Operations Management


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    True Value says FLOW provides a ‘forward-looking lens’

    Data from the Freight Logistics Optimization Works platform can provide visibility in cargo shifts at some ports, said Jennifer McNeill, SVP of supply chain operations for the hardware retailer.

    By July 12, 2024
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    Walmart beefs up automated grocery distribution network

    The retail giant is opening five new high-tech perishable sorting and packaging centers, while upgrading four others and retrofitting another.

    By July 11, 2024
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    AI in Supply Chain Management

    Warehouse automation, logistics management and digital twins are just a few of the ways companies are using AI to streamline their supply chains.

    By Supply Chain Dive staff
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    FTC noncompete ban partially blocked by Texas judge

    Judge Ada E. Brown held that the agency violated the Administrative Procedural Act and exceeded its statutory authority.

    By Ryan Golden • July 10, 2024
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    Dollar Tree rotacart deliveries reach 600 stores

    The discount retailer has been working to reduce unloading times and achieve other efficiencies across its supply chain.

    By July 9, 2024
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    Galloway Company appoints new chief operations officer

    Troy Youngbauer has overseen the dairy product distributor’s supply chain for the last seven years.

    By July 8, 2024
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    Manufacturing costs to watch in the second half of 2024

    Uncertainty in the economy is causing manufacturers to tighten their belts, as logistics and supply costs remain vulnerable.

    By July 8, 2024
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    New Jersey Senate passes bill to rightsize shipping boxes

    Have you ever received a tiny item in a huge box? Some legislators want to require retailers to keep that ratio in check.

    By Maria Rachal • July 3, 2024
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    Express bankruptcy spurs layoffs at Ohio facility

    The company's logistics and shipping partner Bath & Body Works is shrinking its distribution operations for the apparel retailer due to declines in volume.

    By July 2, 2024
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    GM increases supply chain visibility with Optilogic

    The Cosmic Frog software enables GM to analyze and solve issues related to suppliers, individual parts and more.

    By July 2, 2024
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    OSHA proposes rule to protect workers from extreme heat

    The standard would require employers to provide water and rest breaks when high heat creates a hazardous work environment.

    By Zachary Phillips • July 2, 2024
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    Levi Strauss moves away from insourced logistics network

    The retailer’s shift to a hybrid model that includes 3PLs intends to cut costs and grow its direct-to-consumer channels.

    By July 1, 2024
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    Manufacturing is ‘stuck’: June PMI

    Caution continues to run through the industry as manufacturers hesitate to spend on labor and production with interest rates still high.

    By July 1, 2024
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    Dunkin’s supply chain arm expands distribution footprint

    National DCP broke ground on a Texas facility this week that is expected to be completed in 2025.

    By June 28, 2024
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    Tailored Brands opens new distribution center to reduce shipping times

    The company is prioritizing product availability and next-day delivery for Men's Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank stores in the Midwest.

    By June 27, 2024
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    Walgreens partners with TradeBeyond to enhance sourcing

    The drugstore chain will roll out the technology this fall in pursuit of greater supply chain transparency and efficiency.

    By June 27, 2024
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    High-calcium lime supplier MLC hires VP of supply chain

    Cheryl Stuckmeyer’s appointment comes as the company expands its supply chain capabilities through additional trucking routes as well as rail and transloading growth.

    By June 25, 2024
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    Have employers ‘hit a wall’ on reducing worker burnout?

    Employees continue to cite workloads and a lack of flexibility as the driving factors behind burnout, Eagle Hill Consulting’s CEO said.

    By Laurel Kalser • June 25, 2024
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    Warehouse automation partnerships are becoming more strategic

    Companies like GXO Logistics and DHL Supply Chain are becoming increasingly discerning about the technology providers with whom they partner.

    By June 24, 2024
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    Fixing engagement? Consider employee workload, report says

    Achieving optimal workload, however, isn’t just about eliminating work, said a McLean & Co. leader.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 24, 2024
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    Target’s fourth ‘flow’ distribution center opens in Georgia

    The facility will replenish stores and ship products to customers as the retailer strengthens its omnichannel strategy.

    By June 24, 2024
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    J.C. Penney spends $40M on distribution center upgrades

    The retailer installed new automation technology at its plant in Reno, Nevada, as part of a larger investment strategy.

    By June 21, 2024
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    Sportwear brand On taps warehouse drones

    The retailer has partnered with AI and robotics company Verity to improve fulfillment operations and inventory visibility.

    By June 18, 2024
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    Gap Inc., H&M, others join initiative to decarbonize fashion supply chain

    The Future Supplier Initiative will provide brands with financing models and technical support to help their suppliers transition to low carbon technologies and solutions.

    By Zoya Mirza • June 18, 2024
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    MGP Ingredients taps Mars Petcare veteran to lead operations

    David Colyott joins the distilled spirits producer after a rocky few months that included net income drops and the closure of a Kansas distillery.

    By June 18, 2024
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    Insource or outsource fulfillment? Companies weigh cost vs. control

    Business size, growth trajectory, distribution costs and customer service needs are among the top factors to consider, experts say.

    By June 14, 2024