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China’s Historic Silk Road is Resurrected from the Rubble

By Kristal Arianne Calagui | February 21, 2018

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China is leading an initiative to revive one of the largest feats of trade infrastructure the world has ever known.

Is Your Supply Chain Customizable?

By Elementum News Desk | February 16, 2018

Customized products require a customized supply chain. We explain the benefits to mass customization and share some tips to ease up the process.

The New Solar Tariff Promises Big Changes in Clean Energy Manufacturing

By Kyle Pennell | February 12, 2018

Last month, Donald Trump followed up on his campaign promise of protecting American businesses by imposing a 30 percent tariff on foreign solar panels and cells, beginning next year. The so-called “safeguard tariffs” will decline each year by 5 percent before expiring in 2023.The move comes in response to a petition last year from solar panel manufacturers Suniva and SolarWorld. Together, they argued in favor of high tariffs against foreign panel makers who, they argued, were undercutting their bottom line.

Further Updates - What You Need to Know About the Quakes in Taiwan

By Elementum News Desk | February 7, 2018

Taiwan was hit by another 5.7 magnitude earthquake Wednesday night at 11pm local time, nearly 24 hours after a 6.4 magnitude quake killed at least seven and left dozens more trapped in the eastern city of Hualien. Hualien’s population of 350,000 felt the strongest impact of the quake, with five surrounding cities feeling light shaking.

Earthquake Updates - Hualien, Taiwan

By Cameron Gao | February 6, 2018

The 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck Eastern Taiwan on February 6th continues to have aftershocks, with plenty more expected to occur in the days ahead. As of writing, there have been 2 fatalities and 200+ injuries mostly in Hualien City. Most notable in the media were the collapse of two buildings and the subsequent nighttime rescue operation. While not a particularly devastating earthquake as the one exactly two years ago that killed 115, such regular occurrences are still a fact of life for areas near the Pacific Ring of Fire.

Can Technology Save the American Freight System?

By Elementum News Desk | February 6, 2018

The American trucking industry has long been bracing itself for a major disruption. Recent advancements in mobile marketplaces and self-driving technology could solve labor shortage issues, ushering in a new era of trucking.

Why Tesla’s Gigafactory Is (Still) the Assembly Line of This Century

By Elementum News Desk | February 2, 2018

Ford’s Model T and Tesla’s Model 3 both share a lineage that’s eerily parallel — and often intertwined. But a bottleneck in the Model 3's assembly line now has skeptics wondering if the comparison is still apt.

Amazon vs. Flipkart: The Race to Dominate Indian E-Commerce

By Charlotte Lee | January 31, 2018

Indian e-commerce company Flipkart is in fierce rivalry with Amazon over the country's online retail market. Both have unique advantages, but the true test will be which company can best tailor its offerings to the Indian consumer’s palate.

The Cost of Disaster

By Harriete Lugue | January 25, 2018

Natural disasters continue to dominate headlines worldwide and are only likely to increase in prevalence in years to come. Last year marked the costliest on record for natural disasters in the United States. The country suffered an estimated $306 billion in disaster-related damages in 2017, predominantly due to major hurricanes and wildfires.

Trucking Companies Are (Finally) Recruiting More Women

By Charlotte Lee | January 23, 2018

The American Trucking Association estimates that trucking companies are short by as much as 45,000 drivers. In light of this shortage, pressure has been mounting on carriers to reach out to untapped workforce pools in order to close the gap and keep supply chains moving. If the trend continues, the ATA predicts the industry could fall short by 174,000 drivers by 2026. Now, trucking and logistics companies are trying to recruit more women to overcome growing driver shortages. Why are there so few women in the business to begin with, and what needs to change for there to be more?