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    Walmart to deploy Symbiotic's AI tech in all regional distribution centers

    The retailer plans to expand its work with Symbotic in a bid to boost speed and accuracy throughout its supply chain.

    By May 24, 2022
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    More ports to join Supply Chain Information Highway

    The Port of Long Beach wants to expand the visibility platform from "coast-to-coast," and is starting with familiar partners.

    By May 24, 2022
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    The Supply Chain Dive Outlook on 2022

    While supply chain woes aren't expected to disappear in 2022, this year could mark a turning point.

    By Supply Chain Dive staff
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    Walmart building capacity to deliver 1M packages a year by drone

    DroneUp and the retailer aim to have delivery hubs set up at 34 facilities by the end of 2022.

    By May 24, 2022
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    Motorola pays premium on secondary markets for semiconductors

    By procuring chips from the secondary market and airfreighting them, Motorola received some parts sooner than expected, its CEO said.

    By May 19, 2022
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    Robotic sorters raise throughput at DHL's e-commerce division

    The DoraSorter robotic systems, used at an Atlanta distribution center, are part of DHL eCommerce Solutions' $100 million investment in automated parcel sorting systems.

    By May 10, 2022
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    ERP implementation woes cost J&J Snack Foods estimated $20M

    Despite the headwinds, J&J's CEO called the transition "the largest and most necessary change required to strengthen our supply chain."

    By May 10, 2022
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    UPS to deploy RFIDs through 100 facilities this year

    The initiative using RFID tags will eliminate 20 million manual scans daily for UPS employees loading its package cars.

    By May 2, 2022
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    RFID tracking for manufacturers

    Modern RFID technology is rising to the challenge and changing the way manufacturers operate. 

    May 2, 2022
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    Disruption has fundamentally altered the shipper-3PL relationship

    Adaptation and bold sourcing strategies are key for logistics leaders to ensure they're getting the best value. 

    By Matthew Beckett • April 27, 2022
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    Kraft Heinz taps Microsoft to build up supply chain visibility

    Building out digital twins and control towers will help Kraft Heinz gain visibility and get products to market faster, a company executive said.

    By April 26, 2022
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    'One thing after another': More disruption looms over semiconductor market

    Adequate coolant, neon and argon supply are the next concerns for chip production, experts said.

    By April 14, 2022
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    How Juan Perez shaped UPS' technology strategy

    The company's tech strategy encircles its logistics network, from tapping automation to using data to make faster, more informed decisions.

    By Naomi Eide • April 6, 2022
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    Mission Produce faces operational issues after botched ERP implementation

    The avocado supplier saw operating expenses balloon $4.1 million in Q1 after a shift to a new tech system created a lack of visibility into inventory.

    By April 5, 2022
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    Biden invokes Defense Production Act to bolster domestic battery manufacturing

    The White House aims to boost U.S. production of minerals used in batteries for electric vehicles and energy storage facilities.

    By Ethan Howland • April 5, 2022
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    Food companies turn to AI to taste test products, drive innovation

    From cutting sugar to discovering new flavors, manufacturers such as Conagra and Danone are using the technology to get products to market faster and gain a competitive advantage.

    By Christopher Doering • March 29, 2022
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    Blockchain drives transparency in the supply chain

    Adopters face marketing, data and governance challenges before they can reap the technology's full benefits.

    By March 22, 2022
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    White House plans to launch supply chain data-sharing portal

    The Freight Logistics Optimization Works initiative, led by the U.S. Department of Transportation, aims to produce a proof-of-concept freight information exchange by the end of summer. 

    By March 16, 2022
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    Digital twins break free of industrial roots

    The demand for digital twins is catching on as more businesses use the technology to improve processes and optimize operations.

    By Allen Bernard • March 15, 2022
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    RFID in the warehouse: Next-level inventory automation

    You can achieve 96% faster cycle counts and 80% better picking accuracy with less labor. Here's how.

    March 14, 2022
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    Evolving a Legacy Industry: Iowa's approach to manufacturing 4.0

    Discover how Iowa's Manufacturing 4.0 plan takes on the challenges of adopting technology, increasing productivity and competing for talent amid ongoing globalization in advanced manufacturing.

    March 14, 2022
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    Here to stay: Supply chains gear up for investments in AI

    A DHL and Honeywell executive lay out how artificial intelligence is shifting relationships with customers and robotics technology.

    By March 8, 2022
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    The Threat from Within: How to Address the Employee Element in Password Security

    There are numerous sides to the password problem, but here are a few common issues to know.

    March 7, 2022
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    Northwest Seaport Alliance joins Port of Long Beach efforts to digitize data

    The ports of Seattle and Tacoma will take part in the Supply Chain Information Highway, an initiative that aims to use data to improve efficiencies.

    By March 4, 2022
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    Industrial robot orders had a record year in 2021: A3

    Businesses sought automation in 2021 to lessen the impact of labor shortfalls.

    By March 1, 2022
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    Russia's invasion of Ukraine throws another wrench into supply chains

    Carriers are halting operations and suppliers are at risk. War is "a worst-case scenario," one analyst said.

    By Feb. 24, 2022