Risk/Resilience


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    Oatly supply chain chief departs

    Moving forward, the plant-based milk brand is looking to simplify operations and shift to a lean manufacturing model.

    By Nov. 17, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    Amid strike fears, cargo diversion a key fixture in 2022’s supply chain playbook

    The shadow of negotiations clouds U.S. railroads and West Coast ports. Shippers have leaned on less-risky alternatives, despite some drawbacks.

    By Nov. 16, 2022
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    Risk Management

    Risk takes many forms in the supply chain: a storm, a sudden change of regulation, an unethical supplier, a cyberattack. Explore the tactics supply chain managers use to prepare for disruptions.

    By Supply Chain Dive staff
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    Stanley Black & Decker cuts nearly 50,000 SKUs as part of transformation plan

    The move comes as the company retools its sourcing strategy to help generate $1.5 billion in savings over the next three years.

    By Nov. 10, 2022
  • Vehicles drive through a flooded street after Hurricane Nicole came ashore on November 10, 2022 in Fort Pierce, Florida.
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    FedEx suspends Express, Ground services in Florida areas hit by Tropical Storm Nicole

    The company listed on Thursday hundreds of affected ZIP codes, covering places like Daytona Beach, Orlando and West Palm Beach.

    By Nov. 10, 2022
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    Deadline to avoid rail strike or lockout extended to December

    The country’s third-largest rail union agreed to a longer “cooling off” period in an attempt to avoid congressional intervention and service disruptions.

    By Nov. 9, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    Holiday hangovers: Retailers seek to clear out inventory piles as the season ramps up

    After declarations about “decisive” actions to clear excess goods earlier this year, levels are still high and markdowns rampant.

    By Ben Unglesbee • Nov. 8, 2022
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    3 Port of Oakland terminals reopen following union walkout

    The action by ILWU Local 34, which led to daytime closures, was independent of broader union efforts.

    By Nov. 3, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    ESG backlash unlikely to derail SEC proposal requiring climate risk disclosures

    One expert said the agency has "vastly underestimated" the amount of money needed for businesses to comply.

    By Jim Tyson • Nov. 3, 2022
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    P&G to offset rising costs with price increases, productivity initiatives

    The actions come as the CPG prepares to unveil a new procurement and operations plan, dubbed Supply Chain 3.0, later this month.

    By Nov. 2, 2022
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    Tracker

    Rail labor negotiations: Tracking the path to ratification

    A strike or lockout could now occur as soon as Dec. 9 after the signalman's union agreed to extend its cooling off period.

    By Updated Nov. 23, 2022
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    Rail labor negotiations

    Shippers urge Biden to prevent potential rail shutdown

    Over 300 trade associations signed a letter asking the president to prevent a strike or lockout.

    By Oct. 28, 2022
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    Rail labor negotiations

    A second rail union rejects labor deal over paid sick leave

    The Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen and their employers agreed to avoid service disruptions until December as part of a "status quo" period.

    By Oct. 27, 2022
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    Hurricane Ian damage largely spares supply chains

    Although some businesses will see delays, the disruption isn't expected to compare to the Texas deep freeze last February.

    By Oct. 18, 2022
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    EPA to speed review of new chemicals for electric vehicles

    The move is in line with the Biden administration’s focus on boosting domestic output of lithium and rare earth minerals.

    By Larry Pearl • Oct. 18, 2022
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    Opinion

    Railroads should give workers the benefits they seek

    It's time to get freight rail back on track with a stable workforce and improved service, writes the National Association of Chemical Distributors.

    By Eric R. Byer • Oct. 17, 2022
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    CMA CGM offers shippers sustainability incentives to speed container flow

    The program provides 2.5 tons of carbon credits for each box returned early as major ports threaten fees on long-dwelling cargo.

    By Oct. 13, 2022
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    Honda battery plant set for Ohio, part of ‘EV hub’

    A joint venture with LG Energy Solution will invest up to $4.4 billion to scale electric vehicle production.

    By Oct. 12, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    How the trucking industry is helping feed a million Floridians after Hurricane Ian

    Operation BBQ Relief drew volunteer drivers from across the country to deliver much-needed food supplies in the storm’s aftermath.

    By Oct. 12, 2022
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    Product quality issues hamper Conagra in Q1

    The CPG was forced to pause manufacturing on multiple lines when certain goods did not meet specifications.

    By Oct. 11, 2022
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    Rail labor negotiations

    Railroads back to bargaining table after large union rejects labor agreement

    The National Railway Labor Conference, which is representing railroads in negotiations, said that "failed ratification does not present risk of an immediate service disruption.”

    By Oct. 11, 2022
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    Sponsored by Protiviti

    Creating a more flexible and resilient supply chain starts with identifying key risk exposures

    With access to the right expertise and advanced technology, organizations can develop a meaningful action plan for rethinking their supply chain.

    Oct. 10, 2022
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    FedEx Express pilots union eyes speedy mediation process, but is ‘not going to settle’

    The union hopes to negotiate improvements to its pension plan, Capt. Chris Norman told Supply Chain Dive.

    By Oct. 7, 2022
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    Florida orange crop faces ‘significant damage’ from Hurricane Ian

    The storm ripped fruit from trees and flooded groves, threatening to worsen what was already expected to be a record-low harvest.

    By Oct. 6, 2022
  • A Tesla car recharges its battery at the Petaluma Supercharger on March 09, 2022 in Petaluma, California.
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    Inflation Reduction Act heats up market for critical metals in EV batteries

    The U.S. “is far behind other nations — even Europe, but especially China — in manufacturing batteries," one expert said.

    By Oct. 5, 2022
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    Carriers work to restore service after Hurricane Ian

    The storm ripped through Florida last week and halted delivery and transportation operations. Some areas still have service suspensions in place.

    By Oct. 4, 2022