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The Next-Generation Logistics Network
Juan Perez | UPS In 2017, UPS aligned its technology and engineering functions into one organization and named Juan Perez its Chief Information and Engineering Officer. Perez leads a team of UPS engineers and IT professionals who are laser-focused on building the company’s smart...
Aug 10, 2018 11:15 AM ET
How Tech Is Driving a Fourth Wave of Environmentalism
Fred Krupp | Environmental Defense Fund In any era, the hard work of environmental progress requires the best available tools. Today those tools include technological innovations that are giving corporations and NGOs alike new capabilities and supercharging the...
Jun 8, 2018 11:05 AM ET
Top Priorities in 2018? Supply Chain Visibility and Transparency
Paul Trudgian | Paul Trudgian Supply Chain & Logistics Consultancy A common problem with supply chains is they become unwieldy beasts. Each individual element and component within the network knows what they are doing, but the big picture often becomes obscure. ...
Apr 27, 2018 1:25 PM ET
Driving Sustainable Logistics in Europe
Dr. Milos Milenkovic | MIT A hyper-connected network of logistics clusters could play a key role in achieving the European Union’s goal of creating a sustainable, more efficient freight transportation system. An EU-backed research initiative called...
Apr 26, 2018 11:05 AM ET
Female Workforces Can Revolutionize Latin American Business
Oscar Artiga | TechnoServe Daniel Velasquez owns a small snack manufacturing firm in Honduras, which produces plantain chips sold in bodegas across the country. A few years ago, Daniel was struggling to consistently find enough plantains that met the company’s quality...
Apr 23, 2018 11:15 AM ET