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Supply Chain Dive—CMA CGM and MSC have joined A.P. Moller - Maersk and IBM’s blockchain-based digital shipping platform TradeLens, bringing the effort’s carrier count to six.
Supply & Demand Chain Executive—5G technology will soon be implemented across the country, with much support coming from both political parties. However, some security concerns remain regarding the supply chain, prompting federal officials to question the technology's safety.
Supply Chain Management Review—Colgate-Palmolive scored the top spot in Gartner’s Supply Chain Top 25 ranking for the first time, followed by Inditex, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Cisco. Unilever joined Apple, P&G, Amazon and McDonald’s in the "Masters" category.
MIT Technology Review—Can the world’s great powers agree on rules of the road for artificial intelligence? At the next World Economic Forum gathering, this will be discussed and WEF will be announcing the creation of an “AI Council” designed to find common ground on policy between nations that increasingly seem at odds over the power and the potential of AI and other emerging technologies.
Inbound Logistics—Trucking companies and fleet managers must incorporate emergent tech and process innovations to stay relevant and retain their competitive edge.
SupplyChainBrain—A Chinese startup called Neolix kicked off mass production of its self-driving delivery vehicles and already has a customer base that included JD.Com Inc. and Huawei Technologies Co. Neolix expects to deliver a thousand of the vehicles, which resemble tiny vans, within the first year as it broadens out.
MHISolutionsmag.com—If companies want to retain the supply chain talent they attract, specifically the newly minted supply chain talent, they must be “real” with them. It’s OK that you don’t have the latest and greatest gadgets in your supply chain organization. The current generation wants the opportunity to be creative and solve challenging problems. They want the flexibility to leverage their unique understanding of NextGen supply chains.
Transport Topics—While the freight transportation industry has struggled for years to recruit and retain truck drivers and maintenance technicians, many companies are facing another labor challenge — a shortage of entry-level office workers.
Material Handling & Logistics—Barring Chinese companies from selling to buying from US companies could hurt US as the companies are so inextricably involved in the global technology supply chain
Modern Materials Handling—April shipments, at 994,492, rose 3.5% compared to March, which was up 6.8% compared to February. On a year-to-date basis, shipments for the first four months of 2019, at 3,893,067, are up 2.9%. The firm added that containerized freight was up 4.4% in April.