Operations Management: Page 3


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    Kroger sets new produce supplier goal

    The grocer is requiring its fresh produce suppliers to use Integrated Pest Management practices by the end of the decade to help create a more sustainable supply chain.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • Jan. 30, 2024
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    Retailers have finally tamed their inventories: report

    Sales growth outpaced inventory in the third quarter for the first time since the pandemic began, according to Telsey Advisory Group analysts.

    By Jan. 29, 2024
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    Trendline

    Top 5 stories from Supply Chain Dive

    Here’s how companies are navigating rising costs, prolonged supply shortages and dangerous geopolitical tensions across global supply chain networks.

    By Supply Chain Dive staff
  • Amazon recently showcased its fulfillment center operations in Detroit at a ribbon cutting event.
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    Amazon’s $1B investment fund eyes last-mile tech, AV startups

    The Industrial Innovation Fund is expanding its scope to include transportation-related investments, according to its director.

    By Jan. 29, 2024
  • Amazon associates work to ship out same day orders during Cyber Monday at the Same-Day Delivery Facility Fulfillment Center on November 27, 2023 in Tampa, Florida.
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    Deep Dive

    Warehouse employment keeps falling — and more layoffs loom

    Companies are shifting their focus from expansion to efficiency within their supply chain networks, leading to job cuts and facility closures.

    By Jan. 26, 2024
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    Supply chain and procurement leaders are flocking to generative AI: Gartner

    Organizations are using the technology to simplify complexity, save time, reduce frustration and potentially cut back headcounts.

    By Jan. 26, 2024
  • People stand in front of a Fruit of the Loom shopping display.
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    Fruit of the Loom lays off more than 100 workers at distribution center

    The innerwear and activewear manufacturer is closing one of its locations in South Carolina.

    By Laurel Deppen • Jan. 26, 2024
  • A SpartanNash distribution facility in Minot, North Dakota.
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    SpartanNash launches food traceability program

    The grocery distributor tapped ReposiTrak to help it glean information from suppliers to improve food safety in its supply chain. 

    By Jan. 25, 2024
  • An exterior photo of J&J Snack Foods' distribution center in Terrell, Texas. The cold storage facility makes it the first self-owned DC for the company.
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    J&J Snack Foods optimizes distribution with second cold storage facility

    The Woolwich, New Jersey, location can accommodate over 20,000 pallets of frozen food storage – including Dippin' Dots.

    By Jan. 25, 2024
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    Academy Sports and Outdoors appoints new chief supply chain officer

    Robert Howell will take on the role next month, as the company expands its product assortment and store count.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Jan. 25, 2024
  • The parts distribution center will be located in Greenville, South Carolina.
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    Tesla plans parts distribution center in South Carolina

    The facility is expected to be completed in early 2024, aligning with its growing EV market.

    By Jan. 23, 2024
  • An Amazon driver loads packages into a delivery van at an Amazon delivery station on November 28, 2022 in Alpharetta, Georgia.
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    Amazon promotes transportation exec to lead logistics network

    Udit Madan has been named VP of worldwide operations at the e-commerce giant, succeeding John Felton.

    By Jan. 23, 2024
  • A facility operated by GXO, a spinoff of XPO Logistics, at 12302 Bluffton Rd. in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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    GXO to cease operations at Georgia facility

    The closure, which will impact 69 employees, was filed days before another WARN letter notifying layoffs in Tennessee.

    By Jan. 23, 2024
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    Stardust Power to build lithium refinery in Oklahoma

    The company plans to turn the facility into a hub for its domestic supply chain.

    By Jan. 22, 2024
  • Lamb Weston's "Crispy on Delivery" fries are pictured next to a hot dog.
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    Lamb Weston begins ERP transition for North America operations

    The shift has involved a production pause and reduced shipping activity due to short-term inventory visibility constraints.

    By Jan. 22, 2024
  • A garment worker in Bangladesh is seen holding a pair of jeans next to a pile of jeans.
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    Opinion

    Why top apparel brands fall short in supplier partnerships

    Improving supply chain working conditions requires clarity of expectations and accountability on both sides.

    By Sanchita B. Saxena • Jan. 19, 2024
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    Aldi turns to AI to strengthen freight management

    The supermarket chain is implementing a technology platform to centralize its global shipping volume and increase visibility.

    By Jan. 19, 2024
  • Industrial container ship passing through Suez Canal with ship's convoy, view on the bow from the captain bridge.
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    Red Sea crisis leaves some retailers more exposed than others

    Hardline retailers such as Wayfair, Best Buy, Beyond Inc. and RH could be most affected, according a Jefferies analysis.

    By Jan. 18, 2024
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    Supplier sues UNFI in chargeback spat

    Omaha Industries alleges that the grocery distributor withheld over $250,000 from invoice payments to offload its own risk.

    By Jan. 18, 2024
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    Boeing names retired Navy admiral to lead quality inspections

    The company is also sending its own team to review supplier Spirit AeroSystems’ operations in the wake of the Alaska Airlines incident.

    By Jan. 17, 2024
  • A white truck is parked in front of a Lowe's store on a clear, bright day.
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    Lowe’s names new EVP of supply chain

    The home improvement retailer promoted company veteran Margi Vagell to take over for the retiring Don Frieson.

    By Jan. 17, 2024
  • A lorry is driving over a bridge where underneath shipping containers stand stacked at Hamburg Port.
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    Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd to form operating partnership after 2M alliance ends

    The agreement between the two shipping giants will start February 2025 and has a target of 90% schedule reliability.

    By Jan. 17, 2024
  • A GXO warehouse facility.
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    GXO to lay off more than 200 employees in Tennessee

    Separations are scheduled to start in early March and be completed by the end of April, according to a WARN notice.

    By Jan. 17, 2024
  • A general view of atmosphere at the New York Magazine + Bloomingdale's celebration of the new Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Shop-in-Shop at Bloomingdale's on March 8, 2018 in New York City.
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    ‘It’s a tough industry out there’: A look at the furniture supply chain’s challenging year

    Operational headaches have contributed to financial failures among some suppliers. That has created problems for retailers — and opportunities.

    By Jan. 17, 2024
  • Ryder opens one-million-square foot distribution center for Lexmark in Jeffersonville, Indiana.
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    Ryder opens fulfillment center for Lexmark

    The 1 million-square-foot facility in Indiana will add new delivery capabilities for the imaging and technology company.

    By Jan. 16, 2024
  • Chocolate maker outsources packing operations after labor constraints

    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory's mid-quarter transition was "difficult but critically needed" to help meet holiday demand, its CEO said.

    By Jan. 16, 2024