Woodstock Wire: Supply Chain News

April 12, 2021

The Rebound Podcast: The state of global supply chains

SupplyChain -- SCMR Editorial - Listen in as USC associate professor Nick Vyas discusses where global supply chain management is at, and where it needs to go

April 12, 2021 01:11 AM

April 11, 2021

FourKites Acquires Haven, Inc., and Introduces Dynamic Ocean, the Next-Generation, End-to-End Platform for International Ocean Shipment Visibility

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Industry-first Dynamic Ocean goes beyond container tracking, introducing international document management workflow, trading partner collaboration, booking support and industry-leading tracking accuracy Industry-first Dynamic Ocean goes beyond...

April 11, 2021 03:53 AM

FourKites to launch ocean shipment management tool after Haven acquisition

SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - Supply chain visibility firm buys maritime shipping data provider in midst of global container port clogs.

April 11, 2021 03:39 AM

When Will the Supply Chain World Return to "Normal?"

SupplyChain -- SCMR Editorial - As supply chain is surfacing in politics, U.S. exporters could be helped by improved labor relations in the ports and increasing port outbound capacity and loading, preventing vessels from leaving empty while export goods are left behind.

April 11, 2021 03:37 AM

Using technology to de-risk supply chains

SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - After enduring a persistent global pandemic and the supply chain interruptions that came with it, shippers are increasingly turning to risk management software to help them through the recovery phase and prepare for what's ahead.

April 11, 2021 03:37 AM

Supplyframe Research Highlights Digital Customer Engagement Opportunity in Global Electronics

Business Wire -- New Supplyframe research indicates that more than 40% of organizations launched a customer experience or ecommerce digital transformation initiative within the last year. Yet more than a third of companies (36%) did not launch any major digital customer...

April 11, 2021 03:04 AM

E2open Recognized in 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems

Business Wire -- E2open (NYSE:ETWO), the network for the digital economy, has been recognized by Gartner as a Challenger in the 2021 Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems (TMS). Companies of all sizes and levels of complexity rely on E2open's TMS to cost-effectively...

April 11, 2021 03:00 AM

SAIC Wins $800 Million U.S. Army Contract for Modeling & Simulation Systems Engineering

Business Wire -- The U.S. Army awarded Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) a single-award contract worth approximately $800 million to continue providing engineering and professional support services to the Army Combat Capabilities Development Command,...

April 11, 2021 02:56 AM

Curtiss-Wright Selected by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics to Provide First Open Architecture COTS Modules for Service Onboard F-22 Raptor Aircraft

Business Wire -- Curtiss-Wright to supply COTS processing technology on F-22 Raptor, supports DoD mandate to bring Modular Open Systems Approach to deployed platforms

April 11, 2021 02:55 AM

BAE Systems to Support International F-16 Fighter Fleet

Business Wire -- The USAF has awarded BAE Systems an IDIQ contract of up to $600 million to supply the international fleet of F-16 aircraft with support equipment.

April 11, 2021 02:51 AM

Blue Yonder Names Derek Butts as Chief Strategy Officer

Business Wire -- #supplychain--Blue Yonder today announced that Derek Butts has joined the company's leadership team as executive vice president (EVP), Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). He joins Blue Yonder from Workday where he spent 13+ years in product, corporate development...

April 11, 2021 12:31 AM

Server industry sees component supply growing tighter in 2Q21

Media -- DIGITIMES - Server components including ICs, passive components, cables and chassis have seen supply growing tighter in the second quarter, according to sources from the server supply chain.

April 11, 2021 12:25 AM

April 09, 2021

FedEx Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines Grows, Reaches 100 Million Vaccine Doses Delivered

Justmeans -- For more than a year, FedEx has been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, delivering pharmaceuticals, personal protective equipment, critical medical supplies and e-commerce shipments to communities around the world impacted by this pandemic. Today, we mark an important milestone in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than 200 million vaccine doses have been delivered to administration sites throughout the United States.

April 09, 2021 07:56 PM

CalcuQuote Presents Build: Digital Transformation Starts Here

Media -- eBOM - CalcuQuote, a quoting and supply chain software provider for the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry, is hosting a virtual two-day conference for CalcuQuote users and industry leaders.



The event will provide an interactive online...

April 09, 2021 02:43 AM

7 Supply Chain Technology Trends Shaping a Sustainable Future

Media -- Robotics and Automation News - In almost all industries, companies are confronted with the sustainability challenges induced by climate change, scarcity of natural resources, and ever-shifting customer demands. In general, a sustainable supply chain is...

April 09, 2021 02:38 AM

April 08, 2021

ECIA: Electronic Component Sales Trend Soars | Weekly News Roundup for April 7, 2021

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - This week: Electronics are driving manufacturing growth; Samsung and others bet big on flexible mobile devices; Taiwan plans to electrify its bus fleet; a new wave of military communications and defense satellites - and more headlines...

April 08, 2021 09:11 PM

April 07, 2021

Electronics: What China is to India, USA is to China

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - Any nation wanting to set supremacy in terms of electronics manufacturing must have unlimited access to semiconductors, and most of the machinery or tech that is used to fabricate semiconductors, comes from the United States China's...

