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Constantly Connected: How Cellular is Enabling the Digital Supply Chain

Constantly Connected: How Cellular is Enabling the Digital Supply Chain

Supply chains grow more complex every day. In response, manufacturers and shippers are eagerly exploring digital tools that provide actionable insight into the location and condition of in-transit goods. Although there are many ways to build a digital supply chain, one technology stands out as most...[more]


Daimler Warns of Supply Chain Risk From Switch to Electric Cars

Daimler AG, owner of the Mercedes-Benz brand, warned that a fall in demand for diesel cars and a switch to electric vehicles could force it to prop up its supplier base.[more]


Lawsuit Alleges Ulta Resold Used Cosmetics As New

A Los Angeles woman is suing Ulta Beauty, alleging that the cosmetics retailer had a practice of reselling used makeup as new to unsuspecting customers.[more]


How Does Supplier Collaboration Impact the Bottom Line?

How Does Supplier Collaboration Impact the Bottom Line?

Supply chains are becoming increasingly complex. With the impact of consumer demands, regulations and other factors, creating responsive and cost-effective supply chains is more difficult than ever before. There are advantages to fostering closer supplier relationships, but how much impact does...[more]


Introducing a Cryptocurrency for the Food Supply Chain

Introducing a Cryptocurrency for the Food Supply Chain

And so the cryptocurrency mania continues, in yet another form.[more]


Making a Crypto Utopia in Puerto Rico

They call what they are building Puertopia. But then someone told them, apparently in all seriousness, that it translates to “eternal boy playground” in Latin. So they are changing the name: They will call it Sol.[more]


Where Is My Cargo Right Now?

Where Is My Cargo Right Now?

Whether you are a manufacturer waiting for a vital inbound component, or a shipper wanting to avoid late delivery fees, knowing the status of your cargo at any given moment during the shipping cycle could help you avoid significant ramifications. Even one or two late arrivals due to unexpected...[more]


Forest Defenders Killed After Confronting Illegal Loggers, Says Latest Report in Recent Trend

Soldiers in an area of north-eastern Cambodia where illicit logging and smuggling are rife are reported to have killed a forest protection ranger, a military police officer and a conservation worker in apparent retaliation for their seizure of equipment from illegal loggers, officials have said.[more]


Soaring Agave Prices Give Mexican Tequila Makers a Headache

In the heartland of the tequila industry, in Mexico’s western state of Jalisco, a worsening shortage of agave caused by mounting demand for the liquor from New York to Tokyo has many producers worried.[more]


Human Rights Abuse Persists in Thai Fishing Industry

Forced labor and other rights abuses are widespread in Thailand’s fishing fleets despite government commitments to comprehensive reforms, which in some cases have made the situation worse, Human Rights Watch said in a report released last week. [more]


Nobody Thinks About Cargo Insurance — Until $1M Goes Up in Smoke

Challenge: The operations vice president of an oil and pipeline construction company recently admitted there was a time when he wondered if his company’s cargo insurance policy was worth it. The company sources goods from around the world, moves cargo by multiple modes and runs a supply chain...[more]


Strategic S&OP Supported by Embedded Risk Management Tools & Techniques

For almost 50 years, the operations/supply chain profession has been embracing the sales and operations planning process to balance supply and demand in complex supply chain networks. As a former S&OP process owner for three Fortune 100 manufacturers, I can identify with the challenges associated...[more]


Providing Cash Flow Predictability for Buyers and Suppliers

While it's known that supply chain finance (SCF) provides cash flow predictability and control to buyers, it is less known that suppliers benefit from early payment of receivables with cash flow improvement and economic security. From investment grade suppliers to those on the tail end, suppliers...[more]


6 Global Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2018

6 Global Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2018

In 2017, global trade soared across major economies around the world, raising hopes that the climate is ready to improve. And at the same time, the complexity of conducting global trade and complying effectively with numerous and growing regulatory and licensing requirements has also...[more]


Shipping Dangerous Goods Is About More Than Licking Labels and Kicking Boxes

110 people in 1996. Two pilots in 2010. Eight warehouse workers in a sort facility in 2014. 239 people in 2014. Each case, dangerous goods were or may have been involved. The value lost, immeasurable. Shipping dangerous goods is more than kicking boxes and licking labels. With over a million...[more]


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