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How the 'Trump Effect' Is Driving Foreign Students Away From U.S. B-Schools

How the 'Trump Effect' Is Driving Foreign Students Away From U.S. B-Schools

In January, Rodrigo Paolucci sold his 50-person video distribution startup in São Paulo, planning to go to business school overseas. Although he'd long dreamed of getting an MBA in Silicon Valley or New York, he applied only to the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. The... »


Geodis Sees Supply Chain as 'Strategic Hub' of Companies' Activities

The recently released Geodis 2017 Supply Chain Worldwide Survey (SCWS) underscored the evolution of supply chains - from the simple delivery of products to "a crucial lever for business performance." Trends such as e-commerce require more specialization than ever, which, in turn, drives complexity,... »


Driverless Vehicles Are the Future, and the Battle to Dominate the Field Is On

It's big. It's nasty. It's the fight for dominance in the burgeoning market for driverless cars - and the service they'll provide. »


Target's New Online Strategy: Less Is More

Target's New Online Strategy: Less Is More

Target Corp., under pressure after issuing a dismal profit warning for the year, is narrowing its focus and rethinking its digital strategy, even as competitors like Wal-Mart Stores Inc. invest heavily to diversify their online offerings. »


Opinion: Supply Chain Transparency May Be the Next Disruptor

The "Amazon-Prime Effect" - the notion that everything you order should arrive on your doorstep in two days - has left brands and retailers scrambling to keep up. As consumers' expectations grow and their patience around delivery time shrinks, one tactic businesses use to combat increasing time... »


European Sportswear Retailer Brings RFID to Smart Fitting Rooms

After several months of piloting smart fitting rooms at a single store, a global sports apparel retailer is now installing the technology at 350 of its stores across Eastern Europe. The solution consists of a touchscreen and an RFID reader within each fitting room, as well as software to manage the... »


The New Retail: Lessons From China for the West

The New Retail: Lessons From China for the West

Imagine being in the middle of Times Square, surrounded by flashing lights, fast-talking vendors, street performers, live music, noisy traffic jams, and endless other distractions. Now imagine you're online and surrounded by the same energetic chaos. Welcome to China's digital marketplace, where... »


Divide Is Widening Between Tech-Savvy and Traditional Forwarders

The gap between the top-performing airfreight forwarders and those at the bottom, in terms of profit margins, appears to be growing wider, and may continue doing so for the next few years, according to results of a recent poll by Descartes Software and the U.S. Airforwarders Association (AfA). »


Sustainable Packaging No Longer Optional, Retailers Say

Sustainable Packaging No Longer Optional, Retailers Say

Retailers and manufacturers have dictated that sustainable packaging is no longer just "nice to have," but is something they expect from the packaging industry, according to a new study from Smithers Pira. »


Supply Chain Rising: A New Star in the C-Suite

Supply Chain Rising: A New Star in the C-Suite

Do companies recognize the importance of supply chain more today than they did 10 years ago? Have they become more sophisticated in their supply chain thinking over that period? The Supply Chain Management Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Lubar School of Business set out to... »


This Startup is the Airbnb of Warehouses

This Startup is the Airbnb of Warehouses

A Seattle startup has come out of nowhere to offer online merchants something even Amazon doesn't: overnight ground delivery to nearly anyone in the country. »


Can Coach Create an American Fashion Empire?

Can Coach Create an American Fashion Empire?

In 2000, a company called Pegasus Apparel Group was founded with private equity money and a big idea: Buy a group of fashion brands based in the United States and create a homegrown version of the major European luxury conglomerates. »


A Look Inside Airbus's Epic Assembly Line

A Look Inside Airbus's Epic Assembly Line

A confluence of political and economic forces has prompted Europe's largest airplane manufacturer to place a factory in Alabama - and to create one of the world's most gargantuan supply chains. »


Q&A: Who Owns an Employee's Emails and Computer Files?

Q&A: Who Owns an Employee's Emails and Computer Files?

Question: Our association purchased a laptop and allowed the manager to use it while at work in our homeowner association's office, where it remains today. Upon the manager's termination, she wanted to remove information on the laptop's hard drive claiming that her "work" belonged to her and not... »


Like Herding Cats: Corralling Data During Reconstruction

Information governance isn't top of mind during most restructuring planning, but ignoring it can have devastating financial consequences. »


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