The Lineage Foundation for Good provided more than 200 million meals in 2022

Lineage Foundation for Good, the independent philanthropic arm of Lineage Logistics, LLC, recently celebrated its one year anniversary. The nonprofit, which aims to redirect food that would otherwise go to waste and fight hunger to support the social and economic mobility of our communities, has successfully donated the equivalent of 239 million meals over the … Read more

The Port of Los Angeles empowers women in the transportation industry

Two Port of Los Angeles executives were recognized by WTS Los Angeles (formerly known as the Women’s Transportation Seminar) for their outstanding leadership in promoting and advocating gender diversity in the global transportation industry. Chief Harbor Engineer Dina Aryan- Zahlan was named WTS-Los Angeles 2022 Woman of the Year. The award recognizes a female transportation … Read more

Realize the potential of 3D printing

My first visit to a 3D printing lab was in the fall of 2014. On a trip to Kentucky, I toured a University of Louisville lab where, among other things, a team was working with GE Aerospace to research the feasibility of 3D printed parts for jet engines. Back then, 3D printing or additive manufacturing … Read more

AutoStore appoints Mats Hovland Vikse as new CEO

Through SCMR staff · November 17, 2022 AutoStore Holdings Ltd. announces the appointment of current Chief Revenue Officer Mats Hovland Vikse as CEO effective January 1, 2023. Current CEO Karl Johan Lier will retire as part of an orderly and planned transition. Lier will be with AutoStore until March 2023. Under Lier’s leadership as CEO … Read more

Pickle Robot is a pioneer in automatic truck unloading

Pickle Robot Company, a provider of AI-enabled robotic automation systems for truck unloading, announced that it has live pilot implementations unloading tens of thousands of packages per month at customer sites in the greater Los Angeles area. The company has also raised $26 million in Series A funding led by Ranpak, JS Capital, Schusterman Family … Read more

October retail sales make gains ahead of holiday shopping

US retail sales for the month of October pointed to gains ahead of the holiday shopping season and at a time when concerns about the state of the economy are said to be increasing. The US Census Bureau of the US Department of Commerce reported that October retail sales of $694.5 billion increased 1.3% compared … Read more

Taking advantage of software offerings means looking beyond price

Through Virginia Lantz · November 14, 2022 Your company’s software license renewal is coming up and you expect tough contract renegotiations. The company wants to add more licenses and new products, but they also expect a potential price increase. You haven’t budgeted heavily, but you want to empower your team and ensure you’re getting the … Read more

Who is Arkestro and what is Predictive Procurement?

Who the hell is Arkestro? And what the heck is predictive procurement orchestration? Those were the two questions that brought me to Optimal22 last week, a one-day event in Las Vegas billed as “The Leadership Summit for Predictive Procurement.” The first of the two questions is easier to answer. The company was co-founded by CEO … Read more

Erin Horvath appointed UNFI’s new Chief Supply Chain Transformation Officer

Erin Horvath has been appointed Chief Supply Chain Transformation Officer at United Natural Foods, UNFI. In this new corporate role, Horvath will work cross-functionally to build UNFI’s transformation agenda and future capabilities, drive value creation for shareholders and create an enhanced experience for customers and suppliers. She will report to Sandy Douglas, CEO of UNFI. … Read more

The era of scarcity will shape the future of procurement

I think it’s safe to say that there is no debate that we live in an era of unpredictability. This applies to business in general and the supply chain in particular. Who could have predicted that post-pandemic business would be brought to another harsh halt by an extreme winter storm in Texas or a ship … Read more