Woodstock Wire: Supply Chain News

December 04, 2023

U.S. Manufacturing Contraction Exceeds 1 Year

Aspencore -- EPS News - U.S. manufacturing activity has been in contraction territory for 13 months, according to the Institute for Supply Management's November factory index - the longest such stretch since August 2000 to January 2002.

November's PMI remained flat...

December 04, 2023 09:49 PM

Inission team up with Dynamic Precision

Media -- Evertiq - Back in 2022 Swedish EMS provider Inission launched its own design house for the development of innovative industrial electronics named Inission Innovate. To further develop Inission Innovate's offer, the company is entering a strategic collaboration...

December 04, 2023 08:47 PM

Plexus moves closer to Industry 4.0 with Arch Systems

Media -- Evertiq - Arch Systems, a provider of data, analytics, and insightful actions for manufacturing operations, is enhancing EMS provider Plexus' Industry 4.0 journey by implementing the ArchFX platform across its SMT lines within its production facilities...

December 04, 2023 08:47 PM

Beyond Defense: Vital Scope of ITAR Compliance Spelled Out

Aspencore -- EETimes - In the rapidly evolving electronics manufacturing industry, ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) has assumed significance for U.S. companies. Amid an ever-changing technological landscape,

December 04, 2023 05:19 AM

Hanza's EMS cluster just got bigger

Media -- Evertiq - Swedish EMS provider Hanza has today announced the acquisition of Orbit One, a Swedish company that offers contract manufacturing of electronics and electromechanics in Sweden and Poland.

December 04, 2023 04:51 AM

Amazon to expand AWS Supply Chain platform

SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - Starting in 2024, managed services will include supply planning, collaboration, sustainability, and generative AI

December 04, 2023 04:46 AM

FourKites to Host Series on Strategies for Accelerating Value Through Supply Chain Visibility

SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - Dollar Tree, Cardinal Health, Bayer and other supply chain leaders to share visibility successes leading to cost savings, efficiency, collaboration and increased customer loyalty

December 04, 2023 04:45 AM

Amazon surpasses UPS and FedEx as largest delivery company

ReadWriteWeb -- Amazon has now officially become the Largest Delivery Company in the United States, surpassing both UPS and FedEx regarding package [...]

December 04, 2023 04:38 AM

December 03, 2023

New Supplyframe Intelligence Reveals Electronics Supply Chain is in the Goldilocks Zone

Business Wire -- New market intelligence from Supplyframe Commodity IQ indicates that the electronics supply chain has entered the Goldilocks Zone for buyers. That means the climate is neither too hot nor too cold but largely habitable. Yet despite the moderation and,...

December 03, 2023 11:00 PM

FourKites to Host Educational Series on Strategies for Accelerating Value Through Supply Chain Visibility

Business Wire -- Leading supply chain visibility provider FourKites will host a three-part educational series, titled "Accelerating Value from Visibility," showcasing the impact of real-time supply chain visibility across all segments of supply chain operations. The sessions...

December 03, 2023 10:59 PM

AWS plays key role in the surge of generative AI innovation and infrastructure

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - It's no secret that there is a surge of spending coming on generative artificial intelligence in this ongoing experimental phase, which represents a big conversation at this year's AWS re:Invent conference. Infrastructure is key, and there...

December 03, 2023 10:54 PM

Foxconn to Expand its Footprint in India

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - This investment follows Foxconn's withdrawal from a $19.5 billion chipmaking joint venture in India. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., also known as Foxconn Technology, plans to invest over $1.5 billion in a construction project in India....

December 03, 2023 08:01 AM

General Date Code Restrictions are Becoming Obsolete

Aspencore -- EPS News - The recent and severe semiconductor shortage has sparked renewed interest in semiconductor date codes, a method to measure the "freshness" of electronic components. Many manufacturers will not accept chips with expired date codes even if they...

December 03, 2023 07:51 AM

UK electronics manufacturer completes MBO

Media -- Evertiq - Mariam Smith, Managing director of UK contract electronics manufacturing company Datalink Electronics, has successfully orchestrated a Management Buyout (MBO), acquiring the company from its previous owners.

December 03, 2023 07:34 AM

Major Electronics b.v. invests in new Viscom system

Media -- Evertiq - Dutch EMS provider Major Electronics b.v. invests in quality assurance, adding a new 3D Automatic Optical Inspection machine from Viscom to its machine park.

December 03, 2023 07:30 AM

Antifragile Supply Chains Better Able to Weather Uncertainty

SupplyChain -- SCMR Editorial - New research from Gartner finds that only 9% of supply chain organizations are able to achieve revenue gains during periods of uncertainty.

December 03, 2023 07:23 AM

Supply Chain Adjusts to Managing Uncertainty

Aspencore -- EPS News - The global chip shortage is in the rear-view mirror, but the electronics supply chain is far from stable. The industry still struggles with supply chain disruptions, the possibility of trade wars, regulatory challenges and the fluctuating demand...

