Woodstock Wire: Supply Chain News

July 23, 2021

3 Tips for Making Supply Chain Management More Sustainable

Aspencore -- EPS News - Sustainability is often little more than a buzzword in modern supply chain management. Multinational corporations set sustainability standards and try to follow them, but the issue of maintaining them across a supply chain can be...

July 23, 2021 05:19 PM

Preparing the Supply Chain for Severe Weather Events

Aspencore -- EPS News - Supply chain and logistics professionals must increasingly prepare for the impact of severe weather events on operations as many scientists agree that climate change will only worsen dangerous weather. Semiconductor companies...

July 23, 2021 05:14 PM

Push to make supply chains more sustainable continues to gain momentum

Life -- Phys.org - Much of the effort to make businesses sustainable centers on their supply chains, which were severely disrupted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, according to new research from the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL), supply...

July 23, 2021 04:26 PM

Deliver RPA performance with process mining

SupplyChain -- Software AG - If you cannot measure ROI, you cannot manage RPA projects (to paraphrase Peter Drucker). After all, how can you know if your robotic process automation project is delivering results if you don't measure return on investment?

July 23, 2021 03:34 PM

Uber Freight goes big, in $2.25B acquisition of Transplace

SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - Earlier today, San Francisco-based Uber Freight, a subsidiary of the ubiquitous, ride-sharing service Uber, whose proprietary app matches trucking companies with loads to haul, announced it is acquiring Frisco, Texas-based Transplace,...

July 23, 2021 02:17 AM

5 Recommendations towards a Resilient S&OP

SupplyChain -- Logistics Viewpoints - Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) as a process has been around since the 1980's. While the terminology evolved, the underlying thesis of S&OP has stayed the same, i.e., bridge the divide between sales forecasts and operational...

July 23, 2021 02:15 AM

July 22, 2021

FedEx Logistics Launches FedEx Trade Solutions Service to Customize Trade Compliance Solutions

SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - Customers benefit from customized solutions that fit their individual business needs, all offered by a single provider, FedEx Logistics.

July 22, 2021 03:01 AM

Increased Port Congestion Causing Supply Chain Concerns | Weekly News Roundup for July 21, 2021

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - This week: Elon Musk says Tesla will open its Supercharger network to other EVs; lockdowns and port congestion continue to hamper electronics manufacturing supply chains; recovery signs in medical device manufacturing - and other supply...

July 22, 2021 02:06 AM

July 20, 2021

Digital Transformation Best Practices: 3 Tips on Where to Start from Industry Expert Mike Marks

SupplyChain -- Conexiom - Distributors can - and are - closing the digital automation gap at their organizations. Along the way, they're discovering which steps and best practices are essential and which may lead to pitfalls and dead ends. They're driven toward digital...

July 20, 2021 03:02 AM

July 18, 2021

Chip Shortage Has Spawned a Surplus of Fraudsters and Fake Parts - WSJ

Counterfeit Parts -- I think we saw this coming ... Chip Shortage Has Spawned a Surplus of Fraudsters and Fake Parts

July 18, 2021 06:16 PM

Prophesee Receives Funds from AI Guru, Eyes China for Growth

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - China's economy is roaring back to pre-pandemic levels and has considerable growth potential. For any European company, entering the Chinese market and implementing its business strategy can be a long and perilous process, unless you...

July 18, 2021 05:52 AM

Toxic Chemicals in Electronics

Aspencore -- EETimes - When you design (your part of) an electronic product, particularly if you're an electrical/electronic engineer (EE) like me, you don't tend to think about much other than the functional and parametric requirements of the specific challenge you're...

July 18, 2021 05:44 AM

Enterprises Altering Their Supply Chain Defenses on Heels of Latest Breaches

Infosec -- Dark Reading - More than half of enterprises surveyed for Dark Reading's State of Malware Threats report indicate they are making at least a few changes to their supply chain security defenses following recent attacks on software vendors such as SolarWinds.

July 18, 2021 04:41 AM

July 14, 2021

Why B2B Organizations Need an Advanced Order and Inventory Management Solution

SupplyChain -- SCMR Editorial - Many B2B companies, including those in automotive, electronics, and manufacturing, are at a crossroads with their sales and inventory management processes. Historically, they've been reliant on legacy or ERP systems - tools that were...

July 14, 2021 03:25 PM

July 13, 2021

Is Your 3PL Partnership for Life or Just for Peaks and Pandemics?

Think -- Gartner Blog Network - I sometimes feel like a relationship counselor. Navigating the complexities of a shipper and third-party logistics (3PL) relationship requires diplomacy, tact and a healthy dose of pragmatism. I never take sides. Generally, though,...

July 13, 2021 11:43 PM

2021 State of the Cloud: No end in sight

SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - With 92% of companies already using the Cloud, the race is on to get even more supply chain management solutions into this convenient, accessible and affordable delivery model.

