Xiaomi & The Supply Chain Behind the World's Highest Valued Smartphone Startup

Xiaomi Is (Still) The Tech Startup to Watch

On April 6, 2015, the Guinness World Record for the most smartphones sold in 24 hours was broken. Setting the record at 2.1 million units was Xiaomi—the world’s third highest valued startup (following...

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4 Reasons for the Supply Chain Talent Shortage

As the true determiner of whether a business sinks or floats, supply chain needs a workforce composed of smart, talented people. But why is it so hard to attract the best of the best to a career in supply chain?

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Can Technology Save the American Freight System?

The American trucking industry has long been bracing itself for a major disruption. Recent advancements in mobile marketplaces and self-driving technology could solve labor shortage issues, ushering in a new era of trucking.

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Hurricane Irma Updates

Preparations remain underway for Hurricane Irma’s potentially catastrophic arrival in the continental United States as the strongest hurricane in the Atlantic makes its way through the Caribbean. Its rapid development from a tropical cone into a...

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Hurricane Irma: What We Know So Far

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the US remains vigilant for the brewing “extremely dangerous” category 5 hurricane that is expected to hit Florida and the Caribbean. The details of Hurricane Irma’s arrival have yet to emerge, but its looming...

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Best Practices Before the Storm

As hurricanes, tropical storms, and other natural disasters begin to brew, municipalities and leaders must make tough decisions regarding preparedness and civilian evacuation. This is not as easy as saying “leave your homes and come back when...

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Church's Chicken is Reinventing the Supply Chain

Maximizing customer value and achieving a sustainable competitive advantage are two things a company must strive for. Excellent supply chain management is the key to both.

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The Role of Traceability in the Pharma Supply Chain

The U.S. government is making a big push for pharma traceability, hoping to quell the amount of counterfeit drugs imported into the country. But that’s no easy feat in such a huge supply chain.

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3 Things You Can Learn from Subaru's Supply Chain

Subaru’s problem is a decidedly sweet one: where most automotive companies find themselves scrambling for orders (especially in a post-emissions scandal era), the Japanese car-maker has had to invest millions to expand its supply.

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