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How to make sure your flight isn't flying over an area where armed conflict is happening

How to make sure your flight isn't flying over an area where armed conflict is happening | Supply Chain Leaders | Scoop.it
World travelers can research flight paths to see if airlines are avoiding conflict areas.
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Only about 2% of the footwear sold in the U.S. is made in US - The return of the US shoe manufacturing?

Only about 2% of the footwear sold in the U.S. is made in US - The return of the US shoe manufacturing? | Supply Chain Leaders | Scoop.it
A new factory in Tennessee to make work boots is a glimmer of hope for the U.S. footwear industry. U.S.-made footwear accounts for only about 2% of the market, with the rest coming from imports.

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China's Tianhe Chemicals priced its Hong Kong IPO at the low end of a range, raising $654 million

China's Tianhe Chemicals Group priced its deal near the low end of a range and raised $654 million in an initial public offering in Hong Kong, the city's fourth-biggest float this year.
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Corporations From GE to Apple Putting $2 Trillion to Work

Corporations From GE to Apple Putting $2 Trillion to Work | Supply Chain Leaders | Scoop.it
Corporate America is putting its record $2 trillion cash pile to work.
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Jobless Claims in U.S. Drop to Lowest Level Since May 2007

Jobless Claims in U.S. Drop to Lowest Level Since May 2007 | Supply Chain Leaders | Scoop.it
The fewest number of Americans since before the last recession filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, pointing to more progress in the labor market.
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Drop in HSBC flash PMI confirms weakness in Chinese economy

Drop in HSBC flash PMI confirms weakness in Chinese economy | Supply Chain Leaders | Scoop.it
An index of Chinese manufacturing activity unexpectedly fell, underscoring the risk that leaders will need to add stimulus to meet this year’s goal for economic growth....
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Is This The Year When Supply Chains Become Socially Responsible?

Is This The Year When Supply Chains Become Socially Responsible? | Supply Chain Leaders | Scoop.it
Welcome to 2014: the year of social accountability for global supply chains. So says AsiaInspection, a provider of factory inspection, quality control and product-testing services for consumer goods and food importers. Last year was “a tipping point” for the implementation of social programs in overseas plants by major consumer brands, according to [...]
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Al Sayegh: ‘Abu Dhabi’s financial ambassadors worth over $1tr’

Al Sayegh: ‘Abu Dhabi’s financial ambassadors worth over $1tr’ | Supply Chain Leaders | Scoop.it
UAE on path to become global financial marketplace
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The World's Most Expensive City

The World's Most Expensive City | Supply Chain Leaders | Scoop.it
Singapore is the world's priciest place to live, surpassing Tokyo for the first time, according to a ranking by the Economist Intelligence Unit. The WSJ's Deborah Kan speaks with EIU economist Edward Bell about why the Southeast Asian city-state is the so expensive.
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Obama to announce new manufacturing hubs - Boston.com

Obama to announce new manufacturing hubs - Boston.com | Supply Chain Leaders | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is satisfying a year-old pledge by announcing the creation of two Pentagon-led institutes that will combine public and private resources to foster manufacturing innovation.
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Infographic: A cheat sheet for the nervous CIOs

Infographic: A cheat sheet for the nervous CIOs | Supply Chain Leaders | Scoop.it
There are many issues that can make or break a CIO. He or she is a hero if they’re done right. Done wrong, and it might be time to look for a new job.
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WATCH: Run For Your Life, It's A Bunch Of Adorable Rabbits!

WATCH: Run For Your Life, It's A Bunch Of Adorable Rabbits! | Supply Chain Leaders | Scoop.it
Moments before this video was taken, there were only two rabbits.

Just kidding, but it's not far off. During World War II, eight rabbits were brought to the Japanese island of Okunoshima, where they were used to test mustard gas.

Okunoshima is ...
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Does your Supply Chain have a New User Interface, sometimes we all follow the same old Supply Chain like a bunch of Rabbits!  Have you really transformed your supply chain or do you simple have a new UI? 

