Combatting counterfeiting using QR codes

QR security codes, developed by the start-up ScanTrust, make it possible to authenticate and locate goods using a smartphone application. Housed in the Innovation Park at EPFL, the company has developed a new tool in the ...

Tackling child labour in the fashion industry

New research suggests that firms with a good reputation for ethical sourcing in the fashion industry are judged more harshly than their peers when child labour is discovered in their supply chain. Meggan Caddey, a final year ...

Study on global supply chain highlights reversal of outsourcing

Relocation of manufacturing and product sourcing to emerging economies is no longer the gold standard for global businesses, according to a study from the Global Supply Chain Institute in UT's Haslam College of Business.

'Organizational forgetting' erodes quality gains in supply chains

Just like physical assets, a company's organizational knowledge can depreciate over time. According to a paper co-authored by a University of Illinois expert in supply chain management, "organizational depreciation" can mute ...

Creating more effective product recalls by improving traceability

Each year, an estimated 48 million Americans get sick—sometimes mortally—from an all-too common source: foodborne pathogens. Even as the industry looks for ways to curb outbreaks, a new University of Notre Dame study ...

Taiwan's Hon Hai profit up 11 percent in Q3

Taiwan's tech giant Hon Hai Precision Industry, a major supplier to Apple, said Thursday that its net profit in the three months to September increased 11 percent on-year.

How financial decisions are made

Jayant Kale didn't grow up dreaming of becoming a leading expert in corporate finance and mutual fund investment. But he's happy he invested in that market early in life.

How blockchain technology could transform the food industry

There has been a lot of noise on cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin of late. While some suggest cryptocurrencies are a fraud, others believe them to be the next biggest economic revolution the world has seen since the internet. ...

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