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Is Growth in Services Hampering Chinese Manufacturing? Is Growth in Services Hampering Chinese Manufacturing?
It has often been said that China will grow old before it becomes rich. But could it have too many offices, restaurants, and hotels before it becomes wealthy?

How Cloud Can Be Supplied to Human Resources Now How Cloud Can Be Supplied to Human Resources Now
Born two or three years after the invention of the World Wide Web, and just 12 or 13 years old when the invention of the smartphone changed everything, the latest cohort of... »

From Coal Miners to Data Miners: 5 Strategies for Engaging Your Workforce in the Digital Economy From Coal Miners to Data Miners: 5 Strategies for Engaging Your Workforce in the Digital Economy
In what it is calling the "Mine of the Future," leading global miner Rio Tinto, is using automation to cut costs, improve safety and reduce environmental impact.

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Challenges of the Digital Supply Chain
The term 'digital supply chain' describes the integration of advanced technology, big data, and analytics to better manage, execute and improve the physical supply chain,... »

Technology Trends in the Warehouse
Warehouse operations can be the throttle or the chokehold of a supply chain, a truth that has become more evident with the growth of e-commerce, says Robert Carver of IBS.... »

Echo CEO Discusses Recent Acquisition and 3PL Consolidation Trends
The recent acquisition of Command Transportation will grow Echo's revenue by 50 percent and strengthen its presence in the truckload brokerage market, says Echo CEO Doug... »

Podcasts
Reinvent or Die: Surviving in the Age of Disruption Reinvent or Die: Surviving in the Age of Disruption
Everyone agrees about the importance of adjusting to change. So why do so many companies fail in that effort?

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... »

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?

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Pulpstream Unveils Zero-Coding Mobile Business-Process Platform Pulpstream Unveils Zero-Coding Mobile Business-Process Platform
Pulpstream has released its new zero-coding mobile business-process platform.

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... »

Study Zeroes in on Ways to Improve Health, Safety of Container Port Workers Study Zeroes in on Ways to Improve Health, Safety of Container Port Workers
An independent study published on Friday suggests ways to significantly improve the health, safety and welfare of workers in the global container port industry.

White Papers
Is it Time for a New Supply Chain Network Strategy?
If you havenít looked at your network supply chain strategy lately, you are likely sacrificing service to customers or spending too much money. A successful network strategy... »

The Workforce Disruptions Stress Test
Unplanned absences, increased workload, malfunctioning equipment - all these can wreck a planner's day, hurt critical operations, and cost millions in lost productivity.... »

Keeping Business Moving Amidst the Driver Shortage
The driver shortage in the trucking industry isn't a trend; it's the new normal. Nearly 80 percent of consumer goods in North America are delivered by trucks, but the... »

Editors' Blog
In the Internet Age, Supply Chain Is Still a Risky Business
All the technology in the world won't protect you against the myriad of events that can severely disrupt a global supply chain.

How Volvo Summoned an Army of Resources to Cut Energy Use at Its Plants
It wasn't exactly a cast of thousands. But when The Volvo Group set out to slash energy usage at its North American manufacturing plants, it called on a wealth of partners... »

Can Ports Keep Up With the Changing Needs of Container Lines?
Those idle cranes in the Port of Oakland's Outer Harbor stand as mute testimony to the changes that are roiling container ports and terminals today.

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