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Should I worry about cheap cashmere?

Should I worry about cheap cashmere? | Supply Chain and Operations Management | Scoop.it
Just about every clothing supplier out there is offering deals on cashmere, including the cheap ones. Should I be concerned? Lucy Siegle investigates
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Corona Brewer Bets $4 Billion on Cannabis Startup

Corona Brewer Bets $4 Billion on Cannabis Startup | Supply Chain and Operations Management | Scoop.it
Corona brewer Constellation Brands is investing $4 billion into Canadian marijuana grower Canopy Growth, one of the biggest corporate wagers on the potential global market for cannabis-infused drinks and other products.
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Pentagon is rethinking its multibillion-dollar relationship with U.S. defense contractors to boost supply chain security - The

Pentagon is rethinking its multibillion-dollar relationship with U.S. defense contractors to boost supply chain security - The | Supply Chain and Operations Management | Scoop.it
A new strategy would seek to protect sensitive weapons and technology from foreign theft and sabotage.
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Samsung might suspend manufacturing at China plant

Samsung might suspend manufacturing at China plant | Supply Chain and Operations Management | Scoop.it
The South Korean company is reportedly considering the suspension as a way to fight against falling sales and rising labor costs.
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New Supply Chain Jobs Are Emerging as AI Takes Hold

We’re moving toward a world where people and machines are collaborating, not just coexisting.
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Uber stands up Uber Freight as separate unit, doubles investment

Uber stands up Uber Freight as separate unit, doubles investment | Supply Chain and Operations Management | Scoop.it
Uber Freight has grown with "significant momentum" since its launch last May, signaling the freight unit can add value to the company as a whole. 
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Apple chip supplier TSMC admits downtime caused by unpatched Windows systems

Apple chip supplier TSMC admits downtime caused by unpatched Windows systems | Supply Chain and Operations Management | Scoop.it
TSMC, sole supplier of the A-series chips used in Apple’s iPhones and other devices, has admitted that the ultimate cause of its virus-induced downtime was the use of unpatched Windows system…
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Why 70% of facilities may deploy wearables in 5 years

Why 70% of facilities may deploy wearables in 5 years | Supply Chain and Operations Management | Scoop.it
Tech worn on workers can cut down on errors, improve efficiency, and unlock employee potential.
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U.S. Cranberry Industry Feels the Bite of Retaliatory Tariffs

U.S. Cranberry Industry Feels the Bite of Retaliatory Tariffs | Supply Chain and Operations Management | Scoop.it
As trade tensions mount, countries that really want to needle the U.S. are springing retaliatory tariffs on the cranberry, a quintessentially American export.
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Honda Took Pride in Doing Everything Itself. The Cost of Technology Made That Impossible.

Honda Took Pride in Doing Everything Itself. The Cost of Technology Made That Impossible. | Supply Chain and Operations Management | Scoop.it
Honda once used staff technicians to design new technologies ranging from engines to the shape of the suspension arms. Now, the car maker is outsourcing key tech for electric vehicles and autonomous driving to fight high R&D costs.
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China's Japanese Lesson For Fighting Trump's Trade War

China's Japanese Lesson For Fighting Trump's Trade War | Supply Chain and Operations Management | Scoop.it
From Beijing’s perspective, the lessons learned from the U.S.-Japan trade war are clear: don’t yield to U.S. pressure as Japan did.
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U.S. Recycling Companies Face Upheaval from China Scrap Ban

U.S. Recycling Companies Face Upheaval from China Scrap Ban | Supply Chain and Operations Management | Scoop.it
Top waste-services companies say their recycling operations are a drag on earnings as business with their biggest foreign market disappears.
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2018 ERP Update: Are the mega-suite vendors taking over supply chain management? - Logistics Management

2018 ERP Update: Are the mega-suite vendors taking over supply chain management? - Logistics Management | Supply Chain and Operations Management | Scoop.it
With 58% of shippers committed to their enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors, the key players are casting an even bigger shadow on the supply chain management space.
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Molson Coors Turns to Marijuana as Beer Sales Drop

Molson Coors Turns to Marijuana as Beer Sales Drop | Supply Chain and Operations Management | Scoop.it
The No. 2 U.S. brewer is forming a joint venture with a Canadian cannabis producer to develop non-alcoholic, marijuana-infused beverages for the Canadian market.
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Walmart aims for 'zero waste' to landfills by 2025