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Amazon’s ‘Sortation Centers’ Bite Off More of Delivery’s ‘Last Mile’

Amazon’s ‘Sortation Centers’ Bite Off More of Delivery’s ‘Last Mile’ | Supply Chain Leaders | Scoop.it
Amazon.com Inc. continues to take more control of its delivery operations, a move that will likely give it an edge in same-day delivery and further challenge traditional retailers.
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Whirlpool to buy majority stake in Italy's Indesit for $1 billion

Whirlpool to buy majority stake in Italy's Indesit for $1 billion | Supply Chain Leaders | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - Whirlpool WHR.N, the world's largest maker of home appliances, has agreed to pay 758 million euros ($1 billion) to buy a 60 percent stake in smaller Italian rival Indesit IND.MI to further
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China GDP Gauge Seen Showing More Drop Than Main Measure

China GDP Gauge Seen Showing More Drop Than Main Measure | Supply Chain Leaders | Scoop.it
China’s loss of economic momentum in the first quarter was deeper than the most widely-cited data will show, according to analyst forecasts for a gauge that’s gaining increasing recognition.
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Billionaire Sy Lets Majority Rule as Kids Pilot Philippine Boom

Billionaire Sy Lets Majority Rule as Kids Pilot Philippine Boom | Supply Chain Leaders | Scoop.it
Teresita Sy-Coson sits down with her five siblings for lunch every Tuesday to plot the direction of the Philippines’ largest family-run conglomerate. The sessions start at 11 and invariably spill over the allotted two hours, says Sy-Coson, 63, chairman of BDO Unibank Inc. and the eldest child of Henry Sy, the country’s richest man.
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Infosys Plunges After Murthy’s Sales Growth Outlook

Infosys Plunges After Murthy’s Sales Growth Outlook | Supply Chain Leaders | Scoop.it
Infosys Ltd. plunged the most in 11 months after Chairman N.R. Narayana Murthy told investors annual sales growth may be at the lower end of its projections and lag behind industry forecast.
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Stephen Schwarzman: Blackstone's $10 Billion Man

Stephen Schwarzman: Blackstone's $10 Billion Man | Supply Chain Leaders | Scoop.it
The king of private equity boasts an 11-figure fortune on this year's World's Billionaires list.
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Quintiles taps into Triangle talent - Triangle Business Journal

Quintiles taps into Triangle talent - Triangle Business Journal | Supply Chain Leaders | Scoop.it
DURHAM – In industries outside of universities or hospitals, running into a Ph.D. or a medical doctor may be a bit out of the ordinary. At Quintiles, ...
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Rolls-Royce believes time of drone cargo ships has come

Rolls-Royce believes time of drone cargo ships has come | Supply Chain Leaders | Scoop.it
Marine innovation engineering department at Rolls-Royce has presented a draft design of an ocean-going robo-vessel that could enter service within a decade. Experts remain highly skeptical that computers could replace human instincts anytime soon.
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Volkswagen to Offer for Rest of Scania Shares

Volkswagen to Offer for Rest of Scania Shares | Supply Chain Leaders | Scoop.it
Volkswagen plans to make an offer for the shares of Swedish truck maker Scania that it doesn't already own and bring in a former Daimler executive to run its commercial-vehicles division.
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Managing the Supply Chain: If Only I Could See

Managing the Supply Chain: If Only I Could See | Supply Chain Leaders | Scoop.it
Freezing temperatures. Record snows. Planes grounded. Factories shuttered. Traffic snarls. Truck movement halted. Shelves are empty. It is a bad winter, and shipments are five to ten days late. Most manufacturers are helpless. They do not know the status of shipments. On the east coast of the United States, the [...]
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China eyes 9.5% growth in industrial output in 2014 | Shanghai Daily

China eyes 9.5% growth in industrial output in 2014 | Shanghai Daily | Supply Chain Leaders | Scoop.it
China is targeting 9.5 percent growth in industrial output in 2014, slightly below last year’s level, as the government focuses more on quality of expansion.Still, the production goal, unveiled by the
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