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 […]

PepsiCo UK Fueling Up With Greener Oil

PepsiCo UK will replace diesel with hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) as fuel for its fleet of trucks as a green logistics initiative.

The HVO fuel will emit 80% less green house gas than diesel per mile of delivery trips.  PepsiCo UK sources the fuel from a third-party supplier now but is working with its haulage partners to supply its own HVO fuel in the future.


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Transportation Woes

We have previously discussed on the blog how the COVID-19 pandemic and the supply chain challenges that accompanied it wreaked havoc with California ports. New sources of supply chain challenges are on the horizon. Multiple transportation methods may see disruptions this winter—rail, barge, ship, and truck.

The rail strike appeared to have been averted, but that may have been premature. Six of the 12 unions approved […]

The Line Project: City of the Future

Excavation work has begun for The Line, Saudi Arabia’s vision for the future of urban living.

The plan is to construct two parallel skyscrapers, 500 meters high, 200 meters wide, and 170 kilometers long on the northwest coast of the country.  The capacity is envisioned to be a future population of nine million residents.  This remarkable project is part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 plan, which launched in 2016.


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