December 03, 2023 07:15 AM

Amazon Surpasses UPS to Become Largest Delivery Service in US

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Amazon has reportedly surpassed UPS to become America's largest delivery business.

The eCommerce behemoth delivered more packages to consumers in the U.S. last year than UPS - and also has led FedEx since 2020 - and is on target to widen...

December 03, 2023 06:59 AM

North American EMS Industry Down 7.4 Percent in October

Media -- eBOM - IPC releases EMS industry results for October 2023

IPC announced today the October 2023 findings from its North American Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) Statistical Program. The book-to-bill ratio stands at 1.23.

Total North American EMS...

December 03, 2023 06:51 AM

November 30, 2023

White House Announces 30 Actions to Bolster Supply Chains

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - The steps include a measure to improve supply chain data monitoring by federal agencies.

November 30, 2023 08:07 PM

November 26, 2023

North American EMS industry down 7.4% in October

Media -- Evertiq - Total North American EMS shipments in October 2023 were down 7.4% compared to the same month last year. Compared to the preceding month, October shipments decreased 0.5%, reports the IPC.

November 26, 2023 12:42 AM

Risk & Resilience are Top of Mind for Supply Chain Professionals

Media -- Source Today - A new report highlights the key pain points that are keeping supply chain professionals up at night right now.

November 26, 2023 12:14 AM

November 25, 2023

How Global Companies Use AI to Prevent Supply Chain Disruptions

Think -- HBR.org - Lessons from Walmart, Tyson Foods, Koch Industries, Maersk, Siemens, and Unilever.

November 25, 2023 10:32 PM

Jaltek Systems and SG AUTOMOTIVE Forge Strategic Partnership

Media -- eBOM - On October 31, 2023, Jaltek Systems, a prominent UK contract electronics manufacturer with AS9100 and ISO 13485 accreditations and over 30 years of experience, joined hands with SG Automotive, a Slovenian Electronic Manufacturing Service (EMS)...

November 25, 2023 10:22 PM

Jabil opens third facility in Chihuahua, Mexico

Media -- Evertiq - EMS provider Jabil has officially opened its third production facility at its site in the city of Chihuahua, Mexico - creating new jobs in the region.

November 25, 2023 10:14 PM

Amazon unveils latest mobile robot for its fulfillment centers

SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - Titan model lifts up to 2,500 pounds, will haul bulky items like small household appliances or pallets of pet food

November 25, 2023 10:07 PM

Enhance Your 3PL Operations in 2024 with the Latest Technology Solutions

SupplyChain -- SCMR Editorial - Streamline Your Supply Chain with Zebra & Qualcomm's Proven Solutions. Improve Efficiency, Accuracy & Resilience. Learn More!

November 25, 2023 10:06 PM

Untangling the Uncertainty of Today's Supply Chains

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Supply chains are steadying but remain volatile due to global conflicts, inflation, customer unpredictability, labor shortages, increased technology demands and more. Learn how partnering with a quality distributor can improve product...

November 25, 2023 09:59 PM

November 21, 2023

Actionable Strategies for Elevating Women in Supply Chain

Enterprise -- SAP - Supporting and retaining women in supply chain remains critical to not only the success of women in this space, but in many ways also to fostering sustainable and resilient supply chains.

November 21, 2023 04:24 AM

Using AI to Detect Supply Chain Fraud

SupplyChain -- SCMR Editorial - Detecting and reducing supply chain fraud can be done using artificial intelligence and the existing supply chain systems and the familiar transactions that they produce.

November 21, 2023 03:41 AM

November 20, 2023

Insight Ranks No. 20 on Fortune's World's Best Workplaces

Business Wire -- Insight Enterprises (NASDAQ: NSIT), a global Solutions Integrator driving client success through digital transformation, announced today that it is ranked at No. 20 on the Fortune World's Best Workplaces(tm) list by Fortune and Great Place to...

November 20, 2023 07:23 AM

Strategies That Accelerate Digital Transformation

Aspencore -- EPS News - Editor's note: This is the second article in a series.

Digitalization isn't helping the electronics supply chain as much as envisioned just a few years ago. During the Covid pandemic, supply chain flexibility and resilience became the priority...

November 20, 2023 07:16 AM

UPS Supply Chain Symphony(tm) Platform: Harmonizing Supply Chains for Success

Business Wire -- UPS (NYSE: UPS) today introduced the UPS Supply Chain Symphony(tm) platform, a new tool that integrates various supply chain components, including shipping, warehousing, and inventory management, into a single platform. This unified approach empowers...

November 20, 2023 06:41 AM

Apple supplier Foxconn posts surprise 11% jump in third-quarter profit

Media -- CNBC - Tech - Apple iPhone supplier Foxconn, officially known as Hon Hai, reported on Tuesday that third-quarter profit rose 11.27% from a year ago.

