But it was the Angela Ahrendts news that caught fire. There'd been almost no advanced word and so it caught almost everyone by surprise. And, what followed was a fascinating — and somewhat grotesque — glimpse into our collective psyche as the internet stumbled all over itself to rush out its hottest of takes about Ahrendts leaving — many absurd, reflective, projective, and in general little to do with Ahrendts and a lot to do with their own damage and frustrations. So, what's really going on? From Burberry to Apple Angela Ahrendts came to Apple five years ago fresh from a hugely successful stint as CEO of Burberry. Why move from CEO to SVP, some wondered at the time? Isn't that a downgrade in power and prestige? Not when it's at Apple. In many other companies, those roles and responsibilities would be commensurate with CEO or President positions in their own right. Retail is especially enormous, with its own marketing, events, logistics, support, and the lion's … [Read more...] about Angela Ahrendts is leaving Apple — what’s going on and why?
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Leonard N. Fleming The Detroit News Published 12:00 AM EST Nov 12, 2018 Moments after he conceded last week in his Senate campaign, Republican challenger John James declared "we're not done" in a speech that was elusive about his political future. If his legion of political admirers have anything to say about it, he's not. Though James, 37, just lost a closer-than-expected race to Democratic U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, political experts and Republicans around the state are already plotting out his options for elected office. Stabenow won 52 percent to 46 percent for James, a political novice. The Farmington Hills businessman whom President Donald Trump has called a "rising star" is being urged to consider making another Senate run, seeking a congressional seat and possibly even running for governor in four or eight years. Although the African-American Republican is popular with traditional GOP voters, he struggled in last Tuesday's election with … [Read more...] about GOP sees bright future for James after spirited race with Stabenow
If you’ve ever tried to hail an Uber in the midst of a major sports event or during a torrential downpour, you may have noticed that the price you’re quoted is higher than normal. That’s all down to surge pricing, a mechanism that Uber has long employed to manage supply — and, yes, charge more money — when demand is high. Oftentimes, it is hard to know when surge pricing will kick in. Uber itself will probably not know a lot of the time, it just automatically reacts when it detects a higher-than-normal request for rides from a particular area. Drivers nearby can also receive notifications when there is a surge area within 10 miles so they can drive to support the cause (and get paid more). But one stealth company has been setting out to help companies such as Uber predict much further in advance when there is likely to be big demand for their services. Event intelligence New Zealand-based PredictHQ essentially aggregates datasets from myriad sources … [Read more...] about PredictHQ exits stealth with $10 million to help Uber and others forecast demand surges
Transport Management System (TMS), without which foolproof delivery of goods is well nigh impossible. TMS, in a nutshell, is a logistics platform that helps in managing and optimizing daily operations of transportation fleets. It is a subsidiary of Supply Chain Management and is an essential requirement for the smooth-running of most businesses. Need for TMS In the present day fast-paced business environment, your ability to deliver the product to your customers in the quickest possible way will dictate getting future business from them. This is the reason why overhead shipping costs now exceed even the essential costs, such as utilities or payrolls, both direct and indirect. A recent study carried out by Pitney Bowes supports this. In its report, it states that there will be a rise in parcel shipments at a rate of 17 to 20 percent between 2017 and 2021. As far as the logistics costs are concerned, they are set to increase up to 50 percent by 2020. The spiraling … [Read more...] about 5 Tips to Identify the Right Transportation Management System
While there has been plenty of talk about how artificial intelligence (AI) will transform the workplace, so far the effects have been subtle and slow to reveal themselves, although the scale of the oncoming change is starting to become apparent. special feature AI and the Future of Business Machine learning, task automation and robotics are already widely used in business. These and other AI technologies are about to multiply, and we look at how organizations can best take advantage of them. Read More The ability of computers to learn, rather than be programmed, how to carry out specific tasks puts a wide range of complex roles within reach of automation for the first time. While this fresh wave of automation is not yet widespread, today there are glimpses of how profoundly these new capabilities will change the nature of work: Amazon Go's cashierless supermarket where shoppers just grab what they want and leave, the thousands of Amazon Kiva robots that ferry goods to and … [Read more...] about AI in the workplace: Everything you need to know