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Meet Ocado, Kroger's Newest Weapon in Its Grocery Delivery War With Amazon and Walmart

Meet Ocado, Kroger's Newest Weapon in Its Grocery Delivery War With Amazon and Walmart

The battle for retail automation has heated up in the U.S., with supermarket giant Kroger signing a deal with a firm named Ocado to build it some futuristic warehouses.[more]


Opinion: Don't Sweat the iPhone Supply Chain. It's Just Fine.

The fortunes of iPhone suppliers are looking strong.[more]


Target Tests Retail ‘Flow Center’ for Faster, Nimbler Distribution

Target Corp. is testing a new distribution strategy aimed at speeding up its restocking and making the retailer more nimble at stores and online as it competes with rivals like Amazon.com Inc. and Walmart Inc.[more]


Gartner Announces Winners of Its 2018 Supply Chainnovators Awards

Gartner, Inc. has announced the winners of the 2018 Supply Chainnovator Awards. The awards, announced this week at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, recognize unconventional, innovative and high-impact supply chain initiatives in the healthcare, high-tech manufacturing and...[more]


Why Cars Are Cheaper Than You Think

Why Cars Are Cheaper Than You Think

In December, the sticker price on the average U.S. automobile hit $38,616, a level not seen since “Tesla” evoked the image of an electrical engineer. Come summer, carmakers will probably break that price record again. It’s true, there are still plenty of cheap wheels to be had in the reasonably...[more]


FedEx Sees Blockchain as `Next Frontier' for Logistics

FedEx Sees Blockchain as `Next Frontier' for Logistics

Convinced that blockchain is on the brink of transforming the package-delivery business, FedEx Corp. is testing the technology to track large, higher-value cargo.[more]


Can Japan Become an LNG Bunkering Hub?

A new report by the International Transport Forum at the OECD concludes that Japan’s ambition to become an international bunkering hub for LNG is likely to be successful. [more]


This Guy Reinvented the Shipping Pallet, Making It Safer, Stronger and Smarter

This Guy Reinvented the Shipping Pallet, Making It Safer, Stronger and Smarter

When Johnson & Johnson heard complaints in 2009 about a musty odor coming from Tylenol Arthritis Pain caplets, it retraced its entire supply chain to find the source. The culprit: shipping pallets.[more]


What Is the True Supply Chain Cost of Eating Meat?

What Is the True Supply Chain Cost of Eating Meat?

As concerns over the huge impact on the environment, human health and animal welfare grow, what future is there for the meat industry?[more]


Your Next Pair of Sneakers Could Be Made From Recycled Gum

Your Next Pair of Sneakers Could Be Made From Recycled Gum

Sneakers and gum have always had a strained relationship. But that could change soon.[more]


Nestle Falls Behind As Millennials Warm Up to Frozen Meals

Nestle Falls Behind As Millennials Warm Up to Frozen Meals

At Nestle’s $50m research center outside Cleveland, food technicians and packaging experts set out three years ago to remake its frozen food lineup and appeal more to busy, health-conscious adults in their 20s and 30s.[more]


Cybercriminals Are Growing More Aggressive. Are You Prepared?

One year ago it was the WannaCry ransomware attack. Less than a year ago, the NotPetya cyberattack cost organizations like Merck & Co., FedEx, the port of Rotterdam and a whole host of others billions of dollars in total. Today geopolitical tensions are increasing and with them, the threat of more,...[more]


How Autonomous Vehicles Will Be Embraced by Cargo Industries

“Autonomous vehicle” tends to conjure images of flying drones and quadcopters. But autonomous trucks will have a far more immediate and lasting impact on cargo, says Dan Murray, vice president of the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) — although it may be some time before such...[more]


Why A.I. and Cryptocurrency Are Making One Type of Computer Chip Scarce

Two technology booms — some people might call them frenzies — are combining to turn a once-obscure type of microprocessor into a must-have but scarce commodity.[more]


Jack Ma Takes Alibaba on a New Path, for Better or Worse

Jack Ma Takes Alibaba on a New Path, for Better or Worse

Alibaba has long enjoyed a lucrative return from its massive online shopping network. But their extraordinary profitability is no longer a foregone conclusion as the Chinese e-commerce giant re-invests huge sums of money on new initiatives in the face of intensifying competition.[more]


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