World Wide Web Wednesday #21

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Whether you need some lunch time reads or something to get you past hump day, we’ve curated five links you’ll enjoy!

Whole Foods facing inventory management challenges

Since being bought over by Amazon, Whole Foods has implemented a buying system called order-to-shelf, a tightly controlled system designed to streamline and track product purchases, displays, storage, and sales. Though it might cut costs for the company and better manage inventory, employees and customers are facing a different reality.

Health tracking devices expose military secret sites

A 20-year old Australian college student, Nathan Ruser has a penchant for maps and an interest in Syrian conflict. This combination led him to discover and expose remote areas and conflict zones where military personnel and government officials are seemingly present.

Amazon’s rainforest in downtown Seattle

After more than six years of planning and construction, Amazon is finally ready to unveil a massive urban garden for their employees. Three large domes house more than 40,000 plants from over 400 species of plants. As tech giants battle for employee retention and new talent, these buildings might soon be replacing ping-pong tables and well stocked pantries as the new must-have perks for staff.

The secret to being productive

When you’re faced with a daunting task or when you’re feeling unproductive, getting started can be the most difficult task of all. To get over this roadblock, break your task down into the simplest of steps and begin from there. Read this article on how to master micro-progress one step at a time.

Market challenges facing Starbucks

On a recent conference call, Starbucks President and CEO, Kevin Johnson blamed their holiday drinks and merchandise for failing to deliver. But there are other factors in the market that continue to threaten growth.

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Article by Melanie Chan in collaboration with our team of Unleashed Software inventory and business specialists. Melanie has been writing about inventory management for the past three years. When not writing about inventory management, you can find her eating her way through Auckland.

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