Eggs Cost Bakeries Too Much Dough

Bakeries across the U.S. have sought creative ways to operate amidst the challenge of soaring egg prices.

Some bakeries have dropped items that require more eggs as the raw ingredient.  Others have started selling by advance order only.  A few are thinking of sourcing eggs from lower price national vendors instead of local ones.  All are trying to keep operating without resorting to passing the price increase to customers.


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By |2023-01-27T06:38:27+00:00January 29, 2023|Tags: , , , |

How Digital Data Enables Strategic Fit

While Carhartt traces its roots back 133 years, the company is now implementing digital tools (cloud, analytics, artificial intelligence, etc.) to improve its overall supply chain operations.

To implement process improvements, data must be timely, accurate, and relevant. A common expression amongst operations leaders: for something to be “meaningful” it also needs to be “measurable.” Hence the requirement for real-time data analytics.

Carhartt continues to improve its operational capabilities—for example increasing factory automation—as a means to further enhance a differentiated business strategy […]

Butter Illustrates a Dependent Demand Shortage

Staffing issues and lower milk production in the first half of the year have led to a dairy shortage, resulting in less butter on store shelves and in storage facilities.

Butter prices increased 28% from January 2022 to September 2022. Factors leading to the increase in costs of food production include severe weather and the Russia-Ukraine war.


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American Eagle Builds a ‘Frenemy’ Logistics Network

American Eagle is leading the retail industry in vertical logistics through its Quiet Platform.

The company is conglomerating retailers who have agreed to work together, pool resources, and form a communal supply chain. The platform offers retail partners shared logistics services from order fulfillment, to packaging, to deliveries.

By sharing capabilities such as technology, fulfillment, and transportation, retail partners can focus on what they do best in terms of product mix, marketing, and customer experience while “uberizing” the downstream logistics aspect of […]

By |2022-06-06T05:20:47+00:00June 6, 2022|Tags: , , , , |
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