supply chain

Business, Logistics

Walmart Creates Supply Chain to Stock 500 US Stores With Angus Beef

Walmart Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Walmart, The nation’s biggest grocer has partnered with a Texas cattle rancher and other industry-related businesses to provide a steady supply of no-hormone-added Angus beef to 500 of its U.S. stores beginning later this year.

April 24, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Cynosure Invests in Visible Supply Chain Management

Visible Visible CEO Jared Starling was selected as a 2019 Utah Business CEO of the Year. (Visible Supply Chain Management via YouTube)

Visible Supply Chain Management has received an unspecified equity investment in its business from The Cynosure Group, an investment firm controlled by the Eccles family in Salt Lake City, according to a statement released April 3.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
April 4, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Perspective

Opinion: Using Predictive Analytics for More Efficient Supply Chains

Logistics companies depend greatly on accuracy, timeliness and efficiency to meet distribution and customer demands. The use of predictive analytics, however, is changing the game for this industry because of its ability to determine real-time patterns, track data and anticipate these demands to streamline operations.

Inbal Axelrod | Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer, MyRouteOnline
February 26, 2019

MUFG Union Bank to Acquire Trade Payable Services

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Union Bank, a subsidiary of MUFG Americas Holdings, will acquire Trade Payable Services, a supply chain finance platform, from GE Capital, per a Jan. 16 press release. Terms were not disclosed.

January 24, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Eclipse IA Announces Merger With On Time Staffing

Eclipse IA, a productivity-based staffing solutions provider for the supply chain industry, has announced a merger with On Time Staffing, along with its People Logistics division.

January 22, 2019
Business, Technology, Top 100

Oaktree Capital Invests $450 Million in Rail Transportation Firm Watco

Watco mechanical repair shop in Neodesha, Kan. A mechanical repair shop in Neodesha, Kan. (Watco Cos.)

Oaktree Capital Management is investing $450 million and forming a strategic partnership with Watco Cos., a privately owned company that provides a broad range of rail transportation services in North America and Australia.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
January 16, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety, Perspective

Opinion: The Benefits of a Data-Driven Supply Chain

Methods such as Statistical Process Control, Lean and Six Sigma have been in use for decades, helping manufacturers maximize the efficiency and reliability of their processes. But when it comes to complex, global supply chains, a lack of data has limited the effectiveness of these tools.

Dagny Dukach | Director of Marketing, Tive Inc.
December 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Uber Freight Adds Analytics Tool for Shippers

Uber Freight Drivers wait in their cabs at a loading dock. (TT File Photo)

Uber Freight has launched a new data analytics feature designed to help shippers pinpoint problem areas within their supply chains and take action to improve efficiency.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
December 14, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

AIT Worldwide Logistics Acquires ConneXion

AIT Worldwide Logistics, a supply chain services provider, has acquired ConneXion World Cargo, a freight forwarder based in London.

December 11, 2018
Business, Fuel, Logistics

Crowley Merges Liner Services Unit Into Crowley Logistics

Crowley Logistics truck Crowley Logistics

Crowley Maritime Corp., a provider of marine solutions, energy and logistics services, announced it would complete the merger of its liner services group into Crowley Logistics come Jan. 1.

November 30, 2018