Afternoon Coffee: US Economy Shows Several Signs of Continued Growth, A Neural Network for Rap

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A column in the New York Times earlier this week laid out an uplifting picture of the U.S. economy. A high schooler created a machine learning system that can autogenerate new rap songs. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

How IT Services Provider Wipro Improved Performance Metrics by Segregating Demand Type

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Contingent workforce procurement and management in a professional services company is oftentimes a unique activity. Performance metrics, while similar to other programs, are prioritized differently. Costs are monitored more closely, as they are directly tied to operating margins, and time to fill is a crucial metric. For a large program that hires thousands of contractors yearly, each day of cycle time reduction can add millions to the top line.

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