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These Truckers Work Alongside the Coders Trying to Eliminate Their Jobs

These Truckers Work Alongside the Coders Trying to Eliminate Their Jobs

Just before Stefan Seltz-Axmacher offers a job to an engineer at Starsky Robotics Inc., a driverless trucking startup in San Francisco, he gives them the talk. »


Top Five Cargo Communities Improve Supply Chain Speed, Accuracy

Less than five years ago, the idea of a "cargo community" at an airport was little more than an attempt by various cargo executives to know all the names up and down the supply chain. What each member of the supply chain did, however, was largely a mystery. »


Opinion: Trade Associations Can Drive Their Industries Toward Progress in Sustainability

When most people hear the phrase "trade association," the first thing that comes to mind is likely industry trade conferences or perhaps lobbying. But someday soon, they just might think of sustainability. »


How to Master the Omnichannel Experience for Gen Z

It's no secret that Generation Z consumers (aged approximately 13 to 21) are highly connected and digitally immersed. In response, marketers have been quick to focus all their energy on trends like video and branded filters in an attempt to cater to these digital natives through Instagram, Snapchat... »


Behind a $13 Shirt, a $6-an-Hour Worker

Behind a $13 Shirt, a $6-an-Hour Worker

Before dawn six days a week, Norma Ulloa left the two-bedroom apartment she shared with four family members and boarded a bus that took her to a stifling factory on the outskirts of downtown Los Angeles. »


Opinion: There's Too Much Hype Surrounding Blockchain in the Supply Chain

In logistics, the best known blockchain pilot program involved Maersk and IBM. It centered on creating a digital distributed ledger to create a single electronic place where all the myriad documents related to a shipment could be housed. »


NYIT, X-wave Innovations to Develop RFID Technology for NASA

The New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) is partnering with X-wave Innovations Inc. (XII), a research and development firm specializing in the defense, homeland security, transportation and energy fields, to develop an embedded sensor system for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration... »


Why Florida Farmers Want to Kill Nafta

Why Florida Farmers Want to Kill Nafta

Duette, Fla., a tiny farm town about 50 miles east of St. Petersburg, averages about 52 inches of annual rainfall. This year it's ahead of schedule, with 63 inches since June, when the rainy season began. For Gary Reeder and other tomato farmers, that's slowed down everything and threatened their... »


See's Candies Finds That Brick-and-Mortar Stores Are Still a Sweet Spot

See's Candies is one retailer that isn't fretting about how the surge of e-commerce is affecting foot traffic at its conventional stores. »


'Lack of Excitement' Is Hurting Supply Chain Recruitment, Survey Says

'Lack of Excitement' Is Hurting Supply Chain Recruitment, Survey Says

The supply chain talent pool is failing to keep up with changing requirements as technology and digitalisation reshape the industry, according to a survey. »


How Two Texans Made Buc-ee's Convenience Stores a Phenomenon

The insight that runs beneath the rise of Buc-ee's convenience stores is this: You can get a lot of people to pull off the highway and spend money if you guarantee them an immaculate place in which to heed the call of nature. As one Buc-ee's billboard proclaims, "Your Throne Awaits. Fabulous... »


As U.S. Exports More Natural Gas, Manufacturers Worry About Increased Prices

As U.S. Exports More Natural Gas, Manufacturers Worry About Increased Prices

If you ask the manufacturing and chemical sectors what their greatest blessing has been in recent years, the answer will generally be the plethora of natural gas that has been made accessible to them - and how this has decreased their cost of doing of business. »


Opinion: The Labor Force of the 2020s

As an economic futurist, I try to deal in highly likely projections, and population trends are the likeliest. Who will be available to work for your company in 10 years? »


Why Big Business Is Racing to Build Blockchains

Why Big Business Is Racing to Build Blockchains

Even if the craze for Bitcoin and Ethereum abates, the power of the "blockchain" tech behind those currencies is very real. Here's how businesses are trying to harness it - and why they can't afford to ignore it. »


Here's How Energy Traders Got the Eclipse So Wrong

Here's How Energy Traders Got the Eclipse So Wrong

Grid operators and traders thought they were totally prepped for the historic U.S. solar eclipse. There was just this one thing they didn't completely factor in: "irregular human-behavior patterns." »


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