Risk/Resilience: Page 2


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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 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
  • Trendline

    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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    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 was avoided after Congress intervened to impose an agreement. Here’s how we got there.

    By Updated Dec. 2, 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
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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
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    Inflation, supply chain woes weigh on spice maker McCormick

    The flavorings giant is among a handful of food and beverage firms reporting business challenges in a volatile economic environment.

    By Christopher Doering • Oct. 3, 2022
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    Ian prompts port, rail closures as it barrels toward the Carolinas

    Terminals closed as hurricane-force winds are expected to batter the Southeast coast.

    By Sept. 30, 2022
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    UPS, FedEx and USPS suspend some services as Hurricane Ian hits Florida

    Hundreds of ZIP codes and cities are affected as the hurricane’s landfall on Wednesday led to flooding and destruction in the southwest part of the state.

    By Sept. 29, 2022
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    Ford breaks ground on $5.6B EV ‘mega campus’

    The facility is part of the automaker’s plan to meet electric vehicle production targets by exerting greater control over its supply chain.

    By Sept. 27, 2022
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    Beam Suntory to invest $400M in sustainable expansion of Jim Beam distillery

    The project will increase the Kentucky facility’s capacity by 50%, while cutting its greenhouse gas emissions in half. 

    By Christopher Doering • Sept. 27, 2022