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Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous trucking will make commercial driving a safer, more enjoyable job

Autonomous vehicles have great potential for improving existing, high-demand transportation services, moving everything from passengers to packages. While most attention is focused on cars and drones, the autonomous industry sees the greatest near-term potential in another commercial trucking.


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Connectivity

A Roundup of all Supply Chain Connectivity Technologies

Comprehensive connectivity – from 802.11 wireless LAN technologies, cellular networks, Bluetooth. The various forms of wireless connectivity – Bluetooth for personal area networking, 802.11 wireless local area networking, and cellular wide area wireless networks for voice and data communication – are all highly visible and provide compelling business cases for many specific supply chain operations.

In this special we take a closer look at what wireless technology is being adopted, how it’s being used, and what benefits logistics professionals are deriving from their mobile investments either inside the four walls or on the road.


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Diesel Prices

Diesel fuel prices expected to drop.

In this special we collect all our diesel prices stories. The United States relied on net imports (imports minus exports) for about 45% of the petroleum (crude oil and petroleum products) that we consumed in 2011. Just over half of these imports came from the Western Hemisphere. Our dependence on foreign petroleum has declined since peaking in 2005.


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Executive Education

Executive education refers to academic programs at graduate-level business schools worldwide for executives, business leaders and functional managers. These programs are generally non-credit and non-degree-granting, but sometimes lead to certificates. Estimates by Business Week magazine suggest that executive education in the United States is approximately an $800 million annual business with approximately 80 percent provided by university-based business schools.


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Research & Trends

Industry Trends

Tips, Trends and Insight

From ten game-changing supply chain trends that can help companies improve operations to emerging trends in wireless technology in this special we roll up all our content on tips, research and current trends in the industry.


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NAFTA

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is an agreement signed by Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

It is an agreement among Canada, Mexico, and the United States which began January 1, 1994 as a means to eliminate barriers to trade and investment.


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Research & Trends

Sustainability

Being Green and Sustainable Has It's Advantages

Incorporating sustainability initiatives into warehouse and distribution center (DC) design is proving to be a win-win proposition. It mitigates harmful effects to the environment, encourages worker safety and comfort, while winning the respect of your customers and community. But from a more critical business perspective, it also lowers operating costs, ultimately improving a company’s financial performance.


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