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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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12Send and KLM Partner for Innovative Same-Day Package Delivery

12Send and KLM Partner for Innovative Same-Day Package Delivery

As e-commerce continues to expand its reach across the globe, The Netherlands’ flag carrier airline has taken a bold step to position itself as an integral logistics partner. Find out why KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has partnered with e-commerce leader 12Send and learn what each company stands to gain from the partnership. Situation: 12Send Aims …

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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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COSCO Increases Its Market Share by Merging With OOCL

COSCO Increases Its Market Share by Merging With OOCL

In recent years, mergers have played a substantial role in shaping the shipping industry. In recent years, Japan’s three largest shipping companies, two major Chinese shipping groups, France’s CMA CGM SA, and Singapore’s Neptune Orient Lines Ltd. have each merged to form shipping companies with greater power and reach than ever before. Find out why …

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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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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 …

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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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Mars and Nestlé Commit to a Cleaner Pet Food Supply Chain

After enduring substantial pressure to clean up their supply chains, pet food giants Mars and Nestlé have pledged to eliminate human rights abuses and illegally procured materials from their supply chains. Find out how this issue came to light and how Mars and Nestlé have committed to a cleaner pet food supply chain. Situation: Greenpeace …

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Extreme Weather’s Impact on the Food and Beverage Supply Chain

For food and beverage companies, adverse weather can have a major impact on supply chains. A series of major storms can delay production, and a bad year for crop growth can cause companies to seek alternative options quickly. As the intensity and scope of adverse weather increase, these supply chains are likely to experience even …

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