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MHISolutionsmag.com—As more companies place higher importance on their supply chains as a competitive advantage, they’ve increasingly adopted other next-generation technologies such as predictive analytics, digitization, machine learning, artificial intelligence and more. Also, companies exploring ways to combat workforce shortages are finding that technology is impacting their workforce talent strategies, as well.

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Technology and Innovation

Global Trade Mag—With technology evolving at such a rapid pace, some business owners are left digitally disoriented as they try to figure out which of the latest innovations they need to invest in and what they can ignore.

Supply Chain Management Review—The report, “Security in the Age of AI” detailing the views and actions of C-suite executives, policy makers and the general public related to cybersecurity and data protection, was released by Oracle. The majority of C-suite executives and policy makers in the United States believe investing in security software, infrastructure and emerging technologies is critical to protecting U.S. data from growing cybersecurity risks, according to survey.

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Supply Chain Trends

Supply & Demand Chain Executive—U.S. lawmakers have moved forward on plans to develop a national electric vehicle supply chain policy. The pending legislation would require a tally of metal reserves in the country and will aim to streamline permitting for the electric vehicles sector.

SupplyChainBrain—With the global supply chain on risky ground, Brexit looming, the U.S.-China disputes continuing and the uncertainty around potential new trade tariffs, now would be a good time to test your supply chain recovery chain. Here are seven keys to a supply chain continuity plan.

   
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Manufacturing

ThomasNet—If you're thinking about installing robots in your warehouse, you're not alone. A growing number of companies are deciding to make that move or already have because they know robots can help them meet business goals. Here are some ways to ensure your transition to robots in the warehouse goes smoothly.

Leadership

Modern Materials Handling—Creating a culture of innovation requires action, and sometimes even a mindset shift. These five ideas will help the hurdles to innovation.

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Transportation

Supply Chain Dive—The United States Postal Service began employing self-driving trucks to transport mail between Phoenix and Dallas in a two-week trial. The trial is to determine how autonomous vehicles could impact delivery times and operational costs. A human driver and a safety engineer will accompany every shipment.

Transport Topics—Trucking technology firms are raking in cash as investors look to get in on a hot industry and capitalize on a U.S. economy that remains strong. According to a recent report from New York research firm CB Insights, investors have poured $2 billion into trucking tech startups through May 21.

   
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Workforce
  

MHISolutionsmag.com—Today’s tight job market creates all sorts of challenges—including the issue of background checks. Include them, and possibly scare off otherwise suitable candidates? Avoid them, and risk a problematic hire? And what of the often murky waters of privacy, balanced with protection? Businesses are encouraged to be sensitive to privacy rights and issue during background checks, but where is the line?

  
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Sustainability

Material Handling & Logistics—Suppliers who demonstrate progress in Walmart’s Project Gigaton or Sustainability Index Program can apply for improved financing from HSBC based on their sustainability ratings.

Global Trade

Supply & Demand Chain Executive—Canada and Mexico will no longer have to pay steep tariffs on steel and aluminum as the countries have reached a deal with the United States.

Global Trade Mag—With the May 10 increase in duty rates on certain Chinese-made imports—and China’s subsequent retaliation on U.S.-made goods—I think we can all safely agree the United States and China are in a fully-fledged trade war. So, in an atmosphere of uncertainty, what are the key elements supply chain professionals should consider to stay ahead?