November 20, 2023 06:34 AM

Emerald EMS expands it footprint, acquires Ascentron

Media -- Evertiq - Emerald EMS has acquired Oregon-based EMS provider Ascentron, Inc.

November 20, 2023 06:17 AM

Safeguarding the Electronics Supply Chain, Part 2

Aspencore -- EPS News - The value of robust network security transcends mere defense against threats in today's hyper-complex electronics supply chain. For one, a secure network translates to enhanced operational efficiency....

November 20, 2023 06:02 AM

Blue Yonder Adds Reverse Logistics Solutions With Doddle Acquisition

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Supply chain solutions provider Blue Yonder closed its previously announced acquisition of Doddle, a technology business focused on first- and last-mile logistics.

With the acquisition, Blue Yonder will add new capabilities to its logistics...

November 20, 2023 05:31 AM

Free-of-Charge Passive Components "Scrub" Survey

Media -- eBOM - BEC Distribution has announced the availability of its Free-of-Charge Passive Components Scrub Survey. All of the current passive components in a customer's products are analysed, flagging up EoLs and areas where cost savings could be made, recommending...

November 20, 2023 05:27 AM

Diversifying Supply Chains Drives Demand for B2B Payments Choice

Media -- PYMNTS.com - In this environment of "higher for longer" interest rates, chief financial officers recognize the need to prioritize payments innovation.

As Bank of America Head of Global Payments in Global Transaction Services AJ McCray told Karen Webster,...

November 20, 2023 04:38 AM

10 AP Automation Benefits Any Finance Team Will Love

SupplyChain -- Conexiom - Managing your organization's accounts payable (AP) processes manually is a labyrinthine, time-consuming process riddled with inefficiencies, error potential, and missed opportunities. By its very nature, traditional AP management is inefficient...

November 20, 2023 04:20 AM

Generative AI could boost supply chain planning, Belgian tech firm says

SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - OMP launches Gen AI pilots to support chatbot-like interface with complex documents, and allow software platforms to respond to natural language queries

November 20, 2023 04:19 AM

AI in Procurement and 'Autogmentation' Part 3 - How similar is Generative AI to other previous technologies?

SupplyChain -- Spend Matters - In the previous parts of our series, we covered AI in detail, highlighting its evolution over time and the different levels of AI. We also covered the state of AI adoption in business and procurement. However, we didn't address the elephant...

November 20, 2023 04:19 AM

November 13, 2023

GM, Stellantis invest in rare-earth-free EV motor magnets as China tightens material exports

Media -- DIGITIMES - General Motors and Stellantis have become the latest investors of Niron Magnetics, a US-based startup focused on developing rare-earth-free magnets, an essential material for EV motors. GM said the investment will help the carmaker scale its...

November 13, 2023 03:18 AM

FourKites Launches Inbound Visibility Solution to Enhance Insights Across Suppliers

SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - New multimodal solution fills visibility gaps, improves workforce productivity, enhances inventory management and accelerates time-to-value for FourKites customers

November 13, 2023 03:17 AM

Tata Electronics buys Wistron unit to make iPhones in India

Media -- Evertiq - Electronics giant Tata has completed its 100% equity stake in Wistron InfoComm Manufacturing (India), and will now become the first Indian manufacturer of iPhones.

November 13, 2023 02:40 AM

How New AI Regulations Will Impact the Supply Chain

Aspencore -- EPS News - In recent years, the emergence of AI has played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of the electronics market. However, introducing new AI regulations in both the United States and the European Union is set to impact the industry significantly....

November 13, 2023 02:20 AM

FourKites Launches Inbound Order and Shipment Management Solution

Media -- PYMNTS.com - FourKites added a new Inbound Visibility solution to its supply chain visibility platform.

The solution aims to enhance end-to-end, shipment- and order-level insights across suppliers, offering customers a predictive and accurate way to manage...

November 13, 2023 02:01 AM

Avoiding obsolescence pitfalls

Media -- Electronics Sourcing - 4 Star Electronics encourages purchasing professionals to develop and deploy a proactive and strategic approach to avoid the pitfalls of component obsolescence

Sourcing obsolete electronic components is a significant challenge...

November 13, 2023 01:48 AM

FourKites Launches Inbound Visibility Solution to Enhance End-to-End, Shipment- and Order-Level Insights Across Suppliers

Business Wire -- Leading supply chain visibility provider FourKites today announced the availability of a new Inbound Visibility solution that provides customers with a highly predictive, accurate and seamless way to manage all inbound orders and shipments across all...

November 13, 2023 01:44 AM

DHL Supply Chain accelerates global warehouse automation

Tech -- FutureIoT - DHL Supply Chain, part of DHL Group, is expanding its partnership with robotics technology firm AutoStore to automate warehouse operations on a global scale further.

There are nine operational AutoStore warehouse projects with four more...

November 13, 2023 12:47 AM