April 07, 2021 05:59 PM

FROM AUTOMOTIVE, DISTRIBUTORS SEE INCREASED OPPORTUNITIES

Media -- eBOM - Some distributors say their sales to the automotive supply chain are rising because of semiconductor shortages, rising electronic content in cars and the trend towards electric vehicles.

Automotive represents a small percentage of electronics distributors'...

April 07, 2021 05:09 PM

April 05, 2021

E2open Announces Business Update and Provides Preliminary Financial Results

Business Wire -- E2open (NYSE: ETWO), a leading network-based provider of 100% cloud-based, mission-critical, end-to-end supply chain management software, today updates guidance for fiscal year 2022, provides preliminary financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter...

April 05, 2021 06:04 PM

April 03, 2021

PPE availability improves, but supply chain still constrained

SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - Study examines the state of PPE availability one year into the Covid-19 pandemic.

April 03, 2021 02:06 AM

April 02, 2021

It's time for a new approach to change management

SupplyChain -- SCMR Editorial - Traditional approaches to change management are ineffective in the digital transformation of supply chains. Gamification may be a better way.

April 02, 2021 05:48 PM

April 01, 2021

E2open Partners with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance on Customs Compliance Platform

Business Wire -- E2open (NYSE:ETWO), the network for the digital economy, and Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M), a leading provider of airline Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services, announce a partnership to implement E2open's...

April 01, 2021 06:37 PM

Supply-chain risks hit your valuation as well as your operations

Media -- eBOM - Jeremy Bowley, Managing Director of Insider Pro

The commotion in the Suez canal has brought into sharp relief just how vulnerable businesses all over the world have become to highly integrated but extremely fragile global supply chains.

The electronics...

April 01, 2021 04:57 PM

Kongsberg signs F-35 contract worth NOK 1.75 billion

Media -- Evertiq - Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) has signed a new agreement with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics (LMA) worth NOK 1.75 billion for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program production lots 15-17.

April 01, 2021 04:52 PM

Resiliency Will Refloat Global Supply Chains

Enterprise -- SAP - Just when global supply chains were recovering from the impact of the global pandemic, they were grounded by a mega-ship. The blockage of traffic through the Suez Canal by the Ever Given, one of the largest container ships in the world, showed once...

April 01, 2021 03:05 AM

March 31, 2021

FourKites completes $100 million Series D financing round

SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - Company officials said that, with its new investors, the company is focused on fueling a broader vision with an eye on the future of digital supply chains that "connects the physical and digital worlds of warehouses, stores, and...

March 31, 2021 09:25 PM

Now Moving: Suez Canal, Shipment Visibility and Logjams (Part II)

SupplyChain -- Supply Chain Nation - As traffic slowly resumes in the Suez Canal, rising prices and lost sales are adding ripples to an already strained supply chain. Withstanding this new shock, one that impacted almost $9.5 billion worth of goods daily, means taking...

March 31, 2021 09:25 PM

Shortage Of Chips May Increase Product Costs, Says Xiaomi President

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - The scarcity of computer chips has been a major crisis for the electronics industry since last year Global chip shortage is causing an increase in Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi's costs, which could, in turn, lead to a rise...

March 31, 2021 09:19 PM

Why does 2021 have CEOs concerned?

Media -- Electronics Sourcing - NewPower Worldwide's CEO, Carleton Dufoe, provides an expert view on current market problems and insights on how to mitigate risk.

The pandemic has challenged every known business process in our industry and has issued a universal...

March 31, 2021 09:19 PM

Component shortages and how to mitigate them

Media -- Dataweek - To find out just how severe the problem is right now, and the impact it is having, we consulted two South African CEMs and two component distributors for their insights and advice.

March 31, 2021 09:07 PM

U.S. Factory Activity Picks up in March; Cost Pressures Building - IHS Markit

U.S. News -- U.S. factory activity picked up in early March amid strong growth in new orders, but supply chain...

March 31, 2021 06:43 PM

Industry 4.0 and distributed manufacturing allow for more sustainable production

Aspencore -- IoT Times - Manufacturers embrace technologies such as 3D printing to move some production locally, use more sustainable materials, and reduce waste.

The current pandemic has shown many new and existing challenges in the worldwide supply chain, from factories...

March 31, 2021 06:41 PM

Nearly 3,000 shipping containers have fallen into the ocean since November

Think -- Big Think - At any given time, 6,000 containerships are moving the vast majority of global trade on the world's oceans. The average number of annual containership accidents has been on a downtrend for the past decade, but accidents have become more common...

March 31, 2021 01:33 AM

March 30, 2021

Visa Expands Global Money Movement Capabilities Beyond the Card with Visa Direct Payouts

Business Wire -- Visa (NYSE:V) today announced the expansion of Visa Direct, a real-time1 push payments platform, with the introduction of Visa Direct Payouts. The new solution allows Visa's clients and partners around the world to use a single point of connection to...

March 30, 2021 10:54 PM

How can businesses capture the value of their APIs?

