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Where Will Companies Find Their Future I.T. Expertise?

Where Will Companies Find Their Future I.T. Expertise?

We love to complain about the shortcomings of tech support. But how would we feel about a worldwide shortage of I.T. talent?[more]


A Cryptocurrency That Embraces Regulation

A Cryptocurrency That Embraces Regulation

Is the Wild West of cryptocurrencies about to be tamed?[more]


Laggards Scramble to Comply With Looming ELD Mandate

Laggards Scramble to Comply With Looming ELD Mandate

The start of the phased-in compliance period for installation of electronic logging devices (ELDs) on commercial trucks is just over a month away. But many drivers appear to be lagging in adopting the technology.[more]


A.I. Comes to Procurement. Are Human Sourcing Professionals Doomed?

A.I. Comes to Procurement. Are Human Sourcing Professionals Doomed?

Artificial intelligence, for decades little more than a dream in the minds of behavioral scientists, is insinuating itself into every aspect of supply-chain management today. The latest incursion is taking place in the realm of sourcing.[more]


Why Humans and Machines Must Collaborate on Cybersecurity

Why Humans and Machines Must Collaborate on Cybersecurity

Calling yourself a "threat hunter" in the battle to shore up corporate cybersecurity isn't enough. There's a wide gap between the effectiveness of best-in-class and inexperienced security organizations.[more]


Ramping Up Cybersecurity in the Age of Robots and Autonomous Vehicles

Ramping Up Cybersecurity in the Age of Robots and Autonomous Vehicles

We're at the dawn of a promising new age of autonomous vehicles and connected devices for supply-chain management. And with that cutting-edge technology comes the heightened risk of cyberattack.[more]


How Smaller Traders Are Surviving in the Trade-Financing Game

How Smaller Traders Are Surviving in the Trade-Financing Game

It's a classic chicken-and-egg dilemma. Small and medium-sized companies can't get access to the trade financing they need in order to grow - because they're small.[more]


Can Meal Kit Delivery Services Forge Sustainable Supply Chains?

Can Meal Kit Delivery Services Forge Sustainable Supply Chains?

Meal kit delivery services are taking the internet by storm. But can they deliver a supply chain that makes economic sense?[more]


Five Ways That Companies Can Prepare for a Cyber Attack

Five Ways That Companies Can Prepare for a Cyber Attack

Any business that believes itself to be impervious to a cyber attack today is either ignorant of the threat or in deep denial.[more]


Eliminating Forced Labor Is a Tough Task. But That's No Reason Not to Act.

Eliminating Forced Labor Is a Tough Task. But That's No Reason Not to Act.

Laws against child labor, human trafficking and forced labor in the supply chain are beginning to spread throughout the globe.[more]


How FDA's Rule on Medical-Device Tracking Can Cure a Sick Supply Chain

How FDA's Rule on Medical-Device Tracking Can Cure a Sick Supply Chain

Regulation is usually viewed by the private sector as a burden. But sometimes it makes good business sense.[more]


Facing the Task of Facilitating WTO's Trade Facilitation Agreement

Facing the Task of Facilitating WTO's Trade Facilitation Agreement

Free trade seems to have few friends in positions of power these days. But advocates of removing obstacles to the flow of international trade got at least one piece of good news earlier this year.[more]


In Supplier Management, Companies Need to Step Up Their Game

In Supplier Management, Companies Need to Step Up Their Game

The ability to monitor the behavior and condition of one's suppliers depends on having access to hard numbers. But a surprisingly large percentage of companies lack this critical data.[more]


How Shippers Can Protect Themselves Against Another Carrier Bankruptcy

How Shippers Can Protect Themselves Against Another Carrier Bankruptcy

Should shippers and ocean carriers have seen the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd. coming?[more]


Are Ocean Carriers and Shippers Focused on Service - Or Just Lip Service?

Are Ocean Carriers and Shippers Focused on Service - Or Just Lip Service?

It's been the same drill for years: Ocean carriers and shippers talking service, then fixating on price. Is this disconnect finally about to be disrupted?[more]


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