Operations Management: Page 2


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    HR leaders well-positioned to fight age bias, staffing exec says

    Older workers responding to a survey said age would hurt their chances at a new job. 

    By Kate Tornone • March 22, 2024
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    3 in 4 workers say they haven’t been trained for flexible work arrangements

    Leaders and managers need hybrid-related skills such as establishing team or meeting norms to support the shift, according to TechSmith.

    By Carolyn Crist • March 22, 2024
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    Trendline

    Inventory Management

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

    By Supply Chain Dive staff
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    10 industry reactions: FLOW’s supply chain impact, 2 years later

    The Department of Transportation's initiative has gained interest from beneficial cargo owners, ocean carriers and other stakeholders. Here's what a few had to say.

    By March 21, 2024
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    Men and women see gender pay and promotion gaps differently: report

    In a recent survey, men were more likely to receive title and salary increases than women — and far more likely to see equal treatment.

    By Carolyn Crist • March 21, 2024
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    Walmart expands supply chain transparency with 3rd milk-processing facility

    The new owned-and-operated location will give the retailer control over its bottling and packaging process.

    By S.L. Fuller • March 21, 2024
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    Opinion

    4 best practices for the global supply chain of the future

    Consulting experts, prioritizing data analytics and highlighting sustainability efforts can help ensure reliable operations in the face of global disruption.

    By Polly Mitchell-Guthrie • March 20, 2024
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    Boeing to spend $4B plus to fix safety, supply chain woes: CFO

    The aerospace company is pushing to lower instances of components being completed outside a production line's typical flow.

    By Suman Bhattacharyya • March 20, 2024
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    GE Aerospace to invest $650M in global facilities, US suppliers

    The Boeing engine supplier’s spending will include new machines, equipment, building upgrades and improved safety measures.

    By Sara Samora • March 20, 2024
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    ADM cuts 17% of SKUs, details cost savings plan

    The company is eyeing $500 million in overall cost savings and aims to reduce complexities in its animal nutrition business.

    By March 19, 2024
  • Ikea Global Sustainability Manager Elisabeth Munck af Rosenschöld speaks during a panel session about maritime decarbonization at TPM24 in Long Beach, California.
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    How Ikea is reducing its ocean emissions through collaboration

    An executive outlined the retailer’s three steps to decarbonize transportation at the TPM24 conference.

    By March 18, 2024
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    Uncertainty reigns as talent leaders grapple with flexibility, AI

    A whopping 98% of employers are planning “work design changes” for 2024, Mercer said in a recent report.

    By Caroline Colvin • March 18, 2024
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    Sponsored by Roadie

    How the ROI of same-day delivery outweighs the costs

    Same-day delivery is no longer a way to stand out among market rivals — it’s a must-have if you want your business to survive.

    March 18, 2024
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    Macy’s eyes $100M in savings from streamlined supply chain

    The company's "Bold New Chapter" will feature automation, distribution center closures, and more.

    By S.L. Fuller • March 15, 2024
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    Lack of career development holds back women from leadership, survey says

    When women don’t receive the support they need, they are 1.5 times more likely than men to leave their companies to advance in their careers, DDI said.

    By Carolyn Crist • March 15, 2024
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    3 warehouse real estate markets to watch in 2024

    A wave of construction completions could help tenants secure more favorable deals at logistics hot spots near major ports and the U.S.-Mexico border.

    By March 15, 2024
  • Gap Inc. gets a lift from retooled sourcing strategy

    Falling commodity costs have increased margins, while leaner inventories have helped improve operations and reduced markdowns. 

    By March 14, 2024
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    Big Lots makes huge gains in closeout sourcing

    The company has revamped its procurement strategy to focus on acquiring inventory from distressed and overstocked retailers and brands.  

    By March 14, 2024
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    In an era of AI, skill building is a top organizational priority, LinkedIn says

    Learning and development pros can encourage short bursts of instruction to help workers make progress in small chunks.

    By Carolyn Crist • March 14, 2024
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    SHRM: Most HR pros say women face pay discrimination at work

    However, people managers often don’t receive formal training on pay equity or business-related pay decisions, the organization reports.

    By Carolyn Crist • March 14, 2024
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    The Home Depot expands distribution center network for pro orders

    Four new locations aim to reduce in-store congestion by directly shipping products like lumber and insulation to jobsites.

    By March 14, 2024
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    Target deepens bets on supply chain, inventory management

    The retailer has 10 new facilities in the pipeline and is investing in AI and machine learning to sharpen demand planning as it grows its profits.

    By March 13, 2024
  • Advance Auto Parts has rolled out its disability inclusion program at 16 of its 44 distribution centers, including this one in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.
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    Advance Auto Parts consolidating supply chain for efficiency, inventory availability

    The auto parts retailer has long used two distinct distribution center networks to replenish its store inventories, stemming from an acquisition made a decade ago.

    By March 12, 2024
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    What we learned at Manifest Vegas 2024

    Companies discussed crucial leadership skills, employee retention, and the use of AI and machine learning at this year’s conference.

    By March 12, 2024
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    Bombardier increases supplier support system to 50 members

    The manufacturer aims to build inventory in the first half of the year to meet its projected delivery goal of up to 155 aircraft in 2024.

    By March 11, 2024
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    3 things to expect from the pharmaceutical supply chain in 2024

    Healthcare experts pointed to shortages, domestic production and the Drug Supply Chain Security Act as trends to watch this year.

    By March 11, 2024