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    US ports by volume: How maritime cargo trends are stacking up

    The amount of containers handled at 12 major gateways can help show how the economy is faring. Use this tracker to dig into trends by seaport, coast and month.

    Updated July 9, 2024
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    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.

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    Attrition rates stabilize, but half of companies report at least 15% turnover

    Although retention continues to improve overall, employee experience and productivity may still need help.

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    Retrieved from Port of Long Beach on July 15, 2024
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    Port of Long Beach awarded nearly $8M to improve visibility platform

    The Supply Chain Information Highway’s next phase of development will include additional rail cargo and export visibility, among other features.

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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.

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    Carhartt grows efforts to source sustainable cotton

    The workwear brand is tapping the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol and Better Cotton initiative for greater traceability and transparency over its supply chain.

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    Ports of Indiana to build sea container terminal

    The terminal is slated to begin operations as early as 2026, serving industries such as manufacturing, agriculture and consumer goods.

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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.

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    This dashboard shows the average speed, dwell time and cars online for all of the Class I railroads operating in the U.S.

    Updated July 11, 2024
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    UAW members ratify new contract at BMW distribution center

    The deal includes wage increases of up to 33% at the Pennsylvania facility. 

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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.

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    Supply chain data-sharing leader promoted in federal multimodal office

    Andrew Petrisin, creator of the DOT's Freight Logistics Optimization Works program, has been named deputy assistant secretary.

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    UPS promotes longtime exec to CFO

    Brian Dykes faces the tough challenge of boosting shipping volumes without subsequently increasing costs.

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    FMC halts Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd agreement

    The Gemini Cooperation was set to go into effect on July 15, but the agency determined the agreement lacks details on its potential competitive impacts.

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    True Value says FLOW provides a ‘forward-looking lens’

    Data from the Freight Logistics Optimization Works platform can provide visibility in cargo shifts at some ports, said the hardware retailer’s Jennifer McNeill.

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    Lego to mandate sustainability targets across supply chain

    The Danish toy maker is turning to suppliers to help cut emissions from its indirect operations, primarily its supply chain, as they make up the majority of its carbon footprint.

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    GM shareholders deny 3 ethical supply chain proposals

    Responding to the proposals, the automaker defended its existing practices for supplier agreements and operational policies.

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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.

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    How Hurricane Beryl is impacting logistics operations in Houston

    Although most cargo services have resumed, carriers are now working through the ensuing backlog.

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    Air freight industry anticipates surging peak rates

    Shippers are expected to benefit from long-term capacity agreements or remain "at the mercy of the market," according to a Xeneta report.

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    Automakers accelerate drive for fossil-free steel

    Volvo is leading the industry for steel and aluminum decarbonization. Mercedes, Tesla and Ford follow.

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    How to make employees feel included, according to researchers

    Women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities and deskless workers reported higher rates of burnout, Boston Consulting Group said in a recent report.

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    FTC noncompete ban partially blocked by Texas judge

    Judge Ada E. Brown held that the agency violated the Administrative Procedural Act and exceeded its statutory authority.

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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.

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    US aims to bolster textile and apparel trade partnerships overseas

    The initiatives aim to address supply chain sustainability, forced labor concerns and security issues in Central and South America.

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    South Carolina ports, ILA to reopen idle terminal

    The terminal, which has been closed since January 2023, will significantly expand handling capacity at the growing port.