Woodstock Wire: Supply Chain News

January 18, 2021

How Software Automation Can Aid European Economic Recovery | UiPath

Enterprise -- UiPath - Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Union (EU) countries governments and businesses have adapted to new modes of working and taken various mitigating measures over the following months. At the same time, EU citizens started...

January 18, 2021 09:11 PM

Japan setting up nationwide smart logistics platform

Media -- DIGITIMES - Japan is establishing a nationwide smart logistics platform to collect data about entire delivery processes of selected products from production, transportation, distribution to sales and customers for shared use by producers, logistics operators,...

January 18, 2021 08:11 PM

Helping retailers navigate the future

Enterprise -- Microsoft Azure - Each new year introduces new opportunities and challenges, but 2020 was exceptional. The pandemic massively disrupted retail organizations due to ongoing shelter-in-place orders and social distancing requirements. Consumers adapted,...

January 18, 2021 07:32 PM

10 Ways to Measure Chatbot Program Success

Web Marketing -- CMS Wire - Chatbots may be all the rage, but you need some solid metrics around your programs to ensure success.

Continue reading...

January 18, 2021 02:08 AM

January 17, 2021

Covalent Taps IBM Blockchain to Help Track the Carbon Impact of its AirCarbon(r)-based Fashion Goods

Electronics -- IBM - Microelectronics - Covalent uses IBM Blockchain, powered by IBM LinuxONE, to help it create a new, validated level of environmental impact tracing

January 17, 2021 11:40 PM

The Rebound Podcast: Making sense of blockchain

SupplyChain -- SCMR Editorial - Listen in as FedEx blockchain strategist Dale Chrystie discusses the opportunities for blockchain in the supply chain

January 17, 2021 11:36 PM

Gartner Identifies Four Capabilities for Chief Supply Chain Officers to Compete with Industry Disruptors

SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - Organizations with Customer Focus and Innovation Mindset Can Set Themselves Apart

January 17, 2021 11:36 PM

Performance During the COVID-19 Pandemic

SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - E2open's latest fact-based research on supply chain performance during the initial COVID-19 response and first-wave recovery serves as a blueprint to manage disruptions of any size and the role of AI.

January 17, 2021 11:34 PM

10 Ways Sales Order Automation Solves the Trillion-Dollar Problem of Manual Order Processing

SupplyChain -- Conexiom - With today's goals of working smarter, not harder, and doing more with less, manufacturers and distributors are looking toward automation solutions to achieve desired business outcomes. And sales order automation is an easy place to start....

January 17, 2021 11:34 PM

Trump Administration adds Xiaomi to military blacklist

Tech -- TechCrunch - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is the latest to be added to the Trump Administration's military blacklist. On Thursday, the Department of Defense added nine more companies to its list of alleged Chinese military companies, including Xiaomi.

January 17, 2021 09:10 PM

January 15, 2021

New Year, New Habits: Contactless Payments Are Here to Stay, With Only 16% of Consumers Planning to Revert to Pre-Pandemic Ways to Pay

Business Wire -- As the one-year mark of the Covid-19 pandemic approaches and digital payments play a larger role in daily life around the world, there will be no reverse gear on consumer behavior as we head into 2021. In the third edition of its global research study,...

January 15, 2021 08:22 PM

China smartphone vendors step up chips, components procurement

Media -- DIGITIMES - Chinese handset vendors Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi (OVX) have stepped up their purchases of ICs and basic components for their smartphones as part of their efforts to expand presence in the China market in 2021, according to Taiwan-based IC distributors,...

January 15, 2021 06:48 PM

January 14, 2021

IC packaging and testing company issued price increase notice

Media -- SemiMedia - According to the supply chain, Orient Semiconductor Electronics, a semiconductor packaging and testing service provider, has recently issued a price increase notice to the client in response to the continuous increase in the prices of substrates...

January 14, 2021 07:24 PM

January 12, 2021

Electronics Prices Climb as Demand Outstrips Supply

Media -- ELE Times - The crackdown on Chinese imports and rising raw material prices are forcing Indian companies to increase the prices of electronic goods and appliances, especially since the demand for TV sets and laptops are high all over the world.

January 12, 2021 07:21 PM

GM unveils new logo ahead of CES 2021

Media -- Electronics360 - The move was made to signify GM's push into electric vehicles.

January 12, 2021 06:53 PM

Technology Predictions from an Electronic Design and Test Thinktank

Justmeans -- Keysight's 2021 predictions lay out the shape-shifting business operations and technology trends that are unfolding through the lens of the pandemic, the effects of which will continue to have lasting effects on organizations...

January 12, 2021 06:20 PM

January 11, 2021

Disruption - IDC releases Top 10 predictions for China's smart device market in 2021

Think -- IDC - The China smart device market has experienced a series of technological changes, ecosystem changes, and user upgrades over the past decade. Over the next decade, this market will face a new round of disruptive development....

