ARC Reads: January 2022 Edition

This Month: Supply-Chain Challenges, Sony Electric Cars, Keep Your Meetings on Track, Don’t let ‘Shrinkflation’ Affect Your Software Development & More

In this chilly January new year edition of ARC Reads, we continue to share the latest tech and business articles that have piqued our interest.

What We’re Reading This Month

How Walmart Canada Uses Blockchain to Solve Supply-Chain Challenges – Walmart has long been known as a leader in supply chain management. However, its prowess could not insulate it from a problem plaguing the transportation industry for decades: vast data discrepancies in the invoice and payment process for freight carriers, which required costly reconciliation efforts and caused long payment delays. Then Walmart Canada pioneered a solution: It employed blockchain, a distributed-ledger technology, to create an automated system for managing invoices from and payments to its 70 third-party freight carriers. Find out more here.

Sony is gearing up to make an electric car – Sony has announced plans to launch an electric car company later this year as it unveiled a new sports utility vehicle concept. Read more here

10 Tactics to Keep Your Meeting on Track –  Many meeting effectiveness tips — whether the gathering happens in a room or on a Zoom — are well understood by now, including starting and ending on time, creating efficient agendas, establishing clear roles, and remembering when you’re on mute. Even if you don’t know the basics, a quick Google search will reveal them. More here

Don’t let ‘shrinkflation’ affect your software development  You might not have noticed, but the products you’re buying at the grocery store are getting smaller. That’s right: They’re shrinking. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which sent raw materials prices soaring, many companies are trying to find ways to cut costs. 

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