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Supply Chain


Rising shipping costs are preventing retailers from delivering basic items people need at an affordable price. Although the retail industry has spent decades trying to bring new efficiencies to shipping, higher fuel costs and supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are worsening the challenge. At Paccurate, we believe smarter packing is key to …

Industry after industry being transformed by software. It started with industries such as music, film and finance, whose assets lent themselves to being easily digitized. Fast forward to today, and we see a push to transform industries that have more physical hardware and require more human interaction, for example healthcare, agriculture and freight. It’s harder …

Working to put food on all of our tables, today’s farmers are facing a higher amount of instability from input supply chain issues to weather patterns. Adding to this challenge are problems farmers face when trying to correctly time grain purchases, sales and transport. Farmers have always been stewards of the land, but now the …

Securing your software requires establishing, verifying, and maintaining a chain of trust. That chain establishes the provenance or origin trail of your code, via attestations, generated and checked throughout your software development and deployment process. At Google, the internal development process enables a level of security, through code review, verified code provenance, and policy enforcement …

What if, after all the upheavals and innovations of the past two years, we’re not headed for some new normal but instead an era of no more normal? “There are big, big challenges that need to be solved every single day by supply chain professionals,” Hans Thalbauer, Google Cloud’s managing director for supply chain and …

Responding to multiple, simultaneous disruptive forces has become a daily routine for most demand planners. To effectively forecast demand, they need to be able to predict the unpredictable while accounting for diverse and sometimes competing factors, including: Labor and materials shortages Global health crises Shifting cross-border restrictions Unprecedented weather impacts A deepening focus on sustainability …

Modern software engineering is collaborative, and based on reusing Open Source software. That exposes targets to supply chain attacks, where software projects are attacked by compromising their dependencies. Despite any process or technical measure, every dependency is unavoidably a trust relationship. However, the Go tooling and design help mitigate risk at various stages. All builds …

When it comes to cloud security, 2022 will be the year that the past catches up with the future. Trends that businesses have been ignoring for too long will force organizations large and small to confront and control their security debt. That’s according to Google Cloud’s own cybersecurity experts, who have identified four security trends …

Whether it’s turkey and stuffing for U.S. Thanksgiving, jiao zi to celebrate the Chinese New Year, or mithai for Diwali – holidays typically mean food. The way your food gets from the farm to your fork is changing – and technology is playing a vital role. Robots are already taking orders in burger joints, social …

Global supply chains have undergone a massive stress test in 2020, and as far as we can see, this trend is likely to continue. To help our customers address the challenges presented by widespread supply disruptions, market volatility, shifting global trade patterns, and changing customer expectations, my team has been hard at work on the …