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Adapting the Supply Chain to Protectionist Policies
Adapting the Supply Chain to Protectionist Policies
If a U.S. border tax was enacted some retailers that are big importers could see their net profits plummet by almost 80%, while exporters of manufactured goods could see their net profits soar by 50% or more.
Major Food Companies Pledge to End Deforestation in Cocoa Supply Chain
Major Food Companies Pledge to End Deforestation in Cocoa Supply Chain
Mars, Nestlé, Mondelēz and Hershey and others have committed to working together to end deforestation and forest degradation in the cocoa supply chain, with an initial focus on Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.
Manufacturing Not Prepared for Cyber Breaches
Manufacturing Not Prepared for Cyber Breaches
One-third of all manufacturers sampled in new survey admitted to not having performed any cyber risk assessments of the industrial connected devices operating on factory floors.
The 10 Most Dangerous Jobs
It's no secret that truck driving can be a hazardous profession -- 11 accidents involving semi-trucks occur every day in the United States -- but there are other occupations that make freight hauling look like a Sunday drive in the country.
No Benefit Restart Rule Says Dept. of Transportation
No Benefit to Restart Hours of Service Rule Says DOT
The U.S. Department of Transportation report found no benefit to the restrictions placed on the use of the 34-hour restart by truck drivers.
How to Survive Supply Chain Complexity
How to Survive Supply Chain Complexity
Solutions to managing a complex supply chain range across: 1) avoidance; 2) relationship collaboration; 3) information technology; 4) flexible workforces; 5) supplier collaboration; 6) access to leadership: and 7) supplier/customer understanding.
Retail CEOs Determined to go Digital
Retail CEOs Determined to go Digital
Only 12% of CEOs, down from 19% in 2014, provide a seamless shopping experience across channels. These retailers are finding their omni-channel offerings to be too complex or expensive and are choosing to scale back.
Imports on Track for Double-Digit Growth at Retail Ports
Rising consumer confidence will spur imports at the nation’s major retail container ports to double-digit increases for the next two months.
Big-box Market Hits Record Levels
Big-box Market Hits Record Levels
E-commerce continues to push retailers, wholesalers and third-party logistics companies into newer and larger fulfillment centers in core markets throughout North America.
US Infrastructure Earns D+ from Engineers
US Infrastructure Earns D+ from Engineers
The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that there’s a gap of more than $2 trillion between projected current funding and the $4.59 trillion it would take to improve U.S. infrastructure to a “B” grade by 2025.
Automation Drives Global Change in Manufacturing Sector
How Manufacturing Risks Will Affect Global Suply Chain
"Disruptive technologies such as additive manufacturing and robotic process automation will continue to transform the manufacturing world by reshaping the production cycle in the longer term,” according to new report by Cushman & Wakefield.
Retailers Look to IoT to Transform Customer Experience
Retailers Look to IoT to Transform Customer Experience
By 2021, nearly 80% of retailers will be able to customize the store visit for customers as a majority of them will know when a specific customer is in the store. This will be enabled through technology such as micro-locating, allowing retailers to capture more data, accuracy and customer insights.
Logistics Will Look Quite Different in Next Five Years
Logistics Will Look Quite Different in Next Five Years
Over the next five to ten years there are four key areas of disruption that will have the largest effect on how the sector will look; new customer expectations, new technology, and new business models and new market entrants.
The Most Boring Jobs in the World 4
Boredom at work is a key issue for firms trying to keep millennials engaged, especially in these industries ranked as the world's most boring.
How to Enhance Sustainable Supply Chain Efforts through Transparency
How to Enhance Sustainable Supply Chain Efforts through Transparency
"No longer can supplier issues like child labor utilization, product contamination, sweatshop factory conditions, polluted waterways, or toxic spills be ignored by major manufactures or remain hidden from the broader public," says University of Tennessee study.
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