Woodstock Wire: Supply Chain News

October 23, 2021

How Flexible is Your Bill of Materials?

Aspencore -- EPS News - High-quality, highly reliable electronic products are realized through many devices and services coming together consistently and efficiently. One item is components; the individual parts that, together, comprise a...

October 23, 2021 11:48 PM

Global smartphone shipments to see growth of 4-7% every year from 2022-2026

Media -- DIGITIMES - Judging from the status of the upstream supply chain, regional markets and the COVID-19 pandemic, Digitimes Research expects global smartphone shipments to increase 4.7% on year and arrive at 1.3 billion units in 2021 and will see on-year...

October 23, 2021 08:24 PM

October 21, 2021

White House takes aim at improving supply chain throughput and port congestion

SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - As the global supply chain continues to struggle on various fronts, due to issues such as port congestion, equipment shortages, and labor availability, among a whole host of others, the White House today met with United States-based...

October 21, 2021 09:43 PM

October 20, 2021

U.S. EPA Extends PIP (3:1) Compliance Deadline; UKCA Mark Delayed - and More

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - A compliance extension could impact electronics manufacturers, while changes in the U.K. will have bearing on imports of electronics and other goods from the European Union. Mike Kirschner gives the latest in his monthly report.

October 20, 2021 02:12 AM

Smart Strategies to Avoid the Bullwhip Effect Through Excess Solutions

Distribution -- A2 Global - Small changes in demand can trigger much larger inefficiencies throughout the supply chain, but here's how you can avoid the bullwhip effect through excess solutions.

One of the more colorful descriptions of supply chain volatility, the...

October 20, 2021 02:11 AM

October 19, 2021

Maker Faire Rome: The Future in the Making

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - Since the first edition of Maker Faire Rome in 2013, makers have proven their worth in the world of technology. Right now, they are being called upon to explore, learn, teach, train, engage, and enable, and the Maker Faire environment...

October 19, 2021 03:00 AM

October 17, 2021

How China Plus One Diversifies Supply Chain Risk

Aspencore -- EPS News - Trade wars, tariffs and geopolitical concerns have spurred global electronics manufacturers to reassess their strategies regarding China. But rather than abandon the nation entirely, China Plus One is taking hold as a way to diversify supply...

October 17, 2021 04:36 AM

October 11, 2021

FourKites Recognizes Global Supply Chain Leaders at 2021 Visibility User Conference

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Armada, Kimberly Clark, Ingredion, T-Mobile, GlobalTranz at the forefront of innovation during a challenging year Armada, Kimberly Clark, Ingredion, T-Mobile, GlobalTranz at the forefront of innovation during a challenging year

October 11, 2021 09:47 PM

FourKites Accelerates Growth Plans in EMEA with Addition of New Senior Leadership

SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - The leading global supply chain visibility platform sees significant EMEA momentum and hires industry veteran Marc Boileau as part of its aggressive growth strategy in the region

October 11, 2021 09:41 PM

GM, GE Look to Develop Rare Earth Materials Supply Chain

U.S. News -- General Motors and General Electric are looking at developing a supply chain of rare earth materials that help make electric vehicles and renewable energy equipment.

October 11, 2021 07:45 PM

FourKites Accelerates Growth Plans in EMEA with Addition of New Senior Leadership

Globe Newswire -- Technology - The leading global supply chain visibility platform sees significant EMEA momentum and hires industry veteran Marc Boileau as part of its aggressive growth strategy in the region The leading global supply chain visibility platform sees significant...

October 11, 2021 06:22 PM

U.S. Factories Power Though Supply Chain Constraints

Aspencore -- EPS News - For 16 months the U.S. manufacturing sector has expanded in spite of - rather than thanks to - the global supply chain. The U.S. PMI in September increased by 1.2 percent to 61.1, according to the Institute for Supply Management. However, concern...

October 11, 2021 03:08 AM

Will Supply Chains Ever Go Autonomous?

Aspencore -- EPS News - Shannon Flynn

Some of 2020's challenges were keenly felt throughout supply chains, and many could result in lasting changes to workflows and processes.

Reducing uncertainties while boosting efficiency and shrinking turnaround times requires...

October 11, 2021 12:36 AM

October 10, 2021

Lockheed Martin opens new production facility in Alabama

Media -- Evertiq - Lockheed Martin has opened a new production facility in Courtland, Alabama, focused on hypersonic strike production. The new facility includes advanced production tools and intelligent factory solutions.

October 10, 2021 09:50 PM

3 ways to build customer loyalty in 2021

Media -- The Next Web - The ecommerce industry has been growing steadily for many years, but since the pandemic, the quantity of online shopping options has exploded. With brick-and-mortar stores around the world having to close their doors, and many people only...

