Risk and Resilience

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    Fashion makes ‘extremely disappointing’ progress on climate

    An environmental group’s index found most companies lag in efforts to reduce emissions, particularly in areas like materials and shipping.

    By March 30, 2023
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    DHL, FedEx and USPS among top brands impersonated in phishing scams

    Cybersecurity company Cloudflare's rankings underscore how the daily presence of logistics businesses in consumers' lives makes them a prime target for phishing scams.

    By March 27, 2023
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    The Supply Chain Outlook for 2023

    After more than two years of nonstop disruption, will this be the year supply chains finally reach normalcy?

    By Supply Chain Dive staff
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    With drug shortages on the rise, pharma supply chains pose security risk: report

    Geographic concentration and a lack of visibility into sourcing could jeopardize key pharmaceuticals, according to a U.S. Senate committee.

    By March 27, 2023
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    Walmart lays off hundreds of workers at e-commerce facilities

    The retail giant has expanded its infrastructure in recent years to keep up with Amazon, but online sales growth has slowed in recent months.

    By Daphne Howland • March 27, 2023
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    A lunch break dispute at Los Angeles, Long Beach ports shows the risks of long contract talks

    The dispute highlights how operating without a contract leaves West Coast ports exposed to local labor disagreements, even if union leadership and port employers have pledged to avoid wide-scale disruption.

    By March 22, 2023
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    PepsiCo asks suppliers to avoid buying palm oil from major producer in Indonesia

    The food and beverage giant cut ties with Astra Agro Lestari, which has faced allegations of land grabbing and human rights abuses.

    By March 16, 2023
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    Can tech startups make food delivery less chaotic?

    Delivery services were a boon during the pandemic. Recently, tech startup leaders spoke about the parking and labor concerns that have followed.

    By Maylin Tu • March 16, 2023
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    Microsoft unveils AI tool to mitigate supply chain risk

    The Dynamics 365 Copilot not only flags potential threats, but also automatically drafts an email to suppliers asking whether they will be impacted.

    By March 14, 2023
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    How supply chain mapping builds resilience

    Businesses will need more insight into all aspects of their operations to guard against future disruption.

    By Tony Pelli • March 9, 2023
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    Shareholder activist blasts Nike for doing too little to prevent abuses in supply chain

    Tulipshare said the company’s mistreated supply chain workers need more help and added that the brand could face serious risks.

    By March 9, 2023
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    Dole doesn’t expect to benefit from supplier recovery after ransomware attack

    The produce giant saw disruption to its Chilean and fresh vegetables business.

    By David Jones • March 9, 2023
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    FedEx urges customers to shift volumes from UPS to avoid strike risks

    The carrier is telling shippers to act before March 31 if they want to avoid potential disruption this summer.

    By March 2, 2023
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    DHL Global Forwarding CEO talks M&A strategy

    At TPM23, Tim Scharwath outlined three key considerations in the company's acquisition decisions.

    By March 1, 2023
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    West Coast port labor talks

    Negotiators say longshore contract talks continue, hopeful of deal soon

    A Thursday news release marks the first public update on the talks since an intra-union dispute in Seattle complicated negotiations.

    By Feb. 23, 2023
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    FedEx Express pilots union leaders approve strike authorization vote

    Although no vote has been called yet, a union representative said customers should know it could happen soon.

    By Feb. 22, 2023
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    West Coast port labor talks

    LA Port director expects ‘real progress’ in West Coast labor talks this spring

    As capacity loosens at other ports, it’s possible even more shippers will take the opportunity to shift cargo to the East and Gulf Coasts.

    By Feb. 21, 2023
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    Convoy to cut jobs, close Atlanta office

    The layoffs come as the digital load board provider adjusts its customer service model and pushes profitability.

    By Feb. 17, 2023
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    How the end of Maersk and MSC’s 2M alliance will shake up ocean shipping

    Experts say that the split could prompt capacity shifts and lower rates as competition for customers heats up.

    By Feb. 16, 2023
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    How manufacturers can tackle supply chain costs in 2023

    With budgets tightening in an uncertain economy, experts weigh in on how companies can plan for the year ahead and stay resilient.

    By Feb. 14, 2023
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    Wendy’s aims to cut 47% of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030

    The chain wants to trim emissions from corporate operations and work with suppliers and franchisees to make its restaurants more efficient.

    By Aneurin Canham-Clyne • Feb. 14, 2023
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    FedEx Express, pilots union make progress in federal mediation talks

    The focus of the contract negotiations now center on pay and contract duration after the parties came to an agreement on retirement issues.

    By Feb. 9, 2023
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    McCormick to cut supply chain workforce in cost-savings plan

    The CPG is pursuing more automation in facilities to boost profits. 

    By Christopher Doering • Feb. 9, 2023
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    Peloton struggles to offload manufacturing assets

    The connected fitness company is looking to shrink its operating footprint, but it hasn’t been able to find the right buyers.

    By Feb. 7, 2023
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    2023 outlook: Is this the year supply chains stabilize?

    Freight rates are finally easing, but geopolitical turmoil and ongoing economic uncertainty continue to create headaches for businesses.

    By Feb. 6, 2023
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    Manufacturing production levels fall for third-straight month

    Two national indices reported an overall industry contraction based on soft demand from customers still working through inventory backlogs.

    By Feb. 2, 2023