Technology


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    Port of Los Angeles to upgrade Port Optimizer after California grant

    The nearly $8 million in funds will be used to improve container visibility, truck appointment integrations, emissions reporting and more.

    By July 18, 2024
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    Academy Sports and Outdoors targets enhanced distribution performance

    The retailer’s implementation of a new warehouse management system is a key component of its efforts to bolster its omnichannel capabilities.

    By July 16, 2024
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    Trendline

    AI in Supply Chain Management

    Warehouse automation, logistics management and digital twins are just a few of the ways companies are using AI to streamline their supply chains.

    By Supply Chain Dive staff
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    Provided by Nikola Canada. 

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    Walmart Canada debuts hydrogen truck

    The Nikola tractor contributes to the retailer’s goal of a 100% alternatively powered fleet by 2028.

    By July 15, 2024
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    Casey’s ramps up demand planning efforts

    The c-store chain, which added more than 150 locations in fiscal 2024, has formed technology partnerships to improve procurement in the last few years.

    By July 15, 2024
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    Sponsored by SPS Commerce

    How supply chain automation leads to increased employee retention

    Suppliers are faced with nonstop tasks that can lead to burnout. With help from automation, employees can work more strategically.

    July 15, 2024
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    Walmart beefs up automated grocery distribution network

    The retail giant is opening five new high-tech perishable sorting and packaging centers, while upgrading four others and retrofitting another.

    By July 11, 2024
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    Opinion

    The dangers of dirty data in AI applications for supplier management

    Vroozi's CEO offers a look at the ethical considerations of artificial intelligence technology in procurement, and the importance of investing in it.

    By Shaz Khan • July 10, 2024
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    Dollar Tree rotacart deliveries reach 600 stores

    The discount retailer has been working to reduce unloading times and achieve other efficiencies across its supply chain.

    By July 9, 2024
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    Honda aims to streamline container shipping process

    The automaker’s motorcycle and power products operations divisions are tapping FourKites and BuyCo for greater transport visibility.

    By July 8, 2024
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    Traceability platform TrusTrace upgrades forced labor screening

    The company’s supply chain tool uses AI to reduce “the likelihood of human error” and help fashion brands with regulatory compliance.

    By Laurel Deppen • July 2, 2024
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    GM increases supply chain visibility with Optilogic

    The Cosmic Frog software enables GM to analyze and solve issues related to suppliers, individual parts and more.

    By July 2, 2024
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    Walgreens partners with TradeBeyond to enhance sourcing

    The drugstore chain will roll out the technology this fall in pursuit of greater supply chain transparency and efficiency.

    By June 27, 2024
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    Manufacturing cybersecurity at heart of new White House guidance

    The increased priority on security comes as more clean energy supply chains face the threat of a cyberattack.

    By June 24, 2024
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    Warehouse automation partnerships are becoming more strategic

    Companies like GXO Logistics and DHL Supply Chain are becoming increasingly discerning about the technology providers with whom they partner.

    By June 24, 2024
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    Walmart eyes smarter produce sourcing with crop monitoring pilot

    The retailer's partnership with Agritask will provide information on blackberry and cherry crops grown by certain suppliers.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • June 21, 2024
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    J.C. Penney spends $40M on distribution center upgrades

    The retailer installed new automation technology at its plant in Reno, Nevada, as part of a larger investment strategy.

    By June 21, 2024
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    Q&A

    Supplier.io CEO outlines supply chain transparency push

    The Carbon Disclosure Project collaboration pairs supplier diversity data with environmental information from more than 23,000 companies.

    By Lamar Johnson • June 21, 2024
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    Sportwear brand On taps warehouse drones

    The retailer has partnered with AI and robotics company Verity to improve fulfillment operations and inventory visibility.

    By June 18, 2024
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    Sponsored by IBM

    6 ways generative AI can optimize asset management

    There is even more help on the horizon with the power of generative artificial intelligence (AI) foundation models, combined with traditional AI, to exert greater control over complex asset environments.

    By Jen Stevenson • June 17, 2024
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    Sponsored by o9 Solutions

    Why should you upgrade your legacy planning systems sooner rather than later?

    Key capabilities businesses should adopt to give their supply chains a competitive edge.

    By Stephan de Barse, Chief Revenue Officer, o9 Solutions • June 17, 2024
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    Kohl’s introduces Return Drop service to stores nationwide

    In addition to its Amazon partnership, the department store will now accept returns from brands like Carhartt, Hanes and Levi’s.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • June 14, 2024
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    Rockwell Automation taps Nvidia to bring AI to its bots

    The automation company will use the chipmaker’s software in its Otto autonomous mobile robots meant for manufacturing facilities.

    By June 12, 2024
  • Four bottles of Hain Celestial products stand on a wooden countertop: Jason lavender body wash; Avalon Organics Scalp Treatment Tea Tree Shampoo; Alba Botanica coconut sunscreen spray; and Live Clean fresh water hydrating liquid hand soap
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    Companies lean into SKU simplification

    Unilever, Hain Celestial and other brands are thinking through their offerings to boost profits.

    By Shefali Kapadia • June 11, 2024
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    Sponsored by PubNub

    Your supply chain tech may not be as effective as you think

    Blindspots along your supply chain delay responses to disruptions, costing valuable time and money.

    June 10, 2024
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    Estée Lauder globally deploys new integrated business planning process

    The process will leverage artificial intelligence and other recently adopted technology to improve inventory forecast accuracy, per executives.

    By June 6, 2024