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12/12/2017

DHL eCommerce, a division of Deutsche Post DHL, has hired a CEO for India and is assembling a team to launch a dedicated e-commerce logistics network in the country, sources said. E-commerce in India is on track to hit $200 billion in gross merchandise value by 2026, according to Morgan Stanley.

12/12/2017

As the largest external driver of consumer need, weather is more than just a conversation-starter for retailers. In the latest episode of NRF's Retail Gets Real podcast, the team chats with Planalytics Executive Vice President of Global Services Evan Gold about how weather changes affect holiday-season retail. Listen to the episode here.

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12/12/2017

College students from around the country will have the opportunity to hear "The People's Shark," Daymond John of ABC Shark Tank, discuss how grit, persistence and good old fashioned hard work are the backbone of every successful business and individual. Students in attendance will also receive an advance copy of his book "Rise and Grind," set to release later in January. Learn more.

12/12/2017

If you're attending the Student Program at Retail's Big Show in New York City, be sure to upload your resume for recruiters and check out the available job listings to see what retailers are hiring for. Explore the comprehensive list.

12/12/2017

A 6-year-old named Ryan has been reviewing toys on YouTube since he was 3, and this year he landed in the eighth spot on Forbes' list of highest-paid YouTube entrepreneurs. Ryan earned $11 million from reviews in the year ending June 1.

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12/12/2017

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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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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