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    Hershey’s first chief technology officer is an Amazon veteran

    Deepak Bhatia brings expertise in automation, supply chain and artificial intelligence to the maker of Reese’s and Kisses.

    By Christopher Doering • Sept. 21, 2023
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    Clorox warns of product shortages a month after disclosing cyberattack

    Officials for the household product maker expect to return to automated order processing starting next week, with plans to ramp up production over time.

    By David Jones • Sept. 19, 2023
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    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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    DHL eCommerce opens consolidated distribution center near CVG airport

    The $74 million facility is part of the company’s five-year growth plan as it looks to automate its U.S. facilities and increase its network footprint.

    By Sept. 19, 2023
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    American Eagle turns to AI for help managing inventory

    The apparel retailer recently rolled out a new tool that executives say allows it to service demand while keeping leaner stocks. 

    By Sept. 15, 2023
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    Kroger taps the brakes on automated fulfillment center rollout

    The grocery chain plans to hold off on building new e-commerce sites with the robotics firm Ocado, aiming to focus on automation at its current sites.

    By Sam Silverstein • Sept. 14, 2023
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    TrusTrace develops garment tracking system in advance of EU regulations

    The traceability platform's digital product tags aim to boost textile transparency and sustainability.

    By Laurel Deppen • Sept. 13, 2023
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    Yamaha deploys project44 solutions for improved ocean and port visibility

    The musical and audio equipment maker said pandemic supply chain disruptions spurred it to rethink its logistics management approach.

    By Sept. 11, 2023
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    Sponsored by Finale Inventory

    Improving warehouse and business operations: What to know before deciding on software

    Your ecommerce business is growing and is looking for software to improve warehouse and business operations. But what solution do you choose: an inventory management system or an enterprise resource planning tool?

    Sept. 11, 2023
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    Shopify integrates Amazon’s Buy with Prime feature

    The competitors will initially offer the service on an invite-only basis to select Shopify merchants.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Sept. 6, 2023
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    How digitally savvy BCOs have pivoted in a post-covid world

    Flexibility and control played a key role in choosing the right tools as companies didn’t want to rely on one 3PL or carrier anymore and started testing the market regularly to stay ahead.

    Sept. 5, 2023
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    Dollar Tree eyes distribution efficiency with temperature controls

    The technology is expected to reduce cross-stocking expenses and increase flexibility, the retailer’s CEO said.

    By Aug. 29, 2023
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    CH Robinson optimizes with tech, reducing costs for shippers, CEO says

    The brokerage reported productivity gains amid downsizing, getting closer to achieving a long-term goal.

    By Aug. 28, 2023
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    How food freshness sensors could impact supply chains

    Expiration and date labels on packaging can cause confusion and food waste. Companies and researchers around the world are testing inks, pH sensors, hydrogels and other approaches to change that.

    By Danielle Beurteaux • Aug. 23, 2023
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    Why AI may not be taking over procurement just yet

    Chatbots and automation can help streamline operations, but suppliers still need human interaction for negotiating and problem-solving.

    By Aug. 21, 2023
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    4 ways Cainiao is thinking about logistics tech

    Group VP and General Manager of Logistics Technology Ding Hongwei discusses future tech opportunities, adoption challenges and falling behind the curve.

    By Aug. 17, 2023
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    Mitsubishi Motors Europe, Vinturas partner on blockchain-powered supply chain

    The automaker will use blockchain technology from Vinturas to precisely track the movement of newly built vehicles from its factories to consumers.

    By Eric Walz • Aug. 15, 2023
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    UPS uses AI, machine learning to match network capacity with lower volumes

    Advances in technology are helping the delivery giant become more flexible in response to demand trends.

    By Aug. 14, 2023
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    Brewing up supply chain resilience in the beverage business

    Time is running out for wine and spirits distributors utilizing complex traditional conveyor systems.

    Aug. 7, 2023
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    FedEx invests in artificial intelligence platform

    The collaboration aims to create smarter supply chains by increasing the use of AI among large enterprises.

    By July 24, 2023
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    Mercedes-Benz brings ChatGPT to factories

    The automaker’s chatbot pilot will use data queries to help employees make production planning decisions faster.

    By July 19, 2023
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    Kraft Heinz to build $400M automated distribution center in Illinois

    The high-tech warehouse is expected to open in 2025 and feature end-to-end automation that includes storage and retrieval systems.

    By Alexei Alexis • July 18, 2023
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    ‘Automation mode’: OSM Worldwide adds new sorting systems to speed fulfillment

    President James Kelley said the Postal Service consolidator has made big investments to keep packages flowing in a tough hiring environment.

    By July 18, 2023
  • President and CEO of Renesas Hidetoshi Shibata and President and CEO of Wolfspeed Gregg Lowe shake hands at the signing ceremony at Renesas Tokyo headquarters.
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    Wolfspeed signs $2B supply deal with Japan-based chipmaker

    Under the 10-year agreement, Renesas Electronics will receive 150mm and 200mm silicon carbide wafers to power its semiconductors.

    By July 17, 2023
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    UNFI looks to improve demand planning and replenishment capabilities

    The company will use Relex Solutions’ cloud-based procurement offering to establish a centralized, data-driven buying system.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • July 17, 2023
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    General Mills adds warehouse automation to streamline supply chain

    The company implemented warehouse automation in four locations and has "other projects in the works,” a spokesperson said.

    By July 17, 2023