The Afternoon Coffee Category

Afternoon Coffee: Holiday Hiring Ramps Up Early, Chicago Leads Warehousing Boom

The pace of hiring for the temporary holiday workforce is ramping up earlier and faster than ever this year. Meanwhile, the greater Chicago area has been the sight of much of the logistics boom spurred by the growth of e-commerce retailers such as Amazon. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Afternoon Coffee: Mexico Reels After Deadly Quake, Toys R Us Tries to Assure Suppliers Amid Bankruptcy Filing

More than 200 people were killed in Mexico Tuesday after a deadly earthquake struck the area around the capital city. Toy retailer Toys R Us officially filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday, ending weeks of uncertainty for toy companies. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Afternoon Coffee: Caribbean Braces for Hurricane Maria, Ford Partners to Expand in India

As this year’s historic hurricane season marches forward, the Caribbean is bracing for another blow, this time from Hurricane Maria. Ford announced Monday it is forming a three-year partnership with Mahindra & Mahindra to “explore potential areas of collaboration on new technologies and retail sales.” Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Afternoon Coffee: GM SUV Plant Faces Strike, Icertis Launches Sourcing Application

General Motors has failed to reach an agreement with a Canadian union on a new contract, leading its members to strike. Contract management provider Icertis announced Monday it is launching a new application for sourcing, Icertis Contract Management (ICM) Sourcing. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Afternoon Coffee: Why Sand is Becoming a Competitive Commodity, Tesla to Reveal Semi-Truck in October

West Texas has been for decades known for its vast oil reserves. But these days another commodity is attracting potential suppliers: sand. After months of rumors, Tesla announced this week it is tentatively set to reveal its electric semi-truck in October. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Afternoon Coffee: Managing Wellbeing in the Global Supply Chain, Amazon Plans for Expansion in Mexico

Multinational companies are finding it increasingly difficult to ensure the health and wellbeing of staff in their ever-growing global supply chains. Amazon is boosting its presence in Mexico by opening a 1 million square-foot warehouse near Mexico City. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Afternoon Coffee: ISM and Thomasnet.com Open Nominations for Fourth 30 Under 30 Program, Toshiba Mulls Sale of Chips Unit

The Institute for Supply Management and Thomasnet.com announced Tuesday they are seeking nominations for the fourth annual "30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program." Toshiba said Wednesday it is considering selling its chips unit to Bain Capital alongside chipmaker SK Hynix. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Afternoon Coffee: What to Expect from iPhone 8 Event, Aquiire Purchases Rights to Technologies from Zakta

Apple is holding the 10th anniversary event for the iPhone Tuesday, at which it is expected to unveil the latest version of the flagship smartphone. Aquiire announced Tuesday it has purchased the rights to machine learning and collaborative search technologies from Cinncinati-based Zakta. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Afternoon Coffee: Following Irma’s Path Through Florida, GRI Partners with TDX

Hurricane Irma weakened to a Category 1 storm Monday as it ripped through Florida, although officials said it is still too early to assess the total damage to the area. Geometric Results Inc. announced Monday it had formed a strategic partnership with Brightfield Strategies, provider of the Talent Data Exchange (TDX) platform. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Afternoon Coffee: Residents and Businesses Prepare for Hurricane Irma, Mexico Braces for Tsunamis

The U.S. southeastern seaboard is finalizing preparations for Hurricane Irma as the Category 4 storm barrels toward Florida. A magnitude 8.1 earthquake rocked southern Mexico and several other Central American countries just before midnight. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Afternoon Coffee: Hurricanes Send Freight Costs Soaring, Maersk Partners to Bring Blockchain to Maritime Insurance

The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the impending landfall of Hurricane Irma have sent trucking costs soaring and strained capacity in the Gulf of Mexico. EY said Wednesday it plans to launch with Maersk and Microsoft the first blockchain platform for marine insurance. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Afternoon Coffee: Houston Businesses Return to Work, Coupa Shares Rise on Q2 Earnings

Houston’s government and businesses are slowly returning to work, although officials caution that the recovery will be long and difficult. Coupa’s stock price rose more than 8% in after-hours trading after the company reported a second quarter loss of 10 cents per share — 9 cents better than forecast. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.