Woodstock Wire: Supply Chain News

April 25, 2018

Stocking the Digital Warehouse with Additive Manufacturing

SupplyChain -- EBN Online - With metal 3D printing processes, the warehouse of the future may largely exist online,.

April 25, 2018 06:46 PM

Component Shortage Update: Increasing Lead Times for Power MOSFETs

Advanced MP Technology -- Joining the shortage market of MLCC and resistors; power discrete semiconductors, including MOSFETs (Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistors),...

April 25, 2018 04:26 PM

April 24, 2018

Dual-Use Export Controls Regulation: One to Watch for the Electronics Industry

IPC Blog -- The European Union is currently working to update its legislation on export controls for dual-use items, meaning items that can be used for both...

April 24, 2018 05:29 PM

AI, Machine Learning & Modern Manufacturing Productivity

SupplyChain -- EBN Online - Predictive analytics is poised to open up business intelligence doors for manufacturers, and also have a dramatic impact on productivity....

April 24, 2018 03:21 PM

April 23, 2018

SAP Ariba Makes Manufacturing Awesome

Business Wire: Software -- What do you get when you combine the largest business network on the planet with the world's leading applications for digital manufacturing?...

April 23, 2018 05:52 PM

Too Good to Be True? Sustaining Kaizen for 20 Years

SupplyChain -- Gemba Academy - In podcast #211 we caught up with Jeff Kaas, the President of Kaas Tailored. When we first met, Jeff was 30 and I was 27 years...

April 23, 2018 05:18 PM

April 22, 2018

Will Robots Take All the Supply Chain Jobs

Supply Chain Digest -- Wide Range of Views on This. I am Pessimistic, as Bill Gates Calls for Robot Tax

April 22, 2018 09:54 PM

Joining Hands In The Semiconductor Industry

Semiconductor Engineering -- Why associations combining forces provides a boost to the industry's supply chain.

April 22, 2018 08:14 PM

A multi-trillion dollar blockchain use case

The Next Web -- There are a few blockchain supply chain use cases which have the potential to restructure the industry. One particularly impactful use...

April 22, 2018 07:01 PM

US Bans Companies From Selling to Chinese Phone Maker ZTE

ExtremeTech -- ZTE is banned from purchasing products from US suppliers following its failure to punish employees who conspired to break US embargoes against...

April 22, 2018 06:38 PM

Excess and Obsolete Inventory: Everybody's Responsible

Electronics Purchasing Strategies -- The Supply Chain Resource Cooperative held its first ever "Executive Roundtable on Excess and Obsolete Inventory" on the NC State campus on October...

April 22, 2018 04:26 AM

Arnold Schwarzenegger announced as Keynote for Coupa Inspire '18 North America

SupplyChain -- Supply Chain Digital - Business management spend specialist Coupa Software has announced that Hollywood legend and the...

April 22, 2018 03:23 AM

April 20, 2018

Virtual Reality Creates New Reality for Field Service in the Supply Chain

SupplyChain -- EBN Online - The most innovative virtual reality technologies are set to make waves in supply chain field service in 2018 and beyond.

April 20, 2018 04:52 PM

How to Get People to Accept a Tough Decision

Think -- HBR.org - Imagine this: You're a general manager for a manufacturing company and orders are up. You know you should...

April 20, 2018 04:20 PM

April 19, 2018

Thousands of tons of e-waste is shipped illegally to Nigeria inside used vehicles

Life -- EurekAlert - A study into used electrical and electronic equipment sent to Nigeria, mostly from Europe, reveals a continuing 'severe problem'...

April 19, 2018 07:04 PM

Cisco looks at blockchain and IoT for managing supply chain risk

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Value chain security is an important component of the cybersecurity strategy for Cisco Systems Inc. The networking hardware provider...

April 19, 2018 06:05 PM

9 Rising Supply Chain Stars Set the Bar for the Electronics Industry

SupplyChain -- EBN Online - The winners of its 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program includes promising young professionals working in...