October 10, 2021 09:36 PM

Agile and the Software Architecture: An Alliance for Technical Excellence

Media -- ELE Times - The Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu) in Egypt is a long-standing ancient architectural wonder and a civil engineering masterpiece. It was the highest construction in the world for many centuries. This pyramid took...

October 10, 2021 05:47 AM

Mexico car supply chain transforms to supply for EV

Media -- DIGITIMES - In 2020, less than 2% of the cars sold in Mexico were electric vehicles (EVs), according to data from Mexico's official statistics institute Inegi. But based on estimations made by a non-governmental supplier association Nuevo Keon Automotive...

October 10, 2021 05:44 AM

Taiwan August manufacturing production index up

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan recorded manufacturing production index (2016 as base year) of 138.34 for August 2021, increasing 2.53% sequentially and 14.62% on year, according to Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).

October 10, 2021 05:43 AM

Walmart, Home Depot Team Up on Deliveries

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - The home improvement retailer is the first to join Walmart's new delivery as a service business.

October 10, 2021 05:20 AM

October 09, 2021

Analysis: From Chips to Ships, Shortages Are Making Inflation Stick

U.S. News -- Soaring gas prices, staff shortages, a lack of ships -- price pressures globally may be...

October 09, 2021 04:41 AM

Shortages, Shipping, Shutdowns Hit Asian Factory Output

U.S. News -- Shortages of power, computer chips and other parts, soaring shipping costs and shutdowns of factories to battle the pandemic are taking a toll on Asian economies.

October 09, 2021 04:40 AM

October 06, 2021

Berkshire Grey and North Highland Partner to Deliver Intelligent Enterprise Robotic Solutions to Solve Global Supply Chain Challenges

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Partnership provides AI-enabled robotic solutions across the entire supply chain to increase fulfillment throughput Partnership provides AI-enabled robotic solutions across the entire supply chain to increase fulfillment throughput

October 06, 2021 04:24 AM

Rockwell Automation Celebrates 30 Years of Automation Fair(r) November 10-11

Business Wire -- Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, announces the opening of registration for its 30th annual Automation Fair event, to be held in Houston at the George R. Brown...

October 06, 2021 03:45 AM

Now Is the Time for a Supply Chain Network Strategy

SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - A successful supply chain network design gives companies a competitive advantage by pinpointing ways to significantly reduce costs, improve service levels, reduce overall cycle times, and streamline all processes and systems.

October 06, 2021 03:42 AM

October 04, 2021

Oracle Survey Indicates Supply Chain Glitches Are Alarming to Consumers

SupplyChain -- SCMR Editorial - Recent supply chain delays and disruptions have negatively impacted the lives of Americans, leaving many feeling frustrated, angry, and scared that the disruptions will never end, according to a new study by Oracle.

October 04, 2021 04:23 AM

E2open Study Quantifies Supply Chain Performance Drop During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Explaining Rise in Shortages and Revealing Value Realized from Technology

Business Wire -- E2open Parent Holdings, Inc (NYSE: ETWO), a leading network-based provider of a mission-critical, cloud-based, end-to-end supply chain management platform, announced today the release of its 10th annual Forecasting and Inventory Benchmark Study, an in-depth...

October 04, 2021 02:09 AM

FourKites' Industry-first Order Intelligence Hub Extends Visibility to the Entire Order Lifecycle

SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - Integration of transportation, supply and warehouse management systems with order-level detail breaks down silos and creates new opportunities for supply chain optimization

October 04, 2021 02:05 AM

The (increasingly) high cost of doing business

SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - Supply chain costs continue to rise, making it tough all over for businesses and consumers alike.

October 04, 2021 02:04 AM

Vancouver, B.C.-based workflow automation company Conexiom raises $130M

Tech -- GeekWire - Conexiom CEO Ray Grady (Conexiom Photo)Sales order and invoice automation software company Conexiom has raised $130 million, the Vancouver, B.C.-based startup announced today.

The company focuses on automating the movement of documents between...

October 04, 2021 12:50 AM

October 03, 2021

FourKites' Industry-first Order Intelligence Hub Extends Real-Time Visibility to the Entire Order Lifecycle

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Integration of transportation, supply and warehouse management systems with order-level detail breaks down silos and creates new opportunities for supply chain optimization Integration of transportation, supply and warehouse management systems...

October 03, 2021 08:17 PM

Introducing Hyperledger FireFly, a Multi-Party System for Enterprise Data Flows

SupplyChain -- Hyperledger - We are very excited to announce the newest Hyperledger project, Hyperledger FireFly. Contributed by Kaleido to Hyperledger Labs in June 2021, FireFly has an active and growing open source community. FireFly has now been promoted to an official...

