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Old Tech Can't Help Re-shored Businesses, But Robotics May

When companies bring products back from off-shored manufacturing operations, such as China, the processes cannot be simply dropped back into place and configured with the same old machines and process flows from 20 years back. Most re-shoring operations include new and upgraded equipment, software... »


Hanjin Collapse Spotlights Concerns About Shipping Temperature-Sensitive Perishables

Recent events, such as the Hanjin collapse, have shone a spotlight on the deeply interconnected nature of today's container shipping networks and demonstrated how little visibility many shippers have into the whereabouts and status of their cargo as it moves through a complex web of service... »


Cloud Computing Set to Transform Supply Chain Planning Applications

Cloud Computing Set to Transform Supply Chain Planning Applications

Bill Harrison, president of Demand Solutions, explains how cloud computing can change the game for supply chain planning applications and why this potential has thus far been underestimated by most vendors and users. Harrison describes Demand Solutions’ early decision to completely rewrite its... »


IOT Strategic Benefit, Companies Say, But They Don't Take Comprehensive Approach

IOT Strategic Benefit, Companies Say, But They Don't Take Comprehensive Approach

A majority of enterprises say the internet of things is strategic to their business, but most still take a piecemeal approach to IoT security. »


Bayer Calls China 'Wild Card' for Its Consumer Health Business

More than two years after buying Merck's OTC unit and local player Dihon, bringing together three separate consumer care businesses in China remains a challenge, Bayer said. »


Digital Technology Pumps Up Sales of Luxury Brands

It may not be widely recognized as such just yet, but digital technology is probably one of the best things to happen to luxury brands in a long time. »


Achieving Break-Through Savings and Improved Trade Compliance

Challenge: The client, a large Fortune 500 company, is a designer, manufacturer, and distributor of clean air and automotive products and systems The Company had been expanding their manufacturing and engineering footprint as they grew operations worldwide. »


Dispensing With Financial Advisors, Companies Need Proper Teams in Place for Successful M&A Deals

Dispensing With Financial Advisors, Companies Need Proper Teams in Place for Successful M&A Deals

The internal organization that manages a company's M&A processes has always been a major contributor to the success of its deals. Today, as companies increasingly choose to manage their M&A processes internally, without the support of financial advisers, it's all the more important to have the... »


Industrial Internet of Things Gets Much Needed Security Framework

The publication of the Industrial Internet Security Framework by the IIC is a vital early step towards creating security in the Industrial IoT. Strong security becomes increasingly crucial as more and more critical infrastructure becomes connected and remotely controllable. »


Most Professionals Struggle to Compete in Digital Marketing, Study Finds

While digital marketing is increasingly important for organizations of all sizes, the majority of marketing professionals fail to achieve entry-level competency in digital marketing after gauging their skill levels through a diagnostic exam. »


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. »


Coalition Formed to Promote Climate Resilience Planning

Big data gives environmental and resource managers an invaluable tool to increase efficiencies and better manage risk. »


Retail Group Wants U.S. Government to Help Solve Problems in Wake of Hanjin Bankruptcy

The recent bankruptcy of South Korean ocean carrier Hanjin Shipping is causing "widespread disruptions" to supply chains across the country, according to the National Retail Federation, which wants the U.S. government to step in. »


Judge Orders Hanjin to Sell Ships, Return Chartered Vessels

Judge Orders Hanjin to Sell Ships, Return Chartered Vessels

Hanjin Shipping has to return chartered-in ships to owners and to sell as much of its own fleet as it can, a South Korean bankruptcy judge said Monday. »


Federal Overtime Pay Law Will Hurt Millions, Retail Trade Group Says in Lawsuit

The National Retail Federation has filed suit in U.S. District Court on behalf of the millions of employers and employees it says will be drastically affected if the Labor Department's changes to the federal overtime rules go into effect on Dec. 1. »


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