The Future of Supply Chain: 10 Trends to Watch for 2020 & the Decade Ahead

A decade ago, supply chain was a very different function than the one we know today. Only 32% of businesses had deployed planning software, Amazon Prime was still in its infancy and there were no supply chain cloud solutions in existence -...

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Marijuana Goes Mainstream: The Dynamic Supply Chain(s) of a Budding Industry

California’s Prop 64 marked a sea change in the effort to bring an entire industry out of the shadows. As the sixth largest economy in the world and the country’s cannabis capital, many say that California is poised to lead the development of the...

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Costly Supply Chain Delays in iPhone 8

To mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone this year, Apple is set to launch its flagship iPhone 8 along with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The highly anticipated iPhone 8 is rumored to feature a bezel-less design, stainless steel, glass...

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Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods

 

On June 15, Amazon.com shook up the grocery industry by announcing its plans to purchase Whole Foods Market for $13.7B. What does this powerhouse deal mean for the two companies—and more importantly, for traditional brick-and-mortar grocery...

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Cyber Security 101: Understanding Ransomware

 A number of cyber attacks have been reported lately using ransomware to disrupt business operations of multiple industries. Last May, a ransomware named WannaCry infected over 230,000 computer systems worldwide, and just recently an updated...

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The End of Retail

 The growing crisis in physical retail has been alarming companies and analysts. According to research reports, 22 retailers in the US are on the brink of bankruptcy, and more than 1,000 stores have closed their doors or are set to shut down in...

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From Paper to Plastic: How 3D Printing Can Change the Global Supply Chain

Last week, an auto startup released a new type of supercar known as “The Blade”. It looks sleek, can accelerate from 0-60mph in just 2.2 seconds, and has already garnered a lot of attention from car enthusiasts. But its most intriguing selling...

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A Recipe for Profitability: Supply Chain Transparency Can Save Dwindling Restaurant Sales

Chipotle's Secret Salsa: Supply Chain Transparency

If you want to understand what's so alluring about the fast-casual movement, start by visiting a Chipotle restaurant at lunchtime. Notice the scores of students, professionals, and everyone in...

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Rate Hikes Imminent To Support Struggling US Rail Infrastructure

Last month, the Supreme Court sided with Amtrak in its dispute with freight rail providers, ruling that passenger trains take priority over rail freight on the nation's train tracks. The decision is indicative of the increase in volume that US...

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