supply chain

Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Coronavirus Changing How World Feeds Itself

People wait in line to buy fish from boat captain Nick Haworth, second from right, in San Diego on March 20. People wait in line to buy fish from boat captain Nick Haworth, second from right, in San Diego on March 20. He and his crew came home after weeks at sea to find a state mostly shuttered, with nowhere to sell their catch. (Gregory Bull/Associated Press)

The coronavirus pandemic is short-circuiting the intricate network of producers and suppliers needed to power the global food system.

David Pierson | Los Angeles Times
April 8, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Truckers Work to Overcome Difficulties in Food Supply Chain

Trucks stuck on the German-Polish border near Frankfurt on March 18. Trucks stuck on the German-Polish border near Frankfurt on March 18. (Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images)

Truckers hauling food are facing delays across the globe in the latest disruption to supply chains snarled by the coronavirus pandemic.

April 3, 2020
Business, Logistics

A COVID-19 Supply Chain Shock Born in China Is Going Global

Recently assembled vehicles are stored in the distribution yard at the closed Vauxhall car factory in England on March 17. Recently assembled vehicles are stored in the distribution yard at the closed Vauxhall car factory in England on March 17. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

The world’s supply chains are facing a root-to-branch shutdown unlike any seen in modern peacetime as efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak hit everything from copper mines in Peru to ball bearing makers in Germany’s industrial heartland.

March 20, 2020
Business, Logistics, TCA

Surge in Shopping Puts Pressure on Labor, Supply Chain for Grocers

Patrons in the produce section of a Giant Food Stores in Bethlehem Township, Pa., on March 18. Patrons in the produce section of a Giant Food Stores in Bethlehem Township, Pa., on March 18. (Pamela Sroka-Holzmann/Lehigh Valley Live)

Consumer demand for food and household goods has surged with the continued spread of the novel coronavirus.

Eric Scicchitano | The Daily Item
March 19, 2020
Business, Logistics

Supply Chain Disruptions Rise Due to Virus

Containership at Xiamen, China A containership at the Haitian Container Terminal in Xiamen, China, on Aug. 26. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

The coronavirus is having a growing impact on supply chains, according to a new survey by the Institute for Supply Management in a report the Tempe, Ariz.-based nonprofit released March 11.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 12, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Truck Delivery App Wins Saudi Funds to Expand in Middle East

Trukker vehicle Trukker.com via YouTube

Trukker, a digital marketplace for land freight based in the United Arab Emirates, has raised one of the largest initial rounds of capital for a startup in the region.

Farah Elbahrawy | Bloomberg News
November 12, 2019
Business, Logistics

Detention Times Threaten Supply Chain Efficiency, Panelists Say

Supply Chain panel at 2019 MCE YRC Worldwide CEO Darren Hawkins listens as (from left) Jess Baumhoff of Wayfair, Yone Dewberry of Land O'Lakes and Bob Welsh of Walmart Transportation discuss the effects of detention times. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — Three supply chain executives said the industry must make big improvements in how it manages detention time. The remarks were made during an Oct. 6 session of American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics

iTradeNetwork Offers Pilot Program to Trace Perishable Commodities

Employee uses a forklift to move corn An employee uses a forklift to move pallets of yellow sweet corn into a refrigerated truck. (Mark Elias/Bloomberg News)

iTradeNetwork, a global provider of supply chain management for the food and beverage industry, announced a traceability pilot program with grower-shippers of select perishable commodities.

October 4, 2019
Business, Logistics

Supply Chain Hall of Fame to Open in Arkansas Next Year

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals will build its new Supply Chain Hall of Fame in Rogers, Ark., the organization’s board of directors said.

September 27, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

Bonneville Lock Closure Hinders Supply Chain in Pacific Northwest

dry boat lock on the Bonneville Dam A dry boat lock on the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River. (Megan Innes/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers via AP)

More than 100,000 tons of exports will be stranded upriver at the Bonneville Dam for about a month as the Army Corps of Engineers repairs a damaged navigation lock that river users call a “critical link” of the Columbia River trade corridor.

Mallory Gruben | The Daily News, (Longview, Wash.)
September 13, 2019

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