Operations Management


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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
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    Advance Auto Parts maps out unified distribution network

    The facilities will function as replenishment nodes for the retailer, which is consolidating two separate networks to boost efficiency.

    By June 13, 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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    McDonald’s names next chief supply chain officer for North America

    Cesar Piña, a 10-year veteran of the company, will succeed Bob Stewart and focus on supply chain resiliency and sustainability.

    By June 13, 2024
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    Rockwell Automation taps Nvidia to bring AI to its bots

    The automation company will use the chipmaker’s software in its Otto autonomous mobile robots meant for manufacturing facilities.

    By June 12, 2024
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    FedEx layoffs: Cost cuts target up to 2,000 Europe jobs

    The company aims to slash back-office and commercial roles and consolidate certain activities in the region.

    By June 12, 2024
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    Nordstrom nears completion on West Coast fulfillment transition

    By transitioning operations to an omnichannel center, the retailer is building on its efforts to lower fulfillment costs.

    By June 11, 2024
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    Companies lean into SKU simplification

    Unilever, Hain Celestial and other brands are thinking through their offerings to boost profits.

    By Shefali Kapadia • June 11, 2024
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    DHL eCommerce’s Texas distribution center relocation boosts throughput

    The Irving facility includes a loop sorter equipped to process double the units it could handle in Grand Prairie.

    By June 11, 2024
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    Getting granular: 3 ways traceability supports sustainability

    Discover how end-to-end traceability can offer a win-win: financial benefit and a more sustainable supply chain.

    June 10, 2024
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    Canada border agent strike averted, for now

    The union representing border agents called off job action until further notice as mediated talks will continue until Wednesday.

    By June 7, 2024
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    Alaska Airlines names new VP of strategic sourcing and supply chain

    Justin Neff will build sourcing and aircraft management best practices, engine acquisitions and maintenance support agreements.

    By June 7, 2024
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    Sriracha shortage: Supply chain woes strike Huy Fong Foods again

    The popular hot-sauce maker has notified wholesalers of a production halt that will last for months, citing issues with the chile crop this year.

    By Alexandra Frost • June 7, 2024
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    Shippers, agencies plan for full return of Baltimore-bound cargo

    Shipping lines have already resumed some services while federal agencies work with stakeholders to coordinate plans.

    By , June 7, 2024
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    Estée Lauder globally deploys new integrated business planning process

    The process will leverage artificial intelligence and other recently adopted technology to improve inventory forecast accuracy, per executives.

    By June 6, 2024
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    Home Depot expands same-day delivery with Instacart

    The move is part of the home improvement retailer’s plan to expand its e-commerce capabilities.

    By June 5, 2024
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    Ineffective leadership poses biggest people risk to organizations today, HR pros say

    Inadequate succession planning and poor use of worker skills are among concerns worsened by poor management, according to a report from Mercer and Marsh.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 5, 2024
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    Amazon Labor Union affiliates with Teamsters

    The new affiliation comes as the union has ramped up efforts to organize the retail giant's workers in the past few years.

    By June 4, 2024
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    AutoZone ups availability with growing distribution network

    The auto parts retailer is leveraging its existing network to carry more inventory while nearing completion of additional facilities.

    By June 4, 2024
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    Walmart opens access to off-site customer journey insights for suppliers

    Digital Landscapes enables users to analyze engagement trends and track traffic sources to better evaluate strategies.

    By Chris Kelly • June 4, 2024
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    Opinion

    How small business supply chains can keep up with large companies

    A broader supplier base and new technology investments are among the measures SMBs can leverage to mitigate disruptions.

    By Sri Rama Yashaswi Peesapati • June 3, 2024
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    Sponsored by SPS Commerce

    Accurate data may be the solution to managing more than just inventory

    For suppliers, eliminating these common data challenges can be crucial to improving their business practices.

    June 3, 2024
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    Former Tesla supply chain leader joins battery startup

    TeraWatt Technology announced Annie Liu as an external director earlier this month.

    By S.L. Fuller • May 30, 2024
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    Dunkin’ supply chain vendor names procurement chief

    Harry Sinclair will focus on sourcing strategies and supply chain infrastructure for Dunkin' franchises.

    By S.L. Fuller • May 30, 2024
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    Campbell Soup restructures production footprint

    The soup and snacks maker will invest $230 million in improvements to its supply chain.

    By Christopher Doering • May 29, 2024
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    Kroger fulfillment center workers vote to join Teamsters

    Drivers at the automated warehouse near Detroit voted by a 3-to-1 margin to be part of the union.

    By Sam Silverstein • May 29, 2024