Afternoon Coffee: Apple Responds to Tax Overhaul, Chinese Economy Set to Cool in 2018

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Apple laid out its plans in a statement Wednesday for how it would respond to the recent overhaul of the US tax code. China’s economy grew a surprising 6.9% in 2017, up from a significant decline the year before. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

A Primer on Labor Clouds: Everything Procurement Needs To Know

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Procurement needs to know the world of work is changing — fast. In 2017, many companies have gone beyond experimentation to actually adopting on-demand labor models and platforms for sourcing and engaging specialized knowledge workers. Companies as diverse as Walgreens, The New York Times, P&G, Walmart and Nokia are moving forward with the digital transformation of their workforce. But just as companies are changing their approach to contingent workforce management, the talent landscape is changing, too. As the market for specialized talent becomes increasingly fragmented, companies are looking for new ways to integrate this talent into their total workforce. That's where the concept of a labor cloud comes in.

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