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The American Society of Transportation and Logistics Agrees to Merge with APICS

At the beginning of May 2015, the American Society of Transportation and Logistics (AST&L) agreed to merge with APICS. This merger will strengthen the supply chain management education and credentialing industry because companies will have one major entity to turn to for training and industry best practices. The transaction has not been approved by AST&L…

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Pitney Bowes Pays $395 Million to Acquire Borderfree

The Internet is an interesting place to do business because it is constantly changing and evolving. Ecommerce businesses often solicit the help of third-party vendors to take care of their shipping, logistics, currency conversion, merchant services, fulfillment, and many other aspects of their business so they can stay competitive in the market. As such, businesses…

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First Ever Self-Driving Commercial Truck Introduced in Nevada

Not many states have approved autonomous vehicles on their roads, but Nevada is among the early adopters. That’s one reason why Freightliner, a truck manufacturing company, decided to introduce their autonomous big rig in this state. It’s the first ever commercial truck with self-driving features. It helps truck drivers be safer on the road with…

Adidas Cuts Ties with Asia to Promote Better Working Conditions

Adidas Cuts Ties with Asia to Promote Better Working Conditions

Adidas is a leader in retail footwear and clothing. Customers love their sporty look, comfortable fit, and innovative designs. To achieve these results, Adidas has sought out the best suppliers around the world. Many of those suppliers were formerly in Asia, but in 2014, Adidas decided to take their business elsewhere to improve their supply…

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The Federation of Master Builders Warns of Brick Shortage

Construction companies across the U.S. are facing delays because of brick shortages. The Federation of Master Builders reported that most companies are waiting two months for their orders while some are waiting as long as six to eight months. This is bad news for construction companies that are trying to stay on schedule with their…

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McDonald’s Tests Mobile Ordering and Delivery in New York

Mobile ordering and home delivery are two of the biggest trends in the fast food industry right now. Burger King recently introduced delivery services at select stores and rival McDonald’s is now doing the same thing. McDonald’s announced that they will be trying a mobile ordering and delivery system at 88 stores in New York….

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Nike Will Create Jobs in the U.S. if President Obama’s Trade Deal Is Approved

The Obama administration is pushing for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement to be approved because it would create major free trade between the U.S. and Pacific Rim countries by eliminating trade tariffs. Negotiations have been in the works since 2009 and the deal includes 11 nations other than the U.S., such as Australia, New Zealand,…