Supply Chain
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12/12/2017

SUPERVALU and Instacart have teamed up to expand grocery delivery services to all of the retailer's stores, the company said Monday. SUPERVALU has also expanded its click-and-collect service to more stores, with plans to grow it further in the future.

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12/12/2017

Good leaders listen, follow through on promises and treat others as they'd like to be treated, writes Dennis Miller. "It may take some practice, but by learning to build trust and respect among your colleagues, you will dramatically increase your leadership potential," he writes.

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12/12/2017

Recent breaches show that the strategy many boards embrace for their cybersecurity efforts is falling short, Axio Global Chief Technology Officer Jason Christopher writes. Boards can implement a more effective strategy by looking at exposure in financial terms, focusing on a maturity-based cyberevaluation framework and having resources in place to recover from an attack.

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Kloeckner Metal Corp., the US subsidiary of Kloeckner & Co., plans to follow in its German owner's footsteps by adopting a digital culture that will attract younger talent, says incoming CEO John Ganem. The company also has a young-leaders program that connects employees in the US and elsewhere.

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Global Atlanta
12/12/2017

Use a model such as the Balanced Scorecard or SCOR to get the most out of a supply chain performance-management system, writes Tan Miller of Rider University. Using a hierarchical framework enables function-specific goals and "relatively few, high-level, strategic measures (e.g., between 10 and 25) that monitor overall corporate performance," Miller writes.

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Aluminum is classified into five main types, with four alloys alongside pure aluminum, writes Megan Nichols. Aluminum is also distinguished by a numbered grading system, she writes.

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American Machinist
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12/12/2017

Prioritize the core capabilities of manufacturing execution systems and manufacturing operations management rather than being distracted by technology, writes Luigi De Bernardini, CEO of Autoware. Cloud computing, machine learning and other offerings are less important than having solid operational and production processes, he writes.

12/12/2017

Cybersecurity is becoming more important as robotics use increases, writes Ryan Flores of Trend Micro. Flores recommends four mitigation techniques, including manual overrides and code-signing backed by authentication procedures.

12/12/2017

Digital supply chain implementations are most successful when organizational culture and customer experience are given the same priority as technology, writes Barry Pellas of PointSource. Part of that culture shift lies in eliminating silos.

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12/12/2017

Wireless safety-shower alarm systems can be installed quickly at roughly half the cost of wired networks, write Alex Patterson and Marcio Donnangelo of Emerson Automation Solutions. Wireless systems make it easier to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommendations by helping injured workers communicate and be located quickly, they write.

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Plant Engineering