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  • Beyond Meat's The Beyond Burgers in their packaging.
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    Beyond Meat adds electric trucks to help power shipping network

    The alternative meat company plans to scale EVs across operations over the next 5 years.

    By Aug. 24, 2022
  • Conveyor belts carrying packages in Gap's Longview, Texas distribution center.
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    Gap opens Texas distribution center ahead of peak season

    The facility will help the retailer process an additional 1 million units per day over the holidays.

    By Aug. 22, 2022
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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
  • A sign is posted in front of a Walmart store on November 16, 2021 in American Canyon, California.
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    Walmart touts faster inventory management thanks to augmented reality

    The company has rolled out VizPick technology to 4,500 stores.

    By Roberto Torres • Aug. 22, 2022
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    FMC considers mandate for shipping lines, terminals to share data

    The agency is asking supply chain stakeholders for input on whether such an action would ease congestion.

    By Aug. 15, 2022
  • A rendering of Aurora's purpose-built trucks and passenger vehicles.
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    Aurora delays autonomous truck launch following supplier constraints

    The startup has struggled to find component suppliers and is pushing the rollout of its AVs to 2024. 

    By Aug. 12, 2022
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    Patent Pending: Ford floats drone-vehicle fleet, Walmart mulls mixing produce and dry goods shipments

    Supply chain innovators apply to patent what they see as important tools for the future. Sometimes they're brilliant. Sometimes they're funny.

    By Aug. 10, 2022
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    Clorox seeks ‘simpler and faster’ operating model to boost savings

    Executives are targeting up to $100M in savings, though the initial transition will incur millions of dollars in costs.

    By Aug. 9, 2022
  • Berkshire Grey's Robotic Product Sortation and Identification Systems are stationed at FedEx Ground facilities in Queens, Columbia and Las Vegas.
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    FedEx looks to boost automated parcel sortation with robotics deal

    Eight facilities already have Berkshire Grey technology, but FedEx is eyeing greater expansion.

    By Aug. 9, 2022
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    Walmart acquires omnichannel tech specialist Volt Systems

    The deal comes with technology aimed at vendor management, seamless shopping and anticipating demand. 

    By Ben Unglesbee • Aug. 9, 2022
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    Air cargo carrier for UPS expands operations in bid for autonomous flight

    Xwing says data collected on piloted flights will allow it to accelerate the certification process for its "Superpilot" aviation software.

    By Aug. 5, 2022
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    GM secures 3 more supply agreements to boost EV production

    The automaker’s sourcing agreements were announced as the industry scrambles to secure battery materials amid tight supply.

    By Aug. 4, 2022
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    A looming graphite shortage could snarl the EV battery supply chain

    Lithium constraints have dominated headlines, but experts say a lack of graphite could soon create supply headaches for automakers.

    By July 28, 2022
  • Rivian electric pickup trucks are parked in a line.
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    Rivian pulls back on customized orders as supply chain issues persist

    The EV startup has struggled to scale production to keep up with demand.

    By Emily Dreibelbis • July 26, 2022
  • A vehicle for sale sits in front of a showroom
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    Tesla rewrites software to get around chip shortages

    The semiconductor deficit has prompted the automaker to reduce the chips needed to produce a single vehicle.

    By July 26, 2022
  • A U.S. Postal Service van on the road.
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    USPS will make 40% of new vehicles electric

    The announcement builds on the Postal Service's previous plan to purchase 10,000 EVs from Oshkosh Defense.

    By July 21, 2022
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    The top technologies creating a 'revolutionary stage' in supply chains

    A look at the 11 technologies changing the way companies approach and execute warehouse and distribution operations.

    By , July 19, 2022
  • A Tesla electric car is on display at the Panasonic booth at the 2014 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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    Panasonic to open $4B EV battery plant in Kansas

    The new project is one of several underway in the industry to grow U.S. battery production amid increased demand.

    By July 15, 2022
  • Amazon's MK27-2 drone has a hexagonal design, which the company says provides six degrees of freedom for stability.
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    Amazon expanding drone delivery service to Texas

    Customers in the city of College Station are set to receive goods via Prime Air later this year, the company announced Friday.

    By July 15, 2022
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    Grocers eye improvements for e-commerce fulfillment, in-store operations

    As retailers continue to rely on their main locations to fill digital demand, many are trying to boost efficiency and quality through enhanced training, technology and store layouts.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • July 6, 2022
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    Patent Pending: Walmart envisions drone-AV delivery duos, UPS eyes cardboard box alternative

    Supply chain innovators apply to patent what they see as important tools for the future. Sometimes they're brilliant. Sometimes they're funny.

    By July 5, 2022
  • A walmart distribution center with a Symbotic automation system. Provided July 20.
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    Walmart invests in Symbotic as part of automation strategy

    The retailer is deploying the company’s technology to increase capacity, accuracy and productivity at its distribution centers.

    By Ben Unglesbee • June 28, 2022
  • Proteus will first be deployed in outbound handling areas for package-carrying carts in fulfillment centers and sort centers, according to Amazon.
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    Amazon unveils first fully autonomous mobile robot

    The e-commerce giant aims to automate the handling of heavy, package-carrying carts with its Proteus robot, allowing employees to focus on other tasks.

    By June 28, 2022
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    Pitney Bowes taps robots, targets more shipping

    The company is also targeting more efficient routes, relying more on its own fleet and mulling ways to pass on fuel costs, according to its CFO.

    By Maura Webber Sadovi • June 28, 2022
  • FourKites to develop FourKites X with strategic investment from FedEx
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    FedEx, FourKites partner on platform to track orders, optimize delivery

    FourKites X will use FedEx data to help businesses better respond to shipping disruptions.

    By June 22, 2022
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    Kraft Heinz tests paper-based ketchup bottle

    Food and beverage companies are turning to packaging as a way to reduce their environmental footprint.

    By Christopher Doering • June 16, 2022