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  • A shopper with a shopping cart full of merchandise stands in front of a Sam's Club sign outside the store
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    Sam’s Club aims to modernize supply chain with expansion of automated fulfillment

    The wholesale club chain is adding more distribution centers as it looks to open 30 new stores across the U.S. over the next few years.

    By Jan. 27, 2023
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    Product digitization is the future. Here’s how to get started.

    Product digitization can perform an almost limitless number of tasks throughout your supply chain, from helping spot counterfeit goods to providing specific recycling instructions.

    Jan. 27, 2023
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    Retail Supply Chains

    Rising costs and logistics delays have led retailers to adapt to adversity. A selection of stories shows how.

    By Supply Chain Dive staff
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    From CPGs to food, your products need digital twins. Here’s why.

    What are digital twins and how they can unlock nuanced product insights while triggering automations that boost efficiencies and improve experiences.

    Jan. 25, 2023
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    Why you must digitize your products for today’s complex global supply chains

    Your brand may not know where the majority of its products are right now. And it’s not alone.

    Jan. 23, 2023
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    Why drone delivery hasn’t taken flight in the US

    The Federal Aviation Administration will propose new regulations this year, including changes to visual line of sight requirements to support greater drone use, a federal official said.

    By Michael Brady • Jan. 19, 2023
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    The race to scale sustainable airline fuel

    With SAF prices skyrocketing, industry stakeholders and the Biden administration are making new investments to grow supply.

    By Jan. 18, 2023
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    South Korea’s Q Cells to spend $2.5B on US solar plant

    President Joe Biden said the announcement marks the single largest investment in the country's solar industry.

    By Jan. 17, 2023
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    How to get 2023 peak planning right

    Growth-minded businesses are abandoning traditional peak planning approaches and tech for 2023.

    Jan. 17, 2023
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    Walmart to offer fulfillment tech, delivery services through Salesforce

    The partnership is positioned to drive more volume to Walmart GoLocal as it pursues growth in the competitive same-day delivery sector.

    By Jan. 12, 2023
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    Amazon expands ‘Buy with Prime’ to all US merchants

    The e-commerce giant is offering sellers outside its own marketplace perks including storage, packing, delivery and returns.

    By Daphne Howland • Jan. 12, 2023
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    Retailers clear inventory, automate in pursuit of supply chain normalcy

    Ongoing promotional environments and cargo diversions are just a few of 2022’s most notable supply chain trends.

    By Dec. 29, 2022
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    What’s next for Coupa after $8B sale to private equity

    For years, the procurement and spend software company has invested in expanding its customer base. With growth slowing, it may turn to profitability. 

    By Dec. 16, 2022
  • Amazon pilots returns at Staples stores

    With a relatively small store footprint, the e-commerce giant has forged partnerships with rivals and others to facilitate returns.

    By Nate Delesline III • Dec. 16, 2022
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    6 warehouse robotics innovations Amazon showcased in 2022

    Although many are prototypes, the company aims for the bots to eventually make an impact in the company’s logistics network.

    By Dec. 15, 2022
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    BMW battery supplier invests $810M in gigafactory to support EV production

    Lithium-ion batteries will be created at the new plant specifically for the automaker's sixth-generation electric vehicles.

    By Dec. 14, 2022
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    Walmart has big plans to expand automated fulfillment

    Retrofitting facilities and building high-tech distribution centers are key components to the retail giant's omnichannel strategy, CEO Doug McMillon said.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • Dec. 13, 2022
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    Biden visits new TSMC plant in push to expand US chip production

    The visit came as the chipmaker began construction of another plant in Arizona, and the U.S. advocates for a more resilient chip supply chain.

    By Sara Samora • Dec. 8, 2022
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    Raw materials shortages slow Getinge heart support device production

    The medtech company is asking hospitals to share underutilized devices.

    By Nick Paul Taylor • Dec. 7, 2022
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    SEKO Logistics to add warehouse bots to scale up operations

    The logistics provider will partner with GreyOrange to deploy robots in its fulfillment centers, starting in the UK.

    By Dec. 6, 2022
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    Maersk, IBM to shut down blockchain joint venture TradeLens

    The tool was intended to start a “digital revolution” for the supply chain. But it will end in Q1 2023 after failing to achieve commercial viability. 

    By Nov. 30, 2022
  • A FedEx worker sorts packages being unloaded from a truck on a conveyor belt at the FedEx Oakland Airport sort facility.
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    FedEx and Cart.com launch data-sharing alliance for e-commerce fulfillment

    The logistics giant gains a deeper look into pre-purchase behaviors, while the e-commerce platform gets access to post-purchase insights.

    By Nov. 29, 2022
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    An advantageous benefit of digital transformation: Improved safety for your workforce

    Learn how AI, robotics, and automation can actually help improve safety in environments that are traditionally hazardous.

    Nov. 21, 2022
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    UNFI to add indoor farms at select distribution centers

    The initiative is part of the food distributors' efforts to add efficiencies and foster closer relationships with suppliers. 

    By Peyton Bigora • Nov. 16, 2022
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    Funko takes on higher labor costs due to ERP delays

    The toymaker decided to open a fulfillment center without the intended management software in order to meet elevated demand.

    By Nov. 15, 2022
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    Amazon tests new robotic system to improve warehouse efficiency

    The company says Sparrow will automate the task of moving items prior to packaging, a critical part of the fulfillment process.

    By Nov. 15, 2022