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Doing the Numbers on Expedited Delivery

Think expedited delivery of your goods is too expensive? The harsh truth in today’s market is that failing to utilize it – especially when it comes to fulfillment across borders – could cost you dearly.[more]


Fostering a New Era of Collaboration at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

It takes every link of the supply chain, working in concert, to meet the requirements of global shippers today.[more]


Amazon’s Australian Debut Brings Excitement, Dread and Defiance

Amazon’s Australian Debut Brings Excitement, Dread and Defiance

Amazon quietly began operations in Australia this month, the start of what could be a shake-up of that country’s retail market, which is worth hundreds of billions of dollars.[more]


UPS, Overwhelmed by Online Orders, Warns of Delivery Delays

The delays show that delivery networks such as UPS, which are critical components of the e-commerce boom, are still struggling to cope with the busiest shopping periods despite heavy investment to build out and automate their operations and capacity. [more]


Why This Year's Top Tech Gifts Cost About a Grand

You may notice something different about the prices of the tech products that companies are pushing the hardest this year: They're four digits.[more]


What the CVS-Aetna Deal Means for the Future of Health Care

What the CVS-Aetna Deal Means for the Future of Health Care

When drug company chief executive Heather Bresch was hauled in front of Congress last year to defend the high price of lifesaving EpiPens, she drew skeptical lawmakers’ attention to a large poster board that blamed the skyrocketing price tag on a coterie of drug supply chain middlemen. Of EpiPen’s...[more]


Q&A: Rethinking Food Waste at Hilton

Q&A: Rethinking Food Waste at Hilton

"We want to be responsible operators and buyers," says Max Verstraete, vice president of corporate responsibility for Hilton. The hospitality company, which has 14 brands covering more than 5,000 properties in 104 countries and territories, buys a lot of products. "Whether it’s furniture or ketchup...[more]


GM Says Self-Driving Car Service Could Add Billions to Its Bottom Line

General Motors said last week it expects to be ready to launch a self-driving ride-sharing service in San Francisco by 2019, and plans to then quickly roll out the commercial service "at scale" in multiple cities.[more]


Big Apples: Unusual Weather Produces Fruit Twice the Normal Size

A British supermarket is selling supersized Braeburn apples after unusual weather conditions in the spring produced a crop of giants.[more]


Coca Cola, Wal-Mart Among Global Firms Joining Forces for Women's Equality

Coca Cola, Wal-Mart Among Global Firms Joining Forces for Women's Equality

Britain’s Oxford University has teamed up with nine of the world’s biggest companies, including Wal-Mart and Coca-Cola, to increase women’s financial clout by sharing success stories.[more]


Amazon's New Artificial Intelligence Features Are a Challenge to Silicon Valley

Amazon's New Artificial Intelligence Features Are a Challenge to Silicon Valley

Amazon.com last week announced a flurry of new machine learning features for its Amazon Web Services cloud computing business, raising its challenge to Silicon Valley’s biggest tech firms for the lead in artificial intelligence.[more]


Cobalt Producer to Tackle Child Labor Concerns With Supply Probe

Chinese cobalt refiner Yantai Cash Industrial Co. will demand suppliers show that their raw materials aren’t produced with child labor after the London Metal Exchange set a deadline for companies that ship to its warehouses to spell out efforts to combat the problem.[more]


Get Your Supply Chain Holiday-Ready — Before It’s Too Late

As the holiday season quickly approaches, it’s a good time to prepare. Unfortunately, with an ever-increasing amount of data, an increasingly complex and varied competitive landscape and demanding customers, the question is often: Where to begin?[more]


Disappearances Are Rising in the Pacific

Disappearances Are Rising in the Pacific

The U.K.-based charity Human Rights at Sea has published its latest investigative report into the increasing number of deaths and disappearances of crew and fisheries observers in the Pacific Ocean.[more]


Drewry: Freight Rates Hit 2017 High in October

Airfreight rates for East-West routes reached their highest level so far for the year in October, reaching $2.89 per kilo, as the impact of peak season demand began to be reflected in rising rates, according to Drewry’s latest East-West Airfreight Price Index report.[more]


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