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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]


Ensuring Workers’ Rights in Global Supply Chains

Ensuring Workers’ Rights in Global Supply Chains

All the well-intentioned statements of corporate responsibility mean nothing if you can’t implant the message on the factory floor.[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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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