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Freight and Warehousing Firms Add Jobs in September, Bucking Downturn

The freight transport and warehousing sector defied the national downturn in hiring last month, adding 12,400 jobs as warehouse operators and package-delivery companies boosted payrolls at a rapid pace. »


Ivanka Trump's Supply Chains in China Cloaked in Secrecy

It is no secret that the bulk of Ivanka Trump's merchandise comes from China. But just which Chinese companies manufacture and export her handbags, shoes and clothes is more secret than ever, an Associated Press investigation has found. »


Hidden Cost of Feeding Grain to Farm Animals to Hit $1.32Tr a Year

Hidden Cost of Feeding Grain to Farm Animals to Hit $1.32Tr a Year

Our habit of feeding human foods, such as grain and soya, to farm animals will cost us $1.32tr a year by 2050 globally, according to environmental campaigners. »


What Are All These Blockchains and Crypto Assets Building?

What Are All These Blockchains and Crypto Assets Building?

A $140bn total crypto market cap. Goldman Sachs considering trading Bitcoin. Celebs launching tokens. Fidelity mining cryptocurrencies. Even North Korea mining them. »


Q&A: Start-Ups Use Technology to Redesign the Hiring Process

Iris Bohnet, a behavioral economist and professor at the Harvard Kennedy School, spoke to the founders of two behavioral design start-ups, Kate Glazebrook of Applied and Frida Polli of Pymetrics, for the latest on the algorithmic design revolution that is transforming hiring practices. »


Women in Supply Chain, 2017

Women in Supply Chain, 2017

We're well into the 21st century, but we seem no closer to achieving gender parity in supply-chain leadership positions. »


Steel Firm Faked Data for Metal Used in Planes and Cars

Steel Firm Faked Data for Metal Used in Planes and Cars

The industrial scandal engulfing Kobe Steel Ltd. began to reverberate overseas as Japan's third-biggest steelmaker said its staff falsified data about the strength and durability of some aluminum and copper products used in planes, trains and potentially a space rocket. »


Big Pharma Gets Boost As China Speeds Up New Drug Approvals

For decades, Chinese patients have struggled to gain access to cutting-edge medicines thanks to bureaucratic delays that have hamstrung drug development. Now a sweeping government overhaul of drug approvals is poised to change that. »


Trucking Problems Are Still Slowing Aid Delivery in Puerto Rico

The relief and recovery effort in Puerto Rico continues to pose unique difficulties for aid organizations and businesses alike: the destruction of the island's electrical grid and communications infrastructure has made routine tasks much more difficult, adding friction to every point of the... »


Wal-Mart Says Its Online Sales Will Explode Next Year Amid War With Amazon

Wal-Mart expects little abatement in the pace of its torrid e-commerce growth next year, and the retailer's latest forecast sent shares up 2 percent on Tuesday. »


Top Six Challenges Facing Procurement

Top Six Challenges Facing Procurement

The evolution of procurement means that the function's success is no longer just about sourcing services and reducing cost. »


Too Many Happy Returns: The Struggle to Predict Reverse Logistics

The mostly unwanted gifts are piled in the corner, the relatives have slowly made their way to the airport and a mountain of dishes awaits attention in the kitchen. This is what late December looks like for most American consumers. But for logisticians, the holiday work is only half done - it's... »


U.S. Loses Jobs for First Time in Seven Years As Hurricanes Buffet Market

U.S. Loses Jobs for First Time in Seven Years As Hurricanes Buffet Market

The U.S. jobs market stalled in September, losing 33,000 jobs, as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma took their toll. It was the first time in seven years that the U.S. monthly total had recorded a fall. »


China, the Biggest Buyer of America's Trash, Wants No More

There's one economic activity the U.S. does better than anyone. We're world champs in throwing stuff away. »


Global Economy's Stubborn Reality: Plenty of Work, Not Enough Pay

In the three-plus decades since Ola Karlsson began painting houses and offices for a living, he has seen oil wealth transform the Norwegian economy. He has participated in a construction boom that has refashioned Oslo, the capital. He has watched the rent climb at his apartment in the center of the... »


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