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Tech Data Bolsters Suppliers Through a Working-Capital Marketplace

Tech Data Bolsters Suppliers Through a Working-Capital Marketplace

The big distributor of technology products extends an existing relationship with C2FO to Europe, where many suppliers are strapped for cash and open to early-payment arrangements via a collaborative platform. »


The Last American Baseball-Glove Maker Refuses to Die

The Last American Baseball-Glove Maker Refuses to Die

This little brick factory isn't supposed to be here. It should be in the Philippines, or Vietnam, maybe China. Not here, in the heart of Texas. »


Metal Fabricator Has Moved Into Role of OEM

Metal Fabricator Has Moved Into Role of OEM

New owners wanted to move provider of laser cutting services into the world of original equipment manufacturing. With the help a global marketplace, Riverside Industries LLC has been able to do just that. »


Fitness Equipment Maker Gets Its Supply Chain in Shape

Fitness Equipment Maker Gets Its Supply Chain in Shape

The manufacturer of such name brands as NordicTrack and Pro-Form found that home delivery of its product line was too flabby. A more robust last-mile provider toned things up. »


How Arysta LifeScience Got Control of Its Spiraling Logistics Costs

How Arysta LifeScience Got Control of Its Spiraling Logistics Costs

The agrochemical giant was challenged by rapid growth, high service demands and the complexities of moving hazardous materials around the globe. Logistics outsourcing proved to be the answer. »


A Five-Way Partnership Develops a New Way to Track High-Value Shipments

A Five-Way Partnership Develops a New Way to Track High-Value Shipments

Honeywell and Intel join in developing the technology for a new visibility and reporting platform that promises to provide close, real-time monitoring of goods in transit, aided by DHL, Kuehne & Nagel and Expeditors. »


The Secret Life of the City Banana

The Secret Life of the City Banana

On a hot day in June, the Hermann Hesse slipped into New York Harbor and headed for the Red Hook Container Terminal in Brooklyn. The 550-foot container ship, flying the Liberian flag, had come some 3,000 miles from Ecuador. It had gone through the Panama Canal, picked up cargo in the Caribbean and... »


The Best Place for a New Warehouse? An Old Mall

The pressure for speedy online package delivery is prompting companies to look for distribution facilities closer to residential areas or highways. »


100 Great Supply Chain Partners: When Reliability Really Counts

100 Great Supply Chain Partners: When Reliability Really Counts

The case studies we've picked for this year's 100 Great Supply Chain Partners list illustrate again and again how careful vetting leads to links with people you can truly rely on. »


Most Manufacturers Will Use RTLS, RFID or Barcode Tracking by 2022, Study Says

Industrial Internet of Things technology use - including radio frequency identification or real-time location-based systems (RTLS) - is expected to grow beyond the halfway point throughout the next five years, according to a study conducted by technology company Zebra Technologies. »


JD.Com Opens Unmanned Sorting Center to Boost E-Commerce Automation

China's second-largest e-commerce company, JD.com, has taken another step to automate and streamline e-commerce logistics - most recently by opening an unmanned parcel sorting center in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, according to a media report on the company's investor page. »


Retailers Have Fought Amazon for Years. Now They're Giving It a Shot.

Retailers Have Fought Amazon for Years. Now They're Giving It a Shot.

Bricks-and-mortar retailers have for years tried to guard against "showrooming," in which shoppers scope out products in stores before buying them online on sites like Amazon.com. »


China Says It Built a Railway in Africa Out of Altruism, But It's More Strategic Than That

China Says It Built a Railway in Africa Out of Altruism, But It's More Strategic Than That

Africa's past is the mildewed train station in central Addis Ababa, where locomotives sit gutted and rusted tracks vanish in the grass. The line was once the greatest in Africa; built by France in the 1910s, it ran more than 450 miles northeast to neighboring Djibouti, where the desert meets the... »


Opinion: The Danger From Low-Skilled Immigrants Is Not Having Them

Let's just say it plainly: The United States needs more low-skilled immigrants. »


How an Audio Equipment Company Is Leading the Self-Driving Car Revolution

Seconds after David Hall punches in a code, the electronic gate to his waterfront residence swings open. It's a large compound but not the kind you'd expect from a tech entrepreneur who is as responsible as anyone for ushering in the self-driving-car revolution. »


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