Afternoon Coffee: Google Develops Supply Chain Tracking Tools; Tipalti Partners with Everflow

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At the Copenhagen Fashion Summit in Copenhagen, Google announced it was developing a Google Cloud data analytics and machine learning service that’ll “give brands a more comprehensive view of their supply chain.”

When ready, the “open, industry-wide tool” will not only determine the effect of raw materials production, but also compare the impacts on regions where they are produced. Google also said it had partnered with Stella McCartney, the namesake brand of fashion designer Stella McCartney.

Tipalti signs partner deal with Everflow for all-in-one platform

Automated payables solutions provider Tipalti has said it had partnered up with Everflow to provide a platform that allows seamless global publisher relationship management and improved risk management.

The partnership will provide Everflow customers with complete performance tracking, analytics, and global payouts in a single dashboard for a seamless user experience.

Starbucks moves toward more support for ethically sourced coffee

Starbucks has completed a $1 billion sustainability bond. The coffee company said the bond will be used for a variety of tasks like buying coffee verified by Coffee and Farmer Equity Practices, research and development, loans to support coffee farmers as well as developing and operating farmer support centers.

IBM shows off new Watson-powered supply chain management tool

IBM unveiled a Watson-powered machine learning tool for business supply chain management purposes at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Summit in Phoenix, Arizona.

The aim is to help businesses detect anomalies that could potentially interrupt a company’s supply chain distribution.

Thai army places bid for U.S. combat vehicles

The Royal Thai Army has revealed it had placed a bid to buy the M1126 Stryker 8×8 infantry combat vehicle (ICV) produced by General Dynamics Land Systems.

The acquisition of 37 vehicles totaled THB2.96 billion (U.S. $94 million), with and an additional 23 units funded by U.S. military assistance, according to this article.

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