Airlines for America applied for the exemption to remove seats on May 6, arguing it was in the public interest that the planes be available to move essential cargo during the coronavirus pandemic.
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The biggest benefit of automation during the pandemic has been the ability for companies to increase social distancing measures within their facilities, according to respondents to a survey from Honeywell and KRC Research.
When hand sanitizer was in short supply, nontraditional producers retooled operations and worked with suppliers to fill the gap.
The weight of the Defense Production Act was key in opening doors, said the CEO of the engineering firm contracted to test each of the 30,000 devices expected under the agreement.
The inventory data pairs with outside sources of information, including weather and traffic, and the platform will use predictive analytics in an attempt to anticipate supply chain disruptions.
"Amazon is preparing for the 'worst,' which in this case it could be the best holiday season in a generation," Rick Watson, CEO of RMW Commerce Consulting, told Supply Chain Dive.
Tech-enabled traceability, data tools, modernization and strengthening safety culture are ways the agency believes foodborne illnesses can be reduced.
Reshore, nearshore or offshore? Moving supply chains and manufacturing is not an overnight decision or task. While risk from the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the trend for many industries, others lack the infrastructure and labor to go all in on…
The Southeast closed Q1 2020 with the top three fastest-growing industrial real estate markets: Savannah, Georgia; Greenville, South Carolina; and Charleston, South Carolina, according to CBRE.
Every dollar spent on agility has 10 times the ROI compared to forecasting spend, according to Chief Supply Chain Officer Marc Engel.