The Food Industry Embraces Artificial (Intelligence, That Is)

As the volume of data that businesses have available at their fingertips continues to grow exponentially, the ability to distill actionable insight from these mountains of information becomes both ever-more valuable, and ever-more challenging. 

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The Business Case for Fair Labor

As is the case with many of the issues plaguing the supply chain industry, human rights and labor violations have proven difficult to combat as their underlying causes continue to evade companies looking to root out illegal practices. Given the...

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Toys R Bust: The Downfall of America's Favorite Toy Store

Did supply chain problems have anything to do with Toys "R" Us going out of business? The company's jingle famously declared "I don't wanna grow up"—but it is exactly this reluctance (or at least inability) to mature amidst a rapidly-evolving...

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Supply Chain Best Practices: Traceability

Sustainability and traceability go hand-in-hand. When the lifecycle of a good can be tracked from source to point-of-sale, businesses and their customers have both the tools and the incentive to act responsibly. We’re taking a look at what it...

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Supply Chain Technology Roundup: Drones and Droids

 

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Shipping Prospects Heat Up in the Arctic

Warmer temperatures brought on by climate change are transforming topographies around the world, giving rise to profound consequences. In an ironic twist, melting ice caps and rising sea levels may translate to new business opportunities and...
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The Myth of the Retail Apocalypse

These days we hear constant talk of the retail apocalypse—but contrary to what the headlines may suggest, brick-and-mortar isn't going away any time soon.

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Supply Chain Best Practices: Strategic Partnerships

Even in the age of digitization, technology is not a silver bullet; modern supply chains remain highly dependent on human relationships in order to stay moving.

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Trucking Companies Are (Finally) Recruiting More Women

The American Trucking Association estimates that trucking companies are short by as much as 45,000 drivers. In light of this shortage, pressure has been mounting on carriers to reach out to untapped workforce pools in order to close the gap and...

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