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A&D’s Ambitious Three-Year Timetable for Deploying Blockchain

A&D’s Ambitious Three-Year Timetable for Deploying Blockchain

Blockchain is poised to take off in a big way in the aerospace and defense sector, if a new report from Accenture is to be believed.[more]


A Journey to the Cloud Enables the Push to a Digital Supply Chain

A Journey to the Cloud Enables the Push to a Digital Supply Chain

For some companies, going to the cloud means more than simply changing the address of their servers.[more]


A.I. for Compliance: An ‘Artificial’ Answer to a Very Real Problem

A.I. for Compliance: An ‘Artificial’ Answer to a Very Real Problem

When it comes right down to it, are all these corporate scandals the result of a lack of intelligence? Specifically, of the artificial variety?[more]


Why Retailers Are Struggling With Ship-From-Store Fulfillment

Why Retailers Are Struggling With Ship-From-Store Fulfillment

The age of the omnichannel is all about options. Customers buying online should be able to receive their purchases in any way they choose — at home, work, a designated retrieval point, or direct from the store. Or so goes the theory.[more]


Blockchain for the Supply Chain: Reality vs. Hype

Blockchain for the Supply Chain: Reality vs. Hype

If you could measure the progress of a concept by how much it’s talked about, then blockchain would already be an everyday reality for business.[more]


Getting Bangladesh’s Apparel Industry on the Map

Getting Bangladesh’s Apparel Industry on the Map

It’s been just over five years since the collapse of a Bangladeshi factory complex took the lives of 1,135 workers. How can manufacturers and apparel brands ensure that such a tragedy never happens again?[more]


Strategies for Embracing the Internet of Things

Strategies for Embracing the Internet of Things

Depending on how you look at it, the internet of things is either a treasure trove of data or a nightmare of information chaos.[more]


How Do Companies Name That Price? A.I. Can Help

How Do Companies Name That Price? A.I. Can Help

When it comes to determining the optimal price of a product, component or raw material, artificial intelligence can do more than come up with the answer. It can help you to understand the questions you ought to be asking.[more]


Thailand Courts Foreign Investment, While Leadership Questions Remain

Thailand Courts Foreign Investment, While Leadership Questions Remain

Thailand government officials have a number of colorful ways of characterizing the state of the nation’s economy just prior to the military coup of May, 2014.[more]


‘Try Before You Buy’: A Huge Logistics Challenge for E-Tailers

‘Try Before You Buy’: A Huge Logistics Challenge for E-Tailers

Selling apparel and other merchandise over the internet is difficult enough for retailers as it is. Now they want to make it even tougher on themselves.[more]


Will Trump’s Trade War Kill Off Economic Growth?

Will Trump’s Trade War Kill Off Economic Growth?

There’s good economic news in just about every major developed market around the globe. Is it time to panic yet?[more]


Analyzing Product Costs: A Question of ‘What If’

Analyzing Product Costs: A Question of ‘What If’

Foremost in the minds of every supply-chain planner are those key words: What if?[more]


Blockchain Comes to the Freight Industry

Blockchain Comes to the Freight Industry

Transportation providers are jumping on the blockchain bandwagon in a big way.[more]


How Blockchain Could Create the 'Autonomous Container'

How Blockchain Could Create the ‘Autonomous Container’

The Internet of Things would seem ideally suited to the task of monitoring and tracking containers around the world.[more]


Dealing With Intel’s Massive Security Flaw

Dealing With Intel’s Massive Security Flaw

The huge security flaw discovered in chips made by Intel Corp., AMD and ARM is threatening nearly all computers, servers, TVs, phones and other mobile devices.[more]


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