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Laboratory Products Get a 'Green' Label. How About Consumer Goods?

Laboratory Products Get a “Green” Label. How About Consumer Goods?

It’s been 23 years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration began requiring "nutrition facts" labels on most food products. Is it time to do the same for disclosing the environmental impact of laboratory products?[more]


Is Cash Replacing Inventory As a Hedge Against Supply-Chain Risk?

Is Cash Replacing Inventory As a Hedge Against Supply-Chain Risk?

Worried about managing supply-chain risk? All you need is cash.[more]


In Talks Over Nafta 2.0, IP Concerns Step to the Fore

In Talks Over Nafta 2.0, IP Concerns Step to the Fore

Physical products are important, but one of the biggest stumbling blocks to a revised North American Free Trade Agreement could be something that you can't hold in your hands.[more]


Debating the Timetable for Supply-Chain Futureshock

Debating the Timetable for Supply-Chain Futureshock

The future is coming. But experts can't seem to agree on when it's going to show up.[more]


Nafta 2.0: Will the Trump Administration's 'Wish List' Be Granted?

Nafta 2.0: Will the Trump Administration's 'Wish List' Be Granted?

The North American Free Trade Agreement is back on the table. Will the patient survive?[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]


Why Asia Is Accounting for Most of the Growth in Logistics Outsourcing

Why Asia Is Accounting for Most of the Growth in Logistics Outsourcing

Logistics outsourcing may be on the rise everywhere, but Asia is where the action is.[more]


The Changing Role of the CPO: With Respect Comes Responsibility

The Changing Role of the CPO: With Respect Comes Responsibility

A "celebrity" chief procurement officer? Isn't that a contradiction in terms?[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]


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]


The Brexit Clock Is Ticking. How Should Global Companies Respond?

The Brexit Clock Is Ticking. How Should Global Companies Respond?

On March 29, British Prime Minister Theresa May officially set into motion the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, beginning a two-year period of negotiation and closure. The clock is ticking.[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]


Will Trade and Transport Measures Advance, or Slow to a Crawl?

Will Trade and Transport Measures Advance, or Slow to a Crawl?

In the wake of the defeat of his healthcare proposal, President Trump might well be hoping for a comeback in the form of passing new trade legislation. What are the chances of that happening?[more]


Near-Shoring Is No Cure-all for the Traditional American Worker

Near-Shoring Is No Cure-all for the Traditional American Worker

The return of manufacturing to the U.S. and Europe from Asia is happening - but not at the pace that proponents of reshoring might hope. And there are some unexpected complications that need to be addressed.[more]


Supply Chains Need to Grow. Will They Find the Cash to Do It?

Supply Chains Need to Grow. Will They Find the Cash to Do It?

These are unsettling times for global business leaders. And nothing makes them more nervous than the issue of access to working capital and liquidity for growth.[more]


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