April 19, 2018 05:23 PM

April 18, 2018

Omnichain: The Cloud Approach to Supply Chain Operations for SMBs

SupplyChain -- EBN Online - If a faster, more cost-effective business is on your agenda, it's time to think in terms of the omnichain.

April 18, 2018 06:16 PM

5 Uses for the Histogram

SupplyChain -- shmula - The histogram originated outside of lean and Six Sigma, but it has many applications in this area, especially in organizations that...

April 18, 2018 06:16 PM

There's No Good Alternative to Investing in R&D

Think -- HBR.org - Even companies that claim to have a long-term orientation worry about whether R&D is worth the investment....

April 18, 2018 05:22 PM

Critical Selling Skill - Learning (and Sharing) How Customers Buy

Think -- Gartner Blog Network - In today's B2B technology selling environment, there is a critical selling skill that can make the difference between...

April 18, 2018 05:21 PM

Tesla's Supply Chain Miracle Dissected

SupplyChain -- EBN Online - Tesla nearly made its goals for Q1 production...and a lot of the credit goes to smart supply chain changes.

April 18, 2018 04:13 PM

What Is an Effective Approach for Using the RACI Model?

SupplyChain -- shmula - The RACI model (Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, Informed) can be very useful in defining how responsibilities should flow through...

April 18, 2018 04:08 PM

April 17, 2018

Auto Makers Find a Million Reasons to Measure Defective Parts Per Billion in 2018

SupplyChain -- EBN Online - Whether in consumer electronics, autonomous cars, or IOT systems, every detail of the manufacturing process is becoming "mission-critical."...

April 17, 2018 05:17 PM

Are millennials taking over the supply chain?

Life -- EurekAlert - The way you get a cup of coffee, cook a meal at home and even purchase clothing is changing. Each consumer wants something completely...

April 17, 2018 04:04 PM

Samsung eyes blockchain technology to cut supply chain costs by 20%

SupplyChain -- Supply Chain Digital - Samsung is targeting the introduction of blockchain technology that could reduce its global shipping...

April 17, 2018 03:27 AM

April 15, 2018

Add Supply Chain Expertise to the C-Suite

CFO -- The supply chain affects more than 37% of a company's operating expenditures. But responsibility for it shouldn't fall on the CFO's shoulders.

April 15, 2018 04:54 AM

Salesforce Prepping To Join the Blockchain Revolution

NewsFactor -- Lots of companies are exploring how blockchain technology could change the way they do business, and the customer relationship management giant...

April 15, 2018 04:42 AM

April 14, 2018

IoT & the Future of the Supply Chain

SupplyChain -- EBN Online - The positive impact of Internet of Things (IoT) technology on supply chain related processes is likely to be immense.

April 14, 2018 10:34 PM

April 13, 2018

Global blockchain in supply chain market to reach $424mn by 2023

SupplyChain -- Supply Chain Digital - The global blockchain in supply chain market is forecast to maintain a compound annual growth rate (...

April 13, 2018 05:47 PM

What's the SCOOP: Blockchain & the Supply Chain

SupplyChain -- EBN Online - There's a lot of hype around block chain. We decided to talk to some industry leaders to sort out what's real and what's wishful...

April 13, 2018 03:19 PM

The UPS Foundation Awards $16 Million to Increase Humanitarian Relief, Community Resilience, and Safety Efforts

Justmeans -- UPS expands medical drone network and public health care supply chain initiatives in Africa

April 13, 2018 02:40 PM

April 12, 2018

62 percent of Amazon deliveries may flow through USPS

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - A Jefferies research notes cites an estimate that 62 percent of Amazon's deliveries flow through the USPS. If rates rise for Amazon...

April 12, 2018 04:31 PM

Maersk collaborates with Youredi to enable digitisation implementation

SupplyChain -- Supply Chain Digital - Cloud-based integration platform Youredi and A.P. Moller - Maersk have announced a new collaboration...

