Inbound Logistics | March 2022


6,000 Current number of dark stores across the globe 45,000 Estimated number of dark stores by 2030 (A dark store refers to a brick- and-mortar location that has been shut down and turned into a fulllment center.) – Interact Analysis

FULL STEM AHEAD • 75% of women and 80% of men are likely to recommend a career in manufacturing. • STEM programs are the most effective pathway for women to enter into the manufacturing industry. • Training programs have had the most significant impact on career advancement. – Career Advancement for Manufacturing, an annual report from Thomas and Women in Manufacturing that outlines key insights surrounding diversity and career opportunities for women in the manufacturing sector. $401 million Estimated loss of goods from a re aboard cargo ship Felicity Ace on its way from Germany to Rhode Island. The ship was carrying about 4,000 Volkswagen AG vehicles, including Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi, Bentley, and Lamborghini models. The loss could cost the automaker at least $155 million.

UNDER ARMOUR PLAYS DEFENSE “We expect many supply headwinds to continue well into fiscal 2023 until longer- than-usual transit times, backlogs, and congestion find balance and inbound shipping delays subside.” – David Bergman, chief nancial ofcer, Under Armour, during an earnings call warning that the company is taking a hit

”This is a moment when corporations will stop taking their supply chains for granted and consumers will begin to understand the costs and inconvenience to satisfying their demands.” – Chris Rogers, Supply Chain Economist, Flexport

THAT’S THE WAY THE COOKIES CRUMBLE Supply chain and labor issues experienced by Little Brownie Bakers, one of the two companies the Girl Scouts licenses to make its famous cookies, is resulting in a nationwide shortage of the organization’s newest offering—Adventurefuls.

To help address the shortage, each council is limited to carrying just 7% of the minimum order forecast in November 2021. Additionally, the organization has also called on sellers to discontinue further Adventureful orders and even offer customers alternative flavors.

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