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Japan’s Three Major Ocean Carriers Plan to Merge in Mid 2017

The 2008 financial crisis put the global container industry in turmoil. Since then, the road to recovery has been long and difficult. Even A.P. Moeller-Maersk, the biggest shipping company in the world, has cut costs and adjusted its operations accordingly. Around the world, several ocean carrier mergers have occurred in order to keep companies in…

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Robots Now Run Dairy Farms

Farmers have been implementing new technology for decades. Today, some dairy farms can practically run themselves thanks to technological advances. Thanks to robotic milking machines, cows can roam freely and then go to a milking station when they need to be milked. This automated process saves farmers a lot of time and allows them to…

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How to Fix Outdated Transportation Infrastructure in the United States

Infrastructure across the United States is crumbling. Roads, highways, and bridges need serious attention. However, legislators don’t always agree on how to fix the widespread problems or how to pay for them. As a result, poor infrastructure is taking a toll on supply chains in the United States, with no long-term solution in sight.

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Imports Made With Forced Labor Are Banned in the United States

Over the past few years, advocacy organizations and consumers alike have brought attention to slave labor and other forced labor situations present in supply chains. As a result, many companies have committed to researching their procurement line to ensure that they don’t rely on these practices. Now, President Obama has signed a law that requires…

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Challenges of Fast Food Delivery Service

Several courier services, such as Uber, Postmates, and Door Dash, have tried to capitalize on the growing fast food delivery industry. However, these services continue to encounter numerous challenges, such as getting authorization to deliver food, ensuring the food is handled properly, and protecting customers from theft and mishandled food. Take a closer look at…