January 11, 2021 06:48 PM

Taiwan December exports hits record

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan's exports totaled US$33 billion in December 2020, the highest-ever monthly level with 3.16% on-month and 12.0% on-year growths, according to the Ministry of Finance (MOF).

January 11, 2021 05:35 PM

January 10, 2021

UPS ranks No. 1 in on-time deliveries during the holiday season

Web Marketing -- Digital Commerce 360 - Carriers brought their A-game to the 2020 holiday season. As consumers shopped more online due to stay-at-home orders (or preferences), it was clear last year's festive season would be a big one for ecommerce.

January 10, 2021 11:32 PM

Global Supply Chain Managers to Examine New Transportation Rate Structures Soon

SupplyChain -- SCMR Editorial - Navigating the road to post-pandemic normalcy will be a major challenge for all transportation providers

January 10, 2021 05:34 AM

DHL Supply Chain Applies Digitalization and Know-How to Reduce Complexity in Vaccine Supply Chain

SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - DHL Supply Chain, the Americas leader in contract logistics and part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has deployed a Control Tower solution to support the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines within North America and internationally.

January 10, 2021 05:33 AM

How Unbreakable is the Blockchain?

Media -- ELE Times - Cryptographic Protection schemes are as old as the hills. The need to protect sensitive information-especially financial transactions-securely is an ever-evolving cat-and-mouse game. Passwords, account verifications, transaction security,...

January 10, 2021 03:56 AM

Chipmakers see downstream clients continue stockpiling

Media -- DIGITIMES - Chip suppliers including fabless chipmakers and IC distributors continue to see their downstream clients stockpiling, while encountering tight capacity at upstream foundries, according to industry sources.

January 10, 2021 03:48 AM

Tackling payment fraud in 2021 and Beyond

Media -- ELE Times - Every year typically has a few defining moments, but 2020 seems to have borne multiple world-changing, paradigm-shifting developments. Parallel to this, global economies have moved quickly in ways that have accelerated technological change,...

January 10, 2021 03:45 AM

January 07, 2021

Putting customers at the center with intelligent fulfillment

SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - With the right actions, supply chain leaders can turn supply chain disruption into meaningful change and build long-term resilience to outmaneuver uncertainty and achieve growth. Those that do will achieve competitive advantage...

January 07, 2021 06:56 PM

The supply chain's pivot to E-commerce

SupplyChain -- SCMR Editorial - COVID brought a spike in e-commerce annual growth. The challenge now is to manage that explosion in the near term without over investing before the new normal, because we aren't going back.

January 07, 2021 06:56 PM

Electronics Supply-Chain Trust Standards Emerge

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Creative new ideas for electronics supply-chain trust are in rich supply, whether securing identity, protecting logistics, or establishing provenance. But underlying these efforts are wide-ranging standards in development from...

January 07, 2021 06:31 PM

AI makes RPA intelligent

Media -- DIGITIMES - While RPA (robotic process automation) has become an important tool for enterprises' digital transformation, AI-based technologies have been increasingly introduced to RPA to transform it into IPA (intelligent process automation).

January 07, 2021 06:24 PM

Coronavirus - Supply Chain Issues

Media -- eBOM - It was announced on Sunday 20th December 2020 that France, along with other countries including Italy, Belgium, and Germany, have suspended travel to and from the UK for at least 48 hours. The almost 20 countries and counting have banned all flights...

January 07, 2021 12:16 AM

January 06, 2021

Vaccinate warehouse operations with a new, post-covid beginning

SupplyChain -- SCMR Editorial - As we begin to turn a coronavirus corner, it is crucial that supply chain leaders work to envision what the next normal will look like. They must plan on how best to position a new beginning in order to emerge healthy and competitive....

January 06, 2021 10:47 PM

Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution - Possibly the Most Important Supply Chain

SupplyChain -- Logistics Viewpoints - Covid-19 vaccine distribution is headline news across the country. Operation Warp Speed, the umbrella term for the public-private partnership responsible for the development, distribution, and administration of Covid-19 vaccines,...

January 06, 2021 08:26 PM

Amazon adds 11 more cargo jets to its growing air fleet

SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - Boeing jets from Delta Air Lines and WestJet Airlines being converted from passenger to freight use.

January 06, 2021 08:26 PM

Conexiom Voices: Senior Manager, SaaS Operations Andreas Freyvogel Ensures Conexiom Maintains High Quality of Service

SupplyChain -- Conexiom - Living in Vancouver, British Columbia, with his wife Nathalie and daughter Sophie, Andreas Freyvogel started working at Conexiom in January 2000.

Andreas was one of the first 20 employees and remembers when the entire company could sit at one...

January 06, 2021 08:25 PM

Biden Has a Plan for Supply Chains and U.S. Manufacturing - But Will It Work?

SupplyChain -- SCMR Editorial - The Biden-Harris transition website posts Biden's policy for U.S. manufacturing and for addressing supply chain shortages due to Covid19. But can we take what is written at face value?

