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Report: Certification Is 'Making No Difference' to Beverage Supply Chain Labour Abuses

Certification schemes are failing to tackle labour abuses in cocoa and tea supply chains, according to a new report.[more]


Portrait of a Steel Town: Where Others Fear a Trade War, Coatesville Sees Hope

Portrait of a Steel Town: Where Others Fear a Trade War, Coatesville Sees Hope

Three years into the Iraq war, facing a spike in casualties from roadside bombings, the Pentagon turned to a steel mill in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, to supply emergency armor for combat vehicles.[more]


Happy Anniversary, Amazon-Whole Foods. What’s Changed?

Happy Anniversary, Amazon-Whole Foods. What’s Changed?

One year ago this week, Amazon.com Inc. loudly declared its intention to become a grocery industry heavyweight by announcing its agreement to buy Whole Foods Market.[more]


Gold Market Dreams of Blockchain Supply Chain by Next Year

Gold Market Dreams of Blockchain Supply Chain by Next Year

The gold market could be using the technology behind cryptocurrencies to track an almost-$200bn supply chain as soon as next year.[more]


Boeing's Vertical Leap: Where Will It Squeeze Suppliers Next?

Boeing's Vertical Leap: Where Will It Squeeze Suppliers Next?

Aircraft parts manufacturers got a rude welcome back to work Monday with the announcement that Boeing is going into business with France’s Safran to make auxiliary power units. It’s one of the more surprising developments yet in Boeing’s drive to shake up its supply chain, which has featured heavy...[more]


How Amazon Is Using Whole Foods in a Bid for Total Retail Domination

How Amazon Is Using Whole Foods in a Bid for Total Retail Domination

At 9 a.m. on June 16, 2017, Whole Foods employees packed into the main level of the company’s Austin headquarters. Only an hour earlier Amazon had announced that it was acquiring the high-end natural grocer, and the corporate staffers were as shocked as the rest of the public. [more]


De Beers Has Scorned Lab-Made Diamonds for Years. Now It Will Sell Them — for as Little as $200.

De Beers, the diamond giant that for years has promoted gemstones as pricey and precious, said it will begin selling man-made diamonds that cost about a tenth of the price of a mined gem.[more]


IBM Will Marry Its New Verifier to the Blockchain, Transforming Diamonds, Olive Oil and Insurance

IBM Will Marry Its New Verifier to the Blockchain, Transforming Diamonds, Olive Oil and Insurance

If eyes really are windows to the soul, IBM’s latest product could lead to blockchain enlightenment.[more]


Could Blockchain Have Solved the Mystery of the Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak?

The first food poisoning cases came to light in late March — eight patrons of fast-food restaurants in New Jersey suffered bloody diarrhea and cramps that sent them rushing to hospitals.[more]


Why Caterpillar Can't Keep Up With a Boom in Demand

Why Caterpillar Can't Keep Up With a Boom in Demand

Orders for the mining machines and construction bulldozers made at this sprawling Caterpillar Inc. factory in central Illinois have jumped, in general, three-fold over the past year.[more]


More Suppliers Are Losing Revenue Due to Cross-Channel Challenges

As the global $1.9tr e-commerce landscape continues to expand, companies are facing difficulties successfully managing cross-channel commerce across continents, supply chains, and software systems, and are losing revenue as a result. [more]


Supply Chain Execs Still See Their Role As Support — Not Growth Enabler, Report Shows

Supply Chain Execs Still See Their Role As Support — Not Growth Enabler, Report Shows

It turns out that many chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) are not leveraging their C-suite counterparts to help reinvent the supply chain function and transform it into an engine of new growth models and customer experiences, according to new research from Accenture.[more]


What Is the True Cost of Eating Meat?

What Is the True Cost of Eating Meat?

As concerns over the huge impact on the environment, human health and animal welfare grow, what future is there for the meat industry?[more]


Free-Range Beef Bound by the Blockchain

Free-Range Beef Bound by the Blockchain

In many ways, Wyoming Senator Ogden Driskill is an unlikely candidate to be leading the blockchain revolution in his home state. [more]


Megafires and Floods: Making Climate Change Resilience Mission-Critical

When photos from the megafires that blazed through New Mexico appeared on the screen, several people gasped. The Cerro Grande fire in 2000 burned 43,000 to 48,000 acres and cost Los Alamos National Laboratory $331m, not including productivity. The Las Conchas fire in 2011 cost $15.7m. Then two...[more]


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