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Q&A: Developing Smart Partnerships to Reduce Waste Q&A: Developing Smart Partnerships to Reduce Waste
Ingersoll Rand, a global diversified industrial manufacturer and 2017 Environmental Leader Award winner, is moving steadily toward zero waste-to-landfill for its sites.... »

Be Wary of Links Between the Gig Economy and Modern Slavery Be Wary of Links Between the Gig Economy and Modern Slavery
Procurement professionals need to be aware of the links between the poor employment practices linked to the gig economy and modern slavery, a European government official... »

Robots Endangering Workers Drives German Startup to Airbags Robots Endangering Workers Drives German Startup to Airbags
Two years ago, a robot crushed a 22-year-old man to death at a Volkswagen AG factory in Germany after the maintenance worker became trapped in an area usually off-bound to... »

Videos
Challenges of Cross-Border E-commerce in Ukraine & Eastern Europe
Ukrainians are eager to conduct e-commerce with Western retailers, but many of those companies don't ship directly to East European nations, says Katya Bezyuk, global... »

The Importance of T-TIP to Trans-Atlantic Trade
The proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is a trade agreement for the 21st Century, says Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford, British Consul General. The hope is that... »

How 3PLs are Responding to the 'Amazon Effect' and Other Market Trends
The Amazon effect is raising consumer expectations for delivery services and logistics providers are struggling to meet those expectations without degrading margins, says... »

Podcasts
Life After Brexit: The Future of U.K. Supply Chains Life After Brexit: The Future of U.K. Supply Chains
The U.K. is making a clean split from the European Union. How will its economy and trading relationships fare in a post-Brexit world?... »

The Future of Greece and the European Union The Future of Greece and the European Union
The Greek people have said a resounding no to their creditors. So where does the country go now, to avert all-out economic collapse?... »

A Look Behind the European Union's Unemployment Crisis A Look Behind the European Union's Unemployment Crisis
Just how unified is the European Union, anyway? Disunified enough to cause an unemployment crisis that won't go away.... »

News
Paris Wants to Ban the Combustion Engine by 2030 Paris Wants to Ban the Combustion Engine by 2030
Paris wants to ban all cars with traditional combustion engines from its streets by 2030, in the latest sign of how environmental concerns are increasingly dictating the... »

Cosmetics Industry Urges Limit on Microbead Ban Cosmetics Industry Urges Limit on Microbead Ban
Cosmetics industry representatives have urged the European Commission (EC) to limit an English ban on plastic microbeads.... »

The IoT Awards recognise the most innovative industrial internet projects of the year
Accenture Digital, Intel and AEInnova were this year’s winners of the IoT Awards organised by the IoT Solutions World Congress (IoTSWC), which recognise the most outstanding... »

  White Papers
Agile Sensing and Responding in Food and Beverage
Food and beverage manufacturing and distribution companies are facing a perfect storm of changing demand and expectations. At the same time, innovative products, producers,... »

Digital Transformation of the Chemical Industry
In today’s highly regulated and competitive environment, successful chemicals companies must be able to quickly create and produce new products to meet consumer trends and... »

The Value of Supply Chain Planning in Process Manufacturing
As a process manufacturer you deal more with demand complexity than supply complexity. It's all about how well you can forecast and then deliver to demand. IDC predicts that... »

Supplier Case Studies
Fast and Efficient Transport of Malt through Port of Antwerp
Challenge: After setting up a first site, the client was looking for European expansion opportunities preserving the quality and considering the costs of their products.... »

Billion Dollar Revenues, Seven Factories, One Powerful Planning System
Challenge: Seven factories, seven different scheduling systems with no SAP integration. That was the challenge facing one of the world's largest manufacturers of powder... »

Editors' Blog
Economic Forecasting: The View Through a Cloudy Crystal Ball
Economists' predictions often disagree, but there's one thing they have in common: They're pretty much all wrong.... »

Megaship Mania: Who Will Benefit?
It takes the giant Emma Maersk, which carries the equivalent of nearly 15,000 twenty-foot containers (TEUs), about three and a half miles to come to a dead stop. But there's... »

Economics 101: Did Ocean Carriers Miss the Lecture?
Judging from their actions, ocean carriers would love to toss out those irritating economics textbooks, with their tedious lessons about supply and demand. Too much capacity?... »

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