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One Trump Victory: Companies Rethink China

The trade war is nearing a possible truce, but global companies are nevertheless moving to reduce their dependence on Chinese factories to make the world’s goods. Companies around the world are trying to reduce their dependence on Chinese factories. BEIJING — Whatever deal Washington and Beijing reach over the trade war, President Trump has already scored a big victory: Companies are rethinking their reliance on China. The two sides are nearing... Read More
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Achieving Speed & Accuracy in the Last Mile

by Matt Tichon For years, retailers have emphasized increasing delivery speed when it came to the last-mile delivery to differentiate with service. In 2005, Amazon revolutionized customer expectations when they launched their Amazon Prime service, which guaranteed two-day delivery to customers.  They did so with the primary goal of increasing market share, while delivery costs and how they impacted margin were often not considered.  Luckily, they had the financial backing... Read More
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Balancing supply chain sustainability with profitability

Don Brenchley, director of industry strategy at software group LLamasoft explains how businesses can harness technology to achieve the optimal balance between supply chain sustainability and profitability. There’s no doubting sustainability has become a major talking point in board rooms around the world. An estimated €966 billion opportunity exists for brands that make their sustainability credentials clear according to one Unilever study. That study also found a third of global... Read More