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Google Is the Latest to Take on IoT Management Headaches

Google Is the Latest to Take on IoT Management Headaches

Google wants to take on what may become one of the biggest cloud-computing needs of the next few years with a service that will manage IoT devices and help developers bring the data they generate into applications that use Google's analytics platforms. »


UPS to Charge for Peak Season Volume Shortfalls

In a move designed to capture network costs associated with retailers who fail to meet peak volume commitments, UPS is looking to charge them for shortfalls this year, CEO David Abney told the Wall Street Journal. »


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... »


Smart Factories Could Add $500Bn to Global Economy in Five Years

Smart Factories Could Add $500Bn to Global Economy in Five Years

It's becoming clear that digital technologies like IoT, big data analytics, AI, advanced robotics and 3D printing are helping manufacturers to increase not only efficiency and productivity - but revenues, too. »


International Chamber of Commerce Has Concerns Over Return-Refill Packaging

Shipping goods across borders with reusable containers and tracking systems is better for the environment, consumers and companies, yet differential treatment by customs authorities can be detrimental for business, says the International Chamber of Commerce. »


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,... »


SAP Wants Enterprises to Learn From Their Smart Devices

SAP has added machine learning to its Leonardo IoT software suite to help businesses handle data gathered from smart devices more intelligently. »


Seeking Higher Ground: How One EMS Provider Is Redefining an Industry

Seeking Higher Ground: How One EMS Provider Is Redefining an Industry

There was a time when contract manufacturers performed one specific task: making products, usually of a high-tech nature, while staying well behind the scenes. But that time is long gone. »


U.S. Used-Car Glut Is a Dealer's Dream, Automakers' Nightmare

U.S. Used-Car Glut Is a Dealer's Dream, Automakers' Nightmare

Three years ago if a customer walked onto Dan Reel's used car lot seeking a late-model off-lease Ford Escape, his answer was short: tough luck. »


A Third of UK Firms Plan to Sever European Supply Chains

Firms in the UK and Europe are already drawing up plans to sever supply chains across the Channel to avoid post-Brexit tariffs. »


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 Annual Global Forum Unveils New Brand Identity for 2017

The Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum recently unveiled the evolution of its brand identity, changing its name to the annual Global Forum, with an updated logo and color scheme. The updated brand identity is following suit of the industry, which has significantly... »


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