Risk/Resilience: Page 3


  • Coca-Cola 100% recycled bottles.
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    Sprite shifting from green to clear bottles to boost recycling

    Coca-Cola, which is also moving to 100% recycled plastic Dasani bottles in North America, aims to support a circular packaging economy.

    By Chris Casey • Aug. 18, 2022
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    Amazon audit reveals wage, benefit issues at 40% of potential suppliers

    The e-commerce giant said it has dedicated teams working with vendors on long-term corrective action plans.

    By Aug. 15, 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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    From Twinkies to Nutter Butters, lack of ingredients hampers snack food production

    CPG giants are unable to produce popular items as supplier delays have left them waiting on key ingredients.

    By Aug. 11, 2022
  • Aerial view of a container ship passing beneath a suspension bridge while a semi-truck with a cargo container crosses above.
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    Deep Dive

    ‘We have to do something’: Can retail close the gap on supply chain emissions?

    The industry is woefully behind on scope 3 targets for greenhouse gases. Data poses steep challenges, but experts say retailers still can — and must — do more.

    By Ben Unglesbee • Aug. 11, 2022
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    Opinion

    US supply chains need visibility and resiliency. Congress still hasn’t acted.

    The baby formula shortage should have been reason enough to advance policy. Unfortunately, it wasn’t, writes Tom Madrecki of the Consumer Brands Association.

    By Tom Madrecki • Aug. 9, 2022
  • Walmart Store Exterior at Night
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    Walmart cuts corporate roles as it focuses on supply chain

    The retail giant eliminated more than 200 positions to invest further in areas including technology and e-commerce.

    By Daphne Howland • Aug. 8, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    Small candy makers rethink operations as supply chain issues bite

    Sweets manufacturers are doing away with long-time traditions to weather labor shortages, high costs and unreliable ingredient deliveries.

    By Christopher Doering • Aug. 4, 2022
  • Officials close truck access to the Trapac terminal at the Port of Oakland, in response to an owner-operator led protest on July 18, 2022.
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    Port of Oakland sues AB5 protesters with aim of stopping future disruptions

    The port asked a California court to issue a temporary restraining order restricting truckers' ability to block traffic or gate access.

    By Aug. 3, 2022
  • Shipping containers sit stacked in a port on June 9 in Bayonne, New Jersey.
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    Port Authority of New York, New Jersey plans dwell fee to cull empties

    Ocean carriers will be subject to a fee beginning Sept. 1 as the port looks to better handle record import volumes.

    By Aug. 3, 2022
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    Stanley Black & Decker to slash SKUs, footprint in $1.5B savings plan

    The toolmaker is working to slash inventory and generate cash flow in response to easing consumer demand.

    By Aug. 1, 2022
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    A looming graphite shortage could snarl the EV battery supply chain

    Lithium constraints have dominated headlines, but experts say a lack of graphite could soon create supply headaches for automakers.

    By July 28, 2022
  • A BNSF Railroad locomotive sits on the tracks November 3, 2009 in Fort Worth, Texas.
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    BNSF extends westbound shipping embargo into August

    The railroad plans to incrementally loosen the embargo due to recent velocity gains.

    By July 27, 2022
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    West Coast port labor talks

    Longshore workers, employers reach tentative deal on healthcare benefits

    While negotiations are still ongoing, the agreement is the first sign of progress since port workers' contract expired July 1. 

    By July 26, 2022
  • A group of truckers at the Port of Oakland wait for a response from port directors.
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    Port of Oakland resumes operations as AB5 protests quiet down

    The remaining protesters, under threat of a citation, have moved to "free speech zones" away from terminal gates.

    By July 26, 2022
  • Desmond DeMoss (left) talks with Navdeep Ngill (right) about an open letter the Port of Oakland sent to protesters on July 21, 2022.
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    Oakland port officials push for opening terminal access as trucking protests continue

    Protesters were directed to expect compliance with AB5 and stop blocking terminal access, or face citations.

    By , July 22, 2022
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    Supply chain disruption changed buying patterns in 2022's first half

    Popular procurement stories in the first half of the year show how businesses are rethinking sourcing.

    By July 21, 2022
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    Looming copper shortfall threatens business sustainability goals: report

    Meeting 2050 climate goals “will be very challenging” unless there’s a significant ramp up in copper production, according to S&P Global. 

    By Ethan Howland • July 21, 2022
  • Port and Supply Chain Envoy Gen. Stephen Lyons appears during the Port of Los Angeles monthly briefing.
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    West Coast port labor talks

    ILWU negotiations: White House watching 'as closely as they can be'

    Union and management leaders are committed to reaching a new contract and not impeding the flow of goods, Port Envoy Gen. Stephen Lyons said.

    By July 19, 2022
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    Empty containers buoy Port of Los Angeles cargo volumes to June record

    Despite inflation and recession concerns, the results show "Americans are still spending on goods,” Executive Director Gene Seroka said.

    By July 18, 2022
  • A large group of owner-operator truck drivers near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach stage a protest against California's AB5 labor law.
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    'NO TO AB5': Hundreds of California port truckers protest labor law

    The work stoppage has had no impact on port operations, but officials are monitoring the situation, Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka said.

    By July 14, 2022
  • US Foods will collaborate with suppliers to reduce Scope 3 emissions

    The move comes as the food distributor says it wants to cut 32.5% of its own greenhouse gas emissions by 2032.

    By July 14, 2022
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    Shippers, carriers highlight 4 key ocean shipping data problems

    After a string of stakeholder meetings, an FMC commissioner will offer recommendations for remedying the issues later this year.

    By July 12, 2022
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    Opinion

    The myth of supply chain management

    Managers should be focused not only on minimizing costs, but securing the resiliency and elasticity of their supply chains.

    By John Frechette and Dr. Ralph Sonenshine • July 11, 2022
  • Stock image of "Lady Day: Body & Soul," which missed its release date because of supply chain issues.
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    Deep Dive

    Waiting for 'Lady Day': A Billie Holiday book's supply chain saga

    On the planned release date, pre-ordered copies sat inside a container aboard the Evergreen ship stuck in the Chesapeake Bay. Their voyage offers a glimpse into today’s ocean freight challenges.

    By July 7, 2022
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    Grocers eye improvements for e-commerce fulfillment, in-store operations

    As retailers continue to rely on their main locations to fill digital demand, many are trying to boost efficiency and quality through enhanced training, technology and store layouts.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • July 6, 2022