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The Coming Revolution in Robotics and A.I.

The Coming Revolution in Robotics and A.I.

There's not an aspect of modern life that won't be affected by advances in robotics and artificial intelligence in the coming years. But the impact will be especially felt in transportation and distribution. »


Do Presidents Have Any Control Over the Economy?

Do Presidents Have Any Control Over the Economy?

The platforms of both major political parties are based on the belief that the actions of presidents have a direct impact on the U.S. and global economy. But is that really so? »


Best Practices for E-Commerce Shipments to Canada

Best Practices for E-Commerce Shipments to Canada

The boom in e-commerce is a global phenomenon, but each country has its own unique requirements for ensuring the smooth flow of shipments to the buyer. »


The Dark Side of 'The Sharing Economy'

The Dark Side of 'The Sharing Economy'

The "sharing economy" is supposed to empower workers and usher in a new era of job satisfaction. Can it deliver? »


How Pratt & Whitney Is Doubling Jet Engine Production in Five Years

How Pratt & Whitney Is Doubling Jet Engine Production in Five Years

The aerospace giant Pratt & Whitney plans to double production of a new and innovative jet engine by 2020. Proper supply-chain management will play a huge role in the success of the venture. »


Explaining the Widening U.S. Trade Deficit

Explaining the Widening U.S. Trade Deficit

The U.S. trade deficit is continuing to decline - but don't blame imports for the widening gap. »


When Will We See Self-Driving Trucks?

When Will We See Self-Driving Trucks?

The age of the driverless commercial truck is coming. It's just a question of when. »


Zero Impact Isn't Enough: Going 'Net Positive' for Global Sustainability

Zero Impact Isn't Enough: Going 'Net Positive' for Global Sustainability

When it comes to assessing the impact of business practices on the environment, the bar is being raised. Mere sustainability is no longer enough: now it's all about becoming "net positive." »


ISM Reports: The Impact of Brexit on Trade and Distribution

ISM Reports: The Impact of Brexit on Trade and Distribution

The long-term impact of Brexit on European supply chains is yet to be determined, but some early results are in. »


A New Plan for Fixing the U.S. Transportation System

A New Plan for Fixing the U.S. Transportation System

What stands in the way of a solution to the nation's crumbling, outdated and inadequate transportation infrastructure? »


Time to Change the Way We Regulate the Gig Economy

Time to Change the Way We Regulate the Gig Economy

Employment rules and regulations have failed to keep pace with innovation in the American workforce - especially with regard to the growing number of independent workers. »


The Devastating Impact of Food Recalls on the Supply Chain

The Devastating Impact of Food Recalls on the Supply Chain

The recall of a single food ingredient can have massive implications for manufacturers and retailers, ranging over multiple supply chains. »


The New Panama Canal: Who Wins; Who Loses?

The New Panama Canal: Who Wins; Who Loses?

The new set of locks at the Panama Canal is open for business. How will it affect North American shipping patterns? »


A New Law to Help Companies Protect Their Trade Secrets

A New Law to Help Companies Protect Their Trade Secrets

U.S. businesses have been given another legal recourse, in their never-ending battle against trade-secret theft. »


How Retailers Can Survive the Rising Minimum Wage

How Retailers Can Survive the Rising Minimum Wage

A higher minimum wage - in some cases, as much as $15 an hour - is a certainty. How can businesses, especially retailers, cope with it? »


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