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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]


Yes, Some Customers Are More Equal Than Others

Yes, Some Customers Are More Equal Than Others

In the age of analytics and Big Data, all customers are not created equal.[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]


Online Shoppers Want Fast Delivery - But Still Aren't Willing to Pay for It

Online Shoppers Want Fast Delivery — But Still Arent Willing to Pay for It

More and more online shoppers want their stuff fast. But the economics of making that happen haven't changed.[more]


Why APICS Partnered With a Private E-Tailer for Omnichannel Benchmarking

Why APICS Partnered With a Private E-Tailer for Omnichannel Benchmarking

An unusual partnership between a major industry trade group and private retailer seeks to create a system for benchmarking supply-chain performance by e-commerce companies.[more]


Why Humans and Machines Must Collaborate on Cybersecurity

Why Humans and Machines Must Collaborate on Cybersecurity

Calling yourself a "threat hunter" in the battle to shore up corporate cybersecurity isn't enough. There's a wide gap between the effectiveness of best-in-class and inexperienced security organizations.[more]


Ramping Up Cybersecurity in the Age of Robots and Autonomous Vehicles

Ramping Up Cybersecurity in the Age of Robots and Autonomous Vehicles

We're at the dawn of a promising new age of autonomous vehicles and connected devices for supply-chain management. And with that cutting-edge technology comes the heightened risk of cyberattack.[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]


Erasing the Line Between E-Commerce and Retail Store Fulfillment

Erasing the Line Between E-Commerce and Retail Store Fulfillment

Separate fulfillment streams for e-commerce and retail stores? Those days are over.[more]


Can Meal Kit Delivery Services Forge Sustainable Supply Chains?

Can Meal Kit Delivery Services Forge Sustainable Supply Chains?

Meal kit delivery services are taking the internet by storm. But can they deliver a supply chain that makes economic sense?[more]


Five Ways That Companies Can Prepare for a Cyber Attack

Five Ways That Companies Can Prepare for a Cyber Attack

Any business that believes itself to be impervious to a cyber attack today is either ignorant of the threat or in deep denial.[more]


Shining a Light on the Dreaded Phenomenon of 'Dark Spending'

Shining a Light on the Dreaded Phenomenon of 'Dark Spending'

Astrophysicists confront the mystery of dark energy and dark matter. Supply chain managers have to deal with dark spending.[more]


Eliminating Forced Labor Is a Tough Task. But That's No Reason Not to Act.

Eliminating Forced Labor Is a Tough Task. But That's No Reason Not to Act.

Laws against child labor, human trafficking and forced labor in the supply chain are beginning to spread throughout the globe.[more]


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