July 13, 2021 03:12 PM

Bollinger Shipyards Christens Ocean Transport Barge Holland for General Dynamics Electric Boat

Business Wire -- Bollinger Shipyards LLC ("Bollinger") on Saturday, July 10, christened the Holland, an ocean transport barge for General Dynamics Electric Boat. The Holland will support the construction and maintenance of the United States' Columbia Class Ballistic Missile...

July 13, 2021 02:40 AM

July 12, 2021

Supply Network Mapping Has Never Been More Important

Media -- eBOM - Supply chain mapping has been used ever since we started to move goods around the world. Knowing where goods come from, their origin, and their manufacturers is important for consumers. But using technology within supply networks has only been...

July 12, 2021 05:37 PM

The Trends and Technologies Shaping the Automotive Industry

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - The sun is setting on internal combustion engines (ICE). Many policymakers are now putting into law restrictions on the sale of new vehicles powered only by ICE. These restrictions generate a lot of activity around hybrid systems,...

July 12, 2021 04:21 PM

Global PC Shipments Up by 45 Percent, Chip Crisis To Persist Till 2nd Half Of 2021: Report

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - ODMs are still facing shortages of key components like power management IC, display driver IC (with display panel) and CPUs Global PC shipments witnessed a 45 percent year-on-year growth reaching up to 75.6 million units in the...

July 12, 2021 03:20 PM

Notebook component shortage worsening in 3Q21 due to non-PC competition

Media -- DIGITIMES - Notebook ODMs expect component shortages to worsen in the third quarter, as competition to secure sufficient supply from other industry sectors such as automotive electronics, consumer electronics and servers will become fiercer.

July 12, 2021 03:17 PM

Sourcengine Partners With Nexperia

Aspencore -- EPS News - Sourcengine, the electronic component industry's leading e-commerce marketplace, today announced that it is making components from Nexperia, the expert in essential semiconductors, available worldwide. This hugely beneficial strategic partnership...

July 12, 2021 01:30 AM

July 11, 2021

The Logistics Matters podcast: Gary Master, DC Velocity publisher, on "whack a mole" supply chains | Season 2 Episode 26

SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - In the supply chain now, new challenges arise to be tackled each day; truckers are facing more unexpected breakdowns on our nation's roads; freight capacity will remain tight for the rest of the year.

July 11, 2021 10:54 PM

Global Supply Chain Issues Can No Longer Be Classified as Outlier Events, According to Taulia

Business Wire -- The supply chain challenges seen throughout the world in recent months, from the pandemic to the Suez Canal blockage and now the ongoing closure of the Yantian terminal in Shenzhen, can no longer be considered shocks, according to Taulia, the leading...

July 11, 2021 03:08 AM

E2open Joins Russell 2000(r) and Russell 3000(r) Indexes

Business Wire -- E2open Parent Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ETWO), a leading network-based provider of 100% cloud-based, mission-critical, end-to-end supply chain management software, has been added as a member of the broad-market Russell 3000 Index, effective June 28, 2021....

July 11, 2021 03:01 AM

Blue Yonder Named a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems Report

Business Wire -- Blue Yonder, a leading digital supply chain and omni-channel commerce fulfillment provider, has been positioned by Gartner, Inc., as a Leader in the recently released 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems1 (WMS) based on the...

July 11, 2021 02:59 AM

Sonepar USA Appoints New Supply Chain Leader

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - Ron Harper joins Sonepar USA from a career in supply chain and logistics built at PepsiCo, JC Penney, Samsung and Nordstrom.

July 11, 2021 02:29 AM

Economic Growth Continues, but Supply Chain Concerns Abound | Weekly News Roundup for July 7, 2021

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - This week: lack of key components continues to impact electronics manufacturing and other industries; 5G user penetration is expected to reach a milestone soon; Covid restrictions in Malaysia could impact MLCC supplies - and more news...

July 11, 2021 02:24 AM

July 06, 2021

Blockchain and IoT: The future of supply chain

SupplyChain -- Software AG - Imagine a manufacturing company that has factories, assembly plants, warehouses and offices in over 100 locations in 20 countries.

July 06, 2021 03:52 PM

July 04, 2021

Electronics Leads June Expansion Amid Supply Chain Woes

Aspencore -- EPS News - The computer and electronics industry fueled U.S. manufacturing expansion in June but continues to struggle with shortages, price hikes and logistics bottlenecks, procurement managers told the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). Components...

July 04, 2021 03:05 AM

Executives Increase Supply Chain Risk Concerns

Aspencore -- EPS News - Executives remain optimistic about the global economy at the close of Q2, but not every region is benefiting equally from Covid-19 vaccination rates and re-opened businesses. IPC has raised its outlook for the United States, Europe, Mexico,...

July 04, 2021 03:02 AM

July 03, 2021

Global Supply Chain Management Updates

SupplyChain -- SCMR Editorial - Joel Prakken, co-head U.S. economics for IHS Markit, says the post-pandemic rebound in prices, exacerbated in sectors where demand is recovering faster than atrophied supply chains can accommodate, has proved stronger than expected.

July 03, 2021 10:48 PM

Global 3PLs Focus on innovation

SupplyChain -- SCMR Editorial - Multiple trends are affecting the ability of logistics functions and third-party logistics (3PL) providers to effectively deliver on their goals, notes a new research study by Gartner.

