Uber Freight to launch in Germany; MIT, ASU unveil supply chain management degree; U.S. e-commerce sites lagging

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Ride-hailing company Uber will launch a freight platform in Germany, in an effort to grab a share of Europe's $500 billion trucking market. An Uber executive told Reuters that Germany will be Uber Freight’s second market to go live on the continent after the Netherlands.

Annapolis mayor brings in legislation for city procurement process

Annapolis does not have a proper procedure for procurement. Mayor Gavin Buckley has now brought in a bill to codify how the city should purchase items and services. According to the draft legislation, the procurement process would create an “efficient, cost-effective, and equitable system of public purchasing by the City."

MIT, Arizona State unveil online degree in supply chain management

MIT and Arizona State University recently announced a 100% online Master’s program offered on the edX platform. The online Master of Science in Supply Chain Management from ASU will launch in January 2020. The program is open only to students who have completed the MITx MicroMasters program credential from the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics.

E-commerce companies lag behind Chinese counterparts in struggle against counterfeit products

Supply Chain Dive reports that in a hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, it was revealed that the country’s e-commerce sites were way behind their international counterparts, in the war against counterfeit products. "We learned Alibaba’s anti-counterfeiting policies and programs are significantly more effective than any of their U.S. counterparts," Committee Ranking Member Rep. Doug Collins, R-Georgia, said in his opening statement.

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