Elementum Reports: The Most Transformative Supply Chain Technologies of the Year (So Far)

At the start of 2018, we predicted the trends and technologies that would have the greatest impact on the global supply chain. And as the year speeds into its second half and supply chains hurry to catch up with it, companies are continuously...

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US Against the World: Everything You Need to Know About Trump's Controversial Trade Policies

The Trump administration’s steel and aluminum tariffs, pegged at 25 and 10 percent respectively, have earned the ire of foreign and domestic businesses alike. Yet the administration argues that the move is protected by the constitution: national...

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Leveling the Playing Field for Small Businesses

All businesses are bound to experience some bumps in the road in the course of their corporate existence. From the logistical challenges in smaller companies to the complexities in supply chains as they grow and mature into a full-blown...

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Infographic: The Need to Digitize

It’s the 21st century. If technology isn’t doing the bulk of the heavy lifting for your supply chain, then you’re doing something wrong. 

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Cutting Down Deforestation in Supply Chains

Palm oil, cocoa, beef. They are all weekly, if not daily, parts of the average American’s diet. Yet when not sourced carefully, they’re also some of the biggest threats to the world’s forests.

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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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As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs

Think about the supply chain of virtually every consumer good. If it travelled from a supplier, to a distributor, to a retailer, then most likely its cost is directly linked to the cost of the fuel that helped it make that journey. 

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Can Blockchain Help With Supply Chain's Biggest Dilemmas?

When applied to supply chain management, blockchain proposes a system that is flexible and secure, allowing real time and transparent contracts between organizations and third party partners. It’s poised to strengthen supply chains vulnerable to...

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China Ramps up Production of Generic Medicine

Last year, China boasted the world’s second largest pharmaceutical market. Recently, the country has taken steps to boost investments in its generic pharmaceuticals sector. How could a new flood of cheap, mass-produced generics from China affect...

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