January 06, 2021 08:25 PM

BAE Systems Receives Rapid Response Contract From U.S. Navy to Demonstrate Leading-Edge Countermeasure System

Business Wire -- BAE Systems received a $4 million U.S. Navy contract to conduct a quick-turnaround demonstration of a new countermeasure system.

January 06, 2021 08:16 PM

Amazon Continues to Expand Its Transportation Fleet With Purchased Aircraft

Business Wire -- Today, Amazon announced its first-ever purchase of eleven Boeing 767-300 aircraft, expanding its fleet to continue to serve customers.

January 06, 2021 08:15 PM

Global smartphone production expected to reach 1.36B units in 2021

Media -- Evertiq - Owing to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, global smartphone production reached a mere 1.25 billion units in 2020, a record-breaking 11% YoY decrease, according to TrendForce's latest investigations.

January 06, 2021 06:02 PM

January 05, 2021

Facial ID Emerges As Effective Fraud Defense

Media -- PYMNTS.com - With digital use soaring during the pandemic and fraud on the rise, new research shows the best weapon in the war against unwanted transactions might be as simple as taking a selfie.

According to identity verification firm Jumio's 2020 Holiday...

January 05, 2021 07:15 PM

January 04, 2021

In The Digital Shift, B2B Sellers (And Their Tech) Must Embrace Flexibility

Media -- PYMNTS.com - The digital migration of sales operations presents massive opportunities in efficiency and cost savings for B2B sellers like manufacturers and wholesalers, but the motivations for making the online shift haven't always been about driving...

January 04, 2021 06:49 PM

Framing 2021: Six Trendlines That Will Define Payments And The Connected Economy

Media -- PYMNTS.com - The problem with a lot of "big" New Year's predictions is that they're really pretty small.

Most are so general that there's no way they can be wrong. Take the one about the restaurant industry getting better in 2021, or the prediction that...

January 04, 2021 05:53 PM

January 01, 2021

Penske Logistics Completes Acquisition of Black Horse Carriers, Inc.

PR Newswire -- Penske Logistics has successfully completed its previously announced acquisition of Black Horse Carriers, Inc., a privately held logistics company based in Chicago. "We are pleased to have completed the acquisition and we now look forward to our...

January 01, 2021 02:07 AM

December 31, 2020

Capacity challenges will continue in 2021

SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - Logistics companies urge planning and a focus on relationships as complexity continues across the supply chain.

December 31, 2020 11:19 PM

B2B eCommerce Embraces The Ecosystem Opportunity

Media -- PYMNTS.com - With trade shows canceled and enterprise digitization accelerated, 2020 was a big year for the adoption of B2B eCommerce. Whether through the use of online marketplaces or proprietary supplier portals, B2B sellers embraced the opportunity...

December 31, 2020 04:29 AM

December 30, 2020

Conexiom Voices: Software Developer Paz Gonzalez Provides Behind-the-Scenes Insight into Conexiom's Base Automation Solution

SupplyChain -- Conexiom - Raised on the warm, white-sand beaches of Costa Rica, Paz Gonzalez now resides near the snowy white mountains of Vancouver, British Columbia. As an outdoor enthusiast, Paz enjoys the Canadian weather through activities like snowshoeing, skiing,...

December 30, 2020 10:50 PM

Model N Announces New Chief Financial Officer

Business Wire -- Model N, Inc. (NYSE: MODN), the leader in cloud revenue management solutions, today announced that John Ederer has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Ederer brings more than 25 years of financial leadership experience to...

December 30, 2020 09:27 PM

Virtual Cards and Straight-Through Processing Set To Level B2B Playing Field

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Virtual cards and straight-through processing (STP) are poised to get more attention from buyers and suppliers as the pandemic recedes. As Nick Reid, director of B2B Partner Development at Conferma Pay, told PYMNTS, though not new, STP -...

December 30, 2020 09:21 PM

December 29, 2020

Outlook 2021: What's in store for logistics supply chain?

SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - Asking someone to predict the future in these tumultuous times is a tall order. But we found the right man for the job.

December 29, 2020 10:47 PM

NexTech To Buy $2million in Bitcoin with Treasury

Globe Newswire -- NexTech AR Solutions (NexTech) (OTCQB: NEXCF) (CSE: NTAR) (FSE: N29), a leading provider of virtual and augmented reality (AR) experience technologies and services for eCommerce, education, conferences and events today announced that it plans to make...

December 29, 2020 10:28 PM

Defending the COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Chain

Infosec -- Dark Reading - We must treat this supply chain like a piece of our nation's critical infrastructure, just like the electrical grid or air traffic control system.

December 29, 2020 10:04 PM

Finding The Tech-Human Balance In B2B Payment Optimization

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Although it occurred under dire circumstances, 2020 was the year that many organizations finally ditched the paper check in B2B payments - or, at the very least, helped to move the needle toward electronic payments.

With 2021 on the horizon,...

December 29, 2020 09:47 PM