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Smart Cooler Helps Companies Sell More

A new platform service called diili is giving a voice to commercial refrigerators via a solution based on the Internet of Things (IoT) concept. According to the creator, Embraco, the platform is designed to boost sales of food and beverage brands that use its handsets.[more]


Americans Love Shopping Online, but They Want to Return Things in Person

Americans Love Shopping Online, but They Want to Return Things in Person

Maria Butt's Long Island apartment is stacked with items she wishes she hadn't bought online but never quite got around to sending back: carpet pads, GoPro accessories, Alexander Wang sneakers and a case of lemon madeleines that "did NOT taste good."[more]


Tesco Stocks Green Satsumas in Drive to Reduce Food Waste

Tesco Stocks Green Satsumas in Drive to Reduce Food Waste

Tesco has started selling "green" satsumas and clementines after relaxing its quality specifications in its latest attempt to reduce food waste.[more]


Opinion: Driving the Clinically Integrated Healthcare Supply Chain

The undisputed Holy Grail in healthcare supply chain management practice is essentially everything related to its effective clinical integration. It's about getting clinical professionals and supply chain professionals on the same page and/or out of their own way - to streamline the delivery of...[more]


Robots Are Coming for These Wall Street Jobs

Traders, prepare to adapt. Wall Street is entering a new era. The fraternity of bond jockeys, derivatives mavens and stock pickers who've long personified the industry are giving way to algorithms, and soon, artificial intelligence.[more]


Meet the Not-So-Average Supply Chain Millennials

As more millennials enter the marketplace, managers and organizations are recognizing that their workforce is changing and are asking for help to identify exactly what is changing in the workforce and what they need to do in order to adjust to it. APQC has done a study with SCMR, and APICS to find...[more]


Warehouse Conversions Aren't Just for Cities Anymore - Or Just for Warehouses

The notion that old commercial buildings could enjoy a second life as places to live and work was popularized by artists in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood in the 1960s, when dusty warehouses started to give way to studios and apartments.[more]


In the Era of Instagram, Businesses Use Street Art to Attract Customers

Inside the shops along Melrose Avenue, there's plenty to appeal to fashionable young customers such as Melissa Wang. But it was outside the Paul Smith store where the 25-year-old found what she was looking for.[more]


'A New Extreme' for the Sharing Economy: Shoe Rentals

The discount shoe purveyor DSW says it wants to give its customers what they want, which is how the chain has arrived at this: shoe rentals.[more]


Digital Disruptors Are Impacting All Industries, Analysts Say

Digital Disruptors Are Impacting All Industries, Analysts Say

Digital disruptors are emerging in all industries, and the need for CIOs to embrace digital transformation is urgent, according to Gartner, Inc.[more]


Rebecca Minkoff: Stop Thinking of E-commerce As Separate. Blurring Lines Helps the Bottom Line.

It's a good time to be a consumer. In a retail landscape with more choices than ever before, it's all about catering to the consumer's preferred experience, according to Kirsten Green, a general partner at Forerunner Venture.[more]


End of the Road: Will Automation Put an End to the American Trucker?

End of the Road: Will Automation Put an End to the American Trucker?

Jeff Baxter's sunflower-yellow Kenworth truck shines as bright and almost as big as the sun. Four men clean the glistening cab in the hangar-like truck wash at Iowa 80, the world's largest truck stop.[more]


Opinion: Supply Chain Risk 2020

Opinion: Supply Chain Risk 2020

As we sift through data from SCM World's 2017 Future of Supply Chain survey, one of the most striking shifts from last year's responses is the level of perceived risk in areas outside of our traditional span of control. The biggest jumps from 2016 are in the percentage of respondents who report...[more]


IoT Will Facilitate Speedier Farm to Fork, Research Suggests

IoT Will Facilitate Speedier Farm to Fork, Research Suggests

With pressure on land and food resources set to increase, the Internet of Things (IoT) will play an increasingly important role in helping the sustainable agriculture sector become more efficient and productive.[more]


Infrastructure Issue Bridges Gap Between Forwarders, Integrators

A decade-old major highway bridge collapse in Minneapolis still serves as a deadly reminder of the price our nation pays for lack of transportation infrastructure investment.[more]


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