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MHISolutionsmag.com—There is no doubt that today’s retail industry has, and is, undergoing a fundamental shift. Trying to get one’s arms around these changes may feel a little like traveling through a mall, laden down with packages. These changes, though, create new opportunities for forward-thinking retailers and others throughout the supply chain. Here are five retail trends that are impacting today's supply chains.
 
Forbes—Transparency is one of the ways the Internet of Things is changing supply chains, in addition to changes in operational efficiencies and revenue opportunities.
 
Fortune—Last mile delivery options such as delivery drones and robots are eye-catching, but what might catch on even sooner is making use of the empty space in the millions of cars and trucks already on the road. Roadie, an Atlanta-based startup, recruits drivers who are already headed in the right direction to make deliveries.
 
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Bloomberg—Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao spoke about autonomous trucks, buses and other ground-based modes at the annual technology show, CES — emphasizing balance, safety and security. Federal regulators are currently requesting comments related to "unnecessary regulatory barriers" for self-driving vehicles and how their safety should be tested and certified.
 
Safety+Health Magazine—The World Health Organization (WHO) has released evidence-based guidelines intended to help protect workers from potential health hazards posed by manufactured nanomaterials.
 
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CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly—Companies could see an increase in cyber threats such as the NotPetya attack, which shut down container shipping giant Maersk.
 
Reuters—U.S. import prices barely shifted in December, leading to the smallest increase in five months. The cause was attributed to declining costs for food and consumer goods.
 

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MarTechToday—These unmanned physical stores are being tested and launched, as are technologies replacing humans. But will shoppers want them?
 
Control Design—When designing an automation project that involves moving an object, it may benefit the project to include robots into the system. Choosing the correct type of robot will affect the cost and success rate of the design.
 
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Reuters—The Baltic Exchange is exploring the idea of launching a freight index for liquefied natural gas (LNG). Currently, they are working with ship brokers to see which shipping routes might be used as the LNG market grows.
 
Glossy—The design industry is taking proactive steps to enact smarter supply chains, and recently the Council of Fashion Designers of America partnered with theNineteenth Amendment, a retail platform and production management company that specializes in on-demand manufacturing.
 
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Bloomberg—Bitcoin and somerival cryptocurrencies, including Ripple and Ethereum, have been tumbling, stumping speculators who are pointing to the possibility that the slump may be caused by the prospect ofregulatory crackdowns.
 
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CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly—As costs rise in all sourcing markets, companies need to switch from a supply chain strategy focused on cost-cutting to one focused on value creation says a Kurt Salmon report.
 
NYTimes—Artificial intelligence (A.I.) works better with new kinds of computer chips, which is opening the door for venture capitalists. At least 45 start-ups are working on chips that can power tasks like speech and self-driving cars, and investors are taking notice.
 
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