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Tesla's Electric Semi Truck Gets Orders From Wal-Mart and J.B. Hunt

Some of the country's biggest trucking fleets are among Tesla Inc.'s first customers for its all-electric big rig.[more]


Q&A: How Retailers Are Facing an Evolving Secondary Sales Market

Q&A: How Retailers Are Facing an Evolving Secondary Sales Market

An awful lot of ink is spilled in the business press about the pressure brick-and-mortar retailers feel from Amazon and e-commerce in general, but not nearly as much attention is paid to the challenge they feel from the secondary market.[more]


Coming Up: A Pill With a Digital Sensor to Track If You Took Your Medicine

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug with a sensor that can track whether patients have taken their medicine.[more]


These Robots Don’t Want Your Job. They Want Your Love.

I hugged a bot and I liked it.[more]


The New American Apparel: Claims of 'Ethically Made' Abroad Clash With Reality

Under a page headlined "Sweatshop Free Stories" on American Apparel's website is a video profile of a young Honduran man, Heber Lopez, a garment worker at one of the factories in San Antonio, Honduras responsible for producing the retailer's clothing.[more]


A Guide to Building Environmentally Sustainable Procurement Capabilities

A Guide to Building Environmentally Sustainable Procurement Capabilities

The term "sustainable development" was coined in Our Common Future, released in 1987 by the Brundtland Commission, a UN-backed organization created to unite countries in the pursuit of sustainable development. As defined by the Commission, there are three main pillars of sustainable development:...[more]


Amazon's Cashierless Store Is Almost Ready for Prime Time

Amazon's Cashierless Store Is Almost Ready for Prime Time

For the past year, Amazon employees have been test driving Amazon Go, an experimental convenience store in downtown Seattle. The idea is to let consumers walk in, pick up items and then pay for them without ever standing in line at a cashier.[more]


Butterball Is Selling Its First Organic Turkeys Right in Time for Thanksgiving

America's iconic turkey brand is going organic.[more]


Q&A: Supply Chain Strategies and Challenges at True Value

Q&A: Supply Chain Strategies and Challenges at True Value

Every retail company has to cope with the changes mandated by operating in an omnichannel world, and seasonality confronts every one of them with pressures they don't see the rest of the year. But for companies in the retail hardware space, e-commerce and seasonal business peaks carry their own...[more]


Test Drive IBM's Watson in Factory Simulation

The singularly defining moment in Artificial Intelligence (AI) — even bigger than when IBM's Deep Blue beat chess master Garry Kasparov — happened back in in 2011 when the unbeatable Jeopardy! Champion Ken Jennings was finally taken down by IBM's new supercomputer, Watson.[more]


Pharma Warns of Drug Supply Disruptions Without a Brexit Deal

Drugmakers in the EU are warning of drug supply chaos if the U.K. and European Commission can't strike a specific deal covering the approval of medicines before their governmental divorce.[more]


Looking Back: The World's First Global Supply Chain

The city of Ternate in eastern Indonesia seems forgotten by time.[more]


A Look at Supply Chains of the Future

A Look at Supply Chains of the Future

Conversations with supply-chain executives about the innovative technologies that are already shaping the way that product is moved to market.[more]


As Power Grid Sputters in Puerto Rico, Business Does Too

Miriam Gonzalez stepped outside her shuttered restaurant in this municipality near San Juan and offered an exaggerated grin. "This is my happy face," Gonzalez, 52, said, her voice heavy with mockery. "It's a very happy face. We all have it on."[more]


Coming to Your Local Mall: Online Retailers Beloved by Millennials

Landlords of top U.S. malls used to rent most of their space to the biggest national retailers, which boasted the best credit and the most desirable selection of goods.[more]


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