The thousands of people driving those ubiquitous Amazon-branded blue vans aren’t employed by the Seattle leviathan. They work for small, independent businesses with contracts to transport packages for Amazon. But that hasn’t stopped the company from dictating the state of their fingernails — and a whole lot more.
Unilever Plc and other big retail brands are among consumer giants adopting a toolkit to audit their shipping supply chains in an effort to help bring seafarers stuck on commercial vessels back home and eliminate human rights risks.
The new focus — those who have been unable to sign up, are waiting to get a shot, or who have been reluctant or refused to be vaccinated — is a goal that requires different tactics involving smaller, more focused distribution.
Jonathan Havens and Kermit Nash, partners in the law firm of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, review the experience of the food and beverage industry in the pandemic, in the form of lessons learned and possible permanent changes to the supply chain.
Bill Currence, president and managing partner of Cornerstone Consulting Organization, tells of the difficulties that manufacturers are experiencing in attracting workers in the midst of the pandemic, and what the employment picture will look like when it’s over.
Rich Nanda, principal for strategy and analytics with Deloitte Consulting, traces the pace of adoption of artificial intelligence in business and the supply chain, and predicts that the technology is on the verge of wide acceptance.
As the coronavirus outbreak has spread, unparalleled challenges have arisen for food and beverage companies all over the world. Extraordinary measures have been taken to keep the food supply chain safe, efficient, and productive.
This webinar will discuss some of the key factors involved in building a more resilient post-pandemic Food & Beverage supply chain in 2021 and beyond.
Sandow’s Material Bank, the world’s largest B2B material marketplace for architecture and design, offers designers the ability to sample hundreds of materials from all over the globe.
To successfully deliver sample orders on-time, in-full, and at no charge to the customer, Material Bank implemented Locus Robotics Multi-Bot Fulfillment Solution to increase operational flexibility and decrease employee walking time, enabling associates to pick a very diverse group of materials quickly and accurately.
Join Bob Bowman, managing editor of SupplyChainBrain, as he moderates a lively panel discussion with forward-thinking leaders who are looking to swap tips and share stories to inspire and invigorate your plans for automation.
The final mile or outbound shipping function has been an area of strong focus for businesses in recent years with the relentless growth of ecommerce and changes in consumer buying patterns.
Join us to hear how a global network platform is critical for effective international freight management, and how the global network model can improve final mile operations, without the need to rip-and-replace existing TMS solutions.
With consumers expecting to receive their products anytime, anywhere, and quickly, service has emerged as a primary competitive differentiator. All of these factors point to the importance of running warehouses to achieve maximum speed, flexibility, and efficiency.
Ecommerce has been steadily rising since it was first introduced—but 2020 was an absolutely transformational year for online shopping. With heightened customer expectations, how will retailers perform?