Risk and Resilience: Page 2


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    Sphera acquires SupplyShift to improve scope 3 tracking capabilities

    The deal comes as companies across the globe are facing increased regulatory pressure to report on their scope 3 emissions and carbon footprint.

    By Zoya Mirza • Jan. 17, 2024
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    Ocean freight rates surge further as Red Sea crisis develops

    Shipping experts warn that additional rate increases, capacity shortages and delays are on the way.

    By Jan. 16, 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
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    FAA steps up oversight of Boeing production in wake of Alaska Airlines incident

    The agency will audit the aircraft maker’s 737-9 Max production line and suppliers like Spirit AeroSystems, which has been plagued by its own quality woes over the last year.

    By , Jan. 12, 2024
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    Circularity could reduce dependence on China for rare earths: study

    Reuse and recycling could help the U.S. meet up to 40% of its demand for materials critical to the energy transition, according to a new scientific paper.

    By Jan. 12, 2024
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    Extreme weather is 2024’s top supply chain risk: Everstream

    Wildfires, rains and droughts could cause shipping delays, while agricultural commodities might face shortages from weather and other factors, the analytics firm said.

    By Jan. 11, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    Shortages 2024: What supplies are still at risk after years of disruption?

    Excess inventory may be in focus, but climate change, geopolitics and structural supply chain challenges continue to threaten some goods.

    By Jan. 10, 2024
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    After Beyond Yoga suppliers stiffed workers, DOL recovers $1.1M in wages, damages

    The athleisure brand agreed to update its vendor code of conduct and establish a monitoring program as part of a compliance agreement with the agency.

    By Zoya Mirza • Jan. 9, 2024
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    Fleeting fake delivery phishing campaign targeted last-minute shoppers

    Text messages disguised as urgent or failed delivery notifications can create tension between impersonated delivery service companies and legitimate customers.

    By Matt Kapko • Jan. 8, 2024
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    CHIPS and Science Act not enough to strengthen the semiconductor industry: CSCMP report

    The industry group's recent report stressed the need for more investment to fortify the country's chip supply.

    By Jan. 5, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    Suez Canal at risk: What shippers should know to mitigate disruption

    Using alternative routes like the Cape of Good Hope can mean longer transit times and higher freight costs. Here’s what shipping experts had to say.

    By Dec. 22, 2023
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    ‘Mafia-style’: A look at Temu’s latest allegations that Shein has a chokehold on the supply chain

    The ultra-fast fashion company accuses its larger rival of being “a glorified label maker” that bullies suppliers into loyalty.

    By Dec. 21, 2023
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    Opinion

    The overlooked security risks of onshoring chip production

    Here are four ways manufacturers can mitigate cybersecurity risks.

    By Vishal Gauri • Dec. 19, 2023
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    Shipping lines avoid Suez Canal as Red Sea attacks continue

    Carriers' move to reroute or pause vessel transits could add time and monetary costs for shippers.

    By , Dec. 18, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    Mexico’s nearshoring wave is years in the making

    Decades of investments in logistics infrastructure, trade deals and becoming a manufacturing hub are paying off as shippers look to nearshore production.

    By , Dec. 18, 2023
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    Walmart taps India-based bicycle maker as it ramps up sourcing from the country

    The retailer is planning a supplier summit in New Delhi early next year as it eyes $10 billion in annual exports by 2027.

    By Dec. 15, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    As manufacturers turn away from China, Vietnam lures investment

    The country is home to a growing number of factories thanks to its increased use of free trade agreements, tax incentives and competitive labor costs.

    By Dec. 14, 2023
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    Egg supply at risk again as bird flu hits Cal-Maine, Post Holdings

    The rapid spread of avian influenza is creating production complications for some of the nation's biggest food companies.

    By Nathan Owens • Dec. 14, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    6 reasons why global supply chains are shifting

    Political risk, emissions and lead times are just some of the drivers pushing companies toward onshoring, nearshoring and friendshoring decisions.

    By Dec. 13, 2023
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    FedEx, UPS delivery truck maker lays off over 900 at three plants

    The first round of job cuts at Morgan Olson’s Michigan, Tennessee and Virginia sites will begin Dec. 22.

    By Sara Samora • Dec. 12, 2023
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    Q&A

    10 minutes with DOT’s multimodal office head

    Deputy Assistant Secretary Allison Dane Camden discussed her background, her new office's staffing and the Freight Logistics Optimization Works (FLOW) initiative's progress in an interview.

    By Dec. 12, 2023
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    Nearshoring apparel: Inside DXL’s pivot to Central America

    The clothing maker is one of many eyeing the region, but economic and policy barriers could stand in the way of greater investment.

    By Dec. 12, 2023
  • Amanda Eversole loads a package car at the UPS Centennial Ground Hub on December 6, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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    Teamsters, UPS avoid peak season strike in Louisville

    The parcel giant reinstated dozens of terminated union workers at a package sortation hub after a call with the union Friday.

    By Dec. 11, 2023
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    Teamsters threaten UPS strike in Louisville after layoffs

    The union's leader gave the delivery giant until Monday to rectify the situation impacting a subset of workers at a package sortation hub.

    By Dec. 8, 2023
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    ‘We need everyone on this journey’: How PepsiCo is reducing water use in its supply chain

    The beverage giant is focused on efficiency in its operations and working with communities, Pepsi’s senior director overseeing water strategy told Supply Chain Dive.

    By Dec. 7, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    5 tips for cutting insurance costs amid climate change

    As weather damage increases, firms can upgrade buildings with storm shutters, flood barriers and fire-suppression systems, among other moves to reduce premiums. 

    By Jim Tyson • Dec. 7, 2023