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    Lamb Weston slows production lines after poor potato harvest

    The company's primary growing regions in the Pacific Northwest encountered extreme summer heat, resulting in fewer, lower-quality potatoes.

    By April 19, 2022
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    How Lowe's retooled its logistics network to meet pandemic demand

    Leveraging coastal holding facilities and shifting to a market delivery model are two pillars in the company's strategy, said Don Frieson, EVP of supply chain.

    By April 13, 2022
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    The Supply Chain Dive Outlook on 2022

    While supply chain woes aren't expected to disappear in 2022, this year could mark a turning point.

    By Supply Chain Dive staff
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    With Shanghai at a standstill, supply chain problems are compounding

    Concerns are rising that Shanghai's lockdown is only the beginning of months-long challenges. 

    By April 12, 2022
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    COVID-19 tests at times have been notoriously hard to find. Here's why.

    At-home test manufacturers faced unique challenges with forecasting demand, leading to supply and demand mismatches.

    By April 12, 2022
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    CMA CGM tells shippers it won't accept plastic scrap as of April 15

    The ocean carrier had committed to not carry plastic scrap on any of its ships by June 1, leaving plastic scrap shippers to find another carrier as of mid-April.

    By April 12, 2022
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    Chewy pursues lower transport costs with new freight service

    The online retailer is also taking steps to place inventory near fulfillment centers to improve product availability.

    By April 12, 2022
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    Kroger to supply restaurants with next-day delivery service

    The grocer, which has been rapidly expanding its fulfillment capabilities, is positioning its new business unit as a supplier for small and independent restaurant operators.

    By Jeff Wells • April 12, 2022
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    Del Monte plans operational changes to hit net zero emissions by 2050

    The canned produce company is investing in automation and focusing on transportation efficiencies to reduce emissions across its supply chain.

    By Christopher Doering • April 11, 2022
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    Blue Whales and Blue Skies Program launches Brand Ambassador Initiative

    Your choices can help cut air pollution and emissions, protect whales and reduce underwater noise.

    April 11, 2022
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    Manufacturing orders down, prices up amid war in Ukraine, China shutdowns

    Persistent extended lead times, which have pushed many companies to place orders in advance, could ease sometime in the summer, said ISM's Timothy Fiore.

    By April 7, 2022
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    Surging inflation compelling small businesses to raise prices

    Inflation is broad based and will probably persist longer than initially expected, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said.

    By Jim Tyson • April 6, 2022
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    Mission Produce faces operational issues after botched ERP implementation

    The avocado supplier saw operating expenses balloon $4.1 million in Q1 after a shift to a new tech system created a lack of visibility into inventory.

    By April 5, 2022
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    Chipotle tests RFID technology to improve food traceability

    The tech will trace meat, dairy and avocados from five of the company's suppliers at about 200 Chicago-area restaurants and a distribution center.

    By Julie Littman • April 5, 2022
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    Macy's to open North Carolina fulfillment center in support of omnichannel business

    The facility will account for nearly 30% of the retailer's digital supply chain capacity when fully operational. 

    By April 5, 2022
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    Facing production constraints, Hershey turns to SKU rationalization

    The candy and confectionery company is focusing on its most popular products to reduce complexity.

    By April 1, 2022
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    By the numbers: Biden's budget priorities for supply chains

    The president's requests to Congress include funding for ports, highways, electrification and domestic manufacturing.

    By March 30, 2022
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    Food companies turn to AI to taste test products, drive innovation

    From cutting sugar to discovering new flavors, manufacturers such as Conagra and Danone are using the technology to get products to market faster and gain a competitive advantage.

    By Christopher Doering • March 29, 2022
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    FedEx names Raj Subramaniam to succeed Fred Smith as CEO

    Smith, the company's founder, will become executive chairman, ending a highly influential era as CEO.

    By March 29, 2022
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    FedEx Supply Chain closing four facilities as customer contracts expire

    The closures will affect more than 450 employees working in California, Pennsylvania and Tennessee, per state records.

    By March 28, 2022
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    Nordstrom hires off-price vets to bolster Rack supply chain

    The company's discount banner is focusing on improving inventory flow "optimizing our supply chain," according to its CEO.

    By Kaarin Vembar • March 24, 2022
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    Lack of recycled resin could challenge company sustainability goals

    Many brands have plans to increase recycled content in their packaging by 2025. But supply will likely outstrip demand.

    By Megan Quinn • March 23, 2022
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    Blockchain drives transparency in the supply chain

    Adopters face marketing, data and governance challenges before they can reap the technology's full benefits.

    By March 22, 2022
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    Walmart hiring 50K more workers to boost operations

    The retailer added a record of nearly 4,500 truck drivers to its private fleet last year as it accelerates hiring efforts during the pandemic.

    By Ben Unglesbee • March 21, 2022
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    5 warehouse delivery challenges crowdsourcing helps solve

    Here's how crowdsourced delivery changes the equation with on-demand, cost-effective and scalable solutions.

    March 21, 2022
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    Stop kicking the can: Why companies must think long term to solve supply chain challenges

    Traditionally, the relationship between supply chain and finance teams hasn't been one of proactive collaboration. Learn how this partnership can lead to their supply chain becoming more resilient, flexible and predictive over time.

    By David Petrucci, Managing Director Supply Chain Global Leader and Tim Bulman, Managing Director Business Performance Improvement • March 21, 2022