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FROM SELF-DRIVING TRUCKS TO DRONE DELIVERY: BALANCING HUMANITY AND TECHNOLOGY IN YOUR COMPANY

FROM SELF-DRIVING TRUCKS TO DRONE DELIVERY: BALANCING HUMANITY AND TECHNOLOGY IN YOUR COMPANY     Last September, Daimler Trucks and Torc Robotics announced they are testing self-driving trucks in public roads in the U.S.. Later on in October, UPS gets approved to limited drone delivery service across the U.S.. As other companies pilot similar projects … Continue reading FROM SELF-DRIVING TRUCKS TO DRONE DELIVERY: BALANCING HUMANITY AND TECHNOLOGY IN YOUR COMPANY

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WHAT GUARANTEES QUALITY FOR THE AVIATION AND SPACE INDUSTRY?

WHAT GUARANTEES QUALITY FOR THE AVIATION AND SPACE INDUSTRY?   Companies that supply parts for the Aviation and Space Industry must meet Aerospace Quality Standards to guarantee that all products are handled properly; otherwise they will lose performance.   AS 9120 Quality Management Systems – Aerospace Requirements for Stockist Distributors was developed for pass-through distributors of … Continue reading WHAT GUARANTEES QUALITY FOR THE AVIATION AND SPACE INDUSTRY?

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U.S. – China Trade War: Day 475

U.S. – China Trade War: Day 475   Total US tariffs applied exclusively to Chinese goods: US$550 billion Total Chinese tariffs applied exclusively to US goods: US$185 billion   Day 475: October 23, 2019 – US announces “Phase 1” deal, delays tariff increase for Chinese goods Following a two day meeting on October 10-11 in Washington DC, US … Continue reading U.S. – China Trade War: Day 475

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LOOKING FOR BETTER FINANCIAL RETURNS FOR YOUR COMPANY? APPOINT A FEMALE EXECUTIVE!!

LOOKING FOR BETTER FINANCIAL RETURNS FOR YOUR COMPANY? APPOINT A FEMALE EXECUTIVE!!   As the NMSDC Conference 2019 wraps up, an interesting study by S&P Global Market Intelligence finds out that Female CFOs brought in $1.8 trillion of additional cumulative profits when compared to male CFOs. When compared to male predecessors, companies saw, on average, … Continue reading LOOKING FOR BETTER FINANCIAL RETURNS FOR YOUR COMPANY? APPOINT A FEMALE EXECUTIVE!!

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THE RISE OF COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS

THE RISE OF COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS   As the fourth industrial revolution, known by some as Industry 4.0, continues to transform the supply chain, companies must aim to increase productivity and improve estate utilization by integrating robotics and automation, without deliberately neglecting employees.   MIT Researchers found that robot-human teams were 85% more productive than either alone. This emphasizes … Continue reading THE RISE OF COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS

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A Merry Holiday Season?

A Merry Holiday Season?   The National Retail Federation (NFR) expects holiday retail sales during November 1st through December 31st to increase between 3.8 to 4.2 percent over 2018. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.   “The U.S. economy is continuing to grow and consumer spending is still the primary engine behind … Continue reading A Merry Holiday Season?

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Artificial Intelligence and Supply Chain Management: how close are we?

Artificial Intelligence and Supply Chain Management: how close are we?   New technologies bring up new buzz words, most of the times misused and overused. Due to the interest in Artificial Intelligence, many companies are eager to apply the term “AI” in their portfolios. There is a good article by Gordon Benzie that lists 20 … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence and Supply Chain Management: how close are we?

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