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Walmart Shrinks Delivery Window; Turns Up Pressure on Suppliers

Walmart Shrinks Delivery Window; Turns Up Pressure on Suppliers

The requirements for being a supplier of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. just keep getting tougher. »


Set of Best Practices to Ensure IoT Security Released by Consortium

IoT is complex, fast-growing and often intertwined with systems that govern things like water and power. That makes IoT security a critical requirement, but it's one that's not necessarily well understood. »


Excellence in Speed, Scale and Value Required for Successful Digital Transformation

CEOs around the world are eager for digital transformation. Most understand why their companies need to transform, and most have a basic understanding of what must be done. But a fundamental question remains: how do they make it happen? »


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. »


Are You Adequately Vetting Your Suppliers?

A lean, agile supply chain network is important in the hyper-competitive global marketplace, but this increased reliance on contractors and their subcontractors brings all kinds of increased risk and with it a heightened responsibility to closely vet and monitor supplier performance and behavior. »


CDP to Rate Corporate Supply Chain Leaders on Climate Action

The supply chain program at CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, has published the methodology behind what it says is the first ever system to assess how companies manage carbon and climate change across their supply chains. »


Coke, Pepsi Square Off in Water War

The cola wars may be ancient history, but Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are facing off again. This time, it's about water. »


500 Chinese Pharma Companies Registered in U.S., But Quality Continues to Be Stumbling Block

Chinese companies now account for more than 50 percent of the global active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) market. It has more than 500 companies registered to sell in the U.S. and 10 times that many serving its own market. But many of those continue to struggle to meet international standards. »


New E.U. Privacy Law Will Hit Every Company Holding Europeans' Personal Data

New E.U. Privacy Law Will Hit Every Company Holding Europeans' Personal Data

Many Americans appear to believe that the exposure of their personal information on the internet is inevitable. But European regulators are having none of that. »


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. »


Technology, Which Enables Sustainability, Often Has Its Own Negative Environmental Impact

While technology can improve companies' environmental, health and safety performance it can also produce a huge environmental footprint of its own. »


Driving Process Efficiency & Transparency by Automating Quality Management

Challenge: A global solution provider for the glass container industry with production locations in Sweden, United States, China and Malaysia wanted to continually drive customer satisfaction and maintain a competitive advantage through established quality initiatives throughout the supply chain.... »


How Companies Are Tackling the Challenge of Risk Management

How Companies Are Tackling the Challenge of Risk Management

A conversation with corporate thought leaders about the growing awareness of the need for a vigorous supply-chain risk-management effort, and how they're working to achieve that goal. »


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." »


Keeping Up With the New Food Safety Standards

Mike Yezzi, vice president of business development with ScottTech, explains the purpose of GS1 128, a new standard and barcode for managing and tracking product throughout the supply chain, with a particular application to food and beverage. [Run Time (Min.): 4:21] »


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