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    Top Industries for Recent Grads

    Top Industries for Recent Grads

    This spring, 1.7 million undergraduates will cross the stage to receive their diploma. While some of these graduates will continue their education, the vast majority will enter the workforce in hopes of landing their dream job. With student debt at an all-time high, obtaining suitable and stable employment will be essential for new grads looking […]

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    On the Watch for Rising Warehousing Costs

    On the Watch for Rising Warehousing Costs

    In the next three years, as the economy recovers and demand for manufactured goods increases, warehousing activity is anticipated to rise, prompting greater demand and higher costs for labor, handling equipment, materials, maintenance work and other expenses associated running a warehouse. Fortunately, by understanding the factors that will shape costs during the three years to […]

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    Getting The Lead Out

    Getting The Lead Out

    As originally published in Water Online The Flint water crisis was a wake-up call for government authorities, municipalities, and private entities to recognize the need to upgrade the outdated water supply systems across the nation. In April 2014, the city of Flint, MI, switched its drinking water source from Detroit’s system to the Flint River. The […]

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    Scholarly Savings: Strategic Purchasing for Universities

    Scholarly Savings: Strategic Purchasing for Universities

    State governments are making serious cuts this year to balance budgets, and one of the biggest items on the chopping block is higher education. For example, Kentucky has mandated a 4.5% cut to state college and university funding this year. Meanwhile, budget stalemates in Illinois and Pennsylvania have cut off almost all funding to public […]

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    Whole Foods 365 Store Heightens Industry Competition

    Whole Foods 365 Store Heightens Industry Competition

    Overview The US supermarket chain Whole Foods is set to open its first 365 by Whole Foods Market store in LA’s Silver Lake neighborhood. The highly anticipated spin-off store will be about two-thirds larger than an average Whole Foods location and will primarily stock the company’s premium private label 365 brand merchandise. The new store […]

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    Managing Supply Chain Risk in a Globalized Economy

    Managing Supply Chain Risk in a Globalized Economy

    In the natural world, biodiversity is the hallmark of a stable ecosystem—the greater the variety of plant and animal species there are, the lower the impact of the loss of any one species on the environment will be. Supply chains work in a similar fashion. Businesses that diversify their upstream suppliers are less likely to […]