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    FedEx, Microsoft extend partnership to offer 'logistics as a service'

    The collaboration will leverage FedEx data to help companies optimize fulfillment.

    By Jan. 26, 2022
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    Robotics, automation go from fringe to mainstream

    Pretty soon, the technologies are going to be table stakes for supply chain operations, one executive said.

    By Jan. 25, 2022
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    Retail Supply Chains

    Retail supply chains have transformed into a complex web of goods movement and technology, with more touchpoints to the consumer than ever before. 

    By Supply Chain Dive staff
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    Kroger levels up grocery delivery with Nuro's new autonomous vehicles

    The grocer will make deliveries in Houston using the tech company's third-generation model, which has twice as much cargo room, plus modular storage and new safety features.

    By Jeff Wells • Jan. 14, 2022
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    Bed Bath & Beyond's legacy supply chain infrastructure hampered inventory flow

    The retailer is grappling with the same transportation and supply challenges other retailers are facing — all while transforming its own supply chain.

    By Jan. 11, 2022
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    Ikea doubles automation projects as store fulfillment grows

    More than half of the store's volumes were fulfilled from stores in FY21, according to an Ikea franchisee.

    By Jan. 5, 2022
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    Construction contractors enlist digital twins to tackle supply chain, labor issues

    The technology helps visualize and mitigate materials and workforce shortages before they choke a project's progress.

    By Sebastian Obando • Dec. 22, 2021
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    Companies found creative ways to bolster inventory despite volatile 2021

    Companies increased production, pulled forward orders and made other adjustments to stock up in the face of supply chain challenges.

    By Dec. 21, 2021
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    Port of Long Beach plans 'Supply Chain Information Highway' for cargo tracking, visibility

    "Information is not making its way across the supply chain," said the deputy executive director at the Port of Long Beach.

    By Dec. 17, 2021
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    Uber Eats to offer autonomous food delivery early this year

    Uber's partnership with Motional — which will launch in Santa Monica, California — aims to increase delivery reach while lowering labor costs.

    By Julie Littman • Dec. 16, 2021
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    Maersk to manage Unilever's ocean and air transport via control tower

    The goal of the partnership is three-fold: to improve visibility across Unilever's supply chain, to boost efficiency and to cut down on emissions.

    By Shefali Kapadia • Dec. 16, 2021
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    The next step in FedEx's automation journey: Handling the largest and smallest packages

    Executive Ted Dengel details how the company tackles the two ends of the "package bell curve" to keep up with the surge in volume.

    By Dec. 16, 2021
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    Should I stay or should I go? Supply chain managers face the 'Great Resignation'

    Supply chain managers are not immune to workplace trends. Quite the contrary: mass resignations are now both an internal and external risk for companies.

    By Dec. 15, 2021
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    Component shortages hit EVs as Class 8 orders plummet

    While a traditional truck could require up to 500 semiconductors, an electric one could require up to 5,000.

    By Amanda Loudin • Dec. 15, 2021
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    RFID, sensor data just the beginning of the connected supply chain

    Companies can't stop at investments in IoT devices. They'll also need a way to integrate and capitalize on the data.

    By Dec. 14, 2021
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    DoorDash plans to offer rapid delivery for retailers

    The company is joining the 15-minute delivery fray in New York City with a full-time workforce, but it sees a "larger" opportunity to provide the service to grocers and convenience stores.

    By Jeff Wells • Dec. 13, 2021
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    How M&A reshaped the supply chain landscape in 2021

    Companies used deals to acquire tech, suppliers and rivals that would make them more competitive.

    By Dec. 13, 2021
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    Dell's digitized supply chain makes demand planning easier during chip shortage

    The company runs virtual simulations to better detect potential disruptions and shape demand to available supply. 

    By Dec. 9, 2021
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    Clorox upgrades 20-year-old ERP for improved data visibility, demand planning

    The company is investing $500 million to "significantly increase digital capabilities," CFO Kevin Jacobsen said.

    By Dec. 9, 2021
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    Ulta to spend up to $180M on ERP overhaul

    Modern enterprise resource planning tools can help companies know what's in stock and what's needed where. 

    By Roberto Torres • Dec. 8, 2021
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    Pandemic opens the door to investments in wearables for supply chain workers

    Wearable technology offers a treasure trove of data for supply chain managers. But the question remains how to translate the data into decisions.

    By Nov. 30, 2021
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    How RFID is changing the way retailers look at supply chain visibility

    RFID inventory tracking enables retailers to offer flexible e-commerce fulfillment and allows them to proactively manage inventory.

    Nov. 20, 2021
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    Loadsmart acquires digital tools to boost transparency between carriers, shippers

    The company has been on a mission to curb inefficiencies through added visibility between shippers, carriers and 3PLs.

    By Nov. 19, 2021
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    Kroger shares transaction-level data to help CPGs plan for demand

    The grocer unveiled a collaborative cloud tool that aims to help clients make smarter decisions about everything from production levels to marketing spending amid supply chain disruptions.

    By Peter Adams • Nov. 18, 2021
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    Medtechs ask feds to prioritize chips for medical use during semiconductor shortage

    AdvaMed and several device companies have reiterated to the Biden administration how supply chain constraints are causing an "unsustainable" disruption to the industry.

    By Nick Paul Taylor • Nov. 17, 2021
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    Cloud technology, now within reach, helps supply chains scale

    Lower costs, improved products and increased comfort with sharing data is contributing to a rise in cloud applications.

    By Nov. 9, 2021