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A $108 billion deal just created a beer giant — here's how much of the world's supply it controls

The megamerger between the Budweiser maker Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller, maker of Pilsner Urquel and Fosters among many others, is finally official.<p>AB InBev and SAB confirmed in regulatory filings on Wednesday that AB InBev was coughing up £71 billion ($108 billion), or £44 a share ($67), …

Beer

Can Germany Beat the U.S. to the Industrial Internet?

For your job to be taken seriously in Germany, goes the joke, it should start with an “e-” and end in “-ngineering.” Yet German officials fret that …

Manufacturing

EBN - Erik Diks - Shorten Your Cash-to-Cash Cycle to Unlock Supply Chain Value

Many European companies are working hard to solve their "captive cash" problem, improve their cash-to-cash cycle, and manage their financial and …

UPDATE 1-XPO Logistics to buy U.S. trucker Con-way in $3 bln deal | Reuters

(Adds details, background; updates shares)<p>Sept 9 (Reuters) - XPO Logistics Inc said it would buy trucking and logistics company Con-way Inc for $3 billion, including debt, making it the second largest provider of less-than-truckload services in North America.<p>Con-way’s shares jumped 33 percent to …

Market Capitalization

10 Ways Big Data Is Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management

<b>Bottom line:</b> Big data is providing supplier networks with greater data accuracy, clarity, and insights, leading to more contextual intelligence …

Big Data

How to build trust and compliance in your supply chain

"Heaven is high and the emperor is far away." For many, this Chinese proverb perfectly characterizes the workings of the global supply chain of years …

Sustainable Business

The Next Revolution in Supply Chain Management

I’ve been researching and writing about supply chain management for 20 years. I’ve seen a goodly number of “revolutions” in SCM.<p>In the first revolution, the concept of supply chain, as opposed to logistics, was put forth. Constraint based optimization tools for the extended supply chain were …

Manufacturing

Global supply chains may be a thing of the past

The trend of companies setting up global supply chains seems to have has peaked, and this could hurt the global economy, according to a report from …

Wells Fargo

Americans Are Becoming More Pro-Union

Americans have grown more supportive of labor unions in recent years, according to a Gallup poll released Monday. The poll found that nearly 6 in 10 Americans say they approve of labor unions, the highest approval rate since 2008.<p>Gallup has been surveying American opinion on organized labor since …

General Motors

Japan's trade deficit widens as export growth slows, imports outpace forecasts

Japan's trade deficit widened to its largest level in five months in July, as exports slowed thanks to faltering demand in China and other key markets, and imports fell by less than forecast.<p>The 268.1 billion yen ($2.2 billion) deficit reported Wednesday compared with a deficit of 70.5 billion yen …

Wal-Mart Reins Back Inventory in a Revamped Supply Chain

The retailer is holding goods longer at distribution centers, increasing flexibility and trying to meet e-commerce competition and the changing consumer expectations<p>By<p>Loretta Chao<p>Loretta Chao<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@lorettachao<p>lorettachao<p>Google+<p>Loretta.chao@wsj.com<p>Wal-Mart Stores Inc. WMT …

Walmart

How the Internet of Things is Fundamentally Changing the Supply Chain

Forbes contributor Chris Wilder recently wrote, “The digital economy is changing the game for supply chain customers. Value chains are shifting …

UPS in talks to buy Coyote Logistics for at least $1.8 billion: source | Reuters

CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Package delivery United Parcel Service Inc (UPS.N) is in talks to buy Chicago-based Coyote Logistics LLC for at least $1.8 billion, a source familiar with negotiations said on Wednesday.<p>A woman walks past a sign bearing the logo of United Parcel Service (UPS) at a job …

IT

Are the days of global supply chains numbered?

Forward Thinking<p>Automation, sustainability, and risk management efforts may influence companies to create more regional supply chains, according to a …

Oil

Greece faces supply-chain crunch as crisis deepens

Greece's supply chain is in trouble.<p>Supply chain experts say that Greek importers and exporters could be affected as soon as this week by the …

Europe

These are the companies allowed to fly drones over the US

A precision agriculture firm in Charles City, Iowa. A builder performing roof inspection from Carlisle, Kentucky. A company monitoring explosive charges based in Ijamesville, Maryland. A security firm conducting surveillance over private property in Cottage Grove, Oregon. These are just a handful …

Drones

How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover

We all want it both ways: to get what we want from a tough negotiation and to walk away with our relationship intact. The good news is that kind of outcome is possible. But how exactly do you drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills? How do you advocate for what you want without …

Stanford University

3 ways technology is transforming supply chains

Over the last few years, technology quickly has become so integrated into daily life that it seems nearly impossible to imagine a normal workday …

[INFOGRAPHIC] 3 Core Supply Chain Management Trends Gearing Up to Change SCM Forever

Jabil sponsored a global Dimensional Research survey to capture hard data on current experiences, challenges and trends with the supply chains of …

Internet of Things

12 Essentials of Supply Chain Management

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to manage diverse suppliers and supply chain teams all over the world with both large and small companies. …

Amazon offering one-hour food delivery

This is tasty.<p>Amazon is expanding its Prime Now service to offer quick delivery of food from local stores in Manhattan.<p>Amazon (AMZN) said customers can order groceries, prepared meals and baked goods from D'Agostino, Gourmet Garage and Billy's Bakery through its Prime Now app.<p>Two-hour delivery is …

Enterprise Tech

The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs

In order to avoid incidents of mismatch between supply and demand, establish more efficient manufacturing and lower costs, it is necessary to …

Forex

Negotiations on TPP in 'end-game', says US trade representative

"Our negotiators are working even as we speak, working through issues. We hope to conclude it soon. We are very much in the end-game," he told reporters.<p>Asked about a timetable, Froman said: "We agreed to conclude (the TPP talks) the moment that we have an agreement on an ambitious, comprehensive …

Free Trade

Global businesses commonly centralise and consolidate logistics and supply chain management functions

Click here to view original web page at www.dealstreetasia.com<p>Global businesses commonly centralise and consolidate logistics and supply chain …

Diapers

Supply Chain Sustainability Takes Center Stage in Cannes

This week, hundreds of stars will walk the red carpet in Cannes, France, wearing glorious gowns and impeccably-tailored suits, thinking more of …

Growing Car Sales Drive Multibillion-dollar Electronics Control Unit Market

<b>Growing Car Sales Drive Multibillion-dollar Electronics Control Unit Market</b><p>By: Transparency Market Research<br>04.01.2015<p>The global automotive …

Rethinking the Global Supply Chain

Shifting global dynamics and internal business process changes are compelling manufacturers and retailers to challenge the status quo and reinvent …

Innovation
North Sea

The End Of Cheap China. But What Next?

The global consumer goods industry is in a state of crisis. For decades, it was enough to simply look for the next cheap place to manufacture. But the old rules no longer apply. To put it simply, there isn’t another China. We have run out of low-cost countries that can replicate the scale of …

Sub-Saharan Africa