Sarah Zimmerman, Supply Chain Dive

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Recent articles by Sarah:

Macy’s establishes mini distribution centers at 35 stores

The conversions, totaling around 1 million square feet of space, give the retailer a closer delivery presence to customers. → Read More

Oatly supply chain chief departs as part of restructuring

The plant-based milk brand is looking to simplify operations and shift to a lean manufacturing model. → Read More

Party City taps new COO to optimize supply chain

The leadership change comes as the party goods retailer targets $30 million in cost cuts. → Read More

Shippers urge Biden to prevent potential rail shutdown

Over 300 trade associations signed a letter asking the president to prevent a strike or lockout. → Read More

A second rail union rejects labor deal over paid sick leave

The Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen and their employers agreed to avoid service disruptions until December as part of a "status quo" period. → Read More

Apple calls on suppliers to decarbonize operations by 2030

Major suppliers, including chip vendor TSMC, have pledged to power 100% of production for the tech giant with renewables. → Read More

5 Walmart suppliers team up on renewable energy buy

Levi Strauss, J.M. Smucker and three others completed the first aggregated purchase power agreement under the retailer’s Project Gigaton, which encourages vendors to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. → Read More

Apple chip supplier cuts spending on soft consumer demand, delivery delays

TSMC has struggled to meet demand for its most advanced technologies due to challenges obtaining the tools needed to make them. → Read More

Biden admin seeks public input on China tariff review

Section 301 tariffs will remain in place as the U.S. Trade Representative evaluates their effectiveness. → Read More

Railroads back to bargaining table after large union rejects labor agreement

The National Railway Labor Conference, which is representing railroads in negotiations, said that "failed ratification does not present risk of an immediate service disruption.” → Read More

Butter supply constrained with some producers forgoing churning

Declining milk production coupled with high demand for seasonal products are driving up the price of butter. → Read More

BNSF plans $1.5B inland intermodal hub to ease port congestion

Instead of letting cargo crowd the docks in Los Angeles and Long Beach, the goal is to move goods further inland. → Read More

Ian prompts port, rail closures as it barrels toward the Carolinas

Terminals closed as hurricane-force winds are expected to batter the Southeast coast. → Read More

Bed Bath & Beyond makes progress on supplier payments

The retailer is prioritizing vendor relationships following reports of suspended shipments. → Read More

Costco says higher supplier wages to keep prices elevated

The big-box retailer is consulting suppliers to find savings after a drop in commodity prices, though heightened labor costs persist. → Read More

Hostess nabs Kimberly-Clark exec as chief supply chain officer

The Twinkies maker is looking to enhance productivity after struggling with supplier delays and ingredients shortages. → Read More

Railroads cut service in preparation for potential strike

Shippers are calling on Congress to intervene if railroads cannot reach an agreement with two of the largest unions by the end of the week. → Read More

Bird flu hits turkey supply ahead of Thanksgiving

More than 600,000 of the birds have been affected since mid-July as farmers start raising turkeys for the November holiday. → Read More

Union Pacific reports service improvements after months of congestion

The railroad is still asking shippers to limit the number of private cars on its network to build on positive momentum. → Read More

Williams-Sonoma’s sourcing shift from China hits snags

Diversifying away from the country has proven difficult given pandemic-driven challenges that have impacted suppliers. → Read More