Afternoon Coffee: Tesla Delivers First Model 3 Cars to Customers, California Approves VW’s Plan for Clean Energy Infrastructure

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The first 30 customers to order a Model 3 will get the keys to their highly anticipated electric cars Friday. A plan from Volkswagen to invest $800 million to support zero-emission vehicle use in California over 10 years gained approval from the California Air Resources Board. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Supply Chain Visibility: Big Brother Shippers and Truckers Need a Prenup

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Over the last several weeks, I have watched five supply chain visibility product demos from very different and successful solution providers — each focused on track and trace capabilities designed to benefit freight shippers — who explained to me that knowing the exact location of a shipment has become an industry requirement. Yes, I raised my hand and asked “why,” because watching an icon move on a map, while cool, just didn’t strike me as essential. As I learned, Wal-Mart and Amazon, once again, are responsible for the shift.

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