July 03, 2021 10:46 PM

Smart manufacturing to help ease labor, component shortages, says Foxconn vice chairman

Media -- DIGITIMES - Creating an AI-supported supply chain, combined with industrial Internet with automation systems, smart platforms and digital infrastructures, is becoming necessary for resolving issues such as labor and component shortages, according to Foxconn...

July 03, 2021 08:56 PM

June 30, 2021

E2open and COSCO Extend Global Partnership Through 2023

Business Wire -- E2open (NYSE: ETWO), a leading network-based provider of 100% cloud-based, mission-critical, end-to-end supply chain management software, and COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited (COSCO), a Chinese multinational transportation conglomerate, today announced...

June 30, 2021 07:09 PM

June 29, 2021

Time for idea exchange

Media -- Electronics Sourcing - With the electronic components industry facing an uncertain business climate and supply-chain challenges, manufacturers, distributors and sales representatives are encouraged to attend the EDS Summit which returns 30 August to 2...

June 29, 2021 04:59 PM

June 28, 2021

How to weather the manufacturing supply chain's risk storm

SupplyChain -- Spend Matters - While certain data point to a resurgence, nay boom, for the manufacturing...

June 28, 2021 04:29 PM

Apple starts pulling in component orders for new iPhones

Media -- DIGITIMES - Apple has started pulling in shipments of passive components needed for the production of its next-generation iPhone devices slated for launch in the latter half of 2021, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain.

June 28, 2021 03:52 PM

Ingersoll Rand to Acquire Maximus

Business Wire -- Ingersoll Rand Inc. (NYSE:IR), a global provider of mission-critical flow creation and industrial solutions, has entered into an agreement to acquire Maximus, a provider of digital controls and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) production management...

June 28, 2021 03:42 PM

June 26, 2021

Companies place growing emphasis on resilience

SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - Global supply chain disruptions cost large companies $184 million a year, on average, international survey shows.

June 26, 2021 03:15 AM

June 25, 2021

4 Ways to Survive the Savage Construction Supply Chain

SupplyChain -- Conexiom - Lately, the supply chain has been at the forefront of manufacturers and distributors' minds. Whether it's the Suez Canal blockage that affected 12% of global trade each day or a ransomware attack that halted gas production and drove panicked...

June 25, 2021 11:33 PM

How to Build a More Adaptive Supply Chain

SupplyChain -- SCMR Editorial - Cloud-based software and agile ways of working can help companies achieve new levels of resilience

June 25, 2021 02:50 AM

FourKites Introduces Industry-First ETA Solution for Air Freight: Dynamic ETA(r) for Air

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Data science breakthrough represents a supply chain visibility first, enabling highly accurate ETAs for 100% of air shipments Data science breakthrough represents a supply chain visibility first, enabling highly accurate ETAs for 100% of...

June 25, 2021 01:51 AM

June 24, 2021

U.S. Electronics Manufacturers say, CMMC Needs Fixes...

Media -- eBOM - John Mitchell, president and CEO of IPC, a global electronics manufacturing association, released the following statement in advance of the U.S. House Small Business Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Regulations hearing on the Department...

June 24, 2021 04:51 PM

Team develops model to fight e-waste recycling dishonesty

Media -- Electronics360 - The new model would closely align companies and their recycling practices to those of a circular economy.

June 24, 2021 04:33 PM

It's not just semiconductors that are in short supply

Media -- Electronics Sourcing - Lead times are stretching and prices are rising for passives, connectors and power supplies.

It's no secret that electronics purchasers are being challenged by allocations, shortages and long lead...

June 24, 2021 04:31 PM

After Record Lead Times, Signs of Hope for the IC Crunch? | Weekly News Roundup for June 23, 2021

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - This week: Chip suppliers and logistics providers deal with the repercussions of the pandemic and its impacts on the electronic components supply chain - and other news headlines from around the electronics industry and related markets.

June 24, 2021 03:22 AM

June 22, 2021

Supply Chain Cybersecurity: Tips for Shippers to Mitigate Cyber Attacks

SupplyChain -- Logistics Viewpoints - Cyberattacks seem to be growing in prevalence and severity, particularly those around the major supply chains in the US, including both the fuel supply chain and the food supply chain. On June 2, 2021, The Wall Street Journal reported...

June 22, 2021 07:26 PM

You Gonna Keep that Customer? Getting Your Digital Transformation Strategy Right Matters Now More than Ever

SupplyChain -- Conexiom - Like it or not, we're all digital now.

Manufacturers and distributors prioritized digital transformation, by force perhaps, throughout 2020, and we recognized the critical need for it once field sales, tradeshows, and any in-person schmoozing...

June 22, 2021 06:30 PM

Uneven chip inventories challenging downstream device assemblers

Media -- DIGITIMES - Uneven inventories across chipmakers are generating more costs facing downstream device assemblers in not only the PC and handset sectors but also the auto industry, according to industry sources.

June 22, 2021 03:47 PM