Are Procurement Initiatives the Key to Closing the Gender Gap?
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Are Procurement Initiatives the Key to Closing the Gender Gap?

For years, international organizations such as the World Economic Forum, the World Bank, and the United Nations have advocated for gender equality, using research and annual reports to demonstrate the positive correlation among gender equality, gross domestic product (GDP), and competitiveness. While the gender gap remains large in American supply chains, a new report regarding…

How the Push to Buy American Could Impact the U.S. Defense Supply Chain
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How the Push to Buy American Could Impact the U.S. Defense Supply Chain

Many people strive to buy local, but for government agencies, purchasing American-made supplies and products is mandated by federal law. Agencies can often sidestep this legislation due to legal loopholes, but more stringent enforcement may put an end to this practice and force agencies to buy strictly American-made articles. Learn how phasing out foreign vendors…

E-Commerce and Last-Mile Logistics: An Insurmountable Challenge?
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E-Commerce and Last-Mile Logistics: An Insurmountable Challenge?

As the demand for e-commerce grows, it has continually presented logistics managers with a range of challenges. Last-mile logistics remains one of the most pressing tasks for logistics experts, and it doesn’t yet have a clear-cut solution. Discover some of the biggest challenges related to last-mile logistics and find out how some major e-commerce companies…

Amazon Soars Past Prime Day Challenges
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Amazon Soars Past Prime Day Challenges

In 2015, Amazon introduced Amazon Prime Day as a marketing initiative designed to boost summer sales and promote awareness of its Prime membership program. Now an annual event, Amazon Prime Day happens every July, which is historically a slow month for sales and offers some of the online retailer’s biggest discounts of the year. Find…

How a Cyberattack Impacts Global Supply Chains
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How a Cyberattack Impacts Global Supply Chains

Maersk Line may have absorbed the greatest impact from the June 2017 Petya virus attack, but the shipping and logistics company was far from the only one affected. In fact, this cyber attack affected countless vendors and customers, ultimately disrupting supply chains around the globe. Learn more about the nature of the Petya cyber attack…

Wal-Mart Imposes On-Time Performance Regulations
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Wal-Mart Imposes On-Time Performance Regulations

In the trucking industry, time is money, and on-time performance is key. While many companies penalize suppliers for late deliveries, Wal-Mart recently imposed even stricter time-based requirements. Find out what Wal-Mart’s new on-time performance regulations entail and how these new guidelines could impact the entire supply chain. Situation: Wal-Mart Strives to Improve On-Shelf Availability Like…

Why Digital Security Concerns Could Mean Big Trouble for Supply Chains
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Why Digital Security Concerns Could Mean Big Trouble for Supply Chains

As companies expand their global reach and develop increasingly complex supply chains, they have greater chances of attaining worldwide success, yet they also take on substantially heightened security risks. While many businesses have taken steps to improve their supply chains, not all have taken the steps necessary to address significant digital security risks. Learn how…