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'It's Like a Robot Playground': The Cities Welcoming Self-Driving Delivery Droids

'It's Like a Robot Playground': The Cities Welcoming Self-Driving Delivery Droids

The big Japanese akita dog is stopped in his tracks by the box on wheels, unsure whether it is an equal to be greeted or another south London surface to be marked. His owner, hot on his heels, is just as surprised when he rounds the corner.[more]


Opinion: Trump Tariffs Aren't the Only Cause of Supply Chain Unreliability

Opinion: Trump Tariffs Aren't the Only Cause of Supply Chain Unreliability

Say what you will about the Trump Administration, but it certainly hasn’t shied away from most talk about trade: In early 2017, just months after taking office, Trump sounded the alarm about a perceived trade deficits, starting with Canada of all places. [more]


Boeing and Airbus, the New ‘Super Duopoly’

In April 2016, Delta Air Lines shook up the aviation world by announcing it would buy 75 jets from Bombardier, the Quebec aircraft manufacturer. Such orders are the routine stuff of the aviation industry, but this one was anything but routine. [more]


Why Samsung Might Turn to Blockchain for Its Global Supply Chain

Why Samsung Might Turn to Blockchain for Its Global Supply Chain

Samsung could stand to realize significant savings if the company turns to blockchain for its global supply chain.[more]


‘Cyber Blindspot’ Threatens Energy Companies Spending Too Little

What’s the cost of securing the nation’s energy from a cyber attack?[more]


How IBM Uses Watson for Procurement

The procurement team at IBM is using the company’s powerful Watson computer to analyze suppliers, rate contracts and manage risk.[more]


California High School Takes On Commercial Truck Driver Shortage

With a commercial truck driver shortage looming, a high school in Patterson, Calif., decided to take a proactive approach by creating a truck driving school program dedicated to bringing new drivers into the industry.[more]


IBM Is Tackling Blood Diamonds With Blockchain

IBM Is Tackling Blood Diamonds With Blockchain

International Business Machines Corp., a group of four gold and diamond industry companies and an independent laboratory are developing a blockchain network for tracing the provenance of finished pieces of jewelry from mine to store.[more]


Opinion: Auto-Parts Makers Are Shifting Gear

Auto-parts suppliers are coming out from under the hood, and taking back some power in the process.[more]


Jeff Bezos v the World: Why All Companies Fear 'Death by Amazon'

Jeff Bezos v the World: Why All Companies Fear 'Death by Amazon'

The computer on which this article was written is sitting on a laptop stand that tells you everything you need to know about how Amazon does business. [more]


Bookended by Environmental Disasters, Millennials Want Proof of Sustainability

Bookended by Environmental Disasters, Millennials Want Proof of Sustainability

Consumers, and millennials specifically, have clearly set a precedent: they want sustainability to be top-of-mind for brands when it comes to achieving their business goals, according to social media software provider Digimind Inc. [more]


Analysis: What Walmart Is Getting Right About Online Grocery

Of all the ways Walmart Inc. will do battle with Amazon.com Inc., I suspect none will be more important than their face-off in the grocery business.[more]


Why a Cashmere Sweater Can Cost $2,000 — or $30

Why a Cashmere Sweater Can Cost $2,000 — or $30

A plain, yet meticulously crafted, sweater made of the world’s finest cashmere can cost $2,000 or more from premier fashion labels such as Loro Piana. You can also grab a simple sweater of 100 percent cashmere off a discount rack at Uniqlo for as little as $29.90.[more]


How Mondelez Overhauled Its Cocoa Supply Chain

If she hadn’t visited the cocoa farms supplying Mondelez, Cathy Pieters wouldn’t have see there was “an urgent need” to rejuvenate many of the plants.[more]


DHL Reports on A.I.’s Potential Benefits — and Looming Concerns — in Logistics

DHL and IBM have released a joint report on the development of artificial intelligence (A.I.) technology and its potential to change the logistics industry — noting that, in many ways, A.I. is already making profound changes to the retail environment, not all of which are positive.[more]


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