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Will the New Tax Bill Bring Overseas Profits Back Home?

Will the New Tax Bill Bring Overseas Profits Back Home?

The Republicans’ tax-reform measure is now the law of the land. So what’s going to happen to all that cash that’s been sitting in the overseas accounts of U.S. multinationals? Is it coming home?[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]


For 3M, Technology Was the Key to a New Supply-Chain Mindset

For 3M, Technology Was the Key to a New Supply-Chain Mindset

It only makes sense that The 3M Company, with a business model resting almost entirely upon technology, would eventually get around to applying it to the supply chain.[more]


Tear Up Your Paper: E-Invoicing Is Coming to the E.U.

Tear Up Your Paper: E-Invoicing Is Coming to the E.U.

News out of the European Union these days seems to be all about divisiveness and imminent economic chaos. So it's easy to overlook the latest reforms that promise to make life easier for traders doing business in the region.[more]


Cheap Money Is No Replacement for Working Capital Optimization

Cheap Money Is No Replacement for Working Capital Optimization

There's no lack of creative options for managing cash in the supply chain today. So why aren't more companies taking advantage of them?[more]


Why Supply Chains Can Follow the Goods, But Not the Money

Why Supply Chains Can Follow the Goods, But Not the Money

For all the talk of "collaboration," the relationship between buyer and supplier in the supply chain is often more like a tug of war: in the end, one side wins, and the other loses.[more]


How Robotics Process Automation Is Transforming Supply Chains

How Robotics Process Automation Is Transforming Supply Chains

The subject of robotics in production and distribution has been dominated by fear, hyperbole and misunderstanding. Critics of the technology would have us believe that robots are poised to take over the workplace, with little or no role for humans. So what are the real prospects for robotics in the...[more]


New Truck-Monitoring Technology: It's Just Down the Road

New Truck-Monitoring Technology: It's Just Down the Road

Imagine a truck that "knows," while in transit, that it's about to experience a mechanical failure, how serious the problem is, what's required to fix it, and exactly where the driver should go to get the job done.[more]


How Many Shippers Have a TMS? The Answer Might Surprise You

How Many Shippers Have a TMS? The Answer Might Surprise You

How do you tell the difference between a high- and low-performing business? Find out what they're paying for transportation.[more]


Supply-Chain Alignment: Finding Meaning in a Buzzword

Supply-Chain Alignment: Finding Meaning in a Buzzword

What is this thing called supply-chain alignment?[more]


How RFID Can Ensure Product Quality and Reduce Recalls

How RFID Can Ensure Product Quality and Reduce Recalls

You can't tackle the problem of product recalls without data.[more]


When It Comes to Public Safety, There Are No 'Small' Recalls

When It Comes to Public Safety, There Are No 'Small' Recalls

The recall of a single spice can have huge ramifications for food safety.[more]


For Supply Chain, the Cloud Is Still on the Horizon

For Supply Chain, the Cloud Is Still on the Horizon

For all its promise of lower cost and easier management of software applications, cloud technology has yet to be fully embraced by supply chain managers.[more]


Managing the High-Risk Business of High-Tech

Managing the High-Risk Business of High-Tech

You would think that proper risk management would be top of mind for high-tech supply chain executives. So why do they keep getting it wrong?[more]


Emerging Markets and Diverging I.T. Strategies

Emerging Markets and Diverging I.T. Strategies

The condition of emerging-market economies seems to seesaw from week to week. But one thing remains constant: the failure of a lot of companies to shore up their supply chains in those countries with up-to-date information technology.[more]


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