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Why Cars Are Cheaper Than You Think

Why Cars Are Cheaper Than You Think

In December, the sticker price on the average U.S. automobile hit $38,616, a level not seen since “Tesla” evoked the image of an electrical engineer. Come summer, carmakers will probably break that price record again. It’s true, there are still plenty of cheap wheels to be had in the reasonably...[more]


FedEx Sees Blockchain as `Next Frontier' for Logistics

FedEx Sees Blockchain as `Next Frontier' for Logistics

Convinced that blockchain is on the brink of transforming the package-delivery business, FedEx Corp. is testing the technology to track large, higher-value cargo.[more]


Can Japan Become an LNG Bunkering Hub?

A new report by the International Transport Forum at the OECD concludes that Japan’s ambition to become an international bunkering hub for LNG is likely to be successful. [more]


This Guy Reinvented the Shipping Pallet, Making It Safer, Stronger and Smarter

This Guy Reinvented the Shipping Pallet, Making It Safer, Stronger and Smarter

When Johnson & Johnson heard complaints in 2009 about a musty odor coming from Tylenol Arthritis Pain caplets, it retraced its entire supply chain to find the source. The culprit: shipping pallets.[more]


What Is the True Supply Chain Cost of Eating Meat?

What Is the True Supply Chain Cost of Eating Meat?

As concerns over the huge impact on the environment, human health and animal welfare grow, what future is there for the meat industry?[more]


Your Next Pair of Sneakers Could Be Made From Recycled Gum

Your Next Pair of Sneakers Could Be Made From Recycled Gum

Sneakers and gum have always had a strained relationship. But that could change soon.[more]


Nestle Falls Behind As Millennials Warm Up to Frozen Meals

Nestle Falls Behind As Millennials Warm Up to Frozen Meals

At Nestle’s $50m research center outside Cleveland, food technicians and packaging experts set out three years ago to remake its frozen food lineup and appeal more to busy, health-conscious adults in their 20s and 30s.[more]


Cybercriminals Are Growing More Aggressive. Are You Prepared?

One year ago it was the WannaCry ransomware attack. Less than a year ago, the NotPetya cyberattack cost organizations like Merck & Co., FedEx, the port of Rotterdam and a whole host of others billions of dollars in total. Today geopolitical tensions are increasing and with them, the threat of more,...[more]


How Autonomous Vehicles Will Be Embraced by Cargo Industries

“Autonomous vehicle” tends to conjure images of flying drones and quadcopters. But autonomous trucks will have a far more immediate and lasting impact on cargo, says Dan Murray, vice president of the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) — although it may be some time before such...[more]


Why A.I. and Cryptocurrency Are Making One Type of Computer Chip Scarce

Two technology booms — some people might call them frenzies — are combining to turn a once-obscure type of microprocessor into a must-have but scarce commodity.[more]


Jack Ma Takes Alibaba on a New Path, for Better or Worse

Jack Ma Takes Alibaba on a New Path, for Better or Worse

Alibaba has long enjoyed a lucrative return from its massive online shopping network. But their extraordinary profitability is no longer a foregone conclusion as the Chinese e-commerce giant re-invests huge sums of money on new initiatives in the face of intensifying competition.[more]


The CEO Who Helped Deliver India’s Online Shoppers to Walmart

The outlook for Indian online retailer Flipkart was decidedly gloomy when Kalyan Krishnamurthy became chief executive officer in January 2017. The startup’s valuation was dropping, fundraising was more difficult and Amazon.com Inc. was pledging $5bn-plus to siphon away customers.[more]


Name and Shame Brands With Abuse in Supply Chains, U.K. Labour Tsar Says

The U.K. government’s labour market tsar has called for large businesses to be held jointly responsible for abuses in their supply chains.[more]


How the Chicken Nugget Became the True Symbol of Our Era

How the Chicken Nugget Became the True Symbol of Our Era

The most telling symbol of the modern era isn’t the automobile or the smartphone. It’s the chicken nugget. [more]


Opinion: Banning Chinese Phones Won’t Fix Security Problems With Our Electronic Supply Chain

Earlier this month, the Pentagon stopped selling phones made by the Chinese companies ZTE and Huawei on military bases because they might be used to spy on their users.[more]


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