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As Cancer Tears Through Africa, Drug Makers Draw Up a Battle Plan

In a remarkable initiative modeled on the campaign against AIDS in Africa, two major pharmaceutical companies, working with the American Cancer Society, will steeply discount the prices of cancer medicines in Africa. »


Diamond Dealers Cling to the Old Days

Diamond Dealers Cling to the Old Days

Ashit Mehta was stunned. Without notice, the representatives of Dutch bank ABN Amro marched into the offices of his global diamond empire, confiscated $150m of rocks, locked them in a vault and left with the key. »


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. »


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. »


Amazon Vowed to Make Whole Foods Cheaper. Let's See How That's Going.

Amazon.com Inc.'s takeover of Whole Foods Market began six weeks ago with a lot of fanfare about lower prices. »


Food Waste in U.K. Costs $39M a Year, Report Says

The U.K. food supply chain could increase efficiency and save £30m ($39.17m) a year by tackling food waste on farms, according to a report. »


Why It's Important to Become Your Carrier's 'Preferred Shipper'

Why It's Important to Become Your Carrier's 'Preferred Shipper'

If you thought the act of purchasing transportation was as simple as paying a carrier to haul your freight - well, think again. »


This Blockchain Startup Ties Coffee to Crypto

This Blockchain Startup Ties Coffee to Crypto

If you dropped by Starbucks for a free cup of coffee on National Coffee Day, you would instead have been greeted by signs about the company's supply chain, ethical sourcing commitments, and support for coffee farmers. »


End of EU Sugar Quota Could Cut Prices Across Supply Chain

The EU's scrapping of long-held quotas on sugar could create a new era of lower prices, with implications reaching the whole the sugar supply chain. »


Toymakers Say There Is 'Widespread Panic' Following Toys "R" Us Bankruptcy

Toymakers Say There Is 'Widespread Panic' Following Toys "R" Us Bankruptcy

Within hours of Toys "R" Us's bankruptcy filing last month, the maker of Max Tow Truck and Animal Babies Nursery sounded a financial alarm of its own: Jakks Pacific, the company said, expected to swing to a loss this year as a result of the mega-retailer's bankruptcy. »


Best Buy's Secrets for Thriving in the Amazon Age

Best Buy’s Secrets for Thriving in the Amazon Age

While running errands the other day, I ducked into a local Best Buy to pick up a pair of new headphones. What I saw inside was shocking. »


Finance Is Moving to the Cloud Faster Than Expected, Gartner Says

A major shift is taking place in how enterprises select their financial management applications, with a migration to cloud applications happening faster than expected, according to Gartner, Inc. »


How Toys "R" Us Collapsed So Quickly

Toys "R" Us Inc., which somehow managed to sustain a crushing debt load for more than a decade after its 2005 buyout, finally succumbed last week to a "dangerous game of dominoes" that toppled the retailer in a matter of days. »


Automotive Industry Has Mixed Feelings About Trump's Approach to Fuel Standards

One might think that the auto industry favors weaker greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency standards, or at least the penalties set forth for non-compliance. But what it really favors are standards that are economically achievable and a definite set of rules for it to follow. »


Digital Sourcing: What, Where and How?

Digital Sourcing: What, Where and How?

Digital technology has come to the supply chain, and the procurement function must take note. »


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