Risk and Resilience


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    Dimerco launches peak season charter capacity

    The new Shanghai to Chicago service responds to expected freight constraints on air and ocean lanes.

    By July 17, 2024
  • Osprey, Oxo Pop owner pursues production diversification strategy

    Helen of Troy aims to reduce the potential exposure to tariffs on China-made goods.

    By July 17, 2024
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    Risk Management

    Risk takes many forms in the supply chain: severe weather, geopolitical tensions, rising costs. Explore the tactics supply chain managers use to prepare for disruptions.

    By Supply Chain Dive staff
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    How Hurricane Beryl is impacting logistics operations in Houston

    Although most cargo services have resumed, carriers are now working through the ensuing backlog.

    By , , , July 10, 2024
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    US aims to bolster textile and apparel trade partnerships overseas

    The initiatives aim to address supply chain sustainability, forced labor concerns and security issues in Central and South America.

    By Siera Nezaj • July 8, 2024
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    Manufacturing costs to watch in the second half of 2024

    Uncertainty in the economy is causing manufacturers to tighten their belts, as logistics and supply costs remain vulnerable.

    By July 8, 2024
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    Attrition rates stabilize, but half of companies report at least 15% turnover

    Although retention continues to improve overall, employee experience and productivity may still need help.

    By Carolyn Crist • July 3, 2024
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    Manufacturing is ‘stuck’: June PMI

    Caution continues to run through the industry as manufacturers hesitate to spend on labor and production with interest rates still high.

    By July 1, 2024
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    Tailored Brands opens new distribution center to reduce shipping times

    The company is prioritizing product availability and next-day delivery for Men's Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank stores in the Midwest.

    By June 27, 2024
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    Manufacturing cybersecurity at heart of new White House guidance

    The increased priority on security comes as more clean energy supply chains face the threat of a cyberattack.

    By June 24, 2024
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    Hershey to prioritize sustainable cocoa sourcing

    In its latest ESG report, the chocolate giant outlined how it plans to work alongside communities and governments to create a more resilient supply chain.

    By Elizabeth Flood • June 20, 2024
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    Canadian border agents to decide on new labor deal by July 4

    Starting June 20, union members will vote on a tentative four-year agreement that forestalled a potential strike.

    By June 14, 2024
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    ILA ‘more likely’ to strike in October as tensions rise

    The union representing East and Gulf Coast port workers made the threat Wednesday, while noting wage and automation concerns are behind contract disagreements.

    By June 13, 2024
  • In an aerial view, the Juno Horizon, a Japanese bulk vessel, sails though the cleared Fort McHenry Channel in the Patapsco River on June 11 in Baltimore, Maryland. The federal shipping channel has fully reopened more than two months after the cargo ship Dali hit the Francis Scott Key Bridge, causing it to collapse and cutting off vessel access to the port.
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    Deep Dive // Baltimore bridge collapse

    The Port of Baltimore is reopened from the bridge collapse. How much cargo will return?

    With wreckage from the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse removed, leaders are bullish on the port’s ability to retain customers.

    By June 13, 2024
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    China bans US meat exports from major West Coast logistics facility, disrupting shipping

    The trade action has become a pain point for beef, pork and poultry exporters who rely on the cold storage hub to move goods out of the Port of Oakland.

    By June 13, 2024
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    De minimis crackdown: What shippers should know

    The U.S. government is ramping up enforcement on low-cost goods entering the country, suspending brokers like Seko Logistics from a key import program.

    By June 13, 2024
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    Border agents reach tentative deal with Canadian government

    The union had threatened to strike on Friday if negotiations continued to stall.

    By June 11, 2024
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    Canadian border agents set Friday strike deadline

    The union has renewed its threats to take job action if no deal is reached this week.

    By June 10, 2024
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    Target, FibreTrace and Cargill partner to verify raw cotton

    The companies are integrating luminescent pigments into raw cotton to track it throughout the global supply chain.

    By Xanayra Marin-Lopez • June 10, 2024
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    Canada border agent strike averted, for now

    The union representing border agents called off job action until further notice as mediated talks will continue until Wednesday.

    By June 7, 2024
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    Cost cutting is procurement execs’ top 2024 priority: Hackett

    With interest rates still high and global elections creating economic uncertainty, many companies are being conservative about spending.

    By S.L. Fuller • June 6, 2024
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    Opinion

    How small business supply chains can keep up with large companies

    A broader supplier base and new technology investments are among the measures SMBs can leverage to mitigate disruptions.

    By Sri Rama Yashaswi Peesapati • June 3, 2024
  • Lithium-rich brine dries in an evaporation pond next to mounds of salt bi-product at a lithium mine in the Atacama Desert on August 24, 2022 in Salar de Atacama, Chile.
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    A critical mineral inventory glut masks long-term supply constraints

    An International Energy Agency report urges producers to diversify supply chains and up investments to avoid future lithium shortfalls.

    By May 21, 2024
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    East and Gulf Coast port labor negotiations to start soon

    Both sides aim to land a new contract before the current deal expires Sept. 30, but strike concerns have shippers mulling mitigation plans.

    By May 16, 2024
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    Q&A

    Regulations could improve ESG in fashion, but Worldly exec says it’s not enough

    James Schaffer said recent mandates that require companies to disclose financial and environmental risks are a bellwether of the industry’s future.

    By Laurel Deppen • May 16, 2024
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    How supply chains used FLOW after the Baltimore bridge collapse

    C.H. Robinson, ITS Logistics, Home Depot and IMC Companies shared insights on the federal data-sharing platform designed to improve visibility of disruptions.

    By , , May 15, 2024