October 03, 2021 07:19 PM

The Counter to Constant Supply Chain Volatility Is Pervasive Visibility and Industry Collaboration

SupplyChain -- Logistics Viewpoints - For more than a year, global supply chains have been buffeted by one major disruption after another. The surging Delta virus, devastating floods in China and Germany and cyber attacks on South African ports are amongst the latest...

October 03, 2021 07:19 PM

Mitigating Supply Chain Disruptions: Digital Transformation and Future-Readiness

SupplyChain -- Conexiom - An Ernst and Young survey of supply chain executives shows that 72% of respondents have experienced a negative effect due to pandemic disruptions.

The cost of these disruptions has been high and varied. But supply chain professionals aren't...

October 03, 2021 07:17 PM

Conexiom Nets $130 Million in New Funding

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - It accelerates growth for the sales order and invoice automation solutions provider.

October 03, 2021 02:35 AM

September 28, 2021

Pilot Freight Services Acquires Locations in US Northwest, Oklahoma

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - The worldwide transportation and logistics services provider has gained new franchises in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Oklahoma.

September 28, 2021 01:51 AM

September 26, 2021

Mirakl Scores $555M in Series E Funding

MDM - Distribution-Trends -- With the latest investment round, Mirakl said the company's valuation has increased to more than $3.5 billion.

September 26, 2021 03:56 AM

IPC: Component Shortage Harming Manufacturers

Aspencore -- EPS News - A new global survey found that electronics manufacturers continue to be harmed by the global shortage in semiconductors and other components, parts and materials, leading to production delays, increased material goods costs, and a cloudy industry...

September 26, 2021 03:37 AM

Four automotive functional safety mistakes that must be avoided

Aspencore -- EDN - Automotive stakeholders such as OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers must observe functional safety (FuSa) as a practice across their organization. Easier said than done, implementing ISO 26262 compliant FuSa comes with its own set of challenges. And these...

September 26, 2021 03:36 AM

September 25, 2021

Counterfeit chips flood in to exploit chip shortage

Media -- eeNews Europe - Counterfeit and sub-standard chips are a constant problem in the semiconductor supply chain but the situation has got worse as a chip shortage has taken hold globally, according to Nikkei.

In Japan Oki Engineering has opened a chip...

September 25, 2021 08:36 PM

September 24, 2021

E2open Named a Leader in the 2021 Nucleus Control Tower Value Matrix for Seventh Consecutive Year

Business Wire -- E2open Parent Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ETWO), a leading network-based provider of mission-critical, cloud-based, end-to-end supply chain management platform, has been positioned by Nucleus Research as a Leader in the 2021 edition of the Control Tower Value...

September 24, 2021 09:06 PM

Orbweaver Announces Launch of Industry-First Part Information Management System

Business Wire -- Orbweaver announces launch of part information management system - the first ever robust PIM specifically built for the electronics industry.

September 24, 2021 09:03 PM

project44 Buys Last-Mile Delivery and Customer Experience Leader, Convey, in $255M Acquisition

Business Wire -- project44, the global leader in real-time supply chain visibility, today announced that it has acquired Austin-based Convey, the last-mile technology leader that powers exceptional direct-to-consumer delivery experiences for more than 200 of the world's...

September 24, 2021 08:30 PM

Honeywell Introduces New Robotic Technology To Help Warehouses Boost Productivity, Reduce Injuries

SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - Smart Flexible Depalletizer minimizes the need for manual labor in roles that carry risk or injury and are currently experiencing high turnover

September 24, 2021 08:27 PM

Advancing women in supply chain

SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - CSCMP panel discusses how to attract, promote, and retain top talent while working toward a more diverse supply chain industry.

September 24, 2021 08:26 PM

project44 makes third acquisition of 2021, acquires Convey

SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - Chicago-based supply chain visibility services provider project44 announced today it has acquired Austin-based Convey, a provider of delivery experience management software that helps shippers connect disparate data and processes...

September 24, 2021 08:25 PM

The Ongoing Technology War Against Counterfeiting

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Counterfeiters are becoming more sophisticated in their efforts to dupe manufacturers, especially in times of long lead times and tight supply. Here's how technology is making it easier to verify that the parts you are using are legitimate.

September 24, 2021 08:21 PM

A Five-Point Guide to Managing Electronics Supply Chains During Challenging Periods

Distribution -- A2 Global - A2's CEO Frank Cavallaro shared thoughts with Electronics Sourcing on the evolution of the electronic distribution sector, plus tips for successful management of electronics supply chains.

Electronics Sourcing magazine recently interviewed...

September 24, 2021 08:07 PM