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NEWS

13 May
Chocolate makers map 600K cocoa farms in Ghana, Ivory Coast
Category: Air Freight, Contract Logistics, ...
Companies increased traceability efforts in 2020, tracking more than 74% of purchases in the two countries, according to the World Cocoa Foundation.
13 May
Procurement meets marketing: Responsible sourcing turns trendy in the public eye
Category: Air Freight, Contract Logistics, ...
With collaboration, supply chains have the opportunity to tell the stories of their A-plus vendors — and bank goodwill in case a bad apple is exposed.
13 May
Wayfair adds fulfillment capacity, scales forwarding to help supply chain flow
Category: Air Freight, Contract Logistics, ...
Scale and carrier partnerships help prioritize shipments, but the company is not immune to port congestion, inventory constraints and delivery delays, the CEO said.
13 May
Retailers double investments in tech to make supply chains faster: report
Category: Air Freight, Contract Logistics, ...
The enhancement of supply chain and omnichannel capabilities continue to drive funding as retailers approach a post-pandemic world, according to CB Insights.
12 May
Maersk pursues M&A for end-to-end logistics, moves to ‘larger targets’
Category: Air Freight, Contract Logistics, ...
The carrier’s litmus test for acquisitions is a company with a strategic geographic footprint, an established customer base and a scalable model.
12 May
Utz to buy chip supplier for $41M to improve supply chain
Category: Air Freight, Contract Logistics, ...
The acquisition of Festida Foods will improve production of the recently acquired On The Border brand while helping the company’s expansion efforts in the Midwest.
11 May
Manufacturing, competing with distribution, struggles to attract labor
Category: Air Freight, Contract Logistics, ...
A recent survey found that manufacturers are having trouble filling 46% of open positions due to a mismatch in skills.
11 May
Operations meets marketing: Kraft Heinz’s Ops Center breaks silos to tackle supply chain challenges
Category: Air Freight, Contract Logistics, ...
Collaboration between marketing and supply chain helped the manufacturer cut its SKU portfolio further and faster.
11 May
Under Armour restricts inventory despite high demand
Category: Air Freight, Contract Logistics, ...
The company’s strategy is to limit low-demand products, thereby boosting the margins it may need to resist future supply chain shocks.
11 May
Shipper committee to guide FMC on container issues by year’s end
Category: Air Freight, Contract Logistics, ...
With Daniel Maffei as chairman, the agency will seek advice from importers and exporters while also looking at modernization of the Shipping Act.