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Thursday, February 8, 2018 -- Published once each month.

 
Business Transformed: Part One—World in Transition
By Ann Grackin Thursday, February 8, 2018
Modernizing the firm's business-to-business communications is essential for participation in today's customer-driven and global markets. [ Read: Business Transformed: Part One—World in Transition ]
Blockchain's Role in the Produce Supply Chain: Part One—Traceability and Blockchain
By Bill McBeath Thursday, February 8, 2018
We discuss blockchain and three other approaches to achieving traceability, as the foundation for providing provenance assurance and improved recall capabilities. This includes a discussion of the impact of FSMA, industry standards, and networked SaaS systems. [ Read: Blockchain's Role in the Produce Supply Chain: Part One—Traceability and Blockchain ]

Transportation Capacity Crunch
By Ann Grackin Thursday, February 8, 2018
Ecommerce and an improved consumer outlook are increasing the trucking capacity crunch. [ Read: Transportation Capacity Crunch ]

Returns—the Retail Day of Reckoning
By Ann Grackin Thursday, February 8, 2018
As the cost of returns increases, retailers need a strategy that includes better demand planning, fulfillment and logistics. [ Read: Returns—the Retail Day of Reckoning ]

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