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    Honeywell exec upbeat on warehouse automation trends

    Rising e-commerce shipments and ongoing labor shortages are among macrotrends that are favorable to the market.

    By Alexei Alexis • Feb. 22, 2024
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    Staples deploys RightHand Robotics tech in its fulfillment centers

    The piece-picking robots will help the retailer automate operations and offer next-day delivery to over 98% of the U.S., according to the developing business.

    By Feb. 21, 2024
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    Trendline

    Top 10 stories from Supply Chain Dive

    Check out 10 of our biggest stories of 2023 so far, as companies pivot to operating supply chains in a post-pandemic world.

    By Supply Chain Dive staff
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    Gen Z workers say they are worried about AI replacing them

    Most workers want to use generative AI tools more in the workplace, but some have concerns about their roles in the near future, says a D2L survey.

    By Carolyn Crist • Feb. 20, 2024
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    Maersk adds digital booking to air freight services

    The online tool enables access to instant prices across 70,000 airport connections.

    By Feb. 16, 2024
  • Flexport CEO Ryan Peterson stands on a stage at the Manifest Vegas 2024 conference.
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    How Flexport improves ocean transit times with machine learning

    The technology has helped boost transit times by 20%, CEO Ryan Petersen said at Manifest Vegas 2024.

    By Feb. 13, 2024
  • Three of ArcBest's new Vaux autonomous forklifts stand in a row with their lights illuminated in a dark warehouse.
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    ArcBest debuts line of automated forklifts, reach trucks

    The company has piloted the remotely operated equipment in customers' distribution centers and manufacturing facilities, CEO Judy McReynolds said in an interview.

    By Feb. 13, 2024
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    EU passes law to bolster clean energy supply chains

    The European Commission's Net-Zero Industry Act trails similar actions by U.S. legislators to prop up manufacturing.

    By Lamar Johnson • Feb. 12, 2024
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    Delivery robot company Starship Technologies raises $90M for expansion

    The latest infusion will help the startup reach new markets and develop its artificial intelligence and other technology.

    By Julie Littman • Feb. 9, 2024
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    How Schneider Electric used AI to improve delivery performance, cut costs

    The company saved hundreds of thousands of dollars after AI helped it perfect a conveyor system at one of its smart warehouses, an executive said at Manifest Vegas 2024. 

    By Feb. 9, 2024
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    Dollar General taps AI to optimize produce ordering

    The retailer has partnered with software company Shelf Engine to boost ordering, efficiency and in-stock levels of fresh foods. 

    By Feb. 6, 2024
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    FedEx’s new digital platform aims ‘to be relevant in the multi-carrier world’

    A FedEx executive addresses if fdx will be able to work with other delivery providers and integrate with e-commerce giants like Amazon in an interview with Supply Chain Dive.

    By Feb. 5, 2024
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    Amazon’s $1B investment fund eyes last-mile tech, AV startups

    The Industrial Innovation Fund is expanding its scope to include transportation-related investments, according to its director.

    By Jan. 29, 2024
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    Supply chain and procurement leaders are flocking to generative AI: Gartner

    Organizations are using the technology to simplify complexity, save time, reduce frustration and potentially cut back headcounts.

    By Jan. 26, 2024
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    SpartanNash launches food traceability program

    The grocery distributor tapped ReposiTrak to help it glean information from suppliers to improve food safety in its supply chain. 

    By Jan. 25, 2024
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    ADM to expand soybean traceability pilot ahead of EU deforestation regulations

    The grain trader said it completed its first shipments of "verified, fully traceable soybeans" from the U.S. to Europe.

    By Jan. 23, 2024
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    Giant Eagle to open first automated micro-fulfillment center

    The grocer will use the Pittsburgh facility to fulfill curbside pickup orders.

    By Sam Silverstein • Jan. 22, 2024
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    3 reasons supply chain visibility is vital to retail resilience

    Retail and CPG brands face ongoing disruption, but MK Matus, Senior Value Engineer at Celonis believes supply chain visibility will make those brands more flexible and adaptable.

    By MK Matus, Senior Value Engineer, Celonis • Jan. 22, 2024
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    Aldi turns to AI to strengthen freight management

    The supermarket chain is implementing a technology platform to centralize its global shipping volume and increase visibility.

    By Jan. 19, 2024
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    Maximizing supply chain efficiency: The crucial role of payments in B2B marketplaces

    While B2B marketplaces hold immense potential for optimizing supply chain dynamics, their success hinges on addressing the intricate nature of payments. The convergence of digital and traditional practices is key to unlocking the full potential of marketplaces.

    Jan. 16, 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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    Flexe trims its workforce again — this time by 38%

    The reduction follows a previous wave of layoffs in November.

    By Jan. 8, 2024
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    How to get more value from digital procurement data

    Companies are turning to digital procurement tools for better access to data and visibility of spend.

    Dec. 18, 2023
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    Opinion

    Protecting the pharma and healthcare supply chain during turbulent times

    Here are five things your company should consider when evaluating its production process or new technologies.

    By Kayt Leonard • Dec. 13, 2023
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    Dollar Tree prepares for streamlined delivery rollout

    The retailer will begin using rotacarts at its North Carolina distribution center this month.

    By 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