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3M Report: Where Buyer-Supplier Collaboration Is Falling Short

3M Report: Where Buyer-Supplier Collaboration Is Falling Short

Manufacturers talk endlessly of the need for true collaboration with suppliers. But a surprising number of suppliers aren't on board with the concept. »


Google Is Finally Getting Serious About Hardware. Here's Why.

Google Is Finally Getting Serious About Hardware. Here's Why.

The brief history of Google's forays into mobile hardware goes something like this: In the beginning - circa 2007, at the dawn of the mobile era - Google vowed it would not make hardware, preferring to let a vast ecosystem of Android device makers thrive. »


Warehouse Conversions Aren't Just for Cities Anymore - Or Just for Warehouses

The notion that old commercial buildings could enjoy a second life as places to live and work was popularized by artists in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood in the 1960s, when dusty warehouses started to give way to studios and apartments. »


Shortage of Drivers May Weigh on Earnings of Trucking Companies

Trucking companies are convincing shippers to pay more to move freight, but difficulty finding drivers could weigh on earnings. »


World Petrol Demand 'Likely to Peak by 2030 As Electric Car Sales Rise'

World Petrol Demand 'Likely to Peak by 2030 As Electric Car Sales Rise'

World petrol demand will peak within 13 years thanks to the impact of electric cars and more efficient engines, energy experts have predicted. »


In the Era of Instagram, Businesses Use Street Art to Attract Customers

Inside the shops along Melrose Avenue, there's plenty to appeal to fashionable young customers such as Melissa Wang. But it was outside the Paul Smith store where the 25-year-old found what she was looking for. »


'A New Extreme' for the Sharing Economy: Shoe Rentals

The discount shoe purveyor DSW says it wants to give its customers what they want, which is how the chain has arrived at this: shoe rentals. »


Florida Orange Crop Plunges to 71-Year Low After Hurricane Irma

Florida Orange Crop Plunges to 71-Year Low After Hurricane Irma

Florida's orange production will plunge 21 percent to a 71-year low after damage wrought by Hurricane Irma devastated the harvest, while output of cotton also suffered in storm-hit areas, government figures showed. »


Kobe Scandal Shows Cost of Race to Keep Improving Metals

Kobe Scandal Shows Cost of Race to Keep Improving Metals

Behind the scandal engulfing Kobe Steel Ltd. over the falsification of data for some of the materials it supplied is a harsh reality for Japanese steel companies: the need to provide higher and higher quality metals to compete. »


Digital Disruptors Are Impacting All Industries, Analysts Say

Digital Disruptors Are Impacting All Industries, Analysts Say

Digital disruptors are emerging in all industries, and the need for CIOs to embrace digital transformation is urgent, according to Gartner, Inc. »


Rebecca Minkoff: Stop Thinking of E-commerce As Separate. Blurring Lines Helps the Bottom Line.

It's a good time to be a consumer. In a retail landscape with more choices than ever before, it's all about catering to the consumer's preferred experience, according to Kirsten Green, a general partner at Forerunner Venture. »


Drone Defibrillator Delivery Could Save Thousands of Lives

Every year, cardiac arrests trigger the abrupt loss of heart function for 350,000 Americans, making it the leading cause of natural death in the country, according to the American Heart Association. Today's drone manufacturers are taking steps to reduce this grim statistic. »


New AIS-Based IoT Platform Demonstrated in the U.K.

A European consortium has demonstrated a new global maritime machine-to-machine Internet-of-Things (IoT) platform. »


Ex-Asda Boss Declares War on Plastic Packaging

The former CEO of Asda has urged U.K. supermarkets to stop using plastic packaging, saying costly recycling initiatives had failed to halt the world's plastic pollution "crisis." »


End of the Road: Will Automation Put an End to the American Trucker?

End of the Road: Will Automation Put an End to the American Trucker?

Jeff Baxter's sunflower-yellow Kenworth truck shines as bright and almost as big as the sun. Four men clean the glistening cab in the hangar-like truck wash at Iowa 80, the world's largest truck stop. »


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