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    Toyota to terminate production in Russia

    The auto company has experienced a shortage of key materials and parts in Russia since the country invaded Ukraine.

    By Sept. 26, 2022
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    How Roadie’s order batching helps make local delivery fast and convenient

    Batch delivery allows small and midsize businesses to leverage crowdsourcing’s economies of scale, consolidate the sorting and staging process and minimize the cost of sending multiple deliveries daily. 

    Sept. 26, 2022
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    Inventory Management

    See how various companies have adjusted their inventories throughout several economic bullwhips.

    By Supply Chain Dive staff
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    Automating warehouse order picking resolves labor shortage challenges

    The right blend of picking technologies reduces labor, increases accuracy and productivity across the entire order fulfillment operation.

    Sept. 26, 2022
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    What’s next for procurement? Trends shaping the future of online business buying

    The latest report from Amazon Business explores the biggest trends in procurement. Current events—from ongoing supply chain disruptions to concerns over a recession—pose challenges for organizations focused on refining processes, accommodating a hybrid workforce and carrying out environmental, social and governance goals. Organizations endeavor to identify solutions that meet the challenges at hand, while also building out long-term digital strategies. Across the board, one trend has become clear: Online business buying is here to stay—and it’s empowering companies to take on the challenges of today and tomorrow.

    Sept. 26, 2022
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    American Eagle leverages Quiet Platforms to speed its own fulfillment

    E-commerce orders are now reaching customers within 3 days of checkout, and executives still see room for improvement.

    By Sept. 23, 2022
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    Ford searches for chief supply chain officer after supplier costs mount

    The automaker is restructuring operations after reporting that tens of thousands of vehicles will be built with parts missing due to supply constraints. 

    By Sept. 22, 2022
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    AutoZone adds ‘direct import facilities’ to manage safety stock

    The sites will hold imports for several weeks, allowing the company to send products as needed into its distribution network.

    By Sept. 22, 2022
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    Micron expands US memory chip production with $15B facility

    The semiconductor manufacturer expects the new plant to begin production in 2025.

    By Sept. 21, 2022
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    US Postal Service pursues facility consolidation to reduce transport costs

    The agency is streamlining its facility footprint in a five-year initiative, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said in an interview.

    By Sept. 21, 2022
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    4 ways collaboration helps build supply chain resiliency

    Navigating volatility during the pandemic wasn't easy. Several speakers shared their approach during a session at CSCMP Edge 2022.

    By Sept. 20, 2022
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    How CPGs are using M&A to boost manufacturing amid supply disruptions

    While dealmaking often focuses on food or beverage brands, more companies are buying plants to ramp up production, widen an offering’s reach and lessen dependence on outside manufacturers.

    By Christopher Doering • Sept. 20, 2022
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    White House supply chain strategy shifts beyond 24/7 port operations

    Port and Supply Chain Envoy Gen. Stephen Lyons said the initiative failed to gain traction due to the financial costs involved.

    By Sept. 20, 2022
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    Fresh Del Monte’s shipping arm taps startup to digitize operations

    Network Shipping is partnering with tech firm Grydd to better help companies manage ocean logistics.

    By Sept. 19, 2022
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    Cargill to spend more than $50M on sustainable corn syrup plant

    The company said the facility, which will help it meet increasing demand for the ingredient, will reduce CO2 emissions by close to 50% compared to typical production methods.

    By Christopher Doering • Sept. 19, 2022
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    Amazon offers sellers free software to speed fulfillment

    Veeqo helps merchants manage inventory and gives discounted rates with carriers such as UPS and FedEx.

    By Sept. 19, 2022
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    Medline spends $500M to shore up inventory

    The medical device company is also bolstering its distribution footprint as it seeks to ensure product availability.

    By Sept. 16, 2022
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    Kimberly-Clark appoints former 3M exec as chief supply chain officer

    Tamera Fenske will help manage global procurement, manufacturing, logistics, transportation, safety and sustainability.

    By Sept. 14, 2022
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    Amazon cancels, delays dozens of warehouses as it looks to rightsize capacity

    The e-commerce giant is slowing its network expansion after excess capacity and less productive facilities saw billions of dollars in added costs.

    By Sept. 14, 2022
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    Off-price retailers shift tactics as inventory gluts squeeze the industry

    Markdowns by large retailers have created a domino effect, placing new pressures on the model of stores like Burlington and Ross.

    By Sept. 13, 2022
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    UPS targets 100K seasonal hires ahead of peak

    The carrier is not alone in conducting a hiring spree — the Postal Service announced plans Monday to hire 28,000 people for the peak season.

    By Sept. 13, 2022
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    Amazon buys mechatronics firm to fold into robotics division

    With Cloostermans, the retail giant intends to “more rapidly deploy solutions” that support employees, improve safety and cut packaging waste.

    By Sept. 13, 2022
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    Savannah port tackles data visibility with new terminal operating system

    The Georgia Ports Authority tapped Navis for an operating system as it prepares for continued growth.

    By Sept. 13, 2022
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    Equashield’s automated facility fulfills orders at ‘record pace’

    The AI and machine learning technology at its production facility have helped improve accuracy, fill rates and product quality.

    By Sept. 12, 2022
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    Opinion

    Inflation is a lot worse than it seems, as companies do not always pass on the costs

    A small food manufacturer's experience in Texas outlines the difficult choices it takes to absorb rising costs, write three professors.

    By Travis Tokar, Andrew Balthrop, Ron Gordon • Sept. 12, 2022
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    Best Buy bucks the glut trend, boasting healthy inventory

    The consumer electronics company saw inventory down 6% year-on-year in Q2.

    By Sept. 9, 2022