating supply chains in a post-pandemic world.

    By Supply Chain Dive staff
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    Report: Employers don’t practice what they preach on skills-based hiring

    Fewer than 1 in 700 new hires benefited from businesses dropping degree requirements, Burning Glass Institute and Harvard Business School estimated.

    By Carolyn Crist • Feb. 28, 2024
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    DHL relocated Maryland e-commerce distribution center to Virginia

    The new facility provides double the space and is part of the company’s five-year growth plan.

    By Feb. 27, 2024
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    Nestlé hit by supply constraints in health business

    IT hiccups at packaging sites created a supply chain backup in the food and beverage giant’s vitamin, mineral and supplement unit.

    By Feb. 27, 2024
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    Big Lots acquires entire inventory of toy company Hearthsong

    The move is part of the company’s larger strategy to reclaim its position in off-price and closeout sourcing. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Feb. 27, 2024
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    3 ways DHL Supply Chain is driving employee retention

    Automation, technology and data have helped the company retain workers and reduce turnover across its sites.

    By Feb. 27, 2024
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    Aerospace players form coalition to strengthen supply chain integrity

    Members, such as Boeing and Airbus, formed the group after a supplier was caught selling unapproved parts.

    By Feb. 26, 2024
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    Giant Food meeting workforce needs with incarcerated people

    Second Chance Program filled a role few individuals wanted and gave a now-former inmate a fresh start.

    By Sam Silverstein • Feb. 26, 2024
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    Flexport relaunches Convoy’s load board

    Users began logging back into the platform shortly after the app reactivated, EVP and Head of Trucking Bill Driegert said.

    By Feb. 23, 2024
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    Why UPS keeps shrinking its workforce

    UPS’ headcount has dropped by 43,000 employees in just three years, and more cuts are coming. Experts say it’s not all market-driven.

    By Feb. 23, 2024
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    Honeywell exec upbeat on warehouse automation trends

    Rising e-commerce shipments and ongoing labor shortages are among macrotrends that are favorable to the market.

    By Alexei Alexis • Feb. 22, 2024
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    TBC’s first chief supply chain officer will help company leverage tech, data

    The automotive tire distributor appointed Chris Stearman to manage its end-to-end operations, including manufacturing, distribution and procurement.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
  • Boeing CFO expects 2H24 production resurgence, cites ‘uncertain moment’

    The aerospace company has temporarily slowed its output of 737 planes following last month's midair door plug blowout, which sparked an FAA audit.

    By Suman Bhattacharyya • Feb. 21, 2024
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    Biden administration issues executive order on port cybersecurity

    The order attempts to shift more ship-to-shore crane manufacturing to the U.S. amid concerns about cyber risk at port facilities.

    By David Jones • Feb. 21, 2024
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    Staples deploys RightHand Robotics tech in its fulfillment centers

    The piece-picking robots will help the retailer automate operations and offer next-day delivery to over 98% of the U.S., according to the developing business.

    By Feb. 21, 2024
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    Industrial robot orders plunge in 2023 after record stretch

    Sales in North America dropped 30% as companies grappled with a tougher economic climate, according to the Association for Advancing Automation.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    UPS to cut sorting shifts in New York, Rhode Island and Virginia

    The looming closures add to layoffs the delivery giant is making at facilities in at least five other states.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    Gen Z workers say they are worried about AI replacing them

    Most workers want to use generative AI tools more in the workplace, but some have concerns about their roles in the near future, says a D2L survey.

    By Carolyn Crist • Feb. 20, 2024
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    Amazon proposes less packaging, more savings for its sellers

    The e-commerce giant opened its Ships in Product Packaging program to hundreds of thousands of merchants that use its fulfillment services.

    By Katie Pyzyk • Feb. 20, 2024
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    Under Armour inventory ticks closer to normal as freight, supply costs fall

    The sportswear brand — finally — posted a decline in stock levels while executives said it has worked with vendors to lower product costs.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    Front-line workers are more likely to be anxious and depressed, survey finds

    Employers have a vested interest in educating these essential workers about their well-being options, meQuilibrium’s chief science officer said.

    By Laurel Kalser • Feb. 16, 2024
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    Accenture to acquire procurement consultancy Insight Sourcing

    The consulting giant sees an opportunity to help private equity firms tackle management of spend, cost and suppliers across their portfolios.

    By Feb. 15, 2024
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    Rite Aid to lay off employees as it transitions California warehouse operations

    The drugstore chain will close its Woodland distribution center and shift work to its facility in Lancaster, the company told Supply Chain Dive.

    By Feb. 15, 2024
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    Warehouse rents poised to keep climbing after record 2023

    Lease rates jumped more than 20% to reach $9.72 per square foot last year, according to data from Colliers.

    By Feb. 15, 2024