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Uber’s path to win back London: data, fines and fees

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 17, 2017 4:20:42 AM / by Amandine Pham posted in Industry News

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(Reuters) - If history is a guide, Uber Technologies new Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi is likely to dangle data sharing and a promise to pay fines and fees when he sits down with London officials to negotiate the ride service’s future in one of its most important markets.

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Smarter ways to get around town

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 13, 2017 6:42:09 AM / by Amandine Pham posted in Industry News

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Cities are deploying big data and analytics tools to enhance transit systems.

Enhanced transportation is a big component of emerging smart cities, and municipalities are turning to big data analytics and other technologies to help to create more efficient ways of getting around town.

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Connected Services and Big Data Analytics in the Global Farming Industry, Forecast to 2022

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 10, 2017 4:39:30 AM / by Amandine Pham posted in Industry News

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This study aims to research and analyse the development of Big Data Analytics and connected services in the farm equipment industry and to assess the value proposition of these connected services that address the expectations of farmers and transform their business practices. The farm equipment industry is witnessing another wave of industrial change through IT industry. The formation of smart connected products is creating new opportunities and new areas of business models.

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How to put a data-driven marketing strategy in motion

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 6, 2017 4:00:00 AM / by Amandine Pham posted in Industry News

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Data-driven decisioning is the zeitgeist of contemporary marketing practice, but barriers to entry, such as lack of quality data and skillsets, etc, are commonplace. Lloyd Greenfield, client partner at The Programmatic Advisory, talks through his consultancy’s three-step approach to getting started.

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Future of Supply Chain: Three Contrarian Predictions

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 3, 2017 4:52:58 AM / by Amandine Pham posted in Industry News

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This week SCM World launches the annual Future of Supply Chain survey.

To begin with, here are three long-range, contrarian predictions that should matter to supply chain professionals:

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School Bus Optimization

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 29, 2017 4:49:08 AM / by Amandine Pham posted in Industry News

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An algorithm to optimize school bus routes will save Boston Public Schools as much as $5 million after computer science and logistics experts competed in a 3 month hackathon won by a team from MIT's Operations Research Center. The challenge was similar to the NP-hard Travelling Salesman Problem.

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Chinese Startup TuSimple to Challenge Tesla’s Driverless Trucks in Arizona

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 26, 2017 5:47:05 AM / by Amandine Pham posted in Industry News

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TuSimple hits the road

Chinese startup TuSimple plans to test its fleet of self-driving commercial trucks in Arizona and Shanghai in 2018, leading up to the successful launch of a commercial autonomous trucking service in 2019. This move introduces another competitor in the self-driving race between giants like Tesla, Uber, and Waymo. These companies are all striving to transform the way we send, deliver, and receive commercial goods, and TuSimple’s technology and powerful financial backing make it a serious contender.

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Google/Walmart: The Brutal Future Of Retail Supply Chains

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 22, 2017 10:00:00 AM / by Cheli Zhao posted in Industry News

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ISM Analyzes The Future Supply Chain Impacts From Hurricane Harvey

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 15, 2017 12:00:00 AM / by Cheli Zhao posted in Industry News

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The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) is well known for their reports on the growth of the manufacturing sector. Today they released a report documenting the potential economic impacts from Hurricane Harvey. This was based on a special survey that asked members of the Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committees to assess as best they could how Harvey might impact six key business metrics and whether they may be impacted by shortages of input materials due to Harvey.
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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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