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Companies Trialing NFC With Workflow-Management Application

As Near Field Communication (NFC) functionality becomes more ubiquitous in mobile devices, workflow applications provider Flowfinity Wireless Inc. has added NFC to its enterprise mobile application software to enable users to capture and store information faster. The technology is now being tested...[more]


Why India and China May Be the Solution to the World's Fast Fashion Crisis

Why India and China May Be the Solution to the World's Fast Fashion Crisis

Consumers these days are no longer strangers to the dark underbelly of the $3tr fashion industry. The textile and garment industry, second only to oil in its polluting effects, has been criticized for its labor standards, hazardous chemicals, and greenhouse gas and waste production.[more]


Crocs' Billion Dollar Strategy: Stay Ugly

Crocs, perhaps the most polarizing shoe of our time, is making a comeback.[more]


Americans Still Love Eating Out. So Why Are Chain Restaurants Struggling?

Americans Still Love Eating Out. So Why Are Chain Restaurants Struggling?

Chili's Grill & Bar is going on a diet to fatten its sales - just one of the strategies casual-dining chains are using to reverse a slowdown in growth.[more]


If You Are What You Eat, America Tastes Like Chicken

If You Are What You Eat, America Tastes Like Chicken

U.S. eating habits have undergone a slow transformation since the 1970s, as shown through annual consumption data tracked by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And it's not a simple story of expanding waistlines and new ways to pig out. By looking at when different foods found peak favor and...[more]


DP-DHL Launches Tool to Identify Supply Chain Disruption Risk

This year's hurricane season has been devastating for the communities impacted by the series of storms so far in the Caribbean region.[more]


What Star Wars Told PepsiCo About the Future of Supply Chains

PepsiCo's supply chain chief invoked the vision of movies including Back to the Future and Star Wars to illustrate the impact of technology on the profession.[more]


RFID Tracks Safety Equipment for Fiji Airways

Fiji Airways reports that it has made in-cabin inspections of emergency equipment faster and more efficient across its fleet of 15 airplanes, with the use of radio frequency identification technology.[more]


There Are an Estimated 40M Slaves in the World. Where Are They?

There Are an Estimated 40M Slaves in the World. Where Are They?

Slavery is not a thing of the past. A new report by the U.N.-affiliated International Labor Office (ILO) and the Walk Free Foundation estimates that there were 40.3 million people in some form of modern slavery around the world on any given day last year.[more]


Four Ways IoT Can Unkink Your Supply Chain

The Internet of Things (IoT) offers huge potential for supply chains to improve efficiency, move faster, and cut costs - at a level unimaginable just a few years ago.[more]


Finance Is Moving to the Cloud Faster Than Expected, Gartner Says

A major shift is taking place in how enterprises select their financial management applications, with a migration to cloud applications happening faster than expected, according to Gartner, Inc.[more]


How Toys "R" Us Collapsed So Quickly

Toys "R" Us Inc., which somehow managed to sustain a crushing debt load for more than a decade after its 2005 buyout, finally succumbed last week to a "dangerous game of dominoes" that toppled the retailer in a matter of days.[more]


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 humans. While this type of tragedy is still relatively rare, efforts to improve safety are intensifying as factories around the...[more]


Six Next-Gen Technologies That Are Reshaping the Energy Industry

BP recently presented its view on six next-generation technologies that matter to the energy industry - including blockchain, 3D printing and artificial intelligence.[more]


This Dog Food Startup 'Smart Scoop' Promises You'll Never Run Out of Kibble

This Dog Food Startup's 'Smart Scoop' Promises You'll Never Run Out of Kibble

One of the most important things a pet owner has to keep track of is what his or her's four-legged best friend is eating - and how much. But it's all too easy to get to the bottom of a 24-pound bag of kibble without realizing it and then have to run out to a bodega to grab the first bag of dog food...[more]


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