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Amazon patents cardboard boxes that can be turned into toys

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Any child with an active imagination is familiar with the practice of turning disposable pieces of cardboard into thrilling tools of adventure. From playing house in an empty refrigerator box to swordfighting with the tubes inside used paper towel rolls, kids know how to get creative when turning trash into paper playthings.

And now it seems that Amazon is soon going to provide them with templates for further experimentation.

The U.S. Patent Office recently granted the Seattle-based ecommerce…

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More Problems for China’s Pork Industry

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A Decimated Meat Industry China eats more pork than any other country on the planet. The nation’s appetite for the meat has helped establish a $128 billion supply chain network with more than 440 million pigs (half of the pigs in the world). Unfortunately, an “unprecedented” outbreak of African swine fever has made the Year of the Pig a disastrous one.

Countries including Spain, Italy, and Sardinia have contended with outbreaks of their own in the past. Spain needed 35 years to finally…

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How Are Companies Diversifying Their Multinational Supply Chain?

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Optimizing one’s supply base to function beyond national borders is an intriguing safeguard to one’s multinational supply chain. With months of geopolitical tension in Asia centered on the issues of global markets and foreign trade policies, the turmoil has challenged buyers to strategically consider this ideal. The resulting tariffs and regulations have placed critical roadblocks for businesses that function across China and the United States. As managers try to keep their supply chain…

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Monthly Round Up: June 2019

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Monthly Round Up: June 2019
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5 Benefits of a Strong Supplier Diversity Program
In an increasingly diverse business world, it’s essential for organizations to build relationships with a diverse selection of suppliers. Organizations with dedicated supplier diversity programs take a particularly proactive approach to partnering with…

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Walmart testing self-driving vans for "middle mile" delivery

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Kroger has recently seen success with its autonomous grocery delivery pilot program, a “last-mile” delivery solution that America’s largest supermarket chain has been testing in select markets.

And now Walmart, the world’s largest company by revenue, is trying to determine the viability of using autonomous vehicles to operate in the “middle mile” between its warehouses and store-adjacent package pickup kiosks.

If successful, the self-driving delivery vehicles could cut logistics costs in half…

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