Operations


  • A shopper with a shopping cart full of merchandise stands in front of a Sam's Club sign outside the store
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    Sam’s Club aims to modernize supply chain with expansion of automated fulfillment

    The wholesale club chain is adding more distribution centers as it looks to open 30 new stores across the U.S. over the next few years.

    By Jan. 27, 2023
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    Product digitization is the future. Here’s how to get started.

    Product digitization can perform an almost limitless number of tasks throughout your supply chain, from helping spot counterfeit goods to providing specific recycling instructions.

    Jan. 27, 2023
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    Retail Supply Chains

    Rising costs and logistics delays have led retailers to adapt to adversity. A selection of stories shows how.

    By Supply Chain Dive staff
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    Risky business: How suppliers defend themselves against retail bankruptcies

    Retailers and their vendors go through a delicate dance when a Chapter 11 looms, with financial hazards for both sides.

    By Jan. 26, 2023
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    Amy’s Kitchen hires a chief supply chain officer to boost resilience

    Oksana Woloszczuk joins the food manufacturer in the newly created role, along with a few other supply chain executives.

    By Jan. 26, 2023
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    Logistics layoffs signal industry-wide culling, leave seasoned talent available

    Flexport and C.H. Robinson won’t be the last big names to cut jobs as industry demand shrinks, experts say.

    By Jan. 26, 2023
  • Walmart teams up with autonomous vehicle car company Cruise to deliver groceries
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    Amazon robotics and AI leader departs for AV company

    Siddhartha Srinivasa will join AV company and GM subsidiary Cruise as it prepares for production of its Origin vehicle, which has delivery capabilities.

    By Jan. 25, 2023
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    From CPGs to food, your products need digital twins. Here’s why.

    What are digital twins and how they can unlock nuanced product insights while triggering automations that boost efficiencies and improve experiences.

    Jan. 25, 2023
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    Serta Simmons files for Chapter 11

    The bedding manufacturer said it was still “operating as normal” and is working with vendor partners to fulfill orders from its facilities.

    By Daphne Howland • Jan. 24, 2023
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    DOJ investigating Abbott infant formula plant

    After closing and reopening a Michigan facility at the center of a national shortage, the healthcare giant is now facing a criminal probe. 

    By Jan. 24, 2023
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    GameStop lays off employees, plans to close Kentucky distribution center

    The retailer’s 630,000-square-foot Shepherdsville location is now listed as available for lease starting July 1. 

    By Dani James • Jan. 24, 2023
  • Tractor Supply opens its largest distribution center

    The Ohio center is the first of three planned as part of the retailer's effort to enhance supply chain efficiency.

    By Jan. 24, 2023
  • The curved banner of a Walmart store, the brand name in white letters and the characteristic yellow sunburst logo to the right, against a blue sky.
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    Walmart launches dedicated e-commerce site for businesses

    Purchases made through Walmart Business will be available for in-store or curbside pickup, delivery or shipping.

    By Nate Delesline III • Jan. 24, 2023
  • A Dr. Martens storefront on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in California.
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    Bottleneck at LA distribution center eats away at Dr. Martens earnings

    The footwear retailer found itself overwhelmed with inventory after orders arrived earlier than anticipated.

    By Jan. 23, 2023
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    Campbell Soup to consolidate snacking operations

    The Goldfish and Pop Secret maker expects $10 million in annual cost savings from unifying its snack manufacturing at its New Jersey headquarters.

    By Christopher Doering • Jan. 23, 2023
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    Why you must digitize your products for today’s complex global supply chains

    Your brand may not know where the majority of its products are right now. And it’s not alone.

    Jan. 23, 2023
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    How Party City suppliers ‘reached their limits’ as it slipped toward bankruptcy

    Tightened terms with suppliers after it fell behind on payments helped tip the retailer into Chapter 11. Now it needs its vendor base more than ever.

    By Jan. 20, 2023
  • Workers pack and ship customer orders at the 750,000-square-foot Amazon fulfillment center on August 1, 2017 in Romeoville, Illinois.
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    Amazon’s new capacity management system lets sellers bid for more storage space

    The reservation feature gives businesses more control over their Fulfillment by Amazon capacity "while limiting unproductive use," an executive said.

    By Jan. 19, 2023
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    Deep Dive // 2023 outlook

    Here’s how CPGs are bracing for more volatility in 2023

    Supply chain disruptions are prompting companies to revamp operations to weather a period of prolonged uncertainty.

    By Christopher Doering • Jan. 19, 2023
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    Ryder to cut 800 jobs in Texas as client shifts work to other logistics providers

    The layoffs involve a site for Applied Materials, which has pursued broad supply chain changes to meet customer demand.

    By Jan. 19, 2023
  • Employees prepare orders at Amazon's San Bernardino Fulfillment Center on October 29, 2013 in San Bernardino, California.
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    Amazon cited by OSHA for failing to keep warehouse workers safe

    The company, which faces $60,269 in fines, said it strongly disagrees with the agency’s allegations and intends to appeal.

    By Jan. 19, 2023
  • A truck full of NESTE SAF refuels an airplane sitting on a tarmac.
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    The race to scale sustainable airline fuel

    With SAF prices skyrocketing, industry stakeholders and the Biden administration are making new investments to grow supply.

    By Jan. 18, 2023
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    TSMC expects revenue to fall amid declining chip demand

    After years of microchip shortages, tech customers are tightening their inventories and reducing purchases.

    By Jan. 18, 2023
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    Higher batter-coated product demand leads to Lamb Weston capacity woes

    More frequent and longer downtimes to clean and sanitize lines when batter is used impacts production line run-rates and availability, said the potato product supplier's CEO.

    By Jan. 17, 2023
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    Sponsored by Performance Solutions by Milliken

    How to improve supply chain sustainability

    Understand the value a sustainable supply chain has on your business-level goals and learn how you can reach supply chain sustainability.

    Jan. 17, 2023
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    South Korea’s Q Cells to spend $2.5B on US solar plant

    President Joe Biden said the announcement marks the single largest investment in the country's solar industry.

    By Jan. 17, 2023