Media -- Robotics and Automation News - Applications Programming Interfaces (APIs) have evolved to become the connective components in almost all business operations. They are helping businesses to cut operational costs and improve the efficiency of their transactions....

March 30, 2021 10:38 PM

March 29, 2021

Stretch Is Boston Dynamics' Take on a Practical Mobile Manipulator for Warehouses

Electronics -- IEEE Spectrum - Today, Boston Dynamics is announcing Stretch, a mobile robot designed to autonomously move boxes around warehouses. At first glance, you might be wondering why the heck this is a Boston Dynamics robot at all, since the dynamic mobility...

March 29, 2021 08:34 PM

Visa Becomes First Major Payments Network to Settle Transactions in USD Coin (USDC)

Business Wire -- Visa (NYSE: V) today announced a major industry first in bridging the worlds of digital and traditional fiat currencies: the use of USD Coin (USDC), a stablecoin backed by the US dollar, to settle a transaction with Visa over Ethereum-one of the most...

March 29, 2021 06:45 PM

Supply Chain Visibility is Critical to Post-Pandemic Growth

Aspencore -- EPS News - Vishal Patel, VP product marketing, Ivalua

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, it disrupted global supply chains which forced organizations around the world to scramble to react. While there are many lessons learned from the pandemic, especially...

March 29, 2021 06:13 PM

Lockheed Martin Awarded $3.7 Billion to Modernize Key Missile Defense Mission

PR Newswire -- The Missile Defense Agency (MDA), in a competitive downselect phase, selected Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and partner Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD) to deliver the nation's most advanced missile defense system, the Next Generation...

March 29, 2021 06:10 PM

Industrial giant Honeywell says it has 'returned to service' after cyber intrusion

Infosec -- CyberScoop - Honeywell, a Fortune 100 firm that makes aerospace and energy equipment, said Tuesday that malware had disrupted "a limited number" of its computer systems.



Honeywell said it had "returned to service" following the incident, but the Charlotte,...

March 29, 2021 04:18 PM

Oracle introduces new updates to its Oracle Fusion Cloud Supply Chain & Manufacturing offering

SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - Earlier this week, Oracle introduced new updates to its Oracle Fusion Cloud Supply Chain & Manufacturing (SCM) offering, which connects shippers' supply networks with an integrated suite of cloud business applications.

March 29, 2021 04:13 AM

Amazon Supply Chain Innovation Continues

SupplyChain -- Logistics Viewpoints - Three years ago, my colleague Steve Banker wrote an article about the Amazon supply chain, asking if it was the most innovative in the world. In the article, he wrote about Amazon Relay, the acquisition of Whole Foods, Amazon the...

March 29, 2021 04:12 AM

March 28, 2021

The 10 most innovative logistics companies of 2021

FastCompany -- Why goTRG, Coupa, and Narvar are logistics companies to watch in 2021.

While much of the consumer world shut down in 2020, the behind-the-scenes logistics industry was busier than ever as online shopping soared, products flew off shelves, and consumers...

March 28, 2021 03:31 AM

March 24, 2021

L3Harris Technologies to Provide Next-Generation Electronic Warfare System for F-16 Multirole Fighter

Business Wire -- L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) has been awarded a contract from Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) for development of a new advanced electronic warfare system to protect the international F-16 multirole fighter aircraft against emerging radar and electronic...

March 24, 2021 12:29 AM

Manufacturing is Rising from its Ashes in Quarter 4: FICCI survey

Media -- ELE Times - FICCI's latest quarterly survey on manufacturing assessed recovery of the sector for Q-3 (October-December 2020-21) and pointed that it is expected to regain the lost momentum in the Q-4.

The percentage of respondents reporting higher production...

March 24, 2021 12:26 AM

Automotive PCB shipments dented by worsening shortages of car chips

Media -- DIGITIMES - Global automotive chips shortages worsened by a recent fire damaging Renesas' plant in northern Japan are casting clouds over normal shipments at Taiwan's automotive PCB vendors as well as other components suppliers, according to industry...

March 24, 2021 12:19 AM

March 22, 2021

GM extends plant shutdowns due to global semiconductor chip shortage

Media -- CNBC - Business - The decision to extend the shutdowns is in an effort to prioritize chips for production of GM's full-size pickup trucks and SUVs.

March 22, 2021 03:49 AM

FedEx will spend $2 billion to become carbon neutral by 2040

Tech -- The Verge - FedEx will spend $2 billion in "initial investments" to become carbon neutral by 2040, the company announced today. The move comes as many of the world's biggest automakers are also pledging to phase out carbon-emitting vehicles within the...

March 22, 2021 01:28 AM

Supply Chain Talent Matters More than Ever

SupplyChain -- Logistics Viewpoints - According to one survey, only 27% of leaders believe that they have the talent needed to meet current supply chain performance requirements. What should supply chain leaders be looking for to close the talent gap?

AGCO Logistics...

March 22, 2021 12:59 AM

March 21, 2021

South Korea February Exports Extend Growth on Strong Chip, Auto Demand

U.S. News -- South Korea's exports expanded for a fourth straight month in February on continued growth in memory chip and car...

March 21, 2021 07:26 PM