Colgate-Palmolive took the top spot on Gartner's Supply Chain Top 25 list for its strong financial performance and corporate social responsibility. Unilever was added to the Masters category for its 10 years of sustained industry leadership.
Freight volumes have fallen significantly in many areas as tariffs take hold and shippers weigh changing economic factors. Shifts in shipping patterns and volumes are creating pain for carriers, warehouses and other logistics providers.
Shamrock Foods has purchased 116 acres in Aurora, Colo., and expects to construct a distribution center.
Electrical distributors creating a data management strategy should approach key objectives one piece at a time, says Gregory Smith of SPASIGMA. Clean data is a prerequisite for any further analysis, even if you have to outsource that task, he says.
The public-private Reducing Embodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions Institute has awarded two grants to projects researching methods of recycling electronic waste. One project will use leaching processes to recover materials, and the other project will use solvents to recover metals.
The /e/ Foundation will offer refurbished Galaxy phones with an installed program called /e/ OS that removes all Google services.
Corporations, nonprofits and associations are getting more involved in the US recycling market, according to this analysis. Material quality needs to be improved, as well as infrastructure for sorting and processing, to meet the demand for high-quality recycled materials.
AMP Robotics has developed a recycling robot called the AMP Cortex system, which can identify and sort 160 recyclables in a minute. The system is guided by the company's Neuron artificial intelligence platform and will be installed in multiple Electronic Recyclers International facilities by the end of the year.