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Sensors are becoming more and more important in inventory management. But the data those sensors produce are quickly becoming the most important asset in Industry 4.0
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Supply & Demand Chain Executive—SAP is working with over two dozen produce, pharmaceutical, tech and shipping companies on an automated blockchain-based supply chain tracking system.
Advanced Manufacturing—Manufacturers are struggling with labor shortages and costs, and some are looking for the answers to these dilemmas in the form of cobots. While there are definitive positives if going this route, buyers should do their research first to determine if they are the right fit for their situations.
SupplyChain247—This article identifies seven qualities that set autonomous drones and robots apart from their human-controlled counterparts.
Reuters—U.S. manufacturing activity accelerated to more than a 14-year high in August, boosted by a surge in new orders, but growing concerns over rising raw material costs as a result of import tariffs could restrain further growth.
Deloitte—A Deloitte study of organizations that are taking the lead shows the steps needed to achieve digital maturity. In an era where “disrupt or be disrupted” is fairly pervasive, limiting the digital strategy horizon to a few years and failing to advance along the digital maturity can increase the potential for being left behind.
Supply & Demand Chain Executive—With e-commerce and demand for quick delivery growing, vendors are given the opportunity to develop supply chain management solutions for struggling retailers.
CFO—Blockchain tracks shipments in real time, enables automation, standardizes processes, creates trust and provides growth opportunities. There are several clear advantages to businesses that adopt the technology, though challenges as well.
The Wall Street Journal—Demand for workers at distribution centers is accelerating, real-estate group says, signaling stronger competition for labor in a tight jobs market.
Deloitte—The talent acquisition environment is becoming increasingly complex and competitive for organizations recruiting new talent. Data-driven approaches can deliver insights critical for improving operational and business outcomes. Whether it’s better awareness of candidate fit, process and technology optimization, or increased understanding of talent acquisitions impact on the business, analytics is a powerful force in the quest to source and hire top talent.
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Global Trade Mag—The US Department of Commerce has announced the affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of stainless steel flanges from India.
Transport Topics—Talks to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement are set to resume as U.S. and Canadian negotiators push to strike a deal amid President Donald Trump’s threats to walk away.