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SupplyChainDive—The Camp Fire, which is now California’s deadliest blaze with a death toll at 48, is causing catastrophic damage to communities, people and properties. And its effects are being felt in the supply chain as well, especially with the health hazards and visibility issues related to the smoke.
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Learn about how Zalando, Europe's leading online retailer, is using automation to drive business growth and operational success, and the three questions they ask themselvers when investigating new innovations.

 

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Vidir Inc.
   
Technology and Innovation
SupplyChainBrain—Blockchain started out as the way to record the exchange of cryptocurrencies, specifically bitcoins. But, now the technology is seeing advancements that may not include “coin” counting, essentially “delinking” it from cryptocurrency realm altogether.
  
MHISolutionsmag.com—With analysis of the obvious key performance indicators collected within big data now well understood to be a source of competitive advantage, companies are beginning to wonder what else might be hidden in their vast stockpiles of bits and bytes. Hence the dawning of awareness about “dark data.”
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Supply Chain Trends
Transport Topics—Amazon.com Inc. will build new offices in New York City and Arlington, VA, ending months of jockeying between potential locations across the country vying for a $5 billion investment that promises 50,000 high-paying jobs over almost two decades.
  
SupplyChain247—As more information is captured at more points throughout the DC and supply chain, users and providers of scanning technology are reimagining how best to make sense of a data-dense world.
Deloitte—As companies begin to use digital supply networks, they face challenges in scaling pilots to an enterprise level. Moving beyond the mantra of “fail fast” to a more customized approach may be the solution.
   
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
      
Ideal Warehouse Innovations
   
Manufacturing
Modern Materials Handling—The fastest-growing trend in warehousing could be smaller and smaller facilities. Small box facilities are those under 200,000 square feet, with many as small as 50,000 square feet.
FreightWaves—To mitigate risks, companies with exposure to supply chain shocks are automating workflows and creating artificially intelligent assistants to help human workers make better decisions faster and stay focused on strategy.
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Transportation
  
Inbound Logistics—Tight trucking capacity, the strong economy, and ongoing improvements on the rail are spurring more shippers to consider intermodal transportation. But finding a container, or a truck to haul it to or from the rail terminal, isn't always easy, either.
   
Engineering Innovation
      
United Material Handling, Inc.
   
Workforce
Modern Materials Handling—Materials handling professionals are as committed as ever to advancing the industry— although there is still plenty of room for young faces in this lucrative and fulfilling career.
MHI’s new Career Forum enables manufacturing and supply chain professionals to view current job postings of MHI member companies. Go to http://www.mhi.org/careers to find the perfect opportunity for you.
   
Kinetic Technologies,Inc.
   
Global Trade
Material Handling & Logistics—Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports have slowed down from their pre-holiday peak but remain at unusually high levels as retailers continue bringing in merchandise before tariffs increase in January, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released on Nov. 9 by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
  
Global Trade Mag—Technology and digital solutions are changing the platform and standards for supply chain and logistics management–especially the live-tracking shipment methods (and devices. They are rapidly creating boundless tracking capabilities for international logistics providers.
Business Insider—UK Prime Minister Theresa May will put a draft Brexit deal to her Cabinet on Wednesday after UK and EU negotiating teams made a crucial breakthrough in talks.