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Are Procurement Initiatives the Key to Closing the Gender Gap?

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 …

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

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Robotics Poised to Make a Major Impact on Shipping Logistics

Robotics has long been a key component of the shipping industry, as robots can efficiently and cheaply perform simple, repetitive tasks that factor importantly into logistics. In recent years, however, robotics has begun to fill a more advanced role in the supply chain. Learn how robotics has taken on a more prominent position and discover …

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Predictive Analytics Set to Disrupt Supply Chain Technology

Predictive Analytics Set to Disrupt Supply Chain Technology

Businesses around the world are seeking the next big boost to supply chain management, and many signs point to predictive analytics becoming an essential tool. This technology, which relies on data to determine patterns and predict future outcomes, has plenty of potential. Learn how and why predictive analytics is set to disrupt supply chain technology. …

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Automotive Heavy Hitters Join Forces to Form DRIVE Sustainability

Automotive Heavy Hitters Join Forces to Form DRIVE Sustainability

In recent years, the automotive industry has made great strides in improving sustainability and supply chain transparency. The 2017 launch of DRIVE Sustainability, a partnership that includes 10 major automakers, promises additional progress toward a more sustainable industry. Learn which automakers have joined DRIVE Sustainability and how this important partnership could impact automotive supply chains …

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China Explores Newly Available Arctic Shipping Routes

China Explores Newly Available Arctic Shipping Routes

Climate change has prompted countless logistical challenges for global shipping companies and supply chain managers, but some potentially lucrative opportunities have also emerged. Find out how newly available Arctic shipping routes could provide much-needed solutions for Chinese supply chains and understand the impact that these routes could have. Why Arctic Shipping Routes Make Sense for …

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Purdue University to Study Truck Platooning

Truck platooning happens when a fleet of trucks drives closely together with very little following distance between each vehicle. It is a way of maximizing the capacity of a road while also saving on fuel consumption. The University of Purdue aims to study truck platooning technologies to help industry partners with their research. Truck platooning …

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