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  • Automation and Tech Will Change How We Build

    Automation and Tech Will Change How We Build

    The buildings and communities we live and work in could soon serve a very different purpose. Viktor Weber | Future Real Estate Institute Our built environment and its entire value chain are in the...

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  • 4 Things Distributors Can Learn From Retailers

    4 Things Distributors Can Learn From Retailers

    Industrial distributors would be wise to take a page out of retail history. Kelly Brock | UPS Several years ago, retailers stood at a crossroads: With e-commerce and shifting demographics...

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  • 2 New Rules of the Sustainability Game

    2 New Rules of the Sustainability Game

    Here's how supply and demand are two sides of the same coin. Elisa Niemtzow | BSR Last month, BSR brought together a group of luxury brands at Paris’ Salon du Luxe conference to talk about the new...

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  • Business Rivals Agree on Policy

    Business Rivals Agree on Policy

    Simplify taxes, invest in transport infrastructure and expand international trade while keeping it fair. David Abney | UPS Frederick W. Smith | FedEx At a time when the U.S. needs unity and bold...

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  • 4 Myths About Innovation in Logistics

    4 Myths About Innovation in Logistics

    Don't let these four assumptions get in the way of supply chain success. Daniel Gagnon | UPS The serenity of a normal Sunday morning gives me time to catch up on the business journals and blogs...

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  • Biometrics: The Next Frontier of Marketing?

    Biometrics: The Next Frontier of Marketing?

    Could bio-based purchasing bring us closer to our better selves? Bradley Kreit | Institute for the Future Efforts to automate our personal lives are nothing new. We use alarm clocks to automate...

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  • Digging Deeper With Omnichannel Analytics

    Digging Deeper With Omnichannel Analytics

    What if retailers could do even more with all the data they collect? Brittany Bullard | SAS Where do you do your shopping? If you’re like me, you’re all over the place. I’ll see a shoe I like in a...

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  • Bridges and Roads as Important as Your Medicine Cabinet?

    Bridges and Roads as Important as Your Medicine Cabinet?

    How does infrastructure affect your health? Much more than you might think. Korydon Smith | University of Buffalo Two seemingly unrelated national policy debates are ramping up, and we can’t...

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  • 5 Tech Trends Shaping The Future Of Fashion

    5 Tech Trends Shaping The Future Of Fashion

    One chief executive officer breaks down five shifts disrupting the apparel industry. Suuchi Ramesh | Suuchi Inc. At the start of her career, Suuchi Ramesh worked in predictive sciences and...

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  • 3 Ways to Modernize NAFTA

    3 Ways to Modernize NAFTA

    It's time to bring the North American Free Trade Agreement into the digital age. Amgad Shehata | UPS Every day, 3 percent of global GDP  – and 6 percent of U.S. GDP –  moves through UPS’s...

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  • Are You a Lifelong Learner?

    Are You a Lifelong Learner?

    Continual education and training could be the key to a happier, and wealthier, future. Alan Tuckett | University of Wolverhampton Learning throughout life makes sense. Research shows it is good...

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  • 3 Dangers of Supply Chain Complacency

    3 Dangers of Supply Chain Complacency

    Disruptions in the supply chain may take unprepared companies by surprise. David Weaver | All Things Supply Chain It’s a common phrase: “Don’t rest on your laurels.” In other words, don’t be...

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  • How To Transform Your Enterprise

    How To Transform Your Enterprise

    Lessons from business leaders on constant innovation. Robert Reiss | CEO Forum According to Jeff Bezos, “My view is there’s no bad time to innovate.” This practice of constant innovation has...

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  • How Employers Can Close the Skills Gap

    How Employers Can Close the Skills Gap

    What's the major driver of the skills gap? A failure to communicate. Jason A. Tyszko | U.S. Chamber of Commerce Jonathan Finkelstein | Credly The “skills gap” has become a popular term to describe...

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  • The New Kids On the Block

    The New Kids On the Block

    A new generation of industrial buyers is rethinking how companies buy. Kelly Brock | UPS Millennials: Easy to skewer, impossible to ignore. Sure, they clutch their smartphones and other mobile...

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  • 3 Reasons Why You Should Invest In Smart Cities Now

    3 Reasons Why You Should Invest In Smart Cities Now

    It’s time for city planners, governments and business leaders to embrace technology that is changing our lives for the better. Gary Shapiro | Consumer Technology Association Imagine you’re heading...

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  • Meet My Friends: Personalization and Customer Experience

    Meet My Friends: Personalization and Customer Experience

    Want to build customer loyalty? Start here. Andrew Busby | Retail Reflections Much is written about personalization and customer experience – the two are natural bedfellows – and if we believe...

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  • ‘We Cannot Leave People Behind’

    ‘We Cannot Leave People Behind’

    We can extend the benefits of tomorrow’s world to more people today. Stanley Bergman | Henry Schein, Inc. This article was excerpted from remarks delivered by Stanley Bergman, chairman and CEO of...

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  • Why Consumer Brands Should Care About Blockchain

    Why Consumer Brands Should Care About Blockchain

    It's a new day for transparency across supply chains. Laurence Haziot | IBM At the Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit in Berlin last month, I spoke alongside Frank Yiannas from Walmart about how...

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  • 5 Reasons Not to Give Up On Global Trade

    5 Reasons Not to Give Up On Global Trade

    It's time to recognize the core value of international trade. Arancha González Laya | International Trade Centre Peter Draper | South African Institute of International Affairs Many people feel...

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