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Dr. William Oliver Hedgepeth

Can Humans Compete with Machines in the Retail World?

Combining machines and workers to complete tasks once performed solely by humans has always been a difficult dilemma for employers and unions.

Is There a Viable Future for America's Truck Drivers?

Changes in the trucking industry will increase. The problem is not about truck drivers being replaced by technology, but how long this transition will take.

Starting Your Own Business: Valuable Lessons Learned

Starting a business can be done; it is done every day. Each business owner gathers a special set of valuable lessons learned.

Maintaining the Safe Transportation of Container Cargo

The kind of shipping container that is used makes a difference in whether or not an explosion or fire can break out onboard.

Today's Food and Beverage Laws and Reverse Logistics

There are safety and distribution laws that govern the food and beverage industry. These laws typically come from a variety of organizations.

Ugly Produce and the Reverse Logistics Supply Chain

The ugly produce trend started in 2014 with a European company called Intermarché. The company sold ugly fruit, vegetables and cookies.

Food and Beverage Reverse Logistics Can Help the Needy

If we solve hunger problems with food and beverage reverse logistics, that will result in an improved environment, fewer recalls, and more recycling.

Plastic Straws and Stirrers Vanishing from Public Use

There is a growing movement against throwaway plastic straws. DC and other jurisdictions are banning plastic straws and also stirrers.

Barcodes: The Handy Road Signs of Global Supply Chains

The adoption of barcodes for almost everything we purchase was a slow process. Today, the barcode is an integral part of our society.