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How to Make the Most of Forecasting

Forecasting is a vital tool for many businesses, but is often poorly understood by stakeholders.[more]


Baidu Aims for 'Android' of Robocar Tech With Open-Source Apollo Platform

Baidu Aims for 'Android' of Robocar Tech With Open-Source Apollo Platform

Baidu President Ya-Qin Zhang has a mild-mannered style at odds with his bold goals for "Apollo," the fast-growing, open-source self-driving car platform the Chinese tech giant launched in July.[more]


Thanks to Wall St., There May Be Too Many Restaurants

The way Marcus Mooney saw it, he wasn't just selling hot dogs - he was selling experiences.[more]


Here's What CEOs Are Saying About Amazon's Plans for Domination

Here's What CEOs Are Saying About Amazon's Plans for Domination

Questions about the effects of Amazon.com Inc. on a company's earnings are now inevitable on quarterly earnings calls - regardless of the industry under discussion.[more]


Millennials Are Warming to Logistics Professions, Survey Shows

Millennials Are Warming to Logistics Professions, Survey Shows

Aging logistics managers have voiced concerns for some time that the next generation of logistics leaders are slipping away to sexier industries like - well, is there really anything hotter than full end-to-end supply chain visibility?[more]


Inside Saudi Aramco's Kingdom of Oil

Inside Saudi Aramco's Kingdom of Oil

From the window of our small plane flying low over the desert, Saudi Arabia's Empty Quarter looks as remote as the name suggests, with burnt-orange dunes stretching into infinity under the blinding sun. Not even the Bedouin nomads with their camels are visible, because there are too few of them...[more]


What's at Stake: Cyberattack in the Global Shipping Industry

The global shipping industry has come of age with more automation, game-changing technologies and the-internet-of-things. But embarking on this voyage has also made it a prime target for unforeseen, invisible, and highly destructive cyberattacks.[more]


Green Age Kicks: How Ethical Trainers Won the Fashion Seal of Approval

Green Age Kicks: How Ethical Trainers Won the Fashion Seal of Approval

It seems that the fashion industry has finally woken up. Gucci's scrapping fur; Russian entrepreneur Miroslava Duma is investing $500m in sustainable innovations in textiles, such as leather that can be grown in a lab and silk spun by spiders.[more]


What Would Happen If Amazon Brought 50,000 Workers to Your City? Ask Seattle

Amazon.com has driven an economic boom in Seattle, bestowing more than 40,000 jobs upon a city known for Starbucks coffee and Seahawks fandom. Its growth remade a neglected industrial swath north of downtown into a hub of young workers and fixed the region, along with Microsoft before it, as a...[more]


Q&A: Aligning Water Goals With Fiscal Responsibility

Q&A: Aligning Water Goals With Fiscal Responsibility

Sustainability and profitability go hand-in-hand at Cox Enterprises, a $20bn company headquartered in Atlanta with major subsidiaries in the communications, media and automotive industries.[more]


Apple's Supply Chain Draws Criticism for Performance, but Praise for Sustainability

Apple's Supply Chain Draws Criticism for Performance, but Praise for Sustainability

Two recent studies report varying performance levels in Apple's supply chain: Bloomberg argues that it's lost its mojo, but Greenpeace rates the tech giant as a sustainability pioneer.[more]


France, Land of Croissants, Finds Butter Vanishing From Shelves

It's hard to imagine a country where butter is taken more seriously than it is in France.[more]


Chinese Scientists Create Cost-Saving, Genetically Modified Low-Fat Pigs

Chinese Scientists Create Cost-Saving, Genetically Modified Low-Fat Pigs

Here's something that may sound like a contradiction in terms: low-fat pigs. But that's exactly what Chinese scientists have created using new genetic engineering techniques.[more]


Roche Pharmaceuticals: Supply-Chain Diversity Improves Innovation, Reputation

Diversifying your supply chain brings innovation and improves business credentials, according to the head of procurement at pharmaceutical firm Roche.[more]


Day of the Dead Culture Is Getting Pulled Into Halloween's Retail Vortex

As thousands prepared to head to Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Saturday for its 18th annual celebration of the Mexican tradition known as Dia de los Muertos, they had no shortage of places to shop.[more]


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