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    How to get 2023 peak planning right

    Growth-minded businesses are abandoning traditional peak planning approaches and tech for 2023.

    Jan. 17, 2023
  • Employees prepare crayfish products along an assembly line at a processing plant on June 30, 2022 in Honghu, Hubei, China.
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    China’s spike in COVID-19 cases strains factories

    The end of the country's zero-COVID policy is causing production hiccups in the crucial weeks before the Chinese New Year holiday.

    By Jan. 13, 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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    KFC veteran joins Southern fast food chain as chief supply chain officer

    Carl Mount will join Zaxby's to manage partnerships and optimize solutions.

    By Jan. 13, 2023
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    Paint maker cuts production amid falling orders

    RPM is working to lower inventories as it contends with weakened demand, particularly in the construction sector. 

    By Jan. 12, 2023
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    Bed Bath & Beyond’s sales and inventory crash as suppliers tighten terms

    The struggling retailer’s in-stock position fell by 70% in the third quarter amid accelerated payment requirements and other financial constraints.

    By Jan. 11, 2023
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    US, Mexico and Canada take on 5 initiatives to strengthen supply chain resilience

    The countries plan to collaborate on projects such as mapping critical minerals and assessing future manufacturing labor needs.

    By Jan. 11, 2023
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    Hot warehouse market shows signs of cooldown

    Supply has now outstripped demand for the second straight quarter, according to Cushman & Wakefield.

    By Jan. 10, 2023
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    Supply chains 2022: A year in pictures

    Rising inflation, strike threats and slowing demand triggered a wave of business uncertainty following months of growth. Take a look back at 13 memorable moments.

    By , , , Jan. 10, 2023
  • Walgreens signage is seen at a store on Court Street on January 05, 2023 in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough in New York City.
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    Walgreens expands use of automated pharmacy fulfillment centers

    The addition moves the chain closer to its goal of building 22 facilities, helping to eliminate repetitive tasks for pharmacists.

    By Jan. 10, 2023
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    Bunge to spend $550M on protein concentrate plant

    The Indiana facility, which will create about 70 full-time jobs, will make key ingredients used in the production of plant-based foods, processed meat and other products.

    By Christopher Doering • Jan. 10, 2023
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    Oatly sells two plants in cost-cutting measure

    Ya YA Foods will take over most assets at the Texas and Utah facilities, as the plant-based food producer looks to focus on product innovation.

    By Sara Samora • Jan. 9, 2023
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    Hydro Flask owner sees reduced orders amid inventory glut

     Helen of Troy, which also owns Drybar and Vicks, said it would cut its global workforce by 10%.

    By Dani James • Jan. 6, 2023
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    Joann’s $200M cost reduction plan relies on falling ocean rates

    The craft retailer has endured tens of millions of dollars in excess freight expenses throughout the pandemic.

    By Jan. 4, 2023
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    Port Houston to move forward with container dwell fee in February

    The fee has now been reinstated after being postponed due to delays from the port’s external software developer.

    By Jan. 4, 2023
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    American Eagle’s logistics arm accelerates fulfillment center openings with JLL partnership

    Quiet Platforms says the partnership will expand shipper access to same-day and next-day service.

    By Jan. 4, 2023
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    Attracting Gen Z to manufacturing could require an operations overhaul

    With an aging workforce and hundreds of thousands of jobs to fill,  experts say the industry will need to offer flexibility and clear career paths.

    By Jan. 3, 2023
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    How climate change is expected to transform manufacturing

    Global warming is shifting the calculus for many firms, as flooding and record temperatures affect employee productivity and regional resilience.

    By Jan. 3, 2023
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    Manufacturers strain to attract talent as more than 740K jobs go unfilled

    Companies are raising wages and adding flexibility in a bid to entice workers.

    By Jan. 3, 2023
  • A Future Made in America sign is seen as U.S. President Joe Biden stands in a manufacturing demonstration area at United Performance Metals on May 6, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio
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    Why Ohio is attracting more manufacturing investments

    Growing investments from companies like Ford and Intel highlight the state's tax and talent benefits.

    By Sakshi Udavant • Jan. 3, 2023
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    Retailers clear inventory, automate in pursuit of supply chain normalcy

    Ongoing promotional environments and cargo diversions are just a few of 2022’s most notable supply chain trends.

    By Dec. 29, 2022
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    Here are the biggest supply chain stories of 2022

    Fedex’s consolidation strategy and Amazon’s excess labor costs were just a few of the stories that piqued reader’s interests this year.

    By Dec. 27, 2022
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    DHL Supply Chain to lay off nearly 400 workers at 2 California facilities

    The adjustments are due to a planned change in a customer's business, according to a spokesperson, and the affected facilities will remain open.

    By Dec. 22, 2022
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    GXO to shutter Indiana facility, lay off 85 employees

    A spokesperson said the facility's customer has decided to manage its own operations, and affected workers will have the opportunity to apply for positions.

    By Dec. 22, 2022
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    CVS, Walgreens cap sales of children’s pain relievers

    The purchasing limits come as respiratory illnesses hit record levels and supplies run short. 

    By Dec. 21, 2022
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    A tidal wave of inventory walloped retailers in 2022

    Shortages gave way to excess this year. Here’s how businesses pivoted in the face of declining consumer demand and easing supply chain congestion.

    By Dec. 20, 2022