Walmart aims for 'zero waste' to landfills by 2025 | Supply Chain and Operations Management | Scoop.it
The report outlines how Walmart intends to "work with suppliers and customers to prevent products and materials from becoming waste upstream and downstream in pursuit of a more circular economy."
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China may end up inadvertent winner from Trump's aluminium tariffs - Nasdaq.com

China may end up inadvertent winner from Trump's aluminium tariffs - Nasdaq.com | Supply Chain and Operations Management | Scoop.it
LAUNCESTON, Australia, Aug 13- It's probably not what U.S. President Donald Trump had in mind when imposing tariffs on aluminium imports, but it.
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U.S. Car Makers Left in the Dust as China’s Tariff Cut Boosts Europe, Japan

U.S. Car Makers Left in the Dust as China’s Tariff Cut Boosts Europe, Japan | Supply Chain and Operations Management | Scoop.it
Auto makers exported a record $7.4 billion worth of vehicles to China last month, as European and Japanese companies took advantage of a tariff cut that excludes their U.S. counterparts.
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Trucking’s Tight Capacity Squeezes U.S. Businesses

Trucking’s Tight Capacity Squeezes U.S. Businesses | Supply Chain and Operations Management | Scoop.it
Companies are pointing to rising freight costs as a drag on earnings and growth, as trucking companies raise rates at a historic pace and one says finding trucks is getting “ugly.”
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Chinese Truck-Hailing App On Course for $10 Billion Valuation

Chinese Truck-Hailing App On Course for $10 Billion Valuation | Supply Chain and Operations Management | Scoop.it
Manbang Group, a Chinese truck-hailing platform that counts SoftBank and Alphabet as investors, is seeking to raise $1 billion in new funding.
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‘We Are at the Limit’: Trump’s Tariffs Turn Small Businesses Upside Down

‘We Are at the Limit’: Trump’s Tariffs Turn Small Businesses Upside Down | Supply Chain and Operations Management | Scoop.it
Large companies have mostly shrugged off the impact of the administration’s trade skirmish with China. Smaller ones and startups lack the wiggle room to absorb cost increases or shift production, and many are re-evaluating their plans and strategies.
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Walmart pilots ‘first-of-its-kind’ robotics system

Walmart pilots ‘first-of-its-kind’ robotics system | Supply Chain and Operations Management | Scoop.it
Walmart is adding a new member to its online grocery fulfillment team — but it’s not an associate.
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In This Trade War, Starbucks Just Put Its Money on China - Bloomberg

In This Trade War, Starbucks Just Put Its Money on China - Bloomberg | Supply Chain and Operations Management | Scoop.it
The opportunities for growth are in Guangzhou, not Seattle.
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Steel Giants With Ties to Trump Officials Block Tariff Relief for Hundreds of Firms - The New York Times

Steel Giants With Ties to Trump Officials Block Tariff Relief for Hundreds of Firms - The New York Times | Supply Chain and Operations Management | Scoop.it
Nucor and United States Steel have exercised veto power, so far without fail, over other companies, forcing them to buy their products instead of steel from abroad.
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Why Isn't Zara On Every Street Corner?

Why Isn't Zara On Every Street Corner? | Supply Chain and Operations Management | Scoop.it
While other retailers are having trouble keeping pace with the evolving demands of today’s consumer, Zara isn’t fazed because it already is ahead of the curve. So, what’s holding Zara back from even faster growth?
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Trump's Tariffs Push Electronics From China to Southeast Asia - Bloomberg

Trump's Tariffs Push Electronics From China to Southeast Asia - Bloomberg | Supply Chain and Operations Management | Scoop.it
Electronics makers are preparing to shift more production to Southeast Asia as trade tensions with the U.S. make it less appealing to manufacture gadgets in China.
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Apple supplier Delta calls tariffs 'bombshell' on global trade

Apple supplier Delta calls tariffs 'bombshell' on global trade | Supply Chain and Operations Management | Scoop.it
TAIPEI -- Taiwan's Delta Electronics, a supplier of power components to Apple, has begun efforts to expand production capacity outside of China to gai
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