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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.
The fortunes of iPhone suppliers are looking strong.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
As concerns over the huge impact on the environment, human health and animal welfare grow, what future is there for the meat industry?
Sneakers and gum have always had a strained relationship. But that could change soon.
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.
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,...
“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...
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.
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.