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2020 will be a pivotal year in A.I.-related employment dynamics, according to Gartner, Inc., as artificial intelligence (A.I.) will become a positive job motivator.
There has been a lot written about the internet of things (IoT) and how it will affect nearly every global industry — from retail to connected vehicles.
With holiday shopping in full swing, Sears decided it was time to host a “grand reopening” for its department store at Fair Oaks Mall in Northern Virginia, complete with magic shows, jugglers, face painting and free cotton candy.
Inside the Forage Kitchen in Oakland, Josh Kulp scrolled through the 89 pre-orders that had already come in for his restaurant’s fried chicken, getting just a preview of what the weekend would be like.
The scene at the East Coast’s largest mall on a recent Friday morning would seem to fly in the face of the doomsday narrative surrounding U.S. retail centers. A steady stream of holiday shoppers walked the lacquered halls, browsing stores from Gap to Gucci. By noon, a line was snaking out of an...
Logistics providers have been relatively slow in embracing artificial intelligence and machine learning. Now, the technology is finally beginning to have an impact on key business decisions throughout the industry.
A pharmaceutical industry forum creates a collaborative framework where companies can efficiently and relatively inexpensively test their potential medicines against competitors’ products that are already approved and available in the marketplace.
"We want to be responsible operators and buyers," says Max Verstraete, vice president of corporate responsibility for Hilton. The hospitality company, which has 14 brands covering more than 5,000 properties in 104 countries and territories, buys a lot of products. "Whether it’s furniture or ketchup...
There’s nothing new about the idea of demand planning. Phoenician wine traders, 2,000 years ago, were savvy about staying ahead of fluctuations in demand via a network of merchant informants, and planned supply accordingly. The advent of vastly expanded computer data-processing power, along with...
First, Subway restaurants ran out of rye bread. Then the corned beef started to dwindle.
Forecasting is a vital tool for many businesses, but is often poorly understood by stakeholders.
Machine learning has become hot this year and suppliers are investing research and development into using machine learning in the supply chain.
This year's hurricane season has been devastating for the communities impacted by the series of storms so far in the Caribbean region.
One of the most important things a pet owner has to keep track of is what his or her's four-legged best friend is eating - and how much. But it's all too easy to get to the bottom of a 24-pound bag of kibble without realizing it and then have to run out to a bodega to grab the first bag of dog food...
Many shippers were caught off-guard last August when the world's seventh-largest container line suddenly went into receivership. An estimated $14bn in cargo was left in limbo after two-thirds of South Korea-based Hanjin's fleet - some 93 vessels - were seized, stranded or denied entry into ports.