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How does a Fortune 500 gas company monitor its delivery?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 12, 2017 11:30:32 AM / by Cheli Zhao posted in Geoconcept News

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Recently, Geoconcept visited, along with a partner SHV, the logistics department of American company Air Products to show how AP is using Geoconcept route optimization solution TourSolver. The meeting brought two of the main players in the industry around an important topic, efficiency and cost savings.

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New skills frameworks for retail and food services

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 8, 2017 12:00:00 AM / by Cheli Zhao posted in Industry News

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A shortage of manpower led Muthu's Curry to introduce tablets and watch-like "wearables" at its three restaurants earlier this year.

Customers can place orders through a tablet, while requests such as for water or the bill will show up as an alert on a device worn on servers' wrists.

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Amazon's Australian invasion: separating hype from reality

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 1, 2017 12:00:00 AM / by Cheli Zhao posted in Industry News

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Amazon, the $US500 billion ($630 billion) gorilla stalking Australian retail, took a giant step towards establishing a bona fide e-commerce presence in this country last week. It appointed one of its top German executives to run its local operations, and signed a lease on a former Bunnings Warehouse space on the outskirts of Melbourne for its first fulfilment centre. 

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When Geoconcept software helps students doing their reports

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 25, 2017 12:29:00 PM / by Cheli Zhao posted in Geoconcept News

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Victor, Marion, Anne-Sophie, and Thomas are four students from the French University of Caen. They are currently in a Licence program in Geography – Territorial Planning. The 4 of them have been hired by the organization “SAFER Normandie” and the association “Vigisol,” both defending and protecting the environment in the region of Normandie.  The student’s mission is to analyze the pictures taken for the 4th urbanization project of the group.

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The Role of Logistics in Reviving Retail Markets

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 25, 2017 12:00:00 AM / by Cheli Zhao posted in Industry News

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Everybody knows about “bricks and clicks” in the supply chain, but I have a question: Can the clicks save the bricks for those who’ve been getting Amazoned? In other words, does an increasingly fragmented and tech-enabled market for logistics services have the right “stuff” — the information-based mortar to put traditional retail’s bricks back together? While Amazon’s vertical integration has experts predicting a knockout blow to competitors, across the supply chain the industry’s largest players are getting even larger and they’re learning how to counterpunch.

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ICAO Encourages Cuba's Leadership on Data Analysis, Facilitation

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 18, 2017 12:00:00 AM / by Cheli Zhao posted in Industry News

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Montréal and Havana, 2 August 2017 – Throughout an intensive series of addresses and bilateral meetings undertaken in Cuba last week, ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu encouraged Cuba’s leadership to continue pursuing and leading on pragmatic and proactive approaches to sustainable aviation development for economic and social progress, particularly with regards to data analysis and aviation security and facilitation.

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Life is complicated. Supply chain management shouldn’t be.

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 11, 2017 12:00:00 AM / by Cheli Zhao posted in Industry News

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Rushing kids out the door, walking the dog, navigating traffic—life is complicated enough without having to deal with overly complex supply chain management processes. Unfortunately, increasing consumer demands, growing globalization and mounting pressure to stay profitable in an ever-changing world is the new reality, and for many it means working harder than ever.

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Digital Mapping Initiative Aims to Boost Transparency in Bangladeshi Garment Sector

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 4, 2017 12:00:00 AM / by Cheli Zhao posted in Industry News

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With its sights set on reducing the social and environmental impacts of its garment sector, Bangladesh has launched an initiative to map all of its apparel factories.

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Why your business needs route planning

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 28, 2017 12:00:00 AM / by Cheli Zhao posted in Industry News

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MapQuest, Google Maps, and other mapping software were revolutionary when they came out. Using satellite information and GPS coordinates, they could (in most cases) tell you where you were and the best way to get where you were going.

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Why Healthcare Supply Chain Management Is Due for an Overhaul

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 21, 2017 12:00:00 AM / by Cheli Zhao posted in Industry News

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The healthcare industry is constantly in a state of change. In particular, the shift from service-based to value-based reimbursement puts pressure on healthcare organizations to innovate, increase efficiency, and control costs—all without impacting the quality of care.

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