Consumers increasingly want visibility when placing an order, with 78% expecting to see updates on the status of items purchased, according to a survey from YouGov. When supply chain performance lags, consumers are willing to change brands for better transparency.
The electronic logging device mandate is reducing worker morale while also slowing trucker productivity and increasing costs, according to a survey from Zipline Logistics. Respondents say truckers are struggling with reduced miles driven, pushing demands for higher wages.
Management can spend more time with individual team members by restricting full team meetings to twice a month, writes Terry Lipovski, founder of Ubiquity, a global executive coaching firm. "This monthly meeting cadence can help you cut back on long, boring, unnecessary meetings and focus on building the relationships your team depends on to thrive," he writes.
Ceva Logistics will list on the Swiss stock exchange on May 4 while selling a 25% stake to CMA CGM Group.
Winsupply has had success with a number of initiatives, including management training for local owners and its Stock 360 program for managing inventory. "We are getting product in there and driving about 25% of labor hours out of the customer, which allows them to keep their technicians in the field," said Chief Technology Officer Jeff Dana.
Rexel branches nationwide participate in team-building activities that also benefit their communities, such as donating time and materials to Habitat for Humanity housing projects. "It's nice to have something to switch things up while also making our staff think about the community and our place in it," said Max Gabin, manager of Rexel's San Diego, Calif., branch.
Electrical distributors can benefit from setting up apprenticeship programs or by partnering with local institutions to do so, says IEC Chesapeake Executive Director Grant Shmelzer. "It's all about branding your distributorship and showing that commitment to the next generation," he says.
A process that uses nontoxic, regulator-approved ingredients to mine gold is also being used to extract electronic waste from electronics. Jabil is piloting a program using the process developed by EnviroLeach Technologies.
Parents can bring used car seats to Target stores through May 5 and get a coupon for 20% off the purchase of car seats or related products. The old car seats will be recycled.