April 12, 2018 04:19 PM

April 11, 2018

Automation Frees CSRs for Customer Care

SupplyChain -- EBN Online - Manual business document processes keep customer service representatives (CSRs) from focusing on their primary concern: the customer....

April 11, 2018 03:43 PM

Terrifying Tariffs: U.S. Manufacturers Brace for Disruption

SupplyChain -- EBN Online - In the wake of changes in U.S. tariffs, manufacturers are worried that the impact will be tough to take.

April 11, 2018 03:42 PM

Q&A: How an Artist Turned a Lifetime of E-Waste Into a Stunning Celebration of Recycling

Justmeans -- Benjamin Von Wong reached out to Dell to highlight the brand's commitment

April 11, 2018 03:19 PM

April 10, 2018

Just Like Being There: APEX 2018 & Actionable Data

SupplyChain -- EBN Online - Data, data everywhere. It's like water, if it's not fit for consumption it's no good to anyone. A focus on collecting data doesn't...

April 10, 2018 05:02 PM

Forget the Trade War - China Wants to Win the Computing Arms Race

SupplyChain -- SupplyChainBrain - As the U.S. and China threaten to impose tariffs on goods from aluminum to wine, the two nations are waging a separate economic...

April 10, 2018 03:50 PM

Innovation Gets Real

SupplyChain -- Arena Solutions - I recently read a post that talked about how the term "innovation" is overused and rarely defined with any meaningful examples...

April 10, 2018 03:49 PM

UPS CIO: Use tech disruption to better serve customers

SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - Logistics professionals heard about supply chain priorities and technology from one of their peers at Monday's keynote...

April 10, 2018 03:48 PM

April 09, 2018

HyperloopTT announces multi-million-dollar logistics hub in Brazil

SupplyChain -- Supply Chain Digital - Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has announced its HyperloopTT's XO Square as part of a new mul...

April 09, 2018 03:06 PM

Podcast #304 - David Meier, Lessons and Wisdom from Toyota

SupplyChain -- Lean Blog - Back on the podcast for the fifth time is my friend David Meier, a Lean / TPS consultant who is a former Toyota leader at their...

April 09, 2018 03:06 PM

The Three Key Metrics for Continuous Improvement

SupplyChain -- Gemba Academy - What we call continuous improvement (CI) is in fact unattainable. Something that is continuous is uninterrupted and never rests....

April 09, 2018 03:06 PM

April 07, 2018

IBM to provide supply chain digitisation services to Koopman Logistics

SupplyChain -- Supply Chain Digital - Koopman Logistics Group has announced its digitalisation strategy providing supply chain visibility ...

April 07, 2018 06:59 PM

Looming trade conflict with China continues to raise supply chain concerns

SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - "Tariff retaliation" by China may occur sooner than later say trade and supply chain experts.

April 07, 2018 04:07 AM

April 06, 2018

E2open Continues Expansion of Harmony and Integrates Channel Data Management

EMSNow - Outsourcing Insights -- Latest release further enables customers to operate end-to-end digital supply chain Austin, TX - E2open announces the 18.1 Product Release...

April 06, 2018 06:59 PM

Amazon Plans New Robotic Distribution Center Near Las Vegas

U.S. News -- Online retailer Amazon is planning to build another warehouse distribution center in the Las Vegas area.

April 06, 2018 06:22 PM

Connect Big Data with Predictive Analytics for Increased Visibility and Control Over Global Supply Chains

SupplyChain -- SupplyChainNetwork.com - The age of digital transformation is now fully upon us and from a business perspective one of the most active areas...

April 06, 2018 03:08 PM

April 05, 2018

Drone-Powered Digital Inventory

SupplyChain -- Logistics Viewpoints - Even though 90% of inventory is stationary in the supply chain, inventory accuracy at distribution centers, warehouses,...

April 05, 2018 05:58 PM