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China Says It Built a Railway in Africa Out of Altruism, But It's More Strategic Than That China Says It Built a Railway in Africa Out of Altruism, But It's More Strategic Than That
Africa's past is the mildewed train station in central Addis Ababa, where locomotives sit gutted and rusted tracks vanish in the grass. The line was once the greatest in... »

Smuggling Supply Chain: The Middlemen Who Trade ISIS Loot Smuggling Supply Chain: The Middlemen Who Trade ISIS Loot
A stream of plundered antiquities flowing out of Syria and Iraq to Western art collectors is dependent on men like Muhammad hajj Al-Hassan.... »

Investors Should Keep Cautious Eye on Growth Opportunities in South Africa Investors Should Keep Cautious Eye on Growth Opportunities in South Africa
Sometimes there's nowhere to go but up. But the climb back to economic health isn't necessarily easy, as South Africa, once the continent's top economy, is finding out.... »

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Growth in Cross-border Freight
In a wide-ranging discussion, Julie Luna, XPO Logistics chief commercial officer, addresses what's driving growth in trade between Mexico and the U.S. [Run Time (Min.):... »

The World of Extreme Supply Chains
Steve Geary, president of Supply Chain Visions, shares stories of "extreme" supply chains in Afghanistan -- and tells how those strategies and lessons can be... »

Leveraging the Private Sector to Get Life-Saving Drugs to Africa Leveraging the Private Sector to Get Life-Saving Drugs to Africa
The Supply Chain Management Systems Project is a PEPFAR funded program administered by USAID designed to get life-saving drugs for the treatment of HIV/AIDs to many... »

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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... »

Chocolate Industry Drives Rainforest Disaster in Ivory Coast
The world's chocolate industry is driving deforestation on a devastating scale in West Africa, the Guardian has reported.... »

'Modest Gains' May Be New Normal for Dubai's Cooling Air Freight Market
Dubai's new freight hub is now handling about a third of the emirate's air freight, as both regional airports posted middling first half numbers, reflecting a regional... »

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Focus on Africa: The Dark Continent Brings New Light for Sourcing
In recent years, the apparel and footwear industry has shifted its sourcing away from China to other emerging markets due to increased labor, transportation, tariffs, and... »

The Loyal Millennial Shopper? No Longer a Pipe Dream for Grocers
Learn how you can: Provide an integrated, seamless, true omnichannel experience for your customers Create, strengthen and maintain shopper loyalty, especially among... »

The Self-Learning Supply Chain
Most companies have some basic form of analytics. This is the next step for the truly competitive: A supply chain that intuitively learns from your business reality to offer... »

Supplier Case Studies
Import of Paper for Worldwide Destinations
Challenge: In a world where speed continues to gain in importance, customers expect their ordered products to be delivered quickly. As a result of digitalization, the client... »

Exporting Pears from Antwerp to China
Challenge: The conference pear is firm and well suited to export, but short transit times are nevertheless very important. Also, the cost of transport plays an important... »

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