Peloton Manufacturing Cycles to the U.S.

Peloton has selected Troy Township, Ohio, as the location for its first factory in the U.S. to build bikes and high-end treadmill machines.

The factory will have one million square feet of manufacturing, office, and amenities space.  More than 2,000 jobs will be added to the area.  When the new factory is up and running by 2023, Peloton will become less dependent on its third-party manufacturers in Asia to produce home fitness equipment to meet surging local demand in the U.S..


Demand Outpaces Supply for Rental Cars

Rental car prices have skyrocketed, surprising some travelers who are also finding vehicles hard to come by.

In some high demand locations, rental car costs exceed $300 per day.  Some of the worst regions of the country, such as southern California or Florida, saw March rates exceed $500 per day.

Even if customers are willing to pay these rates, they may find it impossible to get a vehicle, due to pandemic-related shortages.


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Hormel’s One Supply Chain Initiative Unlocks Capacity

Hormel Foods has succeeded in unlocking supply chain capacity to shift operations to meet higher and sustained demand for all four of its food segments. That is despite lower production volumes caused by plant closures, and despite increased costs to accommodate enhanced employee and food safety during the pandemic.

The company’s success is attributed to a supply chain initiative called One Supply Chain that sought to improve production efficiencies, integrate new capacity, and leverage strategic partnerships to increase production across the […]

UPS and FedEx Manage Capacity for Peak Vaccine Shipping

UPS and FedEx are planning to increase vaccine delivery capacity threefold by May.

As of February 2021, the two companies were delivering about 14 million doses per week.  UPS in particular believes it can still prioritize timely vaccine delivery when increased production by multiple manufacturers allows triple the volume in May 2021.


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This post is based on the Bloomberg article,

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