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Greece crisis hits supply chains 

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The Greek financial crisis threatens both regional and international supply chains. Supply chains have been affected by the ongoing financial crisis in Greece. According to a Wall Street Journal Report, the Greek government’s decision to shut down the country’s banking system for seven days will have a negative knock-on impact ...

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Managing Risk in the Global Supply Chain

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Risk is a fact of life for any supply chain professional; learn how to manage it effectively. J. Paul Dittmann, Ph.D. | University of Tennessee First in a Five-Part Series Over the last decade, many companies faced supply chain challenges that have stretched their capabilities to the breaking point. Both ...

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Logistics Networks in a Digital Age

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The global economy is witnessing significant and rapid change, thanks to major technological advances over the last decade. The German news portal Spiegel Online noted a societal transformation “that can only be compared with 19th century industrialisation, but it is happening much faster this time . . . the digital ...

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Customer-Centric Delivery

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How empowered consumers are forcing supply chains to adapt. Brandon Johnson | UPS To seize the opportunities created by the boom in eCommerce, retailers, manufacturers, and logistics providers alike have all taken steps to make their supply chains more customer-centric. The moves make sense. As globalization made it easier for ...

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Managing a Borderless Supply Chain

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By Scott Szwast, UPS The global growth of the middle class is creating new markets for healthcare companies. Approximately 57 percent of demand for healthcare products is outside of North America, making international trade particularly important for pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. However, less than one percent of U.S. healthcare ...

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Waste Not, Want Not: Sustainability in the supply chain pays off

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By Ken Rankin, UPS Now, more than ever, sustainable business practices underpin the efforts of global high-tech and electronics companies interested in bolstering their bottom lines and preparing for the future. Indeed, one of the most important sustainability questions facing the high-tech industry today relates to product lifecycles and end-of-life ...

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Food industry shouldn’t wait for Elliott Review to make changes

McDonalds employees promote their food on the Qianmen Street in Beijing, China, March 24, 2010. Photograph: Imaginechina/Corbis Professor Chris Elliott’s long-awaited review of the food industry, which was commissioned in the wake of the horsemeat scandal, is expected to be published at the start of September. Based on the review’s ...

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Google Maps Mania: Source Maps and Supply Chain Mapping

These days more and more consumers care about the manufacturing conditions and the environmental impact of the physical products that they buy. They care about whether their manufactured goods are produced in safe working conditions and that the businesses pay a living wage. Many consumers also care greatly about the ...

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