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Chinese Retailer JD.com’s Latest Gig: Supplying Restaurants

Most Chinese consumers go to JD.com to buy electronic gadgets and other items. Restaurant operator Zhang Zong uses China’s No. 2 e-commerce company to deliver 400 million pounds of carp heads.[more]


Opinion: The Closing of 63 Sam’s Club Stores Has Big Implications for Small Business

Last week, Wal-Mart announced that it would be closing 63 of its under-performing Sam’s Club stores at various locations throughout the country. While most of the news centered around the thousands of employees that would be affected by the decision, there’s also another significant group of people...[more]


Opinion: How IoT Will Impact the Supply Chain This Year

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. [more]


Are You Eating Sustainable Fish? Blockchain May Provide the Answer

Are You Eating Sustainable Fish? Blockchain May Provide the Answer

Eco-conscious diners can rely on restaurants to tell them their fish comes from a sustainable source, but it can be hard to know for sure.[more]


Seven Procurement Predictions for 2018

As 2018 begins, Supply Management rounds up some predictions for the year ahead.[more]


These Were Environmental Management's Top Five Trends in 2017

Although any number of trends surface in every industry every year, we’ve seen some winners in 2017 that are driving environmental improvements across all industries. [more]


2017 Supply Chain Innovation Awards Presented by SupplyChainBrain & CSCMP

2017 Supply Chain Innovation Awards

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.[more]


Pharma Industry Forum Helps Reduce R&D Costs

Pharma Industry Forum Helps Reduce R&D Costs

The TransCelerate Comparator Network, the winner of the 2017 Supply Chain Innovation Award, enables competing pharmaceutical companies to develop their own medicines cheaper and with quality assurance.[more]


A Novel Planning System for Hybrid Manufacturing Supply Chain

As the size of the PC market has declined, Intel has adopted what it calls the virtuous cycle of growth. In this strategy, sales of things and devices such as PCs, autonomous vehicles, industrial robots, and self-flying drones drive additional compute loads on the cloud and data center. [more]


Report: Procurement Is 'Critical' to Tackling Slavery in Jewelry Industry

Leading jewelry retailers must go beyond a reliance on accreditation schemes to ensure their supply chains are free of slavery, according to a new report.[more]


What the CVS-Aetna Deal Means for the Future of Health Care

What the CVS-Aetna Deal Means for the Future of Health Care

When drug company chief executive Heather Bresch was hauled in front of Congress last year to defend the high price of lifesaving EpiPens, she drew skeptical lawmakers’ attention to a large poster board that blamed the skyrocketing price tag on a coterie of drug supply chain middlemen. Of EpiPen’s...[more]


Get Your Supply Chain Holiday-Ready — Before It’s Too Late

As the holiday season quickly approaches, it’s a good time to prepare. Unfortunately, with an ever-increasing amount of data, an increasingly complex and varied competitive landscape and demanding customers, the question is often: Where to begin?[more]


A Guide to Building Environmentally Sustainable Procurement Capabilities

A Guide to Building Environmentally Sustainable Procurement Capabilities

The term "sustainable development" was coined in Our Common Future, released in 1987 by the Brundtland Commission, a UN-backed organization created to unite countries in the pursuit of sustainable development. As defined by the Commission, there are three main pillars of sustainable development:...[more]


Best Practices in Oil and Gas Supply Chain and Procurement

Best Practices in Oil and Gas Supply Chain and Procurement

As low oil prices continue to put downward pressure on oil and gas companies, supply chain efficiencies are needed more than ever in the industry, particularly in the non-hydrocarbon area.[more]


The Future of Manufacturing: A Progress Report

The Future of Manufacturing: A Progress Report

Grant Thornton checks in with a new survey that reveals the chief concerns of U.S. manufacturers today, and how they're coping with change.[more]


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