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Hot Topics are written by a leading expert, thought leader, and/or researcher and focus on newly emerging research from CSCMP or other organizations; hot trends and emerging industry insights; and/or journal articles that expose a new perspective or finding that has emerged as a critical issues.  Hot Topics provide a quick way to keep up with a changing supply chain management industry and marketplace.  

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  • Navigating Trade Tariffs
    The global tariff environment is constantly changing, creating a high risk impact for companies affecting their international supply chains, financial exposure, long standing business relationships and sourcing strategies. These changes can also result in trade compliance consequences with enforcement and regulatory government agencies. In this Hot Topic written by Melinda Damico Executive Vice President at Vandergrift - a Maersk Company learn how, companies can cope with these dynamics in a way that doesn’t disrupt their business models.
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  • Evolving Threats on the Open Seas
    The majority of the world’s goods are shipped via ocean vessels and as the maritime industry becomes increasingly reliant on technology and data, there is a notable increase in cyber risks. Convincing shipowners that information security is worth the investment is challenging because security is an investment for long-term profitability.
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  • Improving Digital Identity: Three Opportunities for Supply Chain Collaboration
    As we become more and more technology-reliant—including the use of AI, voice assistants, chatbots or other emerging innovations—it’s important for consumers to be able to trust data and the brands that provide it. Now is the time for supply chain partners to improve product digital identities to engender such levels of trust. Learn more about the three opportunities where standards can streamline the development of a collective digital identity and help new technology scale in a supply chain setting.
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  • Why the Future of Empty Miles Won't Be Like the Past
    Waste matters. For nearly every industry, waste contributes to higher costs. But in the freight industry, the stakes are even higher. In freight, waste means that more fuel is consumed, more carbon is emitted, and drivers spend more hours sitting idle.
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  • Supply Chain Security: How to Improve Digital Resiliency
    In an increasingly interconnected world, it is more important than ever to evaluate the digital resiliency of an enterprise - the capability to withstand and operate right through a cyber threat or a verified incident.
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