Features

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has shifted the focus from response to prevention, driving traceability and helping to increase food safety.

George Magnus argues that the financial crisis in the West has thrown down the gauntlet of structural reform for emerging markets. The prospects for the global economy, he says, depend not so much on mechanical extrapolations of GDP, than on good politics and robust legal and social institutions.

A project assurance methodology transcends traditional project management barriers for successful software implementation, says Rob Prinzo.

The best Microsoft Gold Partners consider themselves strategic partners for their clients, not merely technology solutions providers, says Thomas R. Cutler.

Global business news

Sodexo Engage, specialists in employee and consumer engagement, has announced the appointment of Burcin Ressamoglu as Chief Executive Officer. 

Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have named Crosslinx Transit Solutions (CTS)—a consortium of equal share partners ACS Infrastructure Canada, Aecon, EllisDon, and SNC-Lavalin—the preferred proponent to design, build, finance, and maintain the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) project using the alternative financing and procurement (AFP) model.

In an industry as rigorously competitive as the gold production, Anaconda Mining Inc is a company of exploration that fundamentally strives for stability. The junior gold production company focuses its mergers and acquisitions target searches primarily on Canada and the United States, with a particular focus on Atlantic Canada.

Executive Insight

A recent Forrester surveyof 433 procurement, supply chain, and finance leaders found that more than half (55 percent) plan to invest in Artificial Intelligence within the next two years. However, 59 percent voiced concerns about poor data quality limiting the effectiveness of A.I. insights and decision-making. There’s clearly a lot of work ahead, but the obstacles are far from insurmountable.

Here are four areas where A.I. could transform supply chains

Ramanan Ramakrishna

Customer expectations have shifted dramatically in the last few years as disruptors across countless industries have focused on scaling new heights in terms of customer experience (CX). It’s widely accepted that it’s vital to offer excellent CX if you expect to stand out from the competition. 

Business Blogs

Brazil’s economy has begun to recover since a series of economic and political crises which have dogged the country since 2013. Between Q1 2015 and Q4 2016, GDP shrunk in eight successive quarters. The lava jato (‘car wash’) scandal, which continues to rumble on, to date has indicted over 170 high-profile people and involved 16 of Brazil’s largest companies. 

SGS explain how they helped a pipeline company who encountered a blockage in one of their pipelines by using ultrasonic technology.