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Afternoon Coffee: Trucking Fleets Say Yes to Tesla’s Semi, Uber to Buy Self-Driving Volvos

Wal-Mart, J.B. Hunt and Ryder System are placing orders for Tesla’s new electric truck, which will have a semiautonomous driving system and the ability to cover 500 miles on one charge. And in more automotive news, Uber has announced plans to purchase tens of thousands of self-driving Volvos. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest news in supply chain and procurement.

Afternoon Coffee: Tesla Unveils Electric Semi Truck, Keystone Pipeline Leaks in South Dakota

Tesla finally debuted its much-hyped electric semi truck Thursday evening, offering a challenger to diesel-powered models the company claims is safer and more efficient. The Keystone Pipeline sprung a leak Thursday in South Dakota, spilling 210,000 gallons of oil in a remote northeastern part of the state. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Afternoon Coffee: Rolls Royce Warns Brexit Could Disrupt its Supply Chain, Amazon to Sell Medical Devices and Supplies with New Licenses

New border checks that could be put in place in the wake of Brexit could disrupt Rolls Royce’s global supply chain. The new pharmacy licenses Amazon recently acquired will be used at first to sell medical devices and supplies. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Afternoon Coffee: Tesla Hypes Launch of Semi Truck, Hospitals Grapple with Saline Bag Shortage

Tesla will unveil Thursday its long-awaited competitor for the commercial trucking industry. Supplies of saline bags are running dangerously low, as multiple suppliers of the hospital fixture have encountered production issues. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Afternoon Coffee: Use of Supply Chain Fraud Analytics on the Rise, Lyft Expands to Toronto

The use of analytics to mitigate third-party supply chain fraud, waste and abuse risk has jumped to 35% in 2017 from 25.2% in 2014. Ride-hailing provider Lyft announced Monday it would begin operating in Toronto this year, its first international location. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Afternoon Coffee: Hasbro Makes Takeover Bid for Mattel, iPhone X Components 45% More Expensive

Hasbro has started its holiday shopping early this year. The bill of materials (BOM) for the iPhone X is the highest ever for an Apple smartphone at $370.25, a 45% jump from previous models. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Afternoon Coffee: Uber Teams Up With NASA in Flying Car Project, Kobe Steel Reports on Data Scandal

Uber has signed an agreement with NASA to create a new air-traffic control system that will regulate the company’s flying car project. A lack of quality controls and a focus on profits caused the widespread data tampering at Kobe Steel. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Afternoon Coffee: Brexit Talks are Getting “Dramatic,” UPS Joins Blockchain Group

Frustrations are growing between the European Union and the United Kingdom over how much Britain owes the bloc. Logistics giant UPS has joined the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance, an industry group created to guide the development of blockchain-based data-security software in the transportation industry. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Afternoon Coffee: SSE and Npower to Merge Household Energy Businesses, A U.S. Coffee Shop Bubble

Energy giants SSE and Npower plan to combine their household energy businesses in forming what would be the U.K.’s second biggest energy supplier, with a collective 12.7 million customers, the Guardian reports. And while Americans' high consumption of coffee has been great for Arabica supply chains, specialty coffee shops find themselves facing some unlikely competitors, like McDonald's or even the local grocery store's coffee aisle. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest procurement and supply chain news.

Afternoon Coffee: Haribo Investigates Slave Labor Allegations at Brazilian Suppliers, Elemica Adds Predictive Intelligence to Platform

German candy maker Haribo said it was investigating allegations that plantations in Brazil were using slave labor in the harvesting of the palm leaves used to produce carnauba wax. Business network provider Elemica announced Tuesday the release of Elemica Pulse, a new solution that provides real-time predictive visibility from customer order to supplier delivery. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Afternoon Coffee: EU Firms Expect to Ditch UK Suppliers After Brexit, Drone Trials Get Boost from FAA Waiver Program

A majority of EU companies surveyed by The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) said in a recent survey they would move at least some of their supply chains out of the UK after the country withdraws from the EU’s single market. The burgeoning drone industry got a boost from President Trump Wednesday after he signed an executive order designed to speed the approval of drone flights over crowds and for longer distances. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Afternoon Coffee: Apple Boosted by Strong iPhone Demand, Carmakers Plan Pan-European Charging Network

Despite some supply chain hiccups, Apple delivered its best quarterly growth in two years with strong iPhone sales and a turnaround in China. IONITY, a joint venture of BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen, plans to open a network of 20 electric vehicle charging stations to the public this year in Germany, Norway and Austria. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.