Supply chain professionals are in demand reports the Wall Street Journal. On average the pay for supply chain professionals rose average salary for supply-chain professionals rose 4.1% in 2017.

According to Convenience Store News, 7-11 is streamlining its supply chain process. The company has partnered with DA Software Inc, it will use its software to fill stores’ respective perishable orders and plan for their respective demand and load.

According to Digital Supply Chain, IBM’s Food Trust Blockchain solution is being deployed with help from several collaborators. The hope is that it will improve transparency, delivery and save costs and improve overall food safety.

FedEx is investing in blockchain technology, reports The Wall Street Journal. The company hopes that blockchain technology to provide greater visibility and efficiency in its supply chain.

According to Supply Chain Quarterly, software company JDA announced its new feature, Luminate, which lets users get data